History and Theory of Rhetoric Book PDF

History and Theory of Rhetoric

  • Author : James A. Herrick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781317347842

History and Theory of Rhetoric Book Description :

The History and Theory of Rhetoric offers discussion of the history of rhetorical studies in the Western tradition, from ancient Greece to contemporary American and European theorists that is easily accessible to students. By tracing the historical progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists of the 5th Century B.C. all the way to contemporary studies–such as the rhetoric of science and feminist rhetoric–this comprehensive text helps students understand how persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our daily worlds. Students gain conceptual framework for evaluating and practicing persuasive writing and speaking in a wide range of settings and in both written and visual media. Known for its clear writing style and contemporary examples throughout, The History and Theory of Rhetoric emphasizes the relevance of rhetoric to today's students.

History and Theory of Rhetoric Book PDF

History and Theory of Rhetoric

  • Author : James A. Herrick
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0137782004

History and Theory of Rhetoric Book Description :

Rhetoric in the Middle Ages Book PDF

Rhetoric in the Middle Ages

  • Author : James Jerome Murphy
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1981-01-01
  • Genre : Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 0520044061

Rhetoric in the Middle Ages Book Description :

Property And Persuasion Book PDF

Property And Persuasion

  • Author : Carol M Rose
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781000308358

Property And Persuasion Book Description :

With socialism largely discredited in recent years, the moral and legal status of private property has become an increasingly important area for discussion in contemporary political and social thought. Offering a contribution to legal theory, and to political and social philosophy, this work examines the two currently dominant traditions - those of neo-conservative utilitarianism and liberal communitarianism - emphasizing the strengths of both approaches and laying the groundwork for a theory to bridge the gap between them.

The Ends of Rhetoric Book PDF

The Ends of Rhetoric

  • Author : John B. Bender
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0804718180

The Ends of Rhetoric Book Description :

The discipline of rhetoric - adapted through a wide range of reformulations to the specific requirements of Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance societies - dominated European education and discourse, whether public or private, for more than two thousand years. The end of classical rhetoric's domination was brought about by a combination of social and cultural transformations that occured between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Concurrent with the 'theory boom' of recent decades, rhetoric has appeared as a center of discussion in the humanities and social sciences. Rhetorical inquiry, as it is thought and practiced today, occurs in an interdisciplinary matrix that touches on philosophy, linguistics, communication studies, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, sociology, anthropology, and political theory. Rhetoric is now an area of study without accepted certainties, a territory not yet parceled into topical subdivisions, a mode of discourse that adheres to no fixed protocols. It is a noisy field in the cybernetic sense of the term: a fertile ground for creative innovation. This volume embodies the interdisciplinary character of rhetoric. The essays draw on wide-ranging conceptual resources, and combine historical, theoretical, and practical points of view. The contributors develop a variety of perspectives on the central concepts of rhetorical theory, on the work of some of its major proponents, and on the breaks and continuities of its history. The spectrum of thematic concern is broad, extending from the Greek polis to the multi-ethnic city of modern America, from Aristotle to poststructuralism, from questions of figural language to problems of persuasion and interaction. But a common interdisciplinary interest runs through all the essays: the effort to rethink rhetoric within the contemporary epistemological situation. In this sense, the book opens new possibilities for research within the human sciences.

Rhetoric and Kairos Book PDF

Rhetoric and Kairos

  • Author : Phillip Sipiora
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780791489383

Rhetoric and Kairos Book Description :

The first comprehensive discussion of the history, theory, and practice of kairos: that is of the role “timeliness” or “right-timing” plays in human deliberation, speech, and action.

