2015 - 18th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Form and Identification In This is Water

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Keenan Buchanan, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 1st floor

Abstract

This is Water by David Foster Wallace is an important piece of modern rhetoric as it serves as an example of how breaking out of expected norms of rhetorical situations is one of the last ways of communicating honestly as an orator in the 21st century. By focusing the creation of a relationship between himself and his audience, and subverting the genre of his speech, David Foster Wallace is successful in creating identification between himself and his audience, ultimately communicating a deeply personal argument in a more effective manner than could be expected within the genre of commencement speeches.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-7-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

4-7-2015 11:45 AM

Panel

The Shifting Cultures of Media Industries

Panel Moderator

Camille Johnson-Yale

Field of Study for Presentation

Communication

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Form and Identification In This is Water

Library 1st floor

This is Water by David Foster Wallace is an important piece of modern rhetoric as it serves as an example of how breaking out of expected norms of rhetorical situations is one of the last ways of communicating honestly as an orator in the 21st century. By focusing the creation of a relationship between himself and his audience, and subverting the genre of his speech, David Foster Wallace is successful in creating identification between himself and his audience, ultimately communicating a deeply personal argument in a more effective manner than could be expected within the genre of commencement speeches.