Nostalgic Design: Making Memories in the Rhetoric Classroom

@article{Kurlinkus2021NostalgicDM,
  title={Nostalgic Design: Making Memories in the Rhetoric Classroom},
  author={William C. Kurlinkus},
  journal={Rhetoric Society Quarterly},
  year={2021},
  volume={51},
  pages={422 - 438}
}
ABSTRACT What does it mean to be literate in contemporary rhetorics of nostalgia? How can such knowledge lead to a better-designed world? From scrutinizing digital technologies of longing like Facebook’s On This Day to pursuing Afrofuturistic traditions toward neostalgic tomorrows, this essay surveys the human need to bathe in lost pasts, how such longing is coded into our lives, and how it can be activated by rhetoric students to design equitable futures. In doing so, I propose five tenets of… 

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