Research in Rhetoric – University of Copenhagen

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Rhetoric

The Rhetoric Section holds a unique place in European rhetoric research. Dating back to the early 1970s, it was the first rhetoric programme to emerge in a contemporary university setting in Europe.

The scholarly strength of the section lies in its integrated historical, critical, and theoretical approach to rhetoric’s role in civic life. The majority of research falls under the rubric of rhetorical criticism. In particular, research on rhetorical citizenship, argumentation, and history of rhetoric has impacted international rhetorical scholarship theoretically and conceptually.

The section holds a significant role in the Nordic rhetoric environment. The international journal Rhetorica Scandinavica has been edited by faculty at the Rhetoric Section since 2011.

Staff at the Rhetoric Section

Research groups 

Debate Culture
Contact: Christian Kock

History of Danish Rhetoric
Contact: Hanne Roer