Title

Insights from Illustrators: the Rhetorical Invention of Paleontology Representations

Abstract

This study focuses on the intersection of visual rhetoric with rhetoric of science by examining the rhetorical context in which natural science illustrators operate as they represent paleontology. Field methods were employed to study the rhetorical context in which paleontology becomes represented through art; this article reports the findings from the field study and contextualizes the study in rhetorical theories of invention and a discussion of social versus scientific facts. The research highlights some differences between what experts know and what public audiences perceive, offering insight into why those differences exist.

Department(s)

English and Technical Communication

Keywords and Phrases

rhetorical context

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Paleontology

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, All rights reserved.


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