Resounding the Rhetorical : Composition as a Quasi-Object, Paperback / softback Book

Resounding the Rhetorical : Composition as a Quasi-Object Paperback / softback

Part of the Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture series


Resounding the Rhetorical offers an original critical and theoretical examination of composition as a quasi-object.

As composition flourishes in multiple media (digital, sonic, visual, etc.) Byron Hawk seeks to connect new materialism with current composition scholarship and critical theory.

Using sound and music as his examples, he demonstrates how a quasi-object can and does materialize for communicative and affective expression, and becomes a useful mechanism for the study and execution of composition as a discipline.

Through careful readings of Serres, Latour, Deleuze, Heidegger, and others, Hawk reconstructs key concepts in the field including composition, process, research, collaboration, publics, and rhetoric.

His work delivers a cutting-edge response to the state of the field, where it is headed, and the possibilities for post-process and post-writing composition and rhetoric.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages, 10 black & white Illustrations
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
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  • Category: Public speaking guides
  • ISBN: 9780822965411


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