Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric / Edition 3 by Susan Miller | 9780809327881 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric / Edition 3

Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric / Edition 3

by Susan Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809327880

ISBN-13: 9780809327881

Pub. Date: 11/20/2007

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric challenges the accepted idea of a singular rhetorical tradition poorly maintained from the Athenian Golden Age until the present. Author Susan Miller argues that oratorical rhetoric is but one among many codes that guide the production of texts and proposes that emotion and trust are central to the motives

Overview

Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric challenges the accepted idea of a singular rhetorical tradition poorly maintained from the Athenian Golden Age until the present. Author Susan Miller argues that oratorical rhetoric is but one among many codes that guide the production of texts and proposes that emotion and trust are central to the motives and effects of rhetoric.

This groundbreaking volume makes a case for historical rhetoric as disbursed, formal and informal lessons in persuasion that are codified as crafts that mediate between what is known and unknown in particular rhetorical situations. Traditional, unified histories of rhetoric ignore the extensive historical interactions among discourses—including medicine, drama, lyric poetry, philosophy, oratory, and literary fiction—that have operated from antiquity across cultures that are historically and geographically joined.

Drawing not just on traditional rhetorical works, but also on texts from philosophy and literature, Miller expands the body of works to be considered in the study of rhetoric. As the first book-length study that calls into question the centrality of logos to rhetoric, Trust in Texts will change the way the history of rhetoric is viewed and taught and will be essential to scholars and students of communications, rhetoric, English, classics, and literary studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809327881
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2007
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: Rhetoric, Emotion, and Places of Persuasion     1
Rhetorics, Pedagogies, and Methods     1
Topics: Simultaneous and Consecutive     9
The Trouble with Emotion, and Rhetoric     12
Emotional Educations     21
The Trouble with Rhetoric, and Emotion     27
Decentering Rhetoric     33
Reviewing Rhetoric     35
Everyone Knows: Antique Characters     44
Everyone Knew: Rhetoric as Its Precedents     51
Poetry     55
Drama     58
Cures     61
Sophisticated Rhetoric     63
Divine Rhetoric     66
Trusting Texts     73
Trusting Printing     82
Trusting Rhetoric     86
"Sincerely, and Prudently, Yours"     94
The Mobility of Trust     106
Literature, "Literature," and Rhetorical Truths     111
Rhetorical Rhetoric and Literary Truth     118
The Communicative Essence of Language: Pure British Tongues     127
The Turn to Words     133
The Ends of Trust     139
Conclusion: Centering Rhetoric-The Psychologyof Anxious Moments and Solemn Occasions     145
The Motive to Act     148
The Motivator     151
Notes     157
Works Cited     165
Index     189

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