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Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part II

Note: This is the second part of the paper I presented at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference in Philadelphia. Looking at the obituaries for Ted Williams, in relation to other baseball players who lost parts of their careers to military service, we can see that the focus, as of 2002, rested on his military service as well as his baseball accomplishments. For … Read More Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part II

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Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part I

Note: I presented this paper at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference in Philadelphia. “The country lost a great American today.” This statement from the USA Today‘s obituary of Ted Williams, who died on July 5, 2002, almost one year after September 11 and the beginning of the “War on Terror,” serves as a reminder that sports plays an integral role rhetorically in … Read More Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part I