Education

A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric

Author: Richard Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 314

A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric describes, explains, and argues the overarching theory of contemporary rhetoric. This current view of rhetoric brings together themes in the communication arts, including political literary criticism; bi- and multi-lingualism; multimodality; framing as an artistic and sociological device for composition and interpretation; literacy in the digital age; and the division between fiction and ‘non-fiction’ in language/literature studies. Chapters explore the implications of rhetoric for particular aspects of the field. Discussions throughout the book provide illustrations that ground the material in practice. As an overarching theory in the communication arts, rhetoric is elegant as a theoretical solution and simple as a practical one. It asks such questions as who is speaking/writing/composing? to whom? why? what is being conveyed? and how is it being conveyed? Acknowledging the dirth of recent works addressing the theory of rhetoric, this book aims to fill the existing theoretical gap and at the same time move the field of language/literature studies forward into new territory. It provides the keynote theoretical guide for a generation of teachers, teacher educators and researchers in the fields of English as a subject; English as a second, foreign or additional language; and language study in general.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory

Author: John Louis Lucaites

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 644

View: 895

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. 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 and postmodernist considerations. Each of the volume's eight main sections comprises a brief explanatory introduction, four to six essays selected for their enduring significance, and suggestions for further reading. Topics addressed include problems of defining rhetoric, the relationship between rhetoric and epistemology, the rhetorical situation, reason and public morality, the nature of the audience, the role of discourse in social change, rhetoric in the mass media, and challenges to rhetorical theory from the margins. An extensive subject index facilitates comparison of key concepts and principles across all of the essays featured.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Landmark Essays on Contemporary Rhetoric

Author: Thomas B. Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 428

This work brings together the pivotal, scholarly essays responsible for the present resurgence in rhetorical studies. Assembled by one of the most respected senior scholars in the field of rhetoric, the essays chart a course from tradition-based theory of civic rhetoric to ongoing issues of figuration, power, and gender. Together with a lucid introductory essay, these studies help to integrate the still-volatile questions at the core of humanities scholarship in rhetoric. The introductory student as well as the seasoned scholar will gain familiarity and footing in this oldest--and still new--liberal art.
Education

A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric

Author: Richard Andrews

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 320

A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric describes, explains, and argues the overarching theory of contemporary rhetoric. This current view of rhetoric brings together themes in the communication arts, including political literary criticism; bi- and multi-lingualism; multimodality; framing as an artistic and sociological device for composition and interpretation; literacy in the digital age; and the division between fiction and e~non-fictione(tm) in language/literature studies. Chapters explore the implications of rhetoric for particular aspects of the field. Discussions throughout the book provide illustrations that ground the material in practice. As an overarching theory in the communication arts, rhetoric is elegant as a theoretical solution and simple as a practical one. It asks such questions as who is speaking/writing/composing? to whom? why? what is being conveyed? and how is it being conveyed? Acknowledging the dearth of recent works addressing the theory of rhetoric, this book aims to fill the existing theoretical gap and at the same time move the field of language/literature studies forward into new territory. It provides the keynote theoretical guide for a generation of teachers, teacher educators and researchers in the fields of English as a subject; English as a second, foreign or additional language; and language study in general.
Rhetoric

The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric

Author: Walter J. Ong

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN:

Category: Rhetoric

Page: 288

View: 562

"In the years since its publication in 1983, The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric has become a classic in its field, proving to be an invaluable resource for students of rhetoric and composition, as well as for scholars in English, speech, and philosophy. This revised and updated edition defines the field of rhetoric as no other volume has."--Publishers website.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, Second Edition

Author: Celeste Michelle Condit

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 0

View: 779

"Our purpose here is to provide a brief introduction to the contemporary issues and concerns that have animated the work of rhetorical theorists since the late 1960s, a time of great social, political, and intellectual change. We contextualize the interests and concerns of contemporary rhetorical theorists both historically and conceptually as they have manifested themselves over the past fifty-some years"--
Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Author: Thomas O. Sloane

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 853

View: 238

Presents a comprehensive comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion with 150 entries, written by leading scholars, who bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications. Combines theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, and communication.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric

Author: Sonja K. Foss

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 404

View: 445

Thorough in scope and highly accessible, this volume introduces the reader to the thinkers who have exerted a profound influence on contemporary rhetorical theory. The brief biographical sketches locate the theorists in time and place, showing how life experiences influenced perspectives on rhetorical thought. The concise explanations of complex concepts are clear and provide readers with a solid foundation for reading the major works of these scholars. The critical commentary is carefully chosen to place the theories within a broader rhetorical context. Each chapter ends with a complete bibliography of works by the theorists. Previous editions have been praised as indispensable; the Third Edition is equally essential.