English professor edits new book on rhetoric and writing

by Julie Hail Flory

John M. Duffy, assistant professor of English and director of the University Writing Center at the University of Notre Dame, is co-editor of a new book that examines the ways writing and rhetoric are used and learned in everyday life.p. “Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text and Discourse,” to be published this month by the University of Wisconsin Press, features essays by leading scholars in rhetoric and composition studies. The contributors explore the rhetorical character of popular culture and institutional discourse by investigating the use of rhetoric by individuals and groups to constitute their identities and social worlds.p.

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