Mark Longaker

Professor
The University of Texas at Austin

My first job after college was teaching Spanish and English at a New Orleans public high school. I still think of myself, first and foremost, as a teacher. At UT, I offer undergraduate classes in first-year writing, rhetorical analysis, and the history of rhetoric. I’ve written a couple of textbooks that draw on my classroom efforts. I teach graduate classes about the connections among Enlightenment philosophy, Marxism, and rhetorical theory. I’ve also published scholarly essays and a couple of books on the history of rhetoric, focusing on the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in Western Europe, Great Britain, and America.

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