Rhetorical Women: Roles and Representations

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"A valuable contribution. . . . [Rhetorical Women] provides a comprehensive way of thinking about women and rhetoric not previously compiled in one source. The introduction is informative and explanatory, [and the] articles are consistently well written."—Carol Mattingly, author of Well-Tempered Women: Nineteenth-Century Temperance Rhetoric
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817351830
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 6/26/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hildy Miller is Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing at Portland State University. She is coauthor of The Guide to Professional Development for Graduate Students in English. Lillian Bridwell-Bowles is Professor of English and Director of Communication at Louisiana State University, and author of Identity Matters: Rhetorics of Difference.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Representing women rhetors : complications, misrepresentations, occasional successes 17
1 Women and authority in the rhetorical economy of the late Middle Ages 21
2 The role of language in the construction of Mary Wortley Montagu's rhetorical identity 44
3 Princess Sarah, the civilized Indian : the rhetoric of cultural literacies in Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's Life among the Piutes 63
4 Cooper and Crummell : dialogics of race and womanhood 81
Pt. II Representing women's rhetorics : genres, strategies, techniques 103
5 Authorial ethos, collaborative voice, and rhetorical theory by women 107
6 Theory emergent from practice : the rhetorical theory of Frances Wright 125
7 Econstructing sisterhood 142
8 Exceptional women, expert culture, and the academy 158
Pt. III Representing women's contemporary identities : positions, locations, applications 187
9 Why feminists can't stop talking about voice 191
10 Pedagogy and public engagement : the uses of women's rhetorics 206
11 Between fiction and real life : the reality of our work 229
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