Writing and Rhetoric
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Writing and Rhetoric

The Writing and Rhetoric department approaches writing as both art and craft. The department guides students to refine their talent for analysis and argument, learn to express their own ideas in creative ways, sharpen their sense of audience, and pay close attention to the details of grammar and style.


Writing and Rhetoric News

New Student Trustees Elected

Student Trustees AFarid 0191Zaheer Bowen ‘23 and Irini Konstantinou '23 have been elected by their peers to become voting members of the Board of Trustees. Zaheer Bowen '23 and Irini Konstantinou '23 have…
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Putting the “Science” in Science-Fiction

Brown and Vandermeer BookProfessor of Biology Meghan Brown imagined the fictional species at the heart of bestselling-author Jeff VanderMeer's latest novel, Hummingbird Salamander, which they will discuss in an interview next week. In Jeff…
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Whalen '01 Publishes Debut Story Collection

Whalen Book Cover BlueIn Semiotic Love [Stories], Brian Phillip Whalen '01 “draws upon symbols and objects to explore the loss of relationships” with “tenderness and longing.” With his first book, published this month…
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Announcing New Writing Colleagues

Writing Colleagues welcome Reception KColton-0304The HWS Writing Colleagues Program recently welcomed a new cohort of 16 peer mentors. Hobart and William Smith held a welcome celebration for the newest members of the Writing Colleagues Program.…
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Werner's Stripped Named to Best Book List

Maggie Werner 3Stripped, written by Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Maggie Werner and published by Penn State University Press, has been named to Book Authority's list of 20 best new rhetoric…
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