Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cleopatra and Pop Historiography

First off, a confession. I listen to NPR and I watch the Daily Show. I know- totally predictable grad student, right? A few weeks ago a woman named Stacy Schiff was doing the rounds on these lofty-lefty shows to promote … Continue reading

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The agency of the rhetor in kairotic moments

In my first post this semester I wrote about Kairos—addressing, in particular, whether or not celebrity status and/or pop culture can actually create it—yet I want to return to this topic one more time, in light of Leigh’s presentation this … Continue reading

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Memory & Photosynth

A few months ago, I posted about ancient mnemonic practices and how they might be used to help us understand and cope with the vast amounts of information inundate our lives.  In this post, I’d like to focus on a … Continue reading

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Inventing Broccoli Casserole

In a recent episode of Splendid Table on NPR, Lynne Rossetto had as a guest the food critic Craig Goldwin. The topic of the discussion centered around the difficultly finding reliable web sources for cooking tips and recipes. Christopher Kimball, … Continue reading

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Writing Technologies

My handwriting looks like a drunken 5-year-old’s whose arm is in a cast (the drunkenness and arm cast may or may not be related… I don’t know: I had nothing to do with it). It’s downright undignified.  And I say … Continue reading

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A researching find!

Sorry for the blog spam, but I’m doing some additional primary research on Gertrude Buck, and I just happened upon these notes from 1910 folded up inside the book! This is a page of notes on a lecture, presumably, on … Continue reading

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Musings on my rhetorical roots, Jersey-style

Someday I might pull an Aristotle and try to categorize audiences like he does for young, middle-aged, and old men–but with geographical considerations, rather than age. I say this because, as most people know–or have guessed, I suppose–I’m a Jersey … Continue reading

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