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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Carol Poster

Media & Culture

University   York University
E-Mail Address   cposter@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416)736-5900 ext. 33846
Office Location   Calumet College, 328
Office Hours   TBA


Education

B.A. (Hollins College); M.A. (E. Washington); Ph.D. (Missouri)

Biography

Professor Poster is an historian of rhetoric, with interests in rhetoric of philosophy and religion. Her main period of study is antiquity, and her secondary period nineteenth century (British). Her publications include Letter-Writing Manuals from Antiquity to the Present (co-edited with Linda Mitchell, South Carolina 2007), three poetry chapbooks, translations of Plautus (Johns Hopkins Complete Roman Drama), Aristophanes (Penn Complete Greek Drama), and Jacques Prévert (White Pine Press), and three books of commercial non-fiction, as well as numerous scholarly essays in periodicals and essay collections. She is recipient of the Gildersleeve Prize (American Journal of Philology), the Kneupper Award (Rhetoric Society Quarterly), and fellowships from the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry, the Huntington Library, the Tanner Humanities Centre, and the Centre for Theology and Natural Science.

Research Interests

Rhetoric, Ancient, Victorian, Religion

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan