Robin reames

601 South Morgan Street (MC 162)
University Hall, Suite 2024
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312.413.2244
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

After completing her Ph.D. in Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University, Robin Reames taught writing and speech at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She joined the English faculty at UIC in 2012.

Her research is in the history of rhetoric, ancient and contemporary rhetorical theory, theories of language, and Martin Heidegger's interpretations of Aristotelian logos. Her current projects concern the theory of rhetorical logos in antiquity--understood not as reason or logical argumentation, but as the primordial power of human speech. She is also working on a project that considers in the impact of first century B.C.E. rhetorical theory on the composition of Paul's letters in the New Testament. So far, she has published articles in Philosophy and Rhetoric and Rhetorica, where she examines the logos of both Heraclitus and Plato, and its influence on the logos of Aristotle's rhetorical theory.

Reames has taught courses in rhetorical theory (both historical and contemporary), political rhetoric, speech, argumentation, writing, research, as well as courses in literature and literary theory.