Artifact and topic proposal

Choose a rhetorical act or artifact that can be analyzed. 1. Return to the second chapter of Foss if you need a refresher on what are good elements in an artifact for analysis.

  1. Identify and describe the artifact(s) you will be analyzing.
  2. Reconstruct the context of the artifact. Perhaps you could identify the 3 elements of Bitzer’s rhetorical situation: exigence, audience, and constraints.
  3. A rationale justifying your topic. Why is this an important site of study?
    Potential research questions. What are a few different questions a critic could ask? What might be a good lens of analysis?

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