Monthly Archives: April 2007

patience with me…

I’m finally getting around to updating my blog to WordPress 2.1.3. I’ve been putting it off for too long now, and I’d like a change of format, so here we go… EDIT: Now installed and updated!

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insights from Simmons and Grabill, “Toward a Civic Rhetoric”

In their essay “Toward a Civic Rhetoric for Technologically and Scientifically Complex Places: Invention, Performance, and Participation,” W. Michele Simmons and Jeffrey T. Grabill note that traditional concept of public deliberation “don’t help us understand [...] how citizens might act … Continue reading

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599 Summary: Emerson’s Fortune of the Republic

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in “Fortune of the Republic“ (1863), argues that “morality is the object of government“ (204) and that forms of government are not the end goal. He does this through a discussion of the Civil War effort, by … Continue reading

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what a barbarous world we live in

I’m not a huge fan of Emerson, but this is the sixth of seven essays of his that I’ll be reading for weeks 1 and 2 of this quarter. He often leaves me lost and not sure of what I … Continue reading

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Sources I want to check into after my Pittsburgh readings

Bakhtin, M.M. “The Problem of Speech Genres.“ Speech Genres and Other Late Essays. Eds. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 1986. 60-102. Bazerman, Charles. “Genre and Identity: Citizenship in the Age of the Internet and … Continue reading

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