The ubiquity of the Internet and digital technology has changed the sites of rhetorical discourse and inquiry, as well as the methods by which such analyses are performed. This special issue discusses the state of rhetoric of science and technology at the beginning of the twenty-first century. While many books connecting rhetorical theory to the Internet have paved the way for more refined and insightful studies of online communication, the articles here serve as a reflective moment, an opportunity to consider thoughtful statements from those who have published and been influential in the field.
Volume 14, Number 3, 2005
Contents: A.G. Gross, L.J. Gurak, Guest Editors' Introduction. ARTICLES: R.A. Harris, Reception Studies in the Rhetoric of Science. L. Ceccarelli, A Hard Look at Ourselves: A Reception Study of Rhetoric of Science. C. Reeves, "I Knew There was Something Wrong With That Paper": Scientific Rhetorical Styles and Scientific Misunderstandings. J. Fahnestock, Rhetoric of Science: Enriching the Discipline. J.A. Campbell, R.K. Clark, Revisioning the Origin: Tracing Inventional Agency Through Genetic Inquiry. J.H. Collier, Reclaiming Rhetoric of Science and Technology: Knowing in and About the World. W.J. Kinsella, Rhetoric, Action, and Agency in Institutionalized Science. J.Z. Segal, Interdisciplinarity and Bibliography in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. J.P. Zappen, Digital Rhetoric: Toward an Integrated Theory. B. Warnick, Looking to the Future: Electronic Texts and the Deepening Interface. K.E. Welch, Technical Communication and Physical Location: Topoi and Architecture in Computer Classrooms. M. Truscello, The Rhetorical Ecology of the Technical Effect. REVIEW: W. Winn, The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History. David Freedberg.