Posts Tagged ‘ rhetoric ’

Zero Squared #137: On the Radical Empiricism of Rhetoric

Jan 5th, 2018 | By

Daniel Coffeen is the author of the Zero Books title “Reading the Way of Things” and a frequent guest on this podcast and many others including the Partially Examined Life. In this episode we discuss his essay: “On the Radical Empiricism of Rhetoric.” Here’s an excerpt: A rhetorical reckoning riles many people up as it

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Zero Squared #37: Dangerous Literature

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By

Tom Sperlinger is the author of Romeo and Juliet in Palestine and he returns this week to discuss teaching Dangerous Literature. This is part one of a two part conversation. This week we focus on the question of polemics in fiction and modernism, and next week we’ll take a close look at Kafka’s unfinished novel

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Zero Squared #33: A Weird Line of Flight?

Aug 26th, 2015 | By

Daniel Coffeen looks around for freedom in a world of networked conformity. He holds a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley where he taught adjunct for many years, but now Coffeen works independently, writing about contemporary art, film, language, Deleuze, perception, Uni, capitalism, emergent shapes, pleasure, new media, and tequila. He founded the once-exquisite ArtandCulture.com

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Parsing the Master’s Design: A close reading of the structure of theory/praxis polarity, for and against discourse analysis

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

(This paper was originally intended to be read by Frank Smecker for Zero Books’ panel, ‘Theory vs. Praxis, or What is Praxis?, at the 2015 Left Forum.) Less than a week ago, as I was anxiously brooding over what I’d be coming out here with, staring blankly at a motley patchwork of text—(what is sometimes less modestly

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