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Brett Shanley



Ph.D., Columbia University, 2022                                                                                                                              

M.F.A., The New School, 2011

B.A., University of Oregon, 2006


Teaching and Research Interests 

Cicero, classical rhetorical theory, creative nonfiction, critical media literacy, critical pedagogy, Quintilian, rhetorical ethics, semiotics, sincerity, transnational discourse, visual rhetoric


Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

Selected Publications:

“The Rhetorical Ethics of Antiquity and their Legacy in American Higher Education,” with ProQuest

“Climate Education,” with the United Nations

“Typeface Teutonicus: The Socio-Semiotics of German Typography Before 1919,” with DeGruyter Press

Selected Presentations:

“Font & Volk: Typography as Avatar for German Identity,” at the MLA Convention

“Virtue in a Continuum: What Ancient Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Crisis & Collapse,” at the PAMLA Conference

“The Parallel Evolution of Identity and Font as Symbolic Representation,” at the Semiotic Society of America Conference

“‘bully:’ The Linguistic Softening of Abuse,” at the International Linguistic Association Conference

“Rethinking Cicero: Progressive Ideals through Ancient Rhetorical Practice,” at the Minds, Means, and Materials Conference

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