Monthly Archives: August 2007

What is Rhetoric?: One Definition

With the previous posts as way of an introduction, how do I define rhetoric?  I have to say that my definition of rhetoric is something of a work in progress, a definition that has changed over time.  When I started … Continue reading

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The Problem of Definition

In the previous entry I offered some of the reasons behind the change to the “Rhetoric Department” designation.  Many of those reasons implicitly suggest a meaning for rhetoric, while not go so far as to offer a true definition. That … Continue reading

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Why “Rhetoric”?

The start of the 2007-08 academic year marks the third for the rechristened Rhetoric Department.  Although the Wabash College Speech Department had a long and distinguished history, and a legacy that we are proud of and continue to both honor … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rhetoric Notes

Welcome to the new blog for the Wabash College Rhetoric Department.  The purpose of this blog is to keep you up-to-date with events associated with the Rhetoric Department, including the work of the department’s faculty and students.  Over the course … Continue reading

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