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

PLEN Spotlights Robelo-Lara '21

Robelo-Lara Lorena  portrait KColton-0053BAt the Colleges, Lorena Robelo-Lara '21 has advanced equity in the classroom and in club organizations. The American studies and writing and rhetoric double major intends to pursue a career…
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When Science and Fiction Collide

HummingbirdTwo novelists and a biologist discuss storytelling, science and what is illuminated at the confluence of fiction and nonfiction. In bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer's new novel, Hummingbird Salamander, a mysterious envelope…
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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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