Henry Louis Gates. “From the Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g)”

[pooled notes with Meghan Phelps and Geneva Korytkowski] To remember: My movement, then, is from hermeneutics to rhetoric and semantics, only to return to hermeneutics once again (1551). If orientation prevails over madness, we soon realize that only the signifier [and not the sound] has been doubled and (re)doubled, a signifier in this instance that … Continue reading Henry Louis Gates. “From the Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g)”

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Catherine Fox. “Text of Our Institutional Lives: From Transaction to Transformation: (En)countering White Heteronormativity in ‘Safe Spaces’.”

Fox, Catherine. "Text of Our Institutional Lives: From Transaction to Transformation: (En)countering White Heteronormativity in 'Safe Spaces'." College English, vol. 69, no. 5, 2007, pp. 496-511. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. To remember: Much work in queer theory focuses on either classroom pedagogy or traditional scholarship; other spaces that shape our work as English professors are … Continue reading Catherine Fox. “Text of Our Institutional Lives: From Transaction to Transformation: (En)countering White Heteronormativity in ‘Safe Spaces’.”

Ratcliffe, Krista. Rhetorical Listening: A Trope for Interpretive Invention and a “Code of CrossCultural Conduct”

Ratcliffe, Krista. "Rhetorical Listening: A Trope for Interpretive Invention and a "Code of CrossCultural Conduct"." College Composition and Communication, vol. 51, no. 2, 1999, pp. 195-224. Accessed 30 Oct. 2015. this: I want to suggest that rhetorical listening may be imagined, generally, as a trope for interpretive invention, one on equal footing with the tropes … Continue reading Ratcliffe, Krista. Rhetorical Listening: A Trope for Interpretive Invention and a “Code of CrossCultural Conduct”