Books on rhetorical theory

Rhetorical genre studies 81 course goals, policies, assignments, and course schedule. Pdf a practical approach to teaching rhetorical theory. Americas angloafrican word marie hochmuth nichols award for outstanding scholarship, national. Brent consciously draws on rhetorical theory and work in literacy studies as opposed to relying primarily on literary theory, which represents an important shift away from hypertext theory to digital rhetoric. Historical context reveals why rhetorical theories were created, while presentday examples demonstrate how they relate to the world in which we live.

Digital rhetoricintroduction to rhetorical practices. Genre studies is an academic subject which studies genre theory as a branch of general critical theory in several different fields, including the literary or artistic, linguistic, or rhetorical literary genre studies is a structuralist approach to the study of genre and genre theory in literary theory, film theory, and other cultural theories. History, theory, analysis advances our understanding of propaganda. Current in its theory and practical in its approach, the book encourages readers to apply rhetorical theory to their personal, professional, and civic worlds. An extensive introduction and epilogue by the editors thoughtfully examine the current state of the field and its future directions, focusing in particular on how theorists are negotiating the tensions between modernist. Rhetorical theories differ from one another depending upon the definition of rhetoric that serves as their starting point. Rhetorical criticism and theory in practice on apple books. Oxford handbook of rhetorical studies oxford handbooks.

For anyone interested in rhetorical theory, the revised second edition of this reader is simply a must have. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read rhetorical theory. According to ancient testimonies, aristotle wrote an early dialogue on rhetoric entitled grullos, in which he put forward the argument that rhetoric cannot be an art techne. He teaches courses in rhetorical theory and the relationship between rhetoric and social theory. Rhetorical theory, popular accounts, and general books.

This is a super book to first learn about rhet crit and related studies. Likewise, two rhetoric books attributed to menander of leodicea late 3rd century ce extended the genre of epideictic speaking with specialized. The humanist tradition by ernesto grassi 2001, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. As a meditation on the nature of human thought and action, this book starts with the proposition that human thinking is inherently and irreducibly social, and that the long rhetorical tradition in. This indispensable text brings together important essays on the themes, issues, and controversies. At the heart of theorizing about rhetoric, whether for the greeks or contemporary scholars, is what came to be called by lloyd bitzer in 1968 the rhetorical situation.

An introduction, second edition ebook written by timothy borchers, heather hundley. Seeming and being in platos rhetorical theory, reames. This indispensable text brings together important essays on the themes, issues, and controversies that have shaped the development of rhetorical theory since the. The literature that draws on contemporary rhetorical theoryfrom foucault, to derrida, to covino, to deleuze and guattarito inform digital texts, new media, systems, networks, and digitally mediated organizations is vast. The new chapter on narrative theory bridges the four chapters.

Literature, rhetoric, and poetry textbooks open textbook. Fundamentalist language and politics by harding the rhetoric of christian fundamentalism. Timmerman and edward schiappa 2014, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. In terms of giddens structuration theory, the genres provide us with the tools and resources to perform certain. For the first time in the history of drama criticism this book uses traditional rhetorical theory to evaluate moral values in. An introduction timothy borchers, heather hundley download bok. An engaging and accessible narrative accompanied by numerous relevant examples brings the theory and practice of rhetoric to life for students. Rhetoric by aristotle is the classic source of course. An introduction presents to undergraduate students a survey of classical and contemporary approaches to rhetorical theory. Rhetorical theory is fundamentally concerned with composition, forms, functions, means, venues, producers, audiences, effects, and criticism of discourse. Rhetorical theory and criticism in the first half of the 20th century was dominated by neoaristotelian criticism, the tenets of which were grounded in the rhetoric and were traditionally considered to have been summed up most clearly in 1925 by herbert wichelns. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read introduction to rhetorical theory. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search.

