Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a New Literacy / Edition 1

Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a New Literacy / Edition 1

by Kathleen E. Welch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262232022

ISBN-13: 9780262232029

Pub. Date: 07/16/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

Computer screens now dominate many workplaces, and televisions are ubiquitous in our homes, waiting rooms, and many public spaces. In Electric Rhetoric, Kathleen E. Welch explores the profound changes in writing and discourse brought about by electronic forms of communication. To this end, she integrates three related strands: the redeployment of Sophistic classical

Overview

Computer screens now dominate many workplaces, and televisions are ubiquitous in our homes, waiting rooms, and many public spaces. In Electric Rhetoric, Kathleen E. Welch explores the profound changes in writing and discourse brought about by electronic forms of communication. To this end, she integrates three related strands: the redeployment of Sophistic classical rhetoric; current literacy theories w)thin rhetoric and composition studies, including gender and race issues; and the inherently rhetorical nature of "screens" in relationship to writing and other communication technologies. Throughout the book Welch deals extensively with women's issues, which have played a particularly important role in the history of oralism. Welch's ultimate aim is to help build a movement to change, partly through critical pedagogy, the actions people take in their daily writing and speaking lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262232029
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/16/1999
Series:
Digital Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword xi(2)
Foreword xiii(2)
Acknowledgments xv
I Classical Greek Literacy and the Spoken Word 1(98)
1 Introduction: Screen Literacy in Rhetoric and Composition Studies
3(26)
2 An Isocratic Literacy Theory: An Alternative Rhetoric of Oral/Aural Articulation
29(46)
3 Disciplining Isocrates
75(24)
II Logos Performers, Screen Sophism, and the Rhetorical Turn 99(112)
4 Next Rhetoric
101(36)
5 Technologies of Electric Rhetoric
137(54)
6 Screen Rhetoric: Sophistic Logos Performers and Electric Rhetoric
191(20)
Appendix: Excerpt from the Origin Myth of Acoma and Other Records, recorded by Matthew W. Stirling 211(12)
References 223(24)
Index 247

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >