Articles by: Casey Boyle

…what is rhetoric?

…what is rhetoric?

Asking and responding to the question “What is rhetoric?” has probably taken up at least half of the work that gets billed as rhetoric (i.e. Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Ramus, et al). Lots of great reasons to never actually answer the “what is” question, but rhetorical texts are filled with responses […]

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…something like a reading ethics…

…something like a reading ethics…

              [NOTE: This is a much longer post than it should be in part, because it’s a quick compilation of a bunch of different things. If you’re here for the ethics and only the ethics, feel free to skip past the preamble and zoom […]

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…challenge you to take a picture a day for 7 days of infrastructure and share those pictures

…challenge you to take a picture a day for 7 days of infrastructure and share those pictures

I’ve been noticing a number of my friends and colleagues participating in “#ChallengeOnNaturePhotography” on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a challenge campaign whereby folks challenge others in their network to take a nature photo each day. ‪#ChallengeOnNaturePhotography‬ hits the usual notes…pay more attention to nature…share those noticing…spread the practice of attending to […]

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…on failed writing projects

…on failed writing projects

I’m beginning a project on failed writing projects. As part of the research, I am looking to get very short interviews (audio and/or video and/or photographic and/or text) with emerging/established humanities scholars who’d be willing to share their stories about failed research projects. The eventual project–lest it itself not fail–will […]

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i’m pleased to announce…

i’m pleased to announce…

Pending some of the usual paperwork that goes along with these things…I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a position for Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas, starting Fall 2014. I’m honored to join such an amazing faculty, excited for the chance […]

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not that you asked….

not that you asked….

The existence of this site is due, in part, to shaming I recently received from Collin Brooke. Collin and I were discussing how academics need to have some form of online presence. While we agreed that having a site is important for those of us who work in digital rhetoric/digital […]

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