Approaching the Chora : enacting (un)place in the composition classroom
Schaeffer, Allison Joelle.
Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 2011.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. Springboarding off of current rhetorical theory, which has begun to emphasize terms such as ecology, noise, and ambience over more traditionally static terms like audience and rhetor, this project seeks to demonstrate how Plato's Chora might serve as a productive addition to the ever expanding and shifting rhetorical triangle, as a term which opens; up conceptions of "place" to movement, connection and emergence. This project will approach the term and its scholarship through an affirmative engagement, where scholarship will not be discounted nor will any one scholar's work be given primacy; rather, scholarship will form a moving constellation. The goal of such an approach is to show that the history of the Chora has invented and re-invented the Chora; it is like what scholars have said it is like. The final aim of this project will be to explore the ways in which the Chora can become an approach useful to rhetorical invention and pedagogy, especially within the composition classroom.
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