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Give to the Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment

Remember how every little bit helps when you're a graduate student? Remember when someone supported your learning that second language? Or attending a summer institute? Help us support the Rhetoric graduate students who come after you.    The Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment was established in 2010 and has been growing every year. Because it's an endowment, even the littlest bit from you will count a lot more than its current worth. Annual payout from this fund is reserved …    read more


Prof. James Porter one of 3 winners of Goodwin award from Society for Classical Studies

The C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit Committee has selected three winners of this year's Goodwin Award.  All three will be honored at the Plenary Session at the Boston Annual Meeting.     James I. Porter, The Sublime in Antiquity, Cambridge University Press, 2016   Amy Russell, The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2015   Peter T. Struck, Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity, …    read more


Prof. Nasser Zakariya at NYU to discuss his new book

The Intellectual History Workshop and the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University are delighted to present   Nasser Zakariya (University of California—Berkeley) on his new book A Final Story: Science, Myth, Beginnings   and in conversation with   Marwa Elshakry, Myles W. Jackson, Hent de Vries   Monday, December 4, 2017, 5:00pm 19 University Place, The Great Room (1st Floor)      read more



New Book by Nasser Zakariya

A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings University of Chicago Press, 2017   Popular science readers embrace epics—the sweeping stories that claim to tell the history of all the universe, from the cosmological to the biological to the social. And the appeal is understandable: in writing these works, authors such as E. O. Wilson or Steven Weinberg deliberately seek to move beyond particular disciplines, to create a compelling story weaving together natural historical …    read more


Rhetoric Graduate Seminars Spring 2018

Click on titles for more details   200   Classical Rhetorical Theory Ramona Naddaff   240F  Rhetorical Theory and Criticism: Legal Rhetoric and Philosophy Marianne Constable 240G  Scientizing Society: Scientific Discourses of Social Difference and Improvement Nasser Zakariya 240G  Biopolitics Reconsidered: The Politics and Rights of Life Pheng Cheah 240G  Homer: Invention and Reception James I. Porter 240G  The …    read more


New Book from Michael Wintroub

Michael Wintroub The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World Cambridge University Press, 2017   The Voyage of Thought is a micro-historical and cross-disciplinary analysis of the texts and contexts that informed the remarkable journey of the French ship captain, merchant, and poet, Jean Parmentier, from Dieppe to Sumatra in 1529. In tracing the itinerary of this voyage, Michael Wintroub examines an early attempt by the French to challenge Spanish …    read more


Rhetoric Colloquium with Brooke Holmes

Brooke Holmes (Princeton) Tissue of the World: On Stoic Sympathy   10/24/2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 370 Dwinelle Hall   The concept of cosmic sympathy, highly developed by the Stoics, is at once deeply foreign to us in its claims regarding a mind fully immanent in the world and intriguing, as we struggle anew with imagining communities that bring together humans and non-humans.  This talk investigates the contours, the stakes, and the internal tensions of cosmic sympathy …    read more


Rhetoric Fall Colloquium with Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt (Duke University) Where Have All the Leaders Gone?   10/26/2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 370 Dwinelle Hall   Co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Geography, and Italian, the programs in Critical Theory and Global Urban Humanities, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, and the Townsend Center.   We continue to witness each year the eruption of "leaderless" social movements. From North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, …    read more


New! The Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring Program

  The Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring Program supports students taking R&C in Comparative Literature, English, Film and Media, and Rhetoric. Upper-level majors with proven writing skills provide one-on-one writing help to students taking R&C courses in participating departments. Tutors are available Sunday through Thursday evenings, and R&C students can sign up for a thirty-minute appointment in advance or drop by to meet with an available tutor. Tutoring is targeted …    read more