The role of the critic

John M. Murphy, Michael Lechuga

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We discuss the role of critics in rhetorical studies. Working from different, yet often synchronous, perspectives, we try to thrash out the relationships of critics to texts, the responsibilities of critics in their current context, the ways that critics craft authority, and more.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-67
Number of pages17
JournalRhetoric and Public Affairs
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language


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