Rhetorica updates…

Over the next few days, I’ll be updating Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2004 with analyses of Richard Gephardt’s announcement speech and three recent addresses from Howard Dean. There are also a few more names to add to the list as this field of Democrats continues to grow.

On the left sidebar you’ll notice that a new feature is coming soon: The Rhetorica Primer–a short rhetoric textbook for students and professional communicators. This online book will survey the principles of classical rhetoric as an art of civic discourse and an art of criticism. The Rhetorica Critical Meter will remain a source of critical techniques for considering political and journalistic messages. So, yes, there will be a little overlap.

Lastly, you may have noticed that I added a list of my current reading to the left sidebar. I’ve seen others do this and found it interesting. The links take you to Amazon.com. I am not a member of their affiliate program.

Thanks for your continued interest in The Rhetorica Network!