Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
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A current paper seeks to discern whether Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 might be viewed as an artifact of Cold War rhetoric. Though the symphony is not meant to be a political statement, according to the composer, I believe this work holds significant rhetorical implications given its texts and contexts.
In a recent paper, I determine how Dvořák’s “American” String Quartet is influenced by and communicates about national identity. In this and other work more broadly, I seek to understand ways in which music can be heard/seen as rhetorical, particularly in the context of national identities.
M.A. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, anticipated 2024
B.A. Communication and History, Ave Maria University, 2022
“A Rhetoric of Myth and Reality: Exceptionalism in the American West,” National Communication Association, 2022.
“Seeking the Image of Reality,” on Nathaniel Hawthorne and Flannery O’Connor, Rhetoric Society of America, 2022.
CA 260 – Communication and Human Behavior, Summer Collegiate Experience 2023
CA 360 – Introduction to Rhetoric in Politics and Culture, Fall 2023
CA 260 – Communication and Human Behavior, Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer Collegiate Experience 2023