Author: Sergio C. Figueiredo

Sergio C. Figueiredo is an Associate Professor of Media and Rhetoric in the Department of English at Kennesaw State University. Sergio is the translator of Inventing Comics: A New Translation of Rodolphe Töpffer’s Essays on Graphic Storytelling, Media Rhetorics, and Aesthetic Practice.

Introduction This post is an extension of my previous work on Rodolphe Töpffer and the rhetorical histories of new media practices (Inventing Comics), and marks the start of two book-length projects: (1) a translation of Henri Saint-Simon’s (with Olinde Rodrigues) 1825 essay recognized as one of the first references to the literary and artistic vanguard, a term consciously adopted from the French military as a metaphor for a new social and institutional (academic) order for post-industrial societies; and (2) a monograph growing out of Töpffer’s and Saint-Simon’s work, tentatively titled, Rhetoric and the Humanities in an Electrate University. These two…

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