The Blogora: The Rhetoric Society of America


Norman Bel Geddes... one of the central material rhetoricians of the 20th century, reconsidered...

Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 30, 2012 - 3:56pm

This blog...
...engages an extended, multi-post reconsideration of Bel Geddes. one of the forgotten visionaries of the first half of the 20th century.



A new take on the Student Blog, Canadian Style

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 13, 2011 - 7:36am

Jennifer Clary-Lemon sent me word about a writing practicum student blog. "It's a class experiment reflecting the content, struggle, and thematic of sustainability and writing as social action, which takes a place-based approach to practicum partnerships with community organizations."

I see three things to admire, or at least consider and reflect upon, in this blog.


New Blog: The Silver Tongue Times

Submitted by Jim Brown on October 27, 2010 - 4:56pm

A group of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University have launched a new blog called The Silver Tongue Times. The "about" page explains the inspiration for this project:

Our blog was inspired by a comment made by Kathleen Hall Jamieson in Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking. She writes that:


"Marxist Marginalia"

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 13, 2010 - 8:11pm

Looks promising.


Craft Knowledge Shivers

Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 27, 2010 - 10:41pm

Yellow Dog Blog captures some of my anxieties with a recent attempt in the 3Cs to describe Writing Studies as "craft knowledge."

It's worth a look, and even though the "craft knowledge" trope irritates me, the original article might be worth a look, too:

--David Beard


Planet Rhetoric

Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 5, 2010 - 9:55pm

Carlnita P. Greene,

Dear Colleagues:


Blog: Less Wrong: We reason better in dialogue than in reflection, perhaps for evolutionary reasons.

Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 14, 2010 - 11:48pm

We reason better in dialogue than in reflection, perhaps for evolutionary reasons.


Blog: Historiography and Pedagogy

Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 13, 2010 - 10:05pm

From the Valve:

"There seems to be a tendency for good undergraduate pedagogy to recapitulate bad (as opposed to merely incomplete or preliminary) historiography."

More here:


Blog: Interview with FVE

Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 7, 2010 - 9:40am

Interview Frans H. van Eemeren
from argumentics