• Approaches and Paradigms in the History of Rhetorical Theory II

    103B 001 | CCN: 23967

    Instructor: Marianne Constable

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date / Time: Tu/Th 3:30pm - 4:59pm

    4 Units

    Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. A broad consideration of the historical
    relationship between philosophy, literature, and rhetoric, with special emphasis on selected themes
    within the early modern and modern periods.

    This class focuses on key texts from the late-nineteenth to early-twenty-first centuries that explore
    and raise questions about language, knowledge, and society. It puts selected works by Nietzsche,
    Freud, Austin, Foucault, and Heidegger, among others, in conversation, so as to introduce some
    grand themes of modernity: critiques of reason; the unconscious; truth and power; science, media,
    and technology. By attending to contemporary events and phenomena and by interrogating their (or
    our) own ways of reading, writing, and thinking, students will gain insights into the ways in which the
    issues discussed in the texts of great thinkers relate to their own practices and situations.