Rhetoric and Human Consciousness Book PDF

Rhetoric and Human Consciousness

  • Author : Craig R. Smith
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-12
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN : 9781478635666

Rhetoric and Human Consciousness Book Description :

For two decades, students and instructors have relied on award-winning author Craig Smith’s detailed description and analysis of rhetorical theories and the historical contexts for major thinkers who advanced them. He employs key themes from important philosophical schools in this well-researched chronicle of rhetoric and human consciousness. One is that rhetoric is a response to uncertainty. The modern philosophers, like the naturalists of ancient Greece and the Scholastics who preceded them, tried to end uncertainty by combining the discoveries of science and psychology with rationalism. Their aim was progress and a consensus among experts as to what truth is. However, where modernism proved ineffective, rhetoric was revived to fill the breach. Another significant theme is that different conceptions of human consciousness lead to different theories of rhetoric, and for every major school of thought, another school of thought forms in reaction. Classic and contemporary examples demonstrate the usefulness of rhetorical theory, especially its ability to inform and guide. By providing probes for rhetorical criticism, discussions also demonstrate that rhetorical criticism illustrates, verifies, and refines rhetorical theory. Thus, the synergistic relationship between theory and criticism in rhetoric is no different than in other arts: Theory informs practice; analysis of successful practice refines theory. Smith’s absorbing study has been expanded to include thorough treatments of rhetoric in the Romantic Era, feminist and queer theory, and historical context for the creation of rhetorical theory and its use in public address.

Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy Book PDF

Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy

  • Author : Gae Lyn Henderson
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-05
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9780809335060

Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy Book Description :

The study of propaganda's uses in modern democracy highlights important theoretical questions about normative rhetorical practices. Edited by Gae Lyn Henderson and M. J. Braun, Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy: History, Theory, Analysis advances our understanding of propaganda and rhetoric. Essays focus on historical figures, examining the development of the theory of propaganda during the rise of industrialism and the later changes of a mass-mediated society. Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy offers new perspectives on the history of propaganda, explores how it has evolved during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and advances a much more nuanced understanding of what it means to call discourse propaganda.

A New History of Classical Rhetoric Book PDF

A New History of Classical Rhetoric

  • Author : George A. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781400821471

A New History of Classical Rhetoric Book Description :

George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric, one that is sure to become a standard for its time. Kennedy begins by identifying the rhetorical features of early Greek literature that anticipated the formulation of "metarhetoric," or a theory of rhetoric, in the fifth and fourth centuries b.c.e. and then traces the development of that theory through the Greco-Roman period. He gives an account of the teaching of literary and oral composition in schools, and of Greek and Latin oratory as the primary rhetorical genre. He also discusses the overlapping disciplines of ancient philosophy and religion and their interaction with rhetoric. The result is a broad and engaging history of classical rhetoric that will prove especially useful for students and for others who want an overview of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

Novantiqua Book PDF


  • Author : Paolo Valesio
  • Publisher : Advances in Semiotics
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005189264

Novantiqua Book Description :

"This is an important book: original, erudite, useful and ambitious." —Quarterly Journal of Speech "A remarkable book... sure to be of lasting interest... to be reckoned with by all rhetorical theorists." —Choice This is the first contemporary attempt at a holistic theory of rhetoric, well grounded in the context of cultural and social history. Arguing that rhetoric has always been an independent, objective, essential factor in human interaction, Valesio views it as coextensive with human speech in use.

Jewish Rhetorics Book PDF

Jewish Rhetorics

  • Author : Michael Bernard-Donals
  • Publisher : Brandeis University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-02
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781611686401

Jewish Rhetorics Book Description :

This volume, the first of its kind, establishes and clarifies the significance of Jewish rhetorics as its own field and as a field within rhetoric studies. Diverse essays illuminate and complicate the editors' definition of a Jewish rhetorical stance as allowing speakers to maintain a "resolute sense of engagement" with their fellows and their community, while also remaining aware of the dislocation from the members of those communities. Topics include the historical and theoretical foundations of Jewish rhetorics; cultural variants and modes of cultural expression; and intersections with Greco-Roman, Christian, Islamic, and contemporary rhetorical theory and practice. In addition, the contributors examine gender and Yiddish, and evaluate the actual and potential effect of Jewish rhetorics on contemporary scholarship and on the ways we understand and teach language and writing. The contributors include some of the world's leading scholars of rhetoric, writing, and Jewish studies.

