Oratory in the Age of Obama

A course in rhetoric for the Honors College of Rutgers Camden

Readings and Activities for Tuesday, February 23

Posted by William FitzGerald on February 23, 2010


Killingsworth, Chapter Five, “Appeals to Places”

Obama, Presidential Inaugural Address (2009)

Analysis and response: The English Blog, Professionally SpeakingSix Minutes


Due: Draft of first paper (in-class, hardcopy)

Key Words, Concepts: Dramatism (agent =who, act = what, when & where = scene, how = agency, purpose = why); Ratios (e.g., agent/purpose = idealism). local/global, inhabitation/reinhabitation (rehabilitation), spatially oriented vs. temporally oriented


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