The evolutionary nature of what is called the New Rhetorics both sustains and hinders rhetoric as a discipline. This original collection aims to locate and extend the various perceptions of the New Rhetorics in order to fully apply their richness and utility to composition studies and related disciplines. The contributors have provided a wide-ranging overview of contemporary rhetoric including perceptions of rhetoric as they pertain to argument, metaphor, ethics, philosophy, science, technology, linguistics, gender, cognitive studies, culture and literary theory.
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IntroductionPART ONE: THE NATURES OF THE NEW RHETORICSA Contention Over the Term - Charles BazermanRhetoricViewing the Dawns of Our Past Days Again - Richard Leo Enos Classical Rhetoric as Reconstructive LiteracySome Issues in Dating the Birth of the New Rhetoric in Departments of English - Richard Young and Maureen Daly Goggin A Contribution to a Developing HistoriographyRhetoric and Composition Studies - Janice M Lauer Multimodal DisciplineWriting the New Rhetoric of Scholarship - Louise Wetherbee PhelpsRhetoric and Community - Carolyn R Miller The Problem of the One and the ManyFrom Rhetoric Into Other Studies - Jim W CorderPART TWO: IMPLICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF THE NEW RHETORICSFurther Thoughts on the End of Rhetoric - S Michael HalloranRhetoric is Epistemic - Robert L Scott What Difference Does That Make?Poststructuralism, Semiotics and Social-Epistemic Rhetoric - James A Berlin Converging AgendasExpressive Rhetoric - Christopher C Burnham A Source StudyCognitive Rhetoric - Linda Flower Inquiry Into the Art of InquiryA Rhetoric of Bumper-Stickers - Reed Way Dasenbrock What Analytic Philosophy Can Contribute to a New RhetoricDeveloping a Postmodern Ethics of Rhetoric and Composition - James E PorterNewsweek - Richard Fulkerson'My Turn' Columns and the Concept of Rhetorical Genre A Preliminary Study