Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition From Antiquity Through the Renaissance / Edition 1

Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition From Antiquity Through the Renaissance / Edition 1

by Cheryl Glenn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809321378

ISBN-13: 9780809321377

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

After explaining how and why women have been excluded from the rhetorical tradition from antiquity through the Renaissance, Cheryl Glenn provides the opportunity for Sappho, Aspasia, Diotima, Hortensia, Fulvia, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Margaret More Roper, Anne Askew, and Elizabeth I to speak with equal authority and as eloquently as Plato, Aristotle,

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After explaining how and why women have been excluded from the rhetorical tradition from antiquity through the Renaissance, Cheryl Glenn provides the opportunity for Sappho, Aspasia, Diotima, Hortensia, Fulvia, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Margaret More Roper, Anne Askew, and Elizabeth I to speak with equal authority and as eloquently as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Augustine. Her aim is nothing less than regendering and changing forever the history of rhetoric.

To that end, Glenn locates women’s contributions to and participation in the rhetorical tradition and writes them into an expanded, inclusive tradition. She regenders the tradition by designating those terms of identity that have promoted and supported men’s control of public, persuasive discourse—the culturally constructed social relations between, the appropriate roles for, and the subjective identities of women and men.

Glenn is the first scholar to contextualize, analyze, and follow the migration of women’s rhetorical accomplishments systematically. To locate these women, she follows the migration of the Western intellectual tradition from its inception in classical antiquity and its confrontation with and ultimate appropriation by evangelical Christianity to its force in the medieval Church and in Tudor arts and politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809321377
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Mapping the Silences, or Remapping Rhetorical Territory1
2Classical Rhetoric Conceptualized, or Vocal Men and Muted Women18
3Medieval Rhetoric: Pagan Roots, Christian Flowering, or Veiled Voices in the Medieval Rhetorical Tradition74
4Inscribed in the Margins: Renaissance Women and Rhetorical Culture118
5The Implications of a Regendered, Retold Rhetoric, or Against Conclusions173
Notes183
Works Cited213
Index229

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