Author Archives: Siobhan

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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Frankenstein’s Genre

DJ Gregg Gillis–better known by his stage name, Girl Talk–is a mash-up artist. He collects bits and piece of hundreds of songs from all genres–some popular, some not–and spends countless hours at his computer, editing and re-editing them, cutting and … Continue reading

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What’s on your mind?

“What’s on your mind?” Facebook asks me. It’s prompting me, tempting me to spill my thoughts–whatever they may be–onto its stalker-friendly pages. I do as prompted, adding “is prancing in Lansing” behind my bolded name. I hit the beckoning, blue … Continue reading

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TL;DR Culture

This blog post began two weeks ago, as I took a break from my Rhetorical Tradition by–as Andy might say–going down that hyperlink rabbit hole. I found myself perusing a particularly vapid “gossip”-type blog (which will remain nameless, frankly, to … Continue reading

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