Jim Corder’s “Argument as Emergence, Rhetoric as Love”

Note to self: Get a copy of this article in Valley in January:

Corder, Jim W. “Argument as Emergence, Rhetoric as Love.” Rhetoric Review 4.1 (1985): 16-32. PN171.4 .R44

In her review of Negotiating Religious Faith in the Composition Classroom (2005), Tanya Cochran concludes,

The essays both challenge readers to examine their biases and suggest ways to begin speaking and teaching and hearing, as Jim W. Corder calls for in “Argument as Emergence, Rhetoric as Love,” a “commodious language” that traverses campuses, disciplines, classrooms, and hearts (32).

Cochran, Tanya R.. Composition Studies, Fall2006, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p150-153, 4p;

Abstract from ERIC: “Argues that we are all fiction-makers/historians, that most failures of communication result from some willful or inadvertent but unknowing violation of the space and time we and others live in, and that most of our speaking is tribal talk. (EL)”


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