Cultural Rhetorics

This course observes rhetoric as cultural practice with connections to community, place, identity, and language. Focused on developing an understanding of rhetoric as multifaceted and complex, this course will investigate intersections of culture, power, and meaning-making through relational and constellated practice. By considering space and materials, we will engage the ways that we make meaning through various rhetorical constructions, considering the intersections of our respective identities and cultures in the ways we communicate. To do this, we will consider various different modes and texts, from material to digital rhetorics, craft and ways of making, race and ethnicity, as well as writing and textual processes. Performance, popular culture, and visualities will also play large roles in course content and conversation.