John Gage

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Center for Teaching Writing
  • Phone: 541-346-3922
  • Office: 301K Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment
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Publications include The Shape of Reason; In the Arresting Eye: The Rhetoric of Imagism; "An Adequate Epistemology for Composition: Classical and Modern Perspectives;" and "Rhetoric and Dialectic in Robert Frost's 'A Masque of Reason'."


Interests include Rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, and twentieth-century American poetry.


The Shape of Reason

John Gage’s book, The Shape of Reason, helps students understand argument as inquiry and teaches critical thinking, writing as reasoned inquiry, and reasoning itself as a natural and informal process’

The Promise of Reason

The scholarly essays in this collection testify to the enduring legacy  of The New Rhetoric, the 20th-century’s most important treatise on  argumentation.  Contributors from around the world discuss concepts from  the treatise and apply them to an understanding of practical reasoning.    The book derives from the international Promise of Reason Conference  held at the University of... Read more


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