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Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism

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ISBN-10: 1405149574

ISBN-13: 9781405149570

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Walter Jost, Wendy Olmsted, Charles Altieri, Don H. Bialostosky, Wayne Booth

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A Companion to Rhetoric offers the first major survey in two decades of the field of rhetorical studies and of the practice of rhetorical theory and criticism across a range of disciplines. Assesses rhetoric's place in the larger intellectual universe. Focuses on the practical side of rhetoric, looking at specific works, problems and figures. Provides examples of rhetoric from ancient times to the present day. Written by leading scholars from a variety of different fields.
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List price: $71.75
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Wendy Olmsted is Associate Professor in the New Collegiate Division and in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago as well as Associated Faculty Member in the Department of Classics (PAMW). Her previous publications include A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism, co-edited with Walter Jost (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) and Rhetorical Invention and Religious Inquiry, co-edited with Walter Jost (Yale University Press, 2000).

Notes on Contributors
Rhetoric in Its Place and Time
Introduction: Contingency and Probability
The Politics of Deliberation: Oratory and Democracy in Classical Athens
Text and Context in the Roman Forum: The Case of Cicero's First Catilinarian
A Conversational Opener: The Rhetorical Paradigm of John 1:1
Continental Poetics
"His tail at commandment": George Puttenham and the Carnivalization of Rhetoric
Rhetorical Selfhood in Erasmus and Milton
Rhetoric, Rights, and Contract Theory in the Early Modern Period
The Philosophy of Rhetoric in Campbell's Philosophy of Rhetoric
The Rhetorical Legacy of Kenneth Burke
Rhetