Most of my research perambulates across three overlapping areas: (1) history of rhetoric, (2) history of English Studies (literature and composition), and (3) the history of criticism. At the core of much of this research is a theoretical and historical interest in the perennial encounter between rhetoric and philosophy, especially the fact that the typical setting of these encounters, from Plato to Kenneth Burke, is defined by a strong sense of educational and social crisis. This page lists links to my recently completed and ongoing projects.

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Last update: 15-Mar-2006

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