Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students

ISBN-10: 0205574432

ISBN-13: 9780205574438

Edition: 4th 2009

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Revives the classical strategies of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians and adapts them to the needs of contemporary writers and speakers. nbsp; KEY BENEFIT: nbsp;Introduces the reader to classical strategies and adapts them to contemporary examples.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Ethos, pathos, kairos, stasis theory.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;General Interest
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List price: $97.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/23/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Sharon Crowley is professor of rhetoric and composition at Arizona State University and a former professor at Penn State and Northern Arizona universities. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Nebraska and her Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. She has written articles on the history of rhetoric and composition and on postmodernism in the teaching of writing; her work has appeared in Journal of Advanced Composition, Rhetoric Review, and College Composition and Communication. Crowley has served as chair of the Committee on Professional Standards to help improve the working conditions of college writing teachers. This stems from her interest in the history of writing instruction in the U.S. Her book, The Methodical Memory: Invention in Current-traditional Rhetoric, won the 1991 W. Ross Winterowd Award. In it, she explains what current rhetoric is and discusses its development. She has also written Composition in the University: Historical and Polemical Essays, Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students, and A Teacher's Guide to Deconstruction.

Ancient Rhetorics: Their Differences and the Differences They Make
Some Differences Between Ancient and Modern ThoughtJust the Facts, Please
That's Just Your Opinion
On Ideology and the Commonplaces
Rhetorical Situations
Language as Power
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata I: Fable and Tale
Works Cited
Kairos and the Rhetorical Situation: Seizing the Moment
Ancient Depictions of Kairos
Kairos As a Means of Invention
An Example of Kairos at Work
How Urgent or Immediate is the Issue?
Arguments and Interests
Power Dynamics in a Rhetorical Situation
A Web of Related Issues
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata II: Chreia and Proverb
Stasis Theory: Asking the Right Questions
The Stases and Contrary Arguments
Theoretical Versus Practical Questions
Putting These Distinctions to Work
What Happens When Stasis Is Not Achieved?
The Four Questions
Elaborating the Questions
Using the Stases
The First Example: Abortion
A Second Example: Hateful Speech
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata III: Confirmation and Refutation
The Common Topics and the Commonplaces: Finding the Available Means
Ancient Topical Traditions
Aristotle's Topical System
The Topic of Past and Future Fact (Conjecture)
The Common Topic of Greater / Lesser (Degree)
The Common Topic of Possible / Impossible (Possibility)
Commonplaces and Ideology
Commonplaces in American Political Rhetoric
Using Common Topics and Commonplaces to Invent Arguments
The Common Topic of Conjecture
The Common Topic of Degree
The Common Topic of Possibility
An Extended Example
The Example Embedded in a Rhetorical Situation
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata IV: Common-place
Works Cited
Logical Proof: Reasoning in Rhetoric
Aristotle on Reasoning in Rhetoric
Rhetorical Examples
Rhetorical Examples - Brief and Extended
Fictional Example
Similar and Contrary Examples
Using Examples
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata V: Encomium and Invective
Works Cited
Ethical Proof: Arguments from Character
Ethos in Ancient Rhetorics
Invented Ethos
Demonstrating Intelligence by Doing the Homework
Establishing Good Character
Securing Good Will
Voice and Rhetorical Distance
Grammatical Person
Verb Tense and Voice
Word Size
Situated Ethos
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata VI: Comparison and Character
Works Cited
Pathetic Proof: Passionate Appeals
Ancient Teachers on the Emotions
Emotions as Rhetorical Proofs
The Characters of Audiences
Composing Passionate Proofs
Honorific and Pejorative Language
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata VII: Description
Works Cited
Extrinsic Proofs: Arguments Waiting to Be Used
Extrinsic Proofs in Ancient Rhetorics
Community Authorities
Evaluating Community
Proximate Authorities
Evaluating Data
Some Examples
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata VIII: Thesis
Progymnasmata IX: Introduction of Law
Works Cited
Arrangement: Getting It Together
Ancient Teachings about Arrangement
The Exordium
Topics for Making Audiences Attentive and Receptive
The Narrative (Statement of the Case)
The Partition
The Arguments: Confirmation and Refutation
The Peroration (Conclusion)
Composing a Summary
Composing Appeals to the Emotions
Enhancing Ethos
An Example
Rhetorical Activities
Imitation I: On the Usefulness of Copying
Works Cited
Style, Memory, and Delivery
Style: Composition and Ornament
Appopriateness: Kairos and Style
Sentence Composition
Figurative Language
Figures of Thought
Rhetorical Activities
Imitation II: Inhabiting Through Practice
Works Cited
Memory: The Treasure-House of Invention
Memory and Kairos
Memory in Ancient Rhetorics
Ancient Memory Systems
Modern Versions of Ancient Memory Systems
Cultural Memory
Organizational Memory
Literate Memory Systems
Electronic Memory Systems
Imitation III: Translation and Paraphrase
Works Cited
Delivery: Attending to Eyes and Ears
Ancient Commentary on Delivery
Delivery of Ancient Discourse
Delivery of Written Discourse
Spelling and Punctuation
Traditional Grammar and Usage
Visual Rhetoric
Ocular Demonstration
Textual Presentation
Picture Theory
Rhetorical Activities
Works Cited
Appendix: Signposts in Ancient Rhetorics
Suggestions for Further Readings
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