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The Rhetorics of Authenticity Photographic Representations of War THOMAS SUSANKA Since its invention, photography has been discussed in terms of au- thenticity, of truthfulness to reality. Fox Talbot, one of the inventors of photography, entitled the book series that features his first success- ful attempts in photography The Pencil of Nature – an expression of his conviction that in photography, the subject of an image would de- pict itself and hence guarantee its own truthful representation. The in- fluence of the image’s creator, according to

The Rhetoric of Game Space Lotman’s Spatial Semantics as a Method for Analysing Videogames Niklas Schrape The spatiality of videogames came prominently into focus in the last years (Gün- zel 2008a, 2008b and 2012; Wiemer 2008; Ljungström 2005 and 2008; Nitsche 2008; Gazzard 2013), while at the same time their potential for political expression was examined (Bogost 2007 and 2008; Klevjer 2002; Frasca 2001; Flanagan 2009; Schrape 2012). Up until now, however, rhetorical analysis centred mostly on visual interfaces and systemic behaviours. But space is a

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 5, Issue 2 | © transcript 2020 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2019-0209 Convergence of Rhetoric, Labour, and Play in the Construction of Inactive Discourses on Twitch Alexandra S. Catá Abstract Twitch is a complex space that involves both laborious play and “playbour” through the commodification of streamers time and the gamification of streamer interaction through emotes and bits. As a result, this creates a rhetorical space where celebrity, race, and gender are tension points that reflect disproportionate power structures on

Aging beyond the Rhetoric of Aging MITA BANERJEE AND NORBERT W. PAUL1 From media discussion and academic discourses to biopolitical, bioethical and biomedical frameworks we are constantly confronted by the rhetorics of aging. In this rhetoric it is as consoling as it is politically correct that experiences of aging are increasingly being differentiated and, above all, are discussed against the background of the notion of “empowerment”. Yet, in this context it is often overlooked that even these discourses are ultimate- ly deeply rooted in an

The Rhetoric of the Second Person 55 in non-second person forms, especially with regard to aspired-to objectivity, indefinite meaning and ambiguity. Social codes and cir- cumstances, relationships within social constraints and communi- cation policies are determined by these grammatical attributes that are transmitted in the rhetoric of the second person. In the pages that follow, we will see how the essentials of the second person as a grammatical category and its expression in a pronoun are built into the second-person narrative mode and what rhetorical

The Testimony of Reading – Optics and Rhetoric A Supplement to the Interpretation of À la recherche du temps perdu Tibor Bónus The question concerning the optics of reading has the potential to foreground the far reaching consequences of the complex relationship between language and vision, or the name and the image; in what follows, I will focus on the double bind between logos and sight, or else, between logic and optics. The deconstruc- tive aporetics of the unreadable shows how two readings of an optically identical text erase one another, which not

2 ‘Following the rhetoric’ in a Danish municipality Gentofte citizens are a special group – there are some who are healthy, and some who aren’t. And those are the ones who disappear. [...] But many citizens can man- age for themselves – so what role should the municipality have? Field notes, discussion with the (former) di- rector of the municipality’s Social & Health department; 19 February 2014 Introduction In order to more effectively manage the health and welfare needs of its expanding elderly population, the Danish government, local politicians, and several

47 Architecture in the Mirror of Technology. The Rhetoric of Le Corbusier and the Futurist Movement PETER TIMMERMAN Introduction The avant-garde architect Le Corbusier and the architects of the Futurist Movement were fascinated by modern technology. At the dawn of the 20th century they enthusiastically glorified cars, airplanes and ocean lin- ers. Architecture should respond to the drastic modernization of the world – so they argued. For that aim they compared architecture with modern technology. The Futurist architect Antonio Sant’Elia claimed

III.C Metaphor and Idioms: Siri Hustvedt’s Metastable Rhetoric as Transindividuation III.C.1 The Blindfold: Falling as Fragility “I fell into a world of only liminal con- sciousness.” SIRI HUSTVEDT, THE BLINDFOLD Siri Hustvedt’s literary debut The Blindfold (1992) exhibits, besides a cap- tivating story about Iris Vegan’s years as a graduate student at Columbia University, an innovative rhetorical style which echoes in her chosen topics through her intelligent and subtle usage of idiomatic language. She chal- lenges, ever so

"Tricks," Hockey Sticks, and the Myth of Natural lnscription: How the Visual Rhetoric of Climategate Conflated Climate with Character LYNDA WALSH This cssay cmploys thc rcccnt "Climatcgatc" controvcrsy as an opportunity to cxaminc public attitudcs about thc proper rolc of rhctoric in thc crcation and prcscntation of scicn- tific graphics. Applying mcthods from classical rhctoric, scmiotics, and gcstalt psycholo- gy, Walsh cxamincs thc formal and informal inquirics into thc construction of thc infa- mous "hockcy stick" family of graphics, mTiving at thrcc