New American Rhetoric – Political Speech

Participants will analyze the elements of persuasion used by politicians past and present. We will watch historical footage of campaign commercials from 1952 through 2016. The concepts of classical rhetorical criticism will be introduced to focus discussion on the audiences, the character of politicians, the parties, the language and logic, the media and current affairs. The instructor will provide reading lists for those participants who wish to delve more deeply.


Novelist, Columnist and Lecturer; Former Information Technology Planning Consultant


17 – $84

8 Thursdays, 9/28 to 11/16
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Room 106
Cheltenham High School