Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoric: Selected Papers from the 1996 Rhetoric Society of America Conference

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The 1996 Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America commemorated the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lloyd Bitzer and Edwin Black's The Prospect of Rhetoric. In so doing, the conference gave scholars and teachers in various disciplines from all over the country the opportunity to talk about new prospects for rhetoric. The conferees were asked to present their vision of rhetoric studies or to demonstrate what rhetoric studies could be by example. Their essays, presented in this volume, illustrate a ...

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Overview

The 1996 Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America commemorated the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lloyd Bitzer and Edwin Black's The Prospect of Rhetoric. In so doing, the conference gave scholars and teachers in various disciplines from all over the country the opportunity to talk about new prospects for rhetoric. The conferees were asked to present their vision of rhetoric studies or to demonstrate what rhetoric studies could be by example. Their essays, presented in this volume, illustrate a discipline at odds over the future and demonstrate the continued influence and vitality of other papers, on the same subject, published some 25 years ago.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780805820157
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/12/1997
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoric 1
Rhetoric's Prospects: Past and Future 15
The Prospect of Rhetoric: Twenty-Five Years Later 21
"We Are All Just Prisoners Here of Our Own Device": Rhetoric in Speech Communication after Wingspread 29
The Prospect of Rhetorical Agency 37
How Far We've Come; How Far We Have To Go 43
Rhetoric 2000: The New Prospects 49
Some Further Trends in Rhetorical Theory 57
The Ends of Rhetoric: Aesthetic, Political, Epistemic 65
The Rhetoric of Community at Century's End 75
Genre and Social Science: Renewing Hopes of Wingspread 83
Is the Prospect of Rhetoric Antirhetorical? Or Rhetoric's Critical Impulse 91
A Feminist Glance at Critical Rhetoric 99
The History of Language Conventions on Mary Augusta Jordan's Rhetoric Text, Correct Writing and Speaking (1904) 109
The Enthymeme Examined from the Chinese Value System 115
Crying for Revision: Postmodern Indians and Rhetorics of Tradition 123
Rhetorical Study and Practice in the Zone: Chicano/as, Sky Rhetoric, and Earth Rhetoric 133
A Hermeneutic View of Scientific Metaphor: A Move Away from Assumptions of Causality in the Rhetoric of Science 141
The Prospect of Rhetoric in Writing across the Curriculum 149
Luce Irigaray and the Ethics of Sexual Difference: Toward a Twenty-First-Century Rhetoric 157
Hecklers and the Communication Triangle 165
Road Guides and Travelers' Tales on the Lincoln Highway 173
Entering the Rhetorical City: The Metropolitan Prospect of Rhetoric 181
Memory Arts, Electronic Topoi, and Dynamic Databases 189
An Allegory 197
The Rhetoric Blues 201
Epilogue: On Divisions and Diversity in Rhetoric 207
Index 211
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