This blog contains drafts of short articles that focus on how texts function within particular contexts, how prose strategies help mediate human activities, and how people “do things with words.” Written by and for advanced college students, cultural critics and researchers, these articles critique how texts are written and to what effects, using classical rhetoric and contemporary cultural theory to investigate discourse and its social functions.

Individual authors retain all rights to their work. General questions about this site should be directed to Dr. Bryan Kopp.