Search

Archive for the 'Rhetoric' Category

Tip of the Day: Determine Context

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 18th, 2012

Determine your context and the context of your audience for a website, blog, or other digital media that work for you and your audience. Begin with your context, and consider: What lead to the writing or design of this text? Why are you writing or designing this text? What constraints do you have on this […]

Tip of the Day: Consider Purpose!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 6th, 2012

Consider your purpose and the purpose of your audience for a stronger website, blog, or other digital media. Start with your purpose. Why are you creating this text or media? What goals, results, ends, aims, means, or objectives are you trying to meet? Your purpose could include: • To persuade • To entertain • To […]

Screen Space 22: The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 4th, 2012

This is episode 22 of Screen Space “The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context.” In this episode, I review rhetorical situation, which I introduced in episode 21. I cover the remaining two key parts of the rhetorical situation, purpose, and context, to help you design and develop stronger websites, blogs, and other digital media, purpose, and context. I wrap this series up next episode with an example of an actual rhetorical situation.

 
icon for podpress  Screen Space 22: The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context [15:28m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Audience, purpose, and context are three key considerations any of communication. You must think about who you are writing to, why you are writing, and what the situation is (yours and theirs). If you consider these three things, your communication will be clearer and more effective. To find out more check out Screen Space 21: […]

Screen Space 21: The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 30th, 2011

This is episode 21 of Screen Space “The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience.” In this episode, I discuss the rhetorical situation in general and then focus on audience and how to analyze your audience.

 
icon for podpress  Screen Space 21: The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience [20:26m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

ATTW 2011 Title: Analyzing the Interplay between Visual-verbal Rhetorical Strategies in Multimodal Documents Presenter: Suguru Ishizaki, Carnegie Mellon University Session: B.6 – Visualizing Technical Communication Time & Location: Room: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm M109 (Marquis Level) Key Points and Take Aways: The visual and verbal elements on a page give us a master narrative/holistic […]

Carnal Constructions in Online Dating Communities Collette Caton, Syracuse University Intro video, but had to stop since the noise was playing next door. Talked about why graduate students would use the site. Romance, Religion, and the Writing of Identity in Online Dating T J Geiger, Syracuse University Flattens faith along with other identity categories. OkCupid’s […]

C&W 2010 D5.1: DIY, Reproductive Technology, and Girl Writing (?)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 23rd, 2010

Crafting Power: Writing and the Online D.I.Y. Movement Antonia Massa-MacLeod, University of Wisconsin Madison Sadly missed the first part. An analysis of Etsy. Many people on Etsy are learning techniques bring people together, creating a rhetoric. DIY rhetoric includes support, substantially, and connections. DIY rhetoric is overall good, but promotes economic citizenship, dividing people into […]

C&W 2010 B8.1: Internet as Savior and Ethos in Online Community

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 21st, 2010

Great session. Informative, thought provoking, and even emotional. It’s Not Just Piracy, Porn, Pedophilia, or Power; Or, How the Internet Saved My Family Marc C. Santos, University of South Florida Touching and informative mix of personal and academic where he talks about how social media use saved is daughter’s life. Nice to see good stories […]

CFP: 6th Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on February 1st, 2010

Here is info on the 6th Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse (Info copied from their site) Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA June 11-12, 2010 Contacts: Diane Belcher and Gayle Nelson: intrhetdisc@gmail.com Call for papers: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/alesl/conference/papers.html This conference will focus on critical discourse analysis and corpus-based approaches to research on intercultural rhetoric.The plenary speakers will […]