Sage video bringing teaching, learning and research to life. Throughout history, rhetorical theorists have provided a comprehensive account of how individuals fulfill each of these needs. Books, newspapers, journals, paintings, music, film, audio, sculpture, and. An introduction to history, theory, research, and pedagogy. Unlike other rhetorical theory textbooks, which are usually organized chronologically, hausers book is organized topically and focuses on contemporary. The book seeming and being in platos rhetorical theory, robin reames is published by university of chicago press. An introduction by timothy borchers and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. A theory of contemporary rhetoric describes, explains, and argues the overarching theory of contemporary rhetoric. An academic encyclopedia of rhetorical history and theory whose articles on major aspects of rhetoric are very strong. Sage books the ultimate social sciences digital library.

The book is hampered by an overly hierarchical organization. We will conclude with examples of how rhetorical criticism seeks to answer contemporary socio and political concerns. In addition to her work on theories of human communication, she has coauthored women speak. When treating style and the figures of rhetoric this resource departs from a chiefly historical approach to one informed by the taxonomies of modern linguistics.

Rhetorical theory is the theory which examines rhetoric in terms of its linguistic, cognitive, cultural, and philosophical implications and effects. Recommended readings in rhetoric silva rhetoricae byu. Genre studies is an academic subject which studies genre theory as a branch of general critical theory in several different fields, including the literary or artistic, linguistic, or rhetorical. This indispensable text brings together important essays on the themes, issues, and controversies that have shaped the development of rhetorical theory since the late 1960s. Rhetoric has evolved from oration to print and from print to electronic texts. Apr 24, 2020 rhetorical theory is the theory which examines rhetoric in terms of its linguistic, cognitive, cultural, and philosophical implications and effects. An introduction to history, theory, research, and pedagogy provides a critical overview of the rich body of scholarship that has informed a genre turn in rhetoric and composition, including a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from rhetorical theory, applied linguistics, sociology, philosophy, cognitive psychology, and literary theory. History, theory, and criticism of rhetoric the program of rhetoric at the university of pittsburgh has enjoyed considerable prominence since the 1920s. Rhetorical criticism and theory in practice, 4th ed. Confessions of a public speaker english and english edition.

Contemporary rhetorical theory a reader powells books. Rhetorical theory, second edition introduces a broad selection of classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to understanding and using rhetoric. Kjeldsen, phd, department of information science and media studies, university of bergen, norway. In addition to offering an accessible and comprehensive introduction to rhetoric in the european and north american context, the handbook includes an introduction with summaries of all 60 chapters, a timeline of major works of rhetorical theory, translations of all passages in greek and latin, and a glossary of more than 300 rhetorical terms. The term rhetoric, in its popular usage, typically has negative connotations. Rhetorical theory introduction 06 edition 9780534639181. Poulakos insists that rhetoric must be understood as an active, artistic enterprise, rather than reflected on as a conceptual science. Since then it has produced influential scholarship in the theory, the history and the criticism of rhetorical discourse. An introduction 2 by borchers, timothy, hundley, heather isbn. He is the coauthor with celeste michelle condit of crafting equality. There are many different branches of rhetorical theory, but they are all united by their focus on rhetoric itself and the ways in which it can be used and applied to different situations. This is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field. An extensive introduction and epilogue by the editors thoughtfully examine the current state of the field and its future directions. Rhetorical criticism and theory in practice by dann l.

Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. A theory of millennial rhetoric by oleary the rhetoric of apocalyptic religion. This contemporary understanding of rhetoric is at odds with a long history of. Buy a cheap copy of contemporary rhetorical theory. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. To explain praxis as applied to rhetorical theory, we will discuss the scope of rhetorical criticism, the purpose of this method, the kinds of knowledge produced, and the relationship between rhetorical theory and criticism. Books it doesnt give you a lot information but i think that it is great. The rhetoric is regarded by most rhetoricians as the most important single work on persuasion ever written. Rent rhetorical theory 2nd edition by borchers ebook 9781478637363 and save up to 80% on online textbooks at now. The book keeps the tradition of rhetorical theory alive while helping students, as well as scholars, to pursue new directions. Cq press your definitive resource for politics, policy and people. Gross and walzer concur, indicating that, just as alfred. Rhetorical minds meditations on the cognitive science of persuasion todd oakley.

