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The members of the Rhetoric Group publish primarily in the Scandinavian languages. Here is an overview of some of these books as well as a list of international publications.


Selected books


Speechwriting in theory and practice 

Authors: Kjeldsen, J.E., Kiewe, A., Lund, M., Barnholdt Hansen, J.


Rhetorical Audience studies 

Editors: Kjeldsen, Jens E. 


Scandinavian studies in Rhetoric 

Editors: Jens E. Kjeldsen & Jan Grue 


Selected articles 


The Rhetoric of Digital Presentation Tools in Politics: The Case of Visual Knowledge in President Obama's Enhanced State Of the Union 

Author: Kjeldsen, Jens E. 


Affective Polarization in Multiparty Systems? Comparing Affective Polarization Towards Voters and Parties in Norway and the United States

Author: Erik Knudsen


Eager to Be in Touch with the World: The Practice and Study of Rhetoric in Scandinavia

Author: Kjeldsen, Jens E. 


Hostility online: Flaming, trolling, and the public debate

Author: Ida Vikøren Andersen


How the public understands news media trust: An open-ended approach 

Authors: Erik Knudsen, Stefan Dahlberg & Magnus H. Iversen


Instead of the deliberative debate : How the principle of expression plays out in the news-generated Facebook discussion

Author: Ida Vikøren Andersen


The other other. Representations and rhetorical estrangement of anti-immigration positions in Scandinavian print media, 1970 – 2016

Author: Hagelund, Anniken & Kjeldsen, Jens E. 


Royal Interventions in the Public Discourse on Immigration: Rhetorical Topoi on Immigration in the New Year’s Speeches of the Scandinavian Monarchs

Authors: Kjeldsen, Jens E. 


Visual rhetorical argumentation

Author: Kjeldsen, Jens E. 


Studying Rhetorical Audiences – a Call for Qualitative Reception Studies in Argumentation and Rhetoric

Author: Kjeldsen, Jens E. 


Symbolic Condensation and Thick Representation in Visual and Multimodal Communication 

Author: Kjeldsen, Jens E. 




Kjeldsen, Jens Elmelund 2008: ”Rhetorical situations. The Rhetorical Situation and the Rhetorical Study in a Complex, Changeable and Hypermediated World”, i (red.) Nico Carpentier og Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt Democracy, Journalism and Technology: New Developments in an Enlarged Europe. Tartu University Press. Tartu.

Kjeldsen, Jens Elmelund 2008: ”Visualizing egalitarianism – political print ads in Denmark”, side 139-160 i (red.) Jesper Strömbäck, Toril Aalberg & Mark Ørsten Political Communication in the Nordic Countries. Nordicom. Göteborg.

Kjeldsen, Jens Elmelund 2007: ”Visual Argumentation in Scandinavian Political Advertising: A Cognitive, Contextual, and Reception Oriented Approach”, s. 124-132 i Argumentation & Advocacy, Volumen 43, Numbers 3 & 4 / Winter and Spring 2007. Special issue on visual argumentation, edited by Leo Groarke & David Birdsell.

Kjeldsen, Jens Elmelund 2006: ”The Rhetoric of PowerPoint”, publiceret på Seminar.net Media, Technology & Lifelong learning. Vol. 2 - Issue 1 2006. Se: http://seminar.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=1