Mapping Commonplaces: Replanting The Mayflower

By Kwesi Billups Introduction Throughout the course of the semester, students in my College Writing Seminar have embarked on a semester-long journey to investigate the rhetorical situations of various locations around the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Some students chose to work with street intersections, while others chose more historically documented and culturally relevant locations such as […]

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Up Close with Eagles

In the midst of everything that goes on in the world, there are many “commonplaces” that link us to seemingly unrelated matters. What is a commonplace, you may ask? A commonplace (or topos) has many definitions which include: a physical space in which people can congregate, a shared idea, and the way in which topic […]

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