Victor Vitanza speaking at the University of Texas at Austin's Computer Writing and Research Lab in the fall of 2007.
Dr. Vitanza is Professor and Director of Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University. His talk is entitled "Scars" and is an exploratory piece for his current project Design as Dasein. This text is the third in a trilogy, following Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric (SUNY 1997) and Chaste Rape (under consideration for publication).
Dr. Vitanza returns to UT for the first time since 1991. His first visit was in 1986 when Jim Berlin invited him to deliver a paper called "Critical Sub/Versions of the History of Philosophical Rhetoric," a paper that was eventually published in Rhetoric Review. In 1991, he visited UT again to deliver a paper on Jean Jean-François Lyotard's Differend.