93. Unpacking the Power of Rhetoric w/ Roseann Corey

Dan welcomes Roseann Corey from Rosemont College to discuss how rhetoric can bring communities closer, navigating the competitive academic market, breaking the unwritten rules of academic writing with creativity, communicating across multiple generational gaps peacefully, multimodality, and so much more. Read and download the full transcript of this episode at the bottom of this post.

Roseann (Rosie) Corey is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Rosemont College. She earned her MFA from Rosemont College in 2016 and also holds a Bachelor’s of Education from SUNY New Paltz. Originally from Long Island, she now lives in Pennsylvania with her fiancé, numerous plants, and a whole lotta yarn.

People and Texts Mentioned in the Episode

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“I thought it would be a fantastic idea to put rhetoric at the heart of my courses, especially given all the chaos around the world right now […] There is a lot of hate and a lot of it is this inability and really, not just an inability, but an unwillingness to communicate with people.”
–Roseann Corey

“I am the kind of person who does very strongly believe that rhetoric can […] make a tremendous difference in things […] words themselves are power.”
–Roseann Corey

“People from all ages need to understand that whether you’re talking to somebody older, younger, or about the same age as you, we need to be able to communicate with them, and do it in a way that does not leave room for a lot of that judgment and a lot of that hostility.”
–Roseann Corey

“Because I come from a creative writing background, Yes. I like to look at all those students and say, ‘Guess what?  Break every rule that you have been told. Let’s have some fun with this.’”
–Roseann Corey

“There’s that pressure […] knowing […] that what I’m teaching my students or what I’m not teaching my students will have an impact on every other class that they take.”
–Roseann Corey

“I do think that there is something wonderful that happens when the academic collides with the creative.”
–Roseann Corey

Episode 93 Transcript

This episode was recorded on April 14th, 2022. Because we recorded via Zoom, there may be occasional audio hiccups. Our theme song is “4 am” by Makaih Beats. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher and follow us on Twitter @WritingRemixPod.

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