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

Readings:

Killingsworth, Chapter Five, “Appeals to Places”

Obama, Presidential Inaugural Address (2009)

Analysis and response: The English Blog, Professionally SpeakingSix Minutes

Activities:

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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