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Beyond Genres of Convention Rhetoric: Barack Obama’s Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention

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Barack Obama’s keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention is one of the most significant speeches in American political history. The speech not only catapulted the freshman Senator from Illinois into the national arena, but it helped to shape the identity of a Democratic Party striving to define itself. In his analysis of party convention addresses, Pfau notes that to the extent that there has “always been an element of posturing and staging to the national party convention,” the “attempts by contemporary commentators to propound the view that recent party conventions have fallen far below the lofty standards set by early conventions seem misplaced.” This analysis of Barack Obama’s keynote address does not challenge Pfau’s conclusion, but rather suggests that the assumption of distinct “deliberative” and “epideictic” genres is itself misleading. Obama’s address, while fulfilling assumptions of epideictic address such as party unity and rallying around shared values, also argues for the direction and future of a party in transition and, thus, plays a deliberative role.
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Trcka, Jakub. "Beyond Genres of Convention Rhetoric: Barack Obama’s Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 96th Annual Convention, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p423845_index.html>

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Trcka, J. "Beyond Genres of Convention Rhetoric: Barack Obama’s Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 96th Annual Convention, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p423845_index.html

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Abstract: Barack Obama’s keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention is one of the most significant speeches in American political history. The speech not only catapulted the freshman Senator from Illinois into the national arena, but it helped to shape the identity of a Democratic Party striving to define itself. In his analysis of party convention addresses, Pfau notes that to the extent that there has “always been an element of posturing and staging to the national party convention,” the “attempts by contemporary commentators to propound the view that recent party conventions have fallen far below the lofty standards set by early conventions seem misplaced.” This analysis of Barack Obama’s keynote address does not challenge Pfau’s conclusion, but rather suggests that the assumption of distinct “deliberative” and “epideictic” genres is itself misleading. Obama’s address, while fulfilling assumptions of epideictic address such as party unity and rallying around shared values, also argues for the direction and future of a party in transition and, thus, plays a deliberative role.


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