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Erasmus on the Arts in Luther’s Reformation: A Tragedy

By Kirk Essary, The University of Western Australia The arts had affective import for Erasmus on multiple levels. The emotions themselves are described by the Dutch humanist in categories derived from the ars rhetorica, and according to the genres of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Nov 2017

Erotema – A Conference on Rhetoric and Literature

Karlstad University, Sweden, 14–16 September 2017Rhetoric, literature – what’s the difference? For hundreds of years, no one bothered to ask – literature was simply seen as a species of rhetoric. The two subjects were taught as...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 14 Sep 2017

‘Ecosexual Bathhouse’ and The Parliament of Fowls: Part One

By Clare Davidson, The University of Western Australia The circular lip ran down the length of my finger, leaving it hygienically sealed in white latex. I sidled up to the orchid – its internal organs, lips and stigma on vulgar display – and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 28 Apr 2017

The White-Washed Past (and What We Can Do About It)

Portrait of Jane Austen, half length, seated on chair, head directed to left; wearing frilled cap and fichu; vignette; in oval; after C Austen. 1870. © The Trustees of the British Museum.By Olivia Murphy (The University of Sydney) For those interested...
From: Histories of Emotion on 21 Apr 2017

“To try eloquence, now ’tis time”: Virtues and Vices of Rhetoric

Last week, in less than twenty-four hours, our country had the opportunity to experience two important political speeches: President Obama’s farewell address and Donald Trump’s opening statements to the first press conference he has held since...
From: ASC Education on 17 Jan 2017

The heart and stomach of a president

As you are more than likely aware, the U.S. presidential election is now only a week away. Some recent articles have address Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Elizabeth Warren. However, I’ve been thinking a bit about Hillary and Elizabeth...
From: RECIRC on 1 Nov 2016

These Walls of Straw of Straw and Paper: Trump, Luther and Political Populism

Image by author.By Martin Laidlaw, The University of Dundee A survey of emotional responses to Donald J. Trump would no doubt produce an interesting array of adjectives. In the postgraduate office of Dundee University, my colleagues offer me terms such...
From: Histories of Emotion on 7 Oct 2016

The Rhetoric of Speaking Truth to Power

In 1954, a journalist named Edward R Murrow stood up against the bullying and intimidation of Senator Joseph McCarthy. PBS describes his famous broadcast like this: “Broadcast on March 9, 1954, the program, composed almost entirely of McCarthy’s...
From: ASC Education on 25 Aug 2016

When is calling yourself a failure a good thing?

Is it alright to brand yourself a failure in some things if you’re prepared to be a winner at others? Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 17 Aug 2016

A Call for Critique

Bree Newsome taking down the Confederate Flag in Columbia, South Carolina. Image attribution: Bree Newsome.By Spencer Jackson, The University of Queensland The Centre for the History of Emotions at The University of Queensland is hosting a series of public...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 May 2016

“And you that love the commons, follow me”: Shakespeare and the Demagogue

Salon put out an article last weekend decrying the commandeering of Shakespeare by conservative think-tankers who believe that “Shakespeare offers future CEOs and business leaders the models they need to achieve ruthless success behind the...
From: ASC Education on 22 Apr 2016

Happy Birthday, Hugh Blair!

Hugh Blair, minister and rhetorician, was born on April 7, 1718. After his sermons, he is best known for his Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres, in which he argued against sophistry (defending a position you don't believe in yourself) and analysed...

Apprehend a world of figures: Rhetoric and the SAT

A recent feature on NPR’s The Takeaway discussed changes to the SAT exams (which many students will be taking tomorrow), and it included a reference to the fact that rhetorical analysis is now a component in assessing a student’s verbal...
From: ASC Education on 4 Mar 2016

This is How My Grandmother Cooks: Manuscript Recipes in the Composition Classroom

This past summer, the relationship between early modern recipes and teaching undergraduates was on everyone’s mind at the “Teaching Early Modern Recipes in the Digital Age” workshop at Attending to Early Modern Women. How could we bring...
From: emroc on 24 Feb 2016

#YayHamlet: What Shakespeare and Broadway’s Biggest Hit Have to Do with Each Other

A few weeks ago, when I was participating in the “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” event at the Alden Theatre, the panel took a question from a man who complained that students today don’t understand Shakespeare because their language skills...
From: ASC Education on 16 Feb 2016

Voyage to the Moon: Rhetoric in singing

John Vanderbank, Caricature of a performance of Handel’s Flavio, featuring Berenstadt on the far right, the soprano Francesca Cuzzoni in the centre and Senesino on the left (early eighteenth century). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.The study of rhetoric...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2016

Blackfriars Conference 2015 – Wake-Up Workshop: ROADS to Rhetoric

Morning!  Whitney Egbert here to live blog the start of our second full day here at the Blackfriars Conference.  Our session is being run by Cass Morris, the ASC Academic Resources Manager.  The session runs from 8:00 to 8:45 on the stage...
From: ASC Education on 29 Oct 2015

Visiting Speaker Series: 2015–2016

   The programme for the 2015–2016 Visiting Speaker Series includes scholar and vocalist, Richard Wistreich (Director of the Royal College of Music), linguist and historian, Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster University), eminent historian Robert...
From: SCEMS on 30 Sep 2015

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