• Rhetoric's empathy : deliberation, narrative imagination, and the democratic hope of inquiry 

    Dobbins, Zachary Wayne (2008-08)
    Rhetoricians have long sought to improve our efforts and capacity to reason together, to achieve at the very least mutual understanding in the face of conflict and difference. In Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent, ...
  • Rhetorical invention and becoming local 

    Steffensmeier, Timothy Ryan (2005)
    This dissertation is an effort to understand the role of rhetorical invention in becoming local. The project aims to bring rhetorical studies closer to the building of a sustainable polis. The study revisits classical ...