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Anthony Arrigo, PhD

Associate Professor

English & Communication

508-910-6668

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Liberal Arts 301


Education

University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Comm.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMA in Rhetoric
Duquesne UniversityBA in Organizational Behavior

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the writing and communication skills required in the sciences. Students read and analyze scientific texts, create documents to meet the needs of various audiences, and deliver conference-style (oral) presentations.

Introduction to the writing and communication skills required in the sciences. Students read and analyze scientific texts, create documents to meet the needs of various audiences, and deliver conference-style (oral) presentations.

Introduction to the writing and communication skills required in the sciences. Students read and analyze scientific texts, create documents to meet the needs of various audiences, and deliver conference-style (oral) presentations.

Exploration of current theories and processes of visual communication within the public sphere. Drawing on notions of visuality in rhetoric, visual studies, cultural studies, art history, media studies, and communication studies, this course considers the role of the visual in our increasingly hyper-visualized and digital world.

Principles of document design, a genre of professional writing using industry-standard design and publishing software and techniques. Emphasis is on learning fundamentals of page layout and design: combining textual and graphical components (including color, illustrations, photography, and typography) to create organized, readable, and inviting professional-quality documents.

Principles of document design, a genre of professional writing using industry-standard design and publishing software and techniques. Emphasis is on learning fundamentals of page layout and design: combining textual and graphical components (including color, illustrations, photography, and typography) to create organized, readable, and inviting professional-quality documents.

Advanced writing course with a focus on magazine writing. Students will work in a collaborative environment to research, write, proof, copyedit, and deliver stories for a magazine. The process of pitching & writing for popular, specialized, small & wide-circulation magazines will be covered, as well as the broader aspects of the publishing market.

The course includes intensive research into funding sources, analysis and interpretation of guidelines and writing several drafts of grant proposals. This specialized rhetorical form involves analyzing complex audiences and learning persuasive techniques unique to grants writing.

Research

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technology and Culture
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Environment
  • History of Technology

Select publications

Anthony Arrigo (2014).
Imaging Hoover Dam: The Making of a Cultural Icon
University of Nevada Press

Dr. Anthony F. Arrigo conducts interdisciplinary research that contributes to scholarship in rhetoric and communications studies, cultural and technology studies, and environmental studies. He is the co-founder and faculty coordinator of the English department's arts and culture magazine, Dart. He is the recipient of the 2012 Provost's Best Practices award for innovative uses of technology in the classroom and is the Principal Investigator (PI) on a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Institute.

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