Rhetorical Occasions by Michael Berube
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Rhetorical Occasions
By Michael Berube

Rhetorical Occasions

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Rhetorical Occasions by Michael Berube

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A nationally known scholar, essayist, and public advocate for the humanities, Michael Berube has a rapier wit and a singular talent for parsing complex philosophical, theoretical, and political questions. "Rhetorical Occasions" collects twenty-four of his major essays and reviews, plus a sampling of entries on literary theory and contemporary culture from his award-winning weblog. Selected to showcase the range of public writing available to scholars, the essays are grouped into five topical sections: the Sokal hoax and its effects on the humanities; cosmopolitanism, American studies, and cultural studies; daily academic life inside and outside the classroom; the events of September 11, 2001, and their political aftermath; and the potential discursive and tonal range of academic blog writing. In lively and entertaining prose, Berube offers a wide array of interventions into matters academic and nonacademic. By example and illustration, he reminds readers that the humanities remain central to our understanding of what it means to be human.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807857779
ISBN-10: 0807857777
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Berube

Michael Berube is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Pennsylvania State University, where he is also director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. His six books include What's Liberal about the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and "Bias" in Higher Education and Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. He writes frequently for many national publications and hosts the blog www.michaelberube.com.

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