Shawn Patrick Rice

Doctoral Candidate. Web developer. Itinerant coffee drinker.


Shawn Patrick Rice

Shawn Patrick Rice

I'm a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where I study Rhetoric. Since 1994, I've also been an on-again-off-again freelance web developer. Recently, I became fairly interested in writing workflows for Alfred 2 to the point that I also created a repository for Alfred's powerful add-ons that includes an updating feature.
Academic
Development

Education

Education

Current
Ph.D.
City University of New York: The Graduate Center
CUNY: The Graduate Center
English
2012
M.Phil.
City University of New York: The Graduate Center
CUNY: The Graduate Center
English
2005
B.A.
University of Texas at Austin
UT: Austin
Philosophy and Rhetoric

Research

Research

My dissertation reconsiders the epistemic status of epideictic rhetoric and its place in the formation of identity — both private and public — as that which makes persuasion possible. Traditionally, epideictic rhetoric is one of the three genres or eidē of Aristotelian rhetoric, but its definition as “genre” calcifies it as form as it resists form. Instead, I wish to propose that we shift our understanding from “genre” to “work”: "Epideictic work" is necessary in the formation of a fleeting yet seemingly coherent identity, either for a group or an individual. To use vastly inadequate words, epideictic work is prior to any persuasion, and, to rephrase, we can reconceive of this neglected “rhetorical genre” as that which makes persuasion possible. In a more traditional context of group identity, simply, it is impossible to move a group to action if that group does not exist as a group, and epideictic organizes a crowd into a group.

Development

Development

 

Apache
AppleScript
Bash
CSS
Drupal
JavaScript
MySQL
nginx
PHP
Python
Ruby
Wordpress

See Github for some of my work. I also put together Packal.org and Frame Journal.

Employment

Employment

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

Spring 2014 College Writing l (ENG 110-07)
Introduction to Literary Study (ENG 170W-03)
Fall 2013 College Writing l (ENG 110-32)
Introduction to Literary Study (ENG 170W-08)
Spring 2013 Introduction to Literary Study (ENG 170W-04)
Essay Writing (ENG 200W-01)
Fall 2012 Introduction to Literary Study (ENG 170W-07)
Essay Writing (ENG 200W-02)
Spring 2012 Introduction to Literary Study (ENG 170W-08)
Aspects of Literary Criticism (ENG 382-02)
Fall 2011 College Writing (ENG 110-53)
Brit Lit Survey II (ENG 252-04)
Spring 2011 Introduction to Literary Study (ENG 170W-07)
Aspects of Literary Criticism (ENG 382-1)
Fall 2010 College Writing (ENG 110-19)
British Literature Survey I (ENG 251-02)
Spring 2010 Expository Writing (ENG 120-33)
Introduction To Literature (ENG 220-45)
Fall 2009 Expository Writing (ENG 120-49)
Expository Writing (ENG 120-65)
Spring 2009 Advanced Expository Writing (ENG 21800-03)
Introduction To Literature (ENG 220-39)
Fall 2008 Expository Writing (ENG 120-20)
Expository Writing (ENG 120-74)
Spring 2008 Principles Effective Writing 2 (ENG 120-02)
Fall 2007 Principles Effective Writing I (ENG 110-30)
First Year Seminar (ORSEM 100-11)
First Year Seminar (ORSEM 100-15)
First Year Seminar (ORSEM 100-43)
Spring 2007 Principles Effective Writing 2 (ENG 120-19)
Fall 2006 Principles Effective Writing I (ENG 110-16)

Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

Persuading with Non-Persuasive Rhetorics: Clarence Darrow’s Legalistic Use of Epideictic RhetoricInternational Society for the History of RhetoricChicago, IllinoisJuly 24, 2013
Appearing Real: Techno-Aesthetic ProstheticsConference of the English Students Association (CUNY: Graduate Center)New York, NYMarch 22, 2012
Manifesting Destiny: Epideictic’s Role in Creating Early American IdentityInternational Society for the History of RhetoricBologna, ItalyJuly 18–22, 2011
The Lyric and the EpideicticRhetoric Society of AmericaMinneapolis, MNMay 28–31, 2010
Nautical Nihilism: Metaethical Construction in Percy Shelley’s AlastorConference of the English Students AssociationNew York, NYMarch 6, 2009
Paul de Man’s Reluctance: the Past and Future of the Literary – Ordinary Language SplitAmerican Society for the History of RhetoricSan Diego, CANovember 20, 2008
Responsibility and Kirkpatrick’s Standards: Theorizing Arendt’s Rhetorical Function in Reagan’s Foreign PolicyRhetoric Society of AmericaSeattle, WAMay 23–26, 2008
The Exploding Flora in Frankenstein: Deconstructing and Reconstructing EpistemologyConference of the English Students AssociationNew York, NYFebruary 29, 2008
Prosthetic Fathers: Obsessional Neurosis, Melancholia, and Timon of AthensThird Annual EMIG Conference: Strange Currencies: Dynamic Economies in the Early Modern WorldNew York, NYFebruary 16, 2007
Making Technology Matter: Extending Writing Center Pedagogy to Uses of TechnologyCollege Conference on Composition and CommunicationSan Antonio, TXMar 24–29, 2004