Nineteenth SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation 2015

Recovering Argument


Lake, Randall A., ed.  Recovering Argument.  New York:  Routledge, 2018.

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1 "Introduction: Recovering Argument," Randall A. Lake

Keynote Address

3 '''Lafayette, we are here!': Why Did the United States Commemorate Its World War I Dead in Europe?" V. William Balthrop and Carole Blair

Spotlight Panel

16 "Introduction: In Celebration of Bruce Gronbeck (1941–2014)"

17 "Recovering Bruce Gronbeck: Reflection on Argument’s Role in Rhetorical History" Michael Janas

22 "Recovering Bruce Gronbeck: Reflecting on Argument’s Role in Political Rhetoric" Heidi Hamilton

27 "Recovering Bruce Gronbeck at Alta: Theory and the Critic of Argumentation" David B. Hingstman


Part I Recovering Argument in History

Argument in Service of Memory

33 "Stories of Origin: Recovering Atomic Histories in the Noisy Nuclear Culture of Richland, Washington" R. Brandon Anderson

39 "Temporary Holocaust Tattoos: Recovering Signs for Collective Prosthetic Memory" Linda Diane Horwitz and Daniel C. Brouwer

45 "Gorbachev’s Argument for Perestroika: Forgotten or Remembered?" Ludmila Hyman

51 "'The Blind Remembrance': Rhetorical Tensions in the 1962 Emancipation Proclamation Centennial" Anne C. Kretsinger-Harries

57 "Recovering Nature: Memory and Scientific Argument at the American Museum of Natural History" Chandra A. Maldonado

63 "The Agency of the Archive and the Challenges of Classification" Angela G. Ray

Memory in Service of Argument

69 "Conspiracy as Legal Doctrine and Historiographical Framework: From the Nuremberg Trial to Contemporary Holocaust Denial Discourse" Laura Alberti

75 "Recovering Patton’s Speech: Materializing Persistent Arguments" Stephen J. Heidt

81 "The Irony of Originalist Arguments in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" Kevin A. Johnson and Michael K. Middleton

87 "Argument Constellations in Voting Rights Debates" Catherine H. Palczewski

Recovering Legacies of Argumentation

93 "Me and Michael McGee: Recovering an Isocratean Tradition in the Art of Argumentation" Geoffrey D. Klinger

100 "Recovering Argumentation’s Figurative Domain" Ilon Lauer


Part II Recovering Argument in Public/Politics

Argument and the Public Sphere

106 "Recovering Rational Argument: A Case Study of MMR Vaccine Skeptics" Brett Bricker

112 "Carbon Sink: Higher Education and the Liberal Public Sphere" Travis Cram

118 "Challenges to Recovering Arguments Once Challenged in the Public Sphere" Edward A. Hinck

125 "Fact-Checking and the Liberal Public Sphere: Can Argument Be Recovered?" Jeffrey W. Jarman

131 "Recovering the Potential of Argument in the Public Sphere: Moms Demand Action and Threats of Gendered Violence in the Gun Control Debate" Sarah T. Partlow Lefevre

Health and/of Argument

138 "Recovering Trust: Mothers’ Anti-Vax to Pro-Vax Conversions" Beth L. Boser

144 "Recovering from Autism: A Rhetorical Perspective" Matthew G. Gerber

150 "The Logic(s) of Diagnosis: An Argumentative Analysis of Controversy Over the Inclusion of PTSD Into Official Psychiatric Nomenclature (1975-1978)" Joel Lemuel

157 "Healthy Disagreement: Exploring Medical Controversies Through Structured Public Debates" Gordon R. Mitchell

163 "Recovering From Pathological Argumentation: A Theory of Argument Systems and Intersubjective Psychosis" L. Paul Strait

Health(y) Argument about Ebola

169 "When Things Argue" G. Thomas Goodnight

176 "Ebola, Reason, and Fear" James F. Klumpp

182 "Recovering Productive Pity to Motivate Americans to Corrective Action on Africa’s Ebola Crisis: Lessons From Kenneth Burke and Senator Christopher Coons" Kathryn M. Olson

188 "Ebola and the Liberal Public Sphere" Robert C. Rowland

195 "The Ebola Crisis as an Interfield Dispute" David Zarefsky

Argument and Terror

201 "The Case of Shura City: Rhetorical Cartography, Argument Mapping, and the Global War on Terror" Heather Ashley Hayes

206 "Discovering and Recovering Arguments About Terror: Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in Comparative Perspective"Loretta Rowley, Kevin Coe, and Robert Layne

213 "Recovering Argument by Dissociation: ISIL, Hayat Boumeddiene, and the Networked Security State" Carol Winkler

Recovering Leadership through Argument

218 "Recovering Cross-Cultural Audience(s) in Presidential Public Argument" Andrew D. Barnes

