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Ernest Stromberg

Ernest Stromberg (Ph.D. 1996) published American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance: Word Medicine, Word Magic (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006).  The book presents a critical and theoretical analysis of American Indian rhetorical practices in both canonical and previously overlooked texts: autobiographies, memoirs, prophecies, and oral storytelling traditions. Stromberg assembles essays from a range of academic disciplines that investigate the rhetorical strategies of Native American orators, writers, activists, leaders, and intellectuals.  He is Director of the Humanities and Communication at Cal State Monterey Bay, working in Rhetoric and Communication and Native American Studies.  Many will remember Ernie’s work here as an Assistant Director of the Composition Program.