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Jerry Blitefield

Associate Professor

English & Communication

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508-999-9235

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Liberal Arts 344


Education

Rennselaer Polytechnic InstitutePhD
University of Massachusetts, DartmouthMA
Manhattanville CollegeBA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

The study and contemporary application of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory. Students will apply rhetorical theory in ongoing analyses of a wide range of communication media (written, spoken, visual) and in their own writing.

Advanced study of rhetorical communication within a specific genre, field, historical period, or community. Focus will change with instructor, but may include such topics as: Social Activism; Photography and Iconography; Music; Public Policy; more. Course may be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

Rhetorical precepts and notions as developed since antiquity and applied to contemporary professional writing and communication. Students will learn to identify and analyze rhetoric across a variety of discursive situations and in turn establish sound rhetorical practices within their own communication.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Rhetorical precepts and notions as developed since antiquity and applied to contemporary professional writing and communication. Students will learn to identify and analyze rhetoric across a variety of discursive situations and in turn establish sound rhetorical practices within their own communication.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • History of Rhetoric
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Fiction

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