Steven Mailloux was assistant professor of English, Temple University, 1976–77; assistant professor of English, University of Miami, 1977–79; associate professor of English, University of Miami, 1979–82; professor of English, Syracuse University, 1982–86; professor of English, University of California, Irvine, 1987–91; Chancellor’s Professor of rhetoric, University of California, Irvine, 1991–2010; 2009–present; President’s Professor of rhetoric, Loyola Marymount University. His work in reader- response criticism and American New Pragmatism reengaged contemporary literary theory with ancient rhetoric. Rhetorical hermeneutics was his invention.
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