Rhetorical Memory and Delivery: Classical Concepts for Contemporary Composition

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Why has classical rhetoric been a subject of such growing interest for the past ten years? Because the most exciting work in classical rhetoric has asked us to rethink classical concepts in modern terms. What's been missing, at least in book-length form, is a scholarly rethinking of rhetorical memory and delivery. As many scholars have been noting in their work for some time now, three of five classical issues -- invention, arrangement, and style -- have dominated rhetorical studies while the other two -- memory ...
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Overview

Why has classical rhetoric been a subject of such growing interest for the past ten years? Because the most exciting work in classical rhetoric has asked us to rethink classical concepts in modern terms. What's been missing, at least in book-length form, is a scholarly rethinking of rhetorical memory and delivery. As many scholars have been noting in their work for some time now, three of five classical issues -- invention, arrangement, and style -- have dominated rhetorical studies while the other two -- memory and delivery -- have largely been misunderstood or ignored. Re-examined in light of recent research on orality, literacy, and electronic technology, rhetorical memory and delivery issues can become not only central to the field but also key to the continued interest in classical rhetoric.

Bringing together national scholars from a variety of related disciplines in which rhetorical memory and delivery issues matter, this collection is the only volume that examines classical and contemporary interpretations of rhetorical memory and delivery in depth and detail.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780805812923
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Memory Issues in Composition Studies 1
2 Reconfiguring Writing and Delivery in Secondary Orality 17
3 Modern Rhetoric and Memory 31
4 The Faculty of Memory 45
5 Actio: A Rhetoric of Written Delivery (Iteration Two) 65
6 The Ethics of Delivery 79
7 Hypertext and the Rhetorical Canons 97
8 Oral Memory and the Teaching of Literacy: Some Implications from Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon 113
9 Mass Memory: The Past in the Age of Television 125
10 The Spoken and the Seen: The Phonocentric and Ocularcentric Dimensions of Rhetorical Discourse 139
11 A Special Afterword to Graduate Students in Rhetoric 157
About the Contributors 161
Author Index 165
Subject Index 169
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