Rhetorical Touch Book PDF

Rhetorical Touch

  • Author : Shannon Walters
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781611173840

Rhetorical Touch Book Description :

Rhetorical Touch argues for an understanding of touch as a rhetorical art by approaching the sense of touch through the kinds of bodies and minds that rhetorical history and theory have tended to exclude. In resistance to a rhetorical tradition focused on shaping able bodies and neurotypical minds, Shannon Walters explores how people with various disabilities—psychological, cognitive, and physical—employ touch to establish themselves as communicators and to connect with disabled and nondisabled audiences. In doing so, she argues for a theory of rhetoric that understands and values touch as rhetorical. Essential to her argument is a redefinition of key concepts and terms—the rhetorical situation, rhetorical identification, and the appeals of ethos (character), pathos (emotion), and logos (logic or message). By connecting Empedoclean and sophistic theories to Aristotelian rhetoric and Burkean approaches, Walters’s methods mobilize a wide range of key figures in rhetorical history and theory in response to the context of disability. Using Empedocles’ tactile approach to logos, Walters shows how the iterative writing processes of people with psychological disabilities shape crucial spaces for identification based on touch in online and real life spaces. Mobilizing the touch-based properties of the rhetorical practice of mētis, Walters demonstrates how rhetors with autism approach the crafting of ethos in generative and embodied ways. Rereading the rhetorical practice of kairos in relation to the proximity between bodies, Walters demonstrates how writers with physical disabilities move beyond approaches of pathos based on pity and inspiration. The volume also includes a classroom-based exploration of the discourses and assumptions regarding bodies in relation to haptic, or touch-based, technologies. Because the sense of touch is the most persistent of the senses, Walters argues that in contexts of disability and in situations in which people with and without d

Writing Groups Book PDF

Writing Groups

  • Author : Anne Ruggles Gere
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1987-04-10
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9780809313549

Writing Groups Book Description :

Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials as well as historical accounts of American education and the self-help tradition of education in the United States, this book examines the origins, theoretical bases, and implications of writing groups. Following an introduction that points out the varied circumstances under which writing groups develop, the book looks into writing groups from three points of view. The first section deals with history, and contains chapters on writing groups inside academic institutions--such as college literary societies like Harvard's Spy Club and Hasty Pudding Club--and groups outside of academic institutions, which started out mainly as mutual improvement groups and are still prevalent. In the second section, which covers writing group theory, are chapters on collaborative learning (as opposed to the common image of writing in isolation) and theories of language development (mainly Marxist and structuralist). Implications of writing groups are the focus of the third section, which includes a chapter of suggestions for writing group formation and activities, and a chapter on theories of literacy that concentrates on its social aspects. Two extensive bibliographies are included: the first is an annotated list of primary sources which is organized by year, while the second is an alphabetical listing of works consulted. (SKC)

Doing Rhetorical History Book PDF

Doing Rhetorical History

  • Author : Kathleen J. Turner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 081730925X

Doing Rhetorical History Book Description :

Collectively, their work tests theory and complements criticism while standing as a distinct and valid approach in and of itself.

Reinventing  with  Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies Book PDF

Reinventing with Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

  • Author : Andrea Alden
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release Date : 2019-10-21
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9781607328933

Reinventing with Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies Book Description :

Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies collects original scholarship that takes up and extends the practices of inventive theorizing that characterize Sharon Crowley’s body of work. Including sixteen chapters by established and emerging scholars and an interview with Crowley, the book shows that doing theory is a contingent and continual rhetorical process that is indispensable for understanding situations and their potential significance—and for discovering the available means of persuasion. For Crowley, theory is a basic building block of rhetoric “produced by and within specific times and locations as a means of opening other ways of believing or acting.” Doing theory, in this sense, is the practice of surveying the common sense of the community (doxa) and discovering the available means of persuasion (invention). The ultimate goal of doing theory is not to prescribe certain actions but to ascertain what options exist for rhetors to see the world differently, to discover new possibilities for thought and action, and thereby to effect change in the world. The scholarship collected in Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies takes Crowley’s notion of theory as an invitation to develop new avenues for believing and acting. By reinventing the understanding of theory and its role in the field, this collection makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetorical studies and writing studies. It will be valuable to scholars, teachers, and students interested in diverse theoretical directions in rhetoric and writing studies as well as in race, gender, and disability theories, religious rhetorics, digital rhetoric, and the history of rhetoric. Publication supported in part by the Texas Tech University Humanities Center. Contributors: Jason Barrett-Fox, Geoffrey Clegg, Kirsti Cole, Joshua Daniel-Wariya, Diane Davis, Rebecca Disrud, Bre Garrett, Catherine C. Gouge, Debra Hawhee, Matthew Heard, Joshua C. Hilst, David G. Ho

