Maxim 4 - Message Analysis & Criticism Maxims Lecture by...

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Maxim’s Lecture by Erin McClellan Maxim#3 *Criticism is both served and confined by theory and method* We the audience is judging if this is good or bad criticism One way of doing that is understanding what they said and how they said it Theory-gives us language through the way we can engage in criticism A conversation that can be documented A language through which we can talk about things Method-how we say/inquire about something’s What we want to know and how we go about getting the answers Rhetorical criticism-method Questions of meaning-how is it important Why do we need theory Helps us to Explain a phenomenon(a) within a text Illustrate how text(s) are important or unique Label things-tension Theory-language-how to talk about these things that stand out to me Method effects how we talk about something Confined and served-limits us in vocab and what we can say through that Ivie-ear rhetoric-symbolic action and metaphors Balance of theory and method-clear about theory you are using, and how you are using it
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course COMM 341 taught by Professor Christinemoore during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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Maxim 4 - Message Analysis & Criticism Maxims Lecture by...

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