Calendar Event

The Rhetorical Listening & Composition Colloquium and Workshop Series

KRISTA RATCLIFFE, Wednesday, November 13, 2:15 p.m.
The Killian Room, 500 Hall of Languages

Rhetorical Listening: What's Next?

Abstract: This talk answers the research question: What is the next stage in the development of my theory of rhetorical listening, a theory that I first proposed in my 1998 CCC article “Rhetorical Listening” and later extended in my 2005 book Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness. To answer this question, I will offer my own ideas as well as discuss the research of scholars who have employed rhetorical listening for a variety of ends. My own ideas include: discussing how rhetorical listening helps us to contemplate the question of how to create a civil civic discourse when different sides are not civil; discussing how cultural logics (i.e., ways of reasoning common to groups of people) may be defined syllogistically; and discussing how rhetorical listening presumes the existence of raced cultural spaces. Other scholars’ ideas include: using rhetorical listening for discussing issues, such as educational policy, composition pedagogy, feminist methodology, peacemaking, cross-cultural communication, and critical race studies’ projects, among others


CO-SPONSORS: THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMUNICATION AND RHETORICAL STUDIES, RELIGION, WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES AND THE WRITING PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, HENDRICKS CHAPEL AND ITS WELLNESS CENTER, AND SU’S SCHOOL OF EDUCATION