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John Logie

John Logie

Department of Writing Studies Room 206 NCCE 315 Pillsbury Dr SE

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John Logie is best known for "Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion," a book on the role of rhetoric in the debates over peer-to-peer technologies (e.g. Napster, Grokster). He writes on the Internet, visual rhetoric, remix cultures, copyright, and the conflicts that arise with changes in communicative  technologies. His next project is titled "Writing in the Cloud" and examines the material and conceptual shifts we are experiencing as writing moves farther and farther away from the composer.


  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Internet Studies
  • Copyright
  • Authorship
  • Rhetorical Invention
  • peer-to-peer technologies
  • visual rhetoric

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: English, Penn State, University Park, PA, 1999.
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