Picking a Third In-depth Reading

In this course we read a lot from secondary sources and I try to have you read three theorists "in the raw." In the past few years those readings have been Burke, Habermas, and Foucault because they were the most central to what is happening currently in contemporary rhetorical theory. But Foucault's star, although by no means dark, is waning I think. At least, I feel comfortable considering whether Foucault is who we should read. So, I have decided to list some options and have you decide who we should read. Here are some options to consider. We will discuss them and decide on a choice during the first week or second week of classes.

I will provide the opportunity for discussion and the opportunity for you to propose additional reading during the first week and we will select what to read during the second.

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