The lion's share of readings for Core II you will assign yourself to read and respond to during Stage 2 of the course; the only readings I have assigned for you will be during Stage 1. The purpose of these readings is to engage in an inquiry that will reveal for us our current relationship to research and to open us up to new possibilities for research and writing, which you will then explore according to your plan.
McKee, Robert. "Structure and Meaning." Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting. New York: Regan, 1997. 110-131.
Gallop, Jane. "The Ethics of Reading: Close Encounters." Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (Fall, 2000): 7-17.
Seitz, James E. "A Rhetoric of Reading." Rebirth of Rhetoric: Essays in Language, Culture, and Education. By Richard Andrews. London: Routledge, 1992. 141-55.
Rabinowitz, Peter. "Truth In Fiction: A Reexamination of Audiences." Critical Inquiry. 4.1 (1977): 121-141.
I recommend for further reading:
Butler, Robert Olen. “Cinema of the Mind.” From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction. Edited by Janet Burroway. New York: Grove, 2005. 63-84.
Kopp, Drew. “The Risk of Rhetorical Inquiry: Practical Conditions for a Disruptive Pedagogy.”
In Disrupting Pedagogies and Teaching the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches. Ed. Julie Faulkner. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011.
Mamet, David. "Countercultural Architecture and Dramatic Structure." On Directing Film. New York: Viking, 1991. 57-66.
Phelan, James. “Introduction”. Living to Tell About it: A Rhetoric and Ethics of Character Narration. Ithaca. Cornell University Press. 2005. 1-30.
Bitzer, Lloyd F. “The Rhetorical Situation.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 1.1 (1968): 1-14.
Vatz, Richard E. “The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 6 (1973): 154-161.
Consigny, Scott. “Rhetoric and its Situations.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 7.3 (1974): 175-186.
For reference: Topics of Invention
For further reading, I recommend:
Biesecker, Barbara. "Rethinking the Rhetorical Situation from Within the Thematic of Différance." Philosophy and Rhetoric 22:2 (1989): 110-130.
Grant-Davie, Keith. "Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents." Rhetoric Review, 15:2 (1997): 264-279.
Spinosa, Charles, Fernando Flores, and Hubert Dreyfus. "Introduction," and "Chapter 1." Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of Solidarity. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997.
Campbell, Joseph. "The Impact of Science on Myth." Myths to Live By. Dallas: Spring Publications, 1970. 138-175.
While we will only be reading the introduction and chapter one of this book, I highly recommend acquiring your own copy and read it in its entirety. In this book, Spinosa, Flores, and Dreyfus present the history-making practices of articulation, reconfiguration, and cross-appropriation, and the correlative ways of being we enact when performing these practices. The authors claim that a culture figure articulates a dispersed or lost value that contending views could share, allowing for solidarity to emerge; an entrepreneur reconfigures a commonplace perspective by amplifying some overlooked, but unique aspect therein that then competes with the original perspective; and a political activist cross-appropriates or reiterates practices from one arena of activity to another to effect social change. In each case, employing the history-making practice brings members of a given community to undergo a transformation in their understanding of themselves and the world.
I recommend reading:
Butler, Judith. "Preface," "Subversive Bodily Acts," and "Conclusion." From Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.
Kopp, Drew. “Cutting the Edge of the Will to Truth; Or How Post-Process Pedagogy is Biting
its Own Tail.” JAC: Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, Politics. 32.1-2 (2012): 145-184.
Pender, Kelly. Chapter 4: "Closing Down and Opening Up: Techne and the Issue of Instrumentality." In Techne, From Neoclassicism to Postmodernism: Understanding Writing as a Useful, Teachable Art. Anderson, S.C.: Parlor Press, 2011.
---. Chapter 5: "Closing Down and Opening Up: Techne and the Issue of Teachability." In Techne, From Neoclassicism to Postmodernism: Understanding Writing as a Useful, Teachable Art. Anderson, S.C.: Parlor Press, 2011.
Culler, Jonathan. “Story and Discourse in the Analysis of Narrative.” The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction. Ithaca: Cornell U.P., 1981.
Nietzsche, Friedrich. “Truth and Lies in a Non-Moral Sense.” Philosophy and Truth: Selections from Nietzsche's Notebooks of the 1870's. 1979. Daniel Breazeale, ed. and trans. New Jersey: Humanity Books, 1999.
Campbell, Joseph. "Mythological Themes in Creative Literature and Art." In Myths, Dreams, and Religion. Dallas, TX: Spring Publications, 1970
Ijsseling, Samuel. Rhetoric and Philosophy in Conflict: An Historical Survey. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1976.
Kopp, Drew. “Nietzsche’s Teacher: The Invisible Rhetor.” Rhetoric Review. 32.4 (2013): 437-454.
Chapter 16 from Martin Packer's The Science of Qualitative Research. 2nd ed.
Saldaña, Johnny. "Introduction." The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. 2nd Ed. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013.
Weiss, Robert S. "Introduction." Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies. New York, NY: Free Press, 1994.