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Rhetoric / Edition 1

Rhetoric / Edition 1

by Jennifer Richards
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ISBN-13: 9780415314374
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/22/2007
Series: New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Richards is Reader in English at the University of Newcastle. She is the author of Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2003). She has edited several collections of essays, including, with Alison Thorne, Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England (Routledge, 2006).

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface     viii
Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction: what is rhetoric?     1
The classical art     19
Beginnings     19
Plato's attack     21
Aristotle's Rhetoric     32
The Roman art     41
Cicero: rejecting theory     53
Rhetoric renewed     64
Renaissance to enlightenment     65
Literature and rhetoric     84
'Rhetorical didactics': post-enlightenment     102
From rhetoric to rhetoricality     114
I.A. Richards: the art renewed     116
The death of rhetoric     121
Post-structuralist rhetoric     129
Rhetoric extended     156
Conclusion     176
Glossary of rhetorical terms     180
Bibliography     186
Index     194

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