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Samuel D. Watson, Sr
University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Charlotte, NC 28223-0001)

Towards a Specifically Rhetorical Art of Invention

To learn experimental methods of research in invention. And, without overlooking insights from psycholinguistics and speech act theory concerning a reader's (and writer's) construction of a text, to examine Koestler's theory of "bisociation," in which previously incompatible contexts come to be seen in terms of each other; hemisphericity studies which may help us understand the relations between "places" which are imagistic, and logical propositions; and literary theory, which should help us understand tensions, reflexivity and form, as the shaping of an idea, in rhetorical discourse.

Project fields:
Composition and Rhetoric

Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976 - 1981

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979