Synopses & Reviews
A nationally known scholar, essayist, and public advocate for the humanities, B©rub© has a rapier wit and a singular talent for parsing complex philosophical, theoretical, and political questions. Rhetorical Occasions collects 24 of his major essays and reviews, plus a sampling of entries on literary theory and contemporary culture from his award-winning weblog. Selected to showcase the range of public writing available to scholars, the essays cover matters both academic and nonacademic. By example and illustration, B©rub© reminds readers that the humanities remain central to our understanding of what it means to be human.
About the Author
Michael B©rub© is Paterno Family Chair in Literature at Pennsylvania State University. His six books include What's Liberal about the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and "Bias" in Higher Education and Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. He writes frequently for many national publications and hosts the blog michaelberube.com.