By Eric Detweiler
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Rhetoricity is a quasi-academic podcast that draws on rhetoric, theory, weird sound effects, and the insights of a lot of other people. It's something that's a little strange and, with luck, a little interesting. The podcast's description will evolve along with it. So far, most episodes feature interviews with rhetoric and writing scholars. The podcast is a project of Eric Detweiler, an assistant professor in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University. For more on Rhetoricity and his other work, visit http://RhetEric.org.
||CleanTrumped-Up Rhetoric: An Interview with Ryan Skinnell||This episode features an interview with Dr. Ryan Skinnell, assistant professor at San José State University and editor of the recent collection Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump. That collection is the focal point of...||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting Our Discipline, Writing Ourselves: An Interview with Christine Tulley||This episode features Dr. Christine Tulley. Dr. Tulley was the invited speaker at the 2018 Peck Research on Writing Symposium, an annual event hosted by Middle Tennessee State University's Department of English. Each year, the symposium features a...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDissertation Dialogues, Vol. 3: John Schilb and Collin Bjork||This is the final episode in Rhetoricity's "Dissertation Dialogues" series, which features conversations between PhD students at Indiana University and some of their dissertation directors and committee members. This particular episode features Collin..||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDissertation Dialogues, Vol. 2: Jennifer Juszkiewicz and Dana Anderson||This is the second episode in a late-summer series: the Dissertation Dialogues. These episodes feature conversations between PhD candidates from Indiana University and some of their dissertation mentors. For more context, check out Vol. 1. This...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDissertation Dialogues, Vol. 1: Scot Barnett and Caddie Alford||This is the first in a series of special late-summer episodes of Rhetoricity. At the 2017 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute, some graduate students at Indiana University helped coordinate and conduct interviews with scholars who attended...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMultimodality Pulling into a Station: Jonathan Alexander and Jackie Rhodes||This episode features two interviewees: Dr. Jonathan Alexander and Dr. Jackie Rhodes. Rhodes and Alexander are not only prolific writers and media makers, but prolific collaborators. Together, they’ve edited The Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing..||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLichtenberg: A Cross-Section||This episode of Rhetoricity is a collaboration with Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric's Change, the digital proceedings collection from the 2016 Rhetoric Society of America conference. You can download a free copy of this open-access collection via Intermezzo..||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRhetoric and the Art of Bicycle Racing: An Interview with Bill Hart-Davidson||In this episode, which was recorded at the 2017 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute, guest interviewer Jennifer Juszkiewicz speaks with Michigan State University's Bill Hart-Davidson. They discuss the relationship between technical...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanting Rhetoric's Future: An Interview with John Muckelbauer||This episode is the first in a series recorded at the 2017 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute in Bloomington, Indiana. The interviews featured in these episodes were conducted by graduate students who are part of Indiana University's...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking #TacoLiteracy with Steven Alvarez||This episode features an interview with Dr. Steven Alvarez, an assistant professor in the English Department at St. John's University. The interview was recorded at the 2017 Modern Language Association Convention, where Alvarez gave a presentation...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCollaborating on Digital Rhetoric: A Roundtable||This episode of Rhetoricity brings you something a little different. It's not an interview with one person, but a roundtable discussion featuring five members of the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC): Naomi Silver, Jenae Cohn, Brandy...||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonnie Johnson Sackey on Racial and Environmental Justice||This episode features an episode with Donnie Johnson Sackey, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Wayne State University. Dr. Sackey is a senior researcher with Detroit Integrated Vision for Environmental Research through Science and...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonkeying Around with New Materialism: An Interview with Laurie Gries||This episode features an interview with Laurie Gries. Dr. Gries is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she has a joint appointment in the Department of Communication and the Program of Writing and Rhetoric. Laurie Gries..||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRhetoricity Revisited: An Interview with Diane Davis||This episode features an interview with Diane Davis, who also appeared in Rhetoricity's first episode and directed the dissertation of this podcast's host. (This interview was in fact recorded the same day that dissertation was defended.) More...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Source Awakens: An Interview with Derek Mueller||Rhetoricity returns, coming to you from its new home base: Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee! MTSU's Department of English hosts an annual event called the Peck Research on Writing Symposium. In 2016, that symposium featured..||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProgymnasmata Robotica||In this episode, Eric tries to discuss the limits of rhetorical mastery as well as a series of rhetorical exercises called the progymnasmata. Then a few unexpected guests show up and things take a posthuman turn. This episode includes brief clips from..