Edward Schiappa

Edward Schiappa

Edward Schiappa

Edward Schiappa conducts research in argumentation, classical rhetoric, media influence, and contemporary rhetorical theory. His current research explores the scope and function of rhetorical studies, including the relationship between rhetorical theory and critical media studies. He has published ten books and his research has appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Rhetoric, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Review, Argumentation, Communication Monographs, and Communication Theory. He has served as editor of Argumentation and Advocacy and received NCA's Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award in 2000 and the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Distinguished Scholar Award in 2006. He was named a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar in 2009. Schiappa is Head of CMS/W and John E. Burchard Professor of the Humanities.

  • Visual Persuasion in the Digital Age

    Visual Persuasion in the Digital Age

    CMS/W Head Edward Schiappa: “Communicators need to think of visual and verbal messages as different media, that visual is king in a digital era, and that one’s mediated identity is one’s “real” identity for your audience.”

     
  • In Medias Res, Fall 2014

    In Medias Res, Fall 2014

    Featuring the photography of B.D. Colen, introductions to Coco Fusco and Marjorie Liu, the awesomeness of @mitblogs_ebooks, and alumni updates.

     
  • In Medias Res Spring 2014

    In Medias Res Spring 2014

    This issue of In Medias Res features the role of the arts in CMS/W — its history, alumni accomplishments in arts research, and events foregrounding the field.

     
  • Introducing Ed Schiappa

    Introducing Ed Schiappa

    New to MIT but long familiar to CMS/W, Edward Schiappa brings a background in both classical rhetoric and contemporary media studies — a rare combination.

     
  • Beyond Representational Correctness: Rethinking Criticism of Popular Media
Edward Schiappa
SUNY Press, 2008

    Beyond Representational Correctness: Rethinking Criticism of Popular Media

    “In this provocative book, Edward Schiappa argues that representational correctness is unproductive, antagonistic to audience research.”