Thomas J. Rickert

I am a Professor in the English Department. My areas of interest include histories and theories of rhetoric, critical theory, composition, cultural studies, and network culture.

My second book, Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being, was published by the U of Pittsburgh Press in 2013. Some of my recent publications include "Parmenides, Ontological Enaction, and the Prehistory of Rhetoric" in Philosophy and Rhetoric 47.4 (2014) and "The Whole of the Moon: Latour, Context, and the Problem of Holism" in The Object of Rhetoric: Assembling and Disassembling Bruno Latour, eds. Lynch and Rivers (forthcoming 2015). My current book project is investigating a prehistory of rhetoric. I serve as one of the editors for the Janice Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition for Parlor Press. I also serve as an editor for the online journal Enculturation.

Recent courses include Postmodern theory (Engl 626), Rhetoric and Posthumanism (Engl 680P), and a genealogy of the contemporary university (Engl 680I).

Office: HEAV 301C
Phone: 494-3719