Literary genre studies is a structuralist approach to the study of genre and genre theory in literary theory, film theory, and other cultural theories. Aristotle is generally credited with developing the basics of the system of rhetoric that thereafter served as its touchstone, influencing the development of rhetorical theory from ancient through modern times. Rhetoric department of communication university of pittsburgh. An extensive introduction and epilogue by the editors thoughtfully examine the current state of the field and its future directions, focusing in particular on how theorists are. An engaging and accessible narrative accompanied by numerous relevant examples brings the theory. Interpreting love narratives in east asian literature and film. Stillar, g f 1998, the resources of rhetorical theory, in analyzing everyday texts. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Sage reference the complete guide for your research journey.

Aristotles rhetoric stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Sage business cases real world cases at your fingertips. The something in this case is language or discourse. For teaching us these two lessons, norms of rhetorical culture is crucial reading for rhetorical theorists and critics. Seeming and being in platos rhetorical theory, reames all chicago ebooks are on sale at 30% off with the code ebook30. Helpful illustrations and examples in key chapters helped me understand how to understand analysis of movies, tv shows, speeches, and other forms of public persuasion. Principles of theory and practice thousand oaks, ca. The eloquence of womens lives, inviting transformation. Principles of theory and practice approaches argumentation from a rhetorical point of view and demonstrates how logical and dialectical considerations depend on the rhetorical features of the argumentative situation. The new chapter on publics theory complements the four chapters that introduce the broad themes and issues essential for a rhetorical approach to communication. Rhetorical theory rhetorical theory is the body of thought about human symbol use. Excellent for graduate studies in rhetorical theory broadly conceived. Waveland press rhetorical theory an introduction, second.

Historical rhetoricssophists old and newpoulakos, john. The second edition still contains the indisputable classics of rhetorical theory, but now also covers pertinent presentday topics. These chapters explore the topics surrounding digital rhetoric and work towards a theory for connecting rhetorical practices to electronic texts. Rhetoric department of communication university of. This indispensable text brings together important essays on the themes, issues, and controversies that have shaped the development of rhetorical theory since. Historical context reveals why rhetorical theories were created, while presentday examples. If you are reading a book on digital rhetoric, it is likely that you already have some sense of what rhetoric is and that it has established theories, methods, and practicesalong with an extensive number of potential definitions see kinney, 2007, for 114 pages of definitions, arranged chronologically from sappho, circa 600 bce, to john ramage, 2006. Indeed, many of the scholars who work on reframing or reimagining the classical canon of rhetoric draw on contemporary. From the moment we are born others are shaping our capacity for mental agency. Borchers organizes theoretical insights topically rather than chronologically, so readers are better able to track the similarities and differences in central ideas.

An introduction to history, theory, research, and pedagogy provides a critical overview of the rich body of scholarship that has informed a genre turn in rhetoric and composition, including a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from rhetorical theory, applied linguistics, sociology, philosophy, cognitive psychology, and literary. Classical greek rhetorical theory and the disciplining of. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own uses of rhetoric as they encounter the leading rhetorical. Many other genres work together to construct the classroom as a particular course and to coordinate its work. Presentational speaking for a changing world, contemporary perspectives on rhetoric, feminist rhetorical theory sage 1999 and readings in feminist rhetorical theory sage 2004. Humanities literature, rhetoric, and poetry english composition. Pierce and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. His current research focuses on the critique of liberalism and democratic culture. An exploration of american literature from precolonial to postrevolution. Rhetoric, for poulakos, is about actually doing the thing, not just talking about the thing in the abstract. With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a onestop source for a comprehensive overview of communication theory, offering current descriptions of theories as well as the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories.

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