Rhetoric and Language
Jonathan  Hunt

Jonathan Hunt

Associate Professor

Jonathan Hunt received a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in World Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Prior to his arrival at USF in 2012, he was Associate Director the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. At USF, he teaches RHET 110, 120, 130, and 131.
In his research, Jonathan is most interested in "outlaw" rhetoric: rhetoric that violates norms of decorum. He has contributed to The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004) and The World Is a Text (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009). His most recent publication is an article on rhetoric and swearing, entitled "From Cacemphaton to Cher: Foul Language and Evidence in the Rhetorical Tradition," which appeared in Relevant Rhetoric in 2012.