This Rhetorical Life
By This Rhetorical Life
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A podcast dedicated to the practice, pedagogy, and public circulation of rhetoric in our lives. Produced by graduate students in Syracuse University’s Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program, this project focuses on rhetorical analyses of contemporary public events and academic trends in the field of writing studies.
||CleanEpisode 33: Cruz Medina Interviews Ana Castillo||This summer, Cruz Medina reached out to This Rhetorical Life to share an interview he had done with Ana Castillo. As Medina states in this episode: As a writer, Ana Castillo’s work is the art that identifies subject matter before those of us who are||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Queer Public Cultures & the Rhetoricity of Sex Museums||“Homonormativity has had two kind of strains of theoretical emphasis, one of which has been the focus on neoliberal prerogatives and priorities into institutions and everyday life, and gay and lesbian formations in particular,||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: An Interview with Ira Shor—Part Two||In any event, first [thing] we have to make contact with is the situation that we are entering and what kind of context we are teaching in, and for. And we have to then educate ourselves into the context. In addition, the other thing is,||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: An Interview with Ira Shor||Image of Ira Shor from BBS Radio In part one of our interview, Ira Shor tells us about growing up in the Bronx, his early experiences of education, joining social movements, practicing critical pedagogy, and his first encounters and early collaboration.||5/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Reflections on Rhetoric and Citizenship||I just don’t understand why we have to talk about every mode of belonging as some kind of citizenship. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. I’m interested in people’s practices of resistance. I’m interested in people’s practices of belongin||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Transcription // Translation||We tend to assume that captioning is objective. It’s just copying down. We tend to privilege speech sounds, and there’s just something about speech that sort of makes it seem easier to transcribe. It’s straightforward and objective,||4/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Addressing Racism in the Classroom||I started the research really struggling to understand how seemingly good people could say such awful things, and that’s really what I wanted to understand. I think what I found is that people are not all one thing or another.||2/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Conversations about Academic Labor, Academic Freedom, and Palestine||There’s a certain set of conceits around academic freedom that limit its functionality and its practice, and those conceits often have to do with critiques of state power, critiques of colonization, critiques of structural violence.||12/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: The Pod(cast) People Speak||Scholarship is designed to reach some sort of conclusion, even provisional, whereas the podcast because I think it’s still anchored in a kind of entertainment model [stardust clicking] is actually sort of less interested in conclusions and probably al||11/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: On Ferguson||Can’t we find more creative ways to report these stories? The story of Michael Brown is so important, but we get trapped, I think, in this narrow narrative that we’ve been telling for a really long time. —Tessa Brown Social media and mobile techno||10/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great For the Field
This podcast is a great way for young members of the field (i.e. grad students) to become aware of the problems facing the field, and the way scholars are working on these issues. The podcast is built on an NPR model, which means that while there aren't a ton of bells and whistles, the base production value remains very high. This podcast is important not only for its content, but for what it represents as an accessible, professional demonstration of the media competence involved in rhetoric and composition.
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I agree with the other reviewer, and if you do too, then you should rate this podcast.
Great material and variety in this field! Good production too.