James R. Crosswhite
Associate Professor of English

Office Telephone (541) 346-3956
E-mail jcross@oregon.uoregon.edu
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1987, Philosophy
B.A. University of California Santa Cruz, 1975, Philosophy, Highest Honors


Literary Theory

Recent Publications and Presentations
“Rhetoric in the Wilderness: The Deep Rhetoric of the Late 20th Century.” In A Companion to Rhetoric. Ed. by Walter Jost and Wendy Olmsted. Blackwell, 2004.


“Computational Models of Rhetorical Argument,” (with John Fox, Chris Reed, Theodore Scaltsas, and Simone Stumpf). Chapter in Argumentation Machines: New Frontiers in Argument and Computation. Edited by Chris Reed and Timothy J. Norman, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

“Conflict in Concert: Fighting Hannah Arendt’s Good Fight.” Jac: A quarterly journal for the interdisciplinary study of rhetoric, writing, multiple literacies, and politics: 22:4 (Fall 2002).

"Con Amore: Henry Johnstone's Philosophy of Argumentation." Informal Logic: 21:1 (Winter 2001).

"Rhetoric as Social Philosophy: Mieczyslaw Maneli's Revision of Perelman's New Rhetoric." Presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Warsaw, Poland. July, 2001.

"What is the Question? Gadamer and Authorial Intention." Invited Symposium Commentary. American Philosophical Association Meeting. San Francisco, California. March 30, 2001.

"Nature and Reason: Inertia and Argumentation." Argumentation at the Century's Turn: Proceedings of the 1999 Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation Meeting (CD-ROM), Christopher W. Tindale, Hans V. Hansen, and Elmar Sveda (eds.), Peterborough, ON: OSSA (2000).

Argument and Ethics. Published address. Center for the Teaching of Writing, University of Oregon, 2000.

"Rhetoric and Computation." Symposium on Argument and Computation. Bonskeid House, Perthshire, Scotland. June 27, 2000. (Sponsored by the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.)

"What is Rhetoric?" Invited Presentation. University of Notre Dame, February 7, 2000.


The Rhetoric of Reason: Writing and the Attractions of Argument.University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.Winner of the Modern Language Association's 1997 Mina Shaughnessy Prize

Summer 2005  Eng 300 Introduction to Literary Criticism