223 "El Sisi, Anticategoria, and Recovering Egypt" Randall Fowler

229 "Problematic Constraints on the Successful Exercise of Leadership, Their Negative Impact, Palliative Measures, and Argument as a More Effective Remedy" Dennis S. Gouran

234 "Recovering Responsibility: The Rhetoric of Responsibility in Presidential Policy Debates" Scott Harris

240 "Prime Minister Abe’s Critical Turn: From the Ideology of “A Beautiful Country” to the Metaphor of “Three Arrows”" Hiroko Okuda, Takeshi Suzuki, and Hiroshi Matsusaka

Public Argument on Social Media

246 "Twitter: How Terministic Screens Polarize Presidential Debates" Michael Eisenstadt

252 "Perspective by Incongruity in Internet Memes: The Case of the 2015 Japanese Hostage Crisis" Naoki Kambe

258 "Digital Conspiracy Argument and the Recovery of Nonverbal Communication as Signs of Complicity" Ryan Neville-Shepard

264 "Arguments for Everybody: Social Media, Context Collapse, and the Universal Audience" Don Waisanen


Part III Recovering Argument in Theory and Criticism

The Challenge of Gender

270 "The Subversive Sister: An Analysis of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Appropriation of Masculine Classical Form" Sara Baugh-Harris

276 "Recovery as Discovery: Finding Lucy" Nicole Williams Barnes

281 "Argumentation in the Identity Politics of the Trans Selfie: Recovering Greek Mythology to Analyze Contemporary Gender Arguments" Emma Frances Bloomfield

287 "The Restrained Tongue: Recovering Bathsua Makin’s Weapon in 17th-Century England" Meredith Neville-Shepard

293 "Recovering Bodies of Argument: Refuting Rape Rationalizations in Public Discourse" Joan Faber McAlister

299 "Virtual Violations: Shaming Rape Victims via Social Media Memes" Denise Oles-Acevedo

304 "Recovering Rape: Sexual Violence in Women’s Public Address in the United States, 1848–1915" Kari Storla

The Challenge of Presentational Arguments

310 "Genre, Modality, and Written Rap Battles: A Preliminary Investigation" Eli T. Bacon

316 "A Critical Recovery of Images as Arguments: Manipulation, Distortion, and Debating Abortion" James Patrick Dimock, Katie Brunner, Brandon McCasland, and Mandy Paris

321 "Evental Images and the Generation of Argument" Leslie A. Hahner

327 "Corporeal Anxiety: The Visual Argumentation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips From Former Smokers Public Service Announcements" Jacob Justice

333 "Recovering Tragedy: Tragic Argument and Nonviolent Protest" Ryan Erik McGeough

339 "Examining Presentational Devices: Strategic Maneuvering in Lipitor’s Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising" Lucas Youngvorst

The Challenge of Interpersonal Arguments

344 "Emotions, Perceived Resolvability, and Conflict Strategy Usage in K–12 Parent–Teacher Serial Arguments" Jennifer L. Bevan, Roxanne Greitz Miller, and Casey Hamilton

350 "Clarifying the Idea of Argument Stakes" Dale Hample, Yiwen Dai, and Mengqi Zhan

357 "A New Measurement for Argument Topic Interdependence in Serial Arguments" Amy Janan Johnson and Ioana A. Cionea

363 "Lines of Argument in Regulative Messages: Comparisons Across Three Decades" Susan L. Kline

The Challenges of/to Academic Debate

369 "Recovering Debate Coach as Civic Figure: Highly Active Debate Coaches, Their Participation in Civic Outreach Activities, and Reward Perceptions" Brian Lain, Mark Hlavacik, Matea Ivanovic, and Brian Ontiveros-Kersch

375 "Pathos in Intercollegiate Debate: Emotion as an Argumentative Warrant" William Mosley-Jensen and Nathan Rothenbaum

380 "Recovering and Celebrating Controversy: Justifications for Intercollegiate Policy Debate for the 21st Century" Edward Panetta and R. Jarrod Atchison

386 "Debate as Oral Activity" Dallas Perkins

Recovering Genres of Discursive Argument

392 "Recovering the Scientific Polemic: Exploring Alfred Kinsey’s Rhetoric" Brendon Bankey

398 "Recovering That Which Never Was Truly Lost: Richard McKeon, the United Nations, and the Importance of Democracy in a World of Tensions" Matthew P. Brigham

403 "Dissenting to Dispassion: Recovering Pathos in Judicial Rhetoric Through Justice Harry Blackmun’s Opinion in Callins v. Collins" Mikaela Malsin

409 "Recovering the Argumentative Limits of the Open Letter: Jackie Robinson’s Open Letters" Scott J.Varda and Abraham I. Khan