Our public and private lives are increasingly lived across electronic networks. Wireless technologies and portable smart devices have only accelerated this development. The Rhetoric of New Media explores such questions as: what is the impact of new media technologies on the composition and distribution of texts, on the work of persuasion and identification, and on the cultivation of ethos and identity? These are central questions for the critical methodology of rhetoric. The Rhetoric of New Media is grounded in the critical methodology of rhetoric, which students will hopefully come to value as a productive method for negotiating, constructing, maintaining, and reshaping their personal, professional, and technological lives.
Professor: Dr. Nathaniel A. Rivers
Office: 222 Adorjan Hall
Office Hours: TTh 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Course Hashtag: #mediarhet