Narrative as Rhetoric

Narrative as Rhetoric

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The rhetorical theory of narrative that emerges from these investigations emphasizes the recursive relationships between authorial agency, textual phenomena, and reader response, even as it remains open to insights from a range of critical approaches - including feminism, psychoanalysis, Bakhtinian linguistics, and cultural studies. The rhetorical criticism Phelan advocates and employs seeks, above all, to attend carefully to the multiple demands of reading sophisticated narrative; for that reason, his rhetorical theory moves less toward predictions about the relationships between techniques, ethics, and ideologies and more toward developing some principles and concepts that allow us to recognize the complex diversity of narrative art.Narrating. the. PC. Controversies: Thoughts. on. Dinesh. Da#39;Souzaa#39;s. Illiberal. Education. This essay takes a different subject from the others: neither a fictional narrative nor a canonical text but an entry in the so-called culture wars beinganbsp;...

Title:Narrative as Rhetoric
Author:James Phelan
Publisher:Ohio State University Press - 1996


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