Theorizing Histories of Rhetoric Book PDF

Theorizing Histories of Rhetoric

  • Author : Michelle Ballif
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-25
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780809332113

Theorizing Histories of Rhetoric Book Description :

During the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, historians of rhetoric, composition, and communication vociferously theorized historiographical motivations and methodologies for writing histories in their fields. After this fertile period of rich, contested, and impassioned theorization, scholars busily undertook the composition of numerous historical works, complicating master narratives and recovering silenced voices and rhetorical practices. Yet, though historians in these fields have gone about the business of writing histories, the discussion of theorization has been quiet. In this welcome volume, fifteen scholars consider, once again, the theory of historiography, asking difficult questions about the purposes and methodologies of writing histories of rhetoric, broadly defined, and questioning what it means, what it should mean, what it could mean to write histories of rhetoric, composition, and communication. Normal.dotm 0 0 1 264 1508 SIU Press 12 3 1851 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} The topics addressed include the privileging of the literary and the textual over material artifacts as prime sources of evidence in the study of classical rhetoric, the use of rhetorical hermeneutics as a methodology for interpreting past practices, the investigation of feminist methodologies that do not fit into the dominant modes of feminist historiographical work and the examination of archives with a queer eye to better

Rhetoric 78 Book PDF

Rhetoric 78

  • Author : Robert L. Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre : Rhetoric
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080726436

Rhetoric 78 Book Description :

Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine Book PDF

Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine

  • Author : Judy Segal
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-08
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 0809326779

Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine Book Description :

Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine explores persistent health conditions that resist conventional medical solutions. Using a range of rhetorical principles, Segal analyzes how patients and their illnesses are formed within the physician/patient relationship. In a cycle of influence, patients convince physicians they are ill, and physicians encourage patients to adhere to treatments. The intractable problem of a patient's rejection of a doctor's advice, says Segal, can be considered a rhetorical failure, a failure of persuasion. Relying on a broad interdisciplinary foundation to explain health and illness, Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine offers both historical and contemporary perspectives on health and medicine. Examining the discourse of medicine through case studies, applications, and analyses, Segal illustrates how illnesses are formed in ways that limit patients' choices and satisfaction. She examines contemporary medical complexities, from a patient's difficult journey through the medical system to the rhetoric of death and dying. Segal explores the persuasive forces that influence treatment options at the end of life and suggests that a new public rhetoric is at odds with the persistent biomedical rhetoric of death as failure. She also illuminates psychiatric conditions, infectious diseases, genetic testing, and cosmetic surgeries through the lens of rhetorical theory.

Rhetoric Book PDF


  • Author : William A. Covino
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 835
  • ISBN : UOM:39076001670889

Rhetoric Book Description :

*HA02, Rhetoric: Concepts, Definitions, Boundaries, William A. Covino(University of Illinois at Chicago), David A. Jolliffe(University of Illinois at Chicago), U1581-0, 640 pp., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, 0-02-325321-5, paperbound, 1995, $22.50nk, August*/RHETORIC provides a comprehensive overview of the major concepts of rhetorical theory, developed throughout history to the present. The text is divided into four parts: an introduction, defining rhetoric conceptually and historically and interrogating the definitions it proposes; a glossary, providing explanations of important concepts, periods, and individuals; a selection of perspectives by major scholars; and a collection of 13 readings and related commentaries, focusing on the relationship of rhetoric to other fields.