"The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos"Published in Rhetoric Review

My article, "The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos," has been published in Rhetoric Review. 

ABSTRACT: The present moment has been largely omitted from discussion of the rhetorical context and composing process. This omission forfeits the textual and contextual richness of the moment as well as causes potential obstacles to composing. I look at one concept that does point to the present, kairos, and suggest that attention to the kairotic present can enhance the rhetorical situation in two ways: by including inherent flux as a component in rhetoric and by emphasizing actual time rather than hypothetical time. I propose the development of a praxis—a form of mindful progymnasmata—that explores the present moment and fosters kairotic practice by reconfiguring Buddhist mindfulness instruction.

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