Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

New Chair of Department of Rhetoric and Writing Selected - Dr. Diane Davis

Fri, January 13, 2017
New Chair of Department of Rhetoric and Writing Selected - Dr. Diane Davis
Dr. Diane Davis

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing congratulates on Professor Diane Davis' selection as our new department chair! She has served as director of the Digital Writing and Research Lab and is a leading scholar in the field of rhetoric. We welcome Professor Davis and look forward to her term leading the department!

A personal biography on Professor Davis is included below.

My work is situated at the intersection of rhetorical theory and continental philosophy. I hold the Kenneth Burke Chair of Rhetoric & Critical Media Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and my research and teaching interests include rhetorical theory, critical theory, digital culture, and continental philosophy.

I am the author of Breaking Up [at] Totality: A Rhetoric of Laughter (Southern Illinois UP, 2000) and Inessential Solidarity: Rhetoric and Foreigner Relations (University of Pittsburgh, 2010), co-author of Women’s Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition (with Michelle Ballif and Roxanne Mountford, Routledge, 2008), and editor of The ÜberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell (U of Illinois P, 2008) and Reading Ronell (U of Illinois P, 2009). I co-edited, with Michelle Ballif, a special issue of Philosophy and Rhetoric (2014), entitled “Extrahuman Rhetorical Relations: Addressing the Animal, the Object, the Dead, and the Divine.”

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