Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse

Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse

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Eighteen essays by leading scholars in English, speech communication, educaAstion, and philosophy explore the vitality of the classical rhetorical tradition and its influence on both contemporary disAscourse studies and the teaching of writing. Some of the essays investigate theAsoretical and historical issues. Others show the bearing of classical rhetoric on contemporary problems in composition, thus blending theory and practice. ComAsmon to the varied approaches and viewAspoints expressed in this volume is one central theme: the 20th-century revival of rhetoric entails a recovery of the clasAssical tradition, with its marriage of a rich and fully articulated theory with an equally efficacious practice. A preface demonstrates the contribution of EdAsward P. J. Corbett to the 20th-century reAsvival, and a last chapter includes a bibliAsography of his works.The most popular of these is the aquot;Rogerian approachaquot; to argument, after Carl Rogersa#39; essay, aquot;Communication: Its Blocking and ... One contemporary textbook, for instance, labels Rogerian rhetoric an alternative aquot;format, aquot; and prescribes its idealanbsp;...

Title:Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse
Author:Robert J. Connors, Lisa S. Ede, Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher:SIU Press - 1984-01-01


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