Discussion Leading

Discussion Leading
(part of 15% Intellectual Participation Grade)

As part of your intellectual participation, I will ask each of you to "own" a term and come to class prepared to discuss how it relates to our topic on a given day. By the end of Week 1, I will randomly assign the following terms:

  • affective fallacy (10/24 with Miller) Victoria Bartley / Natalie Andrade
  • alterity (11/26 with Gates) Asher Barzaga / Kathryn Armstrong
  • audience (9/10 with Ong) Lauren Young / Nicola Wood and Angela Minucci
  • commonplaces and/or topoi (9/5 with Aristotle) - Dr. Graban
  • deconstruction (10/1 with Lakoff and Johnson) - Dr. Graban / Megan Williams
  • dialectic (9/7 with Foucault) Joel Bergholtz / Bridgette Balderson
  • dialectical materialism (11/16 with Benjamin) Laura Chami / Benjamin Barnard
  • diaspora (11/28 with Cooper and Johnson) Jessica Weaver / Kathrynn Ward
  • differance (9/28 with Derrida) Kyle Vann / Zach Van Dijk
  • ecriture feminine (11/19 with Butler) - Michelle Reyes / Shawn Binder
  • episteme (9/7 with Foucault) Megan Conner / Jake Buck
  • erasure (9/28 with Derrida) Anais Tamayo / Dr. Graban
  • feminist criticism (9/12 with Campbell) Alex Snider and Gabienne Joseph / Jeremiah St. John and Karlyn McKee
  • frame and/or frame story (10/22 with Bolter and Grusin) Charles Craun / Dr. Graban
  • gynocriticism (11/19 with Butler) Richard Dexheimer / Maddy Cuono
  • hegemony (11/26 with Gates) Harold Scott / George Tsambis
  • heteroglossia (10/3 with Bakhtin) Kaitlyn Schlabaugh / Nicole Smith and Zack Morris
  • hybridity (11/28 with Cooper and Johnson) 'Drea Fetchik / Lentaya Gibson
  • identification (11/14 with Burke) Jen Funt / Emily King
  • intentional fallacy (10/24 with Miller) Anneleise Sanchez / Shanae Simon
  • intertextuality (10/19 with Kinneavy) Dr. Graban / Adam Schwartz
  • langue and parole (10/1 with Lakoff and Johnson) Steven Loer / Kari Kitchen
  • logocentrism (10/5 with Burke) Jamie Grice / James Lannon
  • Marxist criticism (10/31 with Mitchell) Desmond Pickard and Kenneth Leeming / Rachel Rivera and Michelle MacChio
  • reader-response criticism (11/2 with MetamausCatalina Moore / Carolina Perez-Siam
  • sign and/or signification (9/24 with Locke) Dr. Graban
  • speech act theory (10/8 with McCloud) Josh Johnson / Huong Le and Kaitlyn Latchford
  • structuralism (11/5 with Landow) Tyreek Minor / Ashley Nugent
  • symbol (10/8 with McCloud) Catherine Manso / William Newton

Your options for looking up these terms are many, including: 
  1. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms (our required text)
  2. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) (online access through FSU)
  3. the following texts, all found at Strozier Library 
  • A Glossary of Literary Terms, 9th Edition (eds. M. H. Abrams and Geoffrey Galt Harpham), in Strozier reference
  • The Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism (eds. Joseph Childers and Gary Hentzi), in Strozier reference
  • Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age (ed. Theresa Enos), in Strozier reference
  • Rhetoric: Concepts, Definitions, Boundaries (William A. Covino and David A. Jolliffee), Strozier 4th floor 

While I am not asking you to give a formal presentation, or to hand anything in, I am asking you to prepare some substantive comments on how that term illumines the questions we are working through that day. I also expect you to discuss generally how the term is salient to our reading. Please do not make the mistake of thinking that my expectations are not as high as they would be for your other work, or that I (and your classmates) will be content with a generic definition of any of these terms. We are going to have to understand these terms in their fullest, most critical (and complicated) sense, and this will mean going beyond a dictionary definition. You owe yourselves much more than that. While they have great merit on their own, dictionaries, Wikipedia, and Google are insufficient for this task (although a really great Wikipedia article might be able to enhance the other sources above).

Have fun with this. As always, I am on hand to assist!

-Dr. Graban