||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Value of Rhetoric and Composition: An Interview with Joyce Locke Carter||This episode of Rhetoricity is a rebroadcast of a 2014 interview with Joyce Locke Carter, associate professor at Texas Tech University and chair of the 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Originally, the interview was...||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSensational Sounds: Steph Ceraso on Sonic Composition & Pedagogy||This episode of Rhetoricity features Steph Ceraso. Dr. Ceraso is currently an assistant professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Starting in fall 2016, she’ll be taking a position as Assistant Professor of Digital Writing and...||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanByron Hawk on the Shape of Composition to Come||This Rhetoricity episode takes a return trip to the 2016 Modern Language Association Convention in Austin, Texas. At the convention, Dr. Byron Hawk presided over a session called "Writing with Sound." In this episode, Dr. Hawk discusses his work at...||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLibraries, Videos, Bodies: An Interview with Virginia Kuhn||This episode of Rhetoricity comes to you from the 2016 Modern Language Association Convention in Austin, Texas. At the convention, I spoke with the University of Southern California's Virginia Kuhn. Dr. Kuhn is an associate professor in the Media Arts..||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubalternity and Transnational Literacy: An Interview with Raka Shome||At the 2015 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, Raka Shome led a three-day workshop entitled "'Subalternity' and 'Transnational Literacy': The Significance of Gayatri Spivak's Scholarship for Rhetoric and Communication...||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRhetoric's Algorithms: Jim Brown and Annette Vee||This episode of Rhetoricity features not one but two interviewees: Drs. Annette Vee and Jim Brown, who together led a workshop called "Rhetoric's Algorithms" at the 2015 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. They're also...||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlitching Out with Casey Boyle||This episode of Rhetoricity features an interview with Casey Boyle, an assistant professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Boyle’s work has appeared in such anthologies as Rhetoric and the Digital...||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransnational Writing and Global Citizenship: An Interview with Shyam Sharma||In this episode of Rhetoricity, I talk with Shyam Sharma about global citizenship, transnational writing, and the globalization of writing classrooms. Dr. Sharma is an assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at Stony Brook University in New York....||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigital Scholarship, Digital Pedagogy: An Interview with Justin Hodgson||This episode of Rhetoricity, recorded at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, features an interview with Dr. Justin Hodgson. Hodgson is an assistant professor at Indiana University. He serves as general editor for the Journal...||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsound Theory and Sonic Practices||Podcasting Thoughts||6/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Free Vitanza: Number Two||This is the second half of a two-part interview with Victor Vitanza, the Jean-Francois Lyotard Chair at the European Graduate School and a Professor of English and Rhetoric at Clemson University. You can find the first half here. The interview...||6/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Free Vitanza: Number One||This episode of Rhetoricity features an interview with Victor Vitanza, the Jean-Francois Lyotard Chair at the European Graduate School and a Professor of English and Rhetoric at Clemson University. The interview was conducted at the 2014 Rhetoric...||6/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Discourse on Entropy with Collin Brooke||This episode of Rhetoricity finds me interviewing Collin Brooke. In March 2015, Dr. Brooke was the featured speaker at The University of Texas at Austin's Digital Writing and Research Lab's annual Speaker Series. He was kind enough to sit down for two..||5/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outer Limits of Psychoanalysis: An Interview with Laurence Rickels||In February, Laurence Rickels stopped by Austin, Texas. Dr. Rickels, who is the Sigmund Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis at the European Graduate School as well as Professor of Art and Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany,...||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Awfulness: An Interview with Jenny Rice||In this episode of Rhetoricity, I interview Dr. Jenny Rice, an associate professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. In addition to appearing on this podcast's episode on small talk, Dr....||4/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exemplary Sharon Crowley||This episode features an interview with Dr. Sharon Crowley, an accomplished rhetoric scholar and winner of the Conference on College Composition and Communication's 2015 Exemplar Award. Dr. Crowley is the author of Composition in the University:...||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmall Talk: The Final Frontier||Small talk: it's both part of the lifeblood and part of the awkwardness of academic conferences. "Is your hometown treating you well?" "How about this weather?" "When did you get in?" The questions and answers are almost predetermined. Pushing the...||3/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Isn't Rhetoricity?||In this episode, I explore the concept from which this podcast derives its title and part of its inspiration: rhetoricity. In keeping with a spirit of weirdness, I pursue this by asking a few rhetoric scholars--Diane Davis, Will Burdette, Steven...||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Can't get enough!
This is an incredible resource for a newbie to the field like me. I especially love the segment where each scholar being interviewed poses a new question to the next interviewee without knowing who it will be, and answers the question from the previous interviewee. Keep up the great work!
Rhetoric nerds unite!!
Great insight on rhetoric and the field of composition. The interviews are informative and the host is engaging. Check it out!