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Visualizing Words and Knowledge: Arts of Memory from the Agora to the Computer
This dissertation examines rhetoric’s fourth canon—the art of memory—tracing its development through the classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Expand
Excavating the Memory Palace: An Account of the Disappearance of Mnemonic Imagery from English Rhetoric, 1550–1650
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the visual precepts of rhetoric’s fourth canon found themselves at odds with the iconoclasm of England’s Protestant elite. Under this negative influence,Expand
The elusive digital/critical synthesis
In the first Debates in the Digital Humanities, Alan Liu argued that digital humanists risk losing a seat at the “table of debate” if they continue to emphasize tools and databases to the exclusionExpand
Visualizing Words and Knowledge: Arts of Memory for the Digital Age
This article attempts to revitalize rhetoric's fourth canon, the art of memory, as an art of visualization that enables writers to develop a robust working memory of their texts. Expand