115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

Session Chair: 
Beatrice Ganim, Mt. San Jacinto College
Session 9: Sunday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Henry 223


  1. Sonya Gonzales, California State University, San Bernardino
    I propose that Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal not only demonstrates the carnivalesque and grotesque in his satirical hoax, but that he also creates a terrae filius persona in the Proposer, who breaks the fourth wall of traditional literary techniques in story-telling as a rhetorical strategy to bring the audience in on the joke, providing readers a sense of sight into our own social and cultural concerns.
  2. Kristin Brunnemer, Pierce College
    Guided Pathways and other reform movements taking place at broad-access colleges and universities present a particular challenge to literature courses when such classes are not seen as central to students’ career-focused majors and accelerated coursework.  This paper provides a rhetorical approach with models, principles and practices for framing literature as “integrative curriculum” (Bintz et al). 
  3. Jerome Winter, University of California, Riverside
    This presentation will explore the rhetoric and pedagogy of teaching citizen science through science-fiction (SF) literature in the college composition classroom. he presentation will discuss both historical precedent and innovative methodologies in using long single-author texts and briefer excerpts or short stories of SF literature to acclimate students to examining the rhetorical and cultural positioning of science in society. 
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