Heuristic Rhetorical Models: Artistic Creativity, Artistic Analysis, and Arts of Engagement

Dr. Charles Beck
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A Rhetorical Model of Communication can serve as a heuristic tool for examining artistic creativity, artistic analysis, and the categories providing the focus for this conference, Arts of Engagement. The Rhetorical Process Model of Communication builds on a systems model, but divides the human communication process into objective and subjective dimensions. The central pcocess onf the model focuses on the subjective purpose and the objective method within communication. The model has previosuly provided an heuristic for examining the processes involved in leadership, management, teamwork, mentoring, and education. This paper will adapt the model as an heuristic to anlayze the process of Artistic Creativity, by focusing on the individual artist. It then examines the aesthetic process of artistic criticism, form the viewpoint of outside observers, including professional critics, the viewing public, and art foundations. Finally the categories of the model itself seem to provide an integrative way to classify the various streams used in this conference on Arts of Engagement.

Keywords: Models, Rhetorical Process, Communication Model, Artistic Creativity, Artistic Analysis, Arts of Engagement
Stream: Analysing Artforms
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Charles Beck

Associate Professor, Management & Communication, College of Business and Administration, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Charles Beck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in philosophy; he was in graduate school at Notre Dame when, prompted by a draft notice, he enlisted in the "all volunteer" US Air Force. He worked as a maintence supervisor, obtained an MA degree in English Literature, and began teaching composition and technical writing at the USAF Academy. He has taught at the AF Institute of Technology, the US Naval Academy, Wright State University, George Washington University, and the University of Colorado. In addition to traditional courses in literature and literary criticism, he developed cross disciplinary courses in Science and Literature, Bible as Literature, and Managerial Communication. He has a PhD in Higher Education Administration, with a focus on Business Administration. Prentice Hall published his text Managerial Communication: Bridging Tehory and Practice. His recent work includes comunication theory as the underlying basis of management, leadership, and teamwork. He is currently expanding his theoretical base to include artistic creation and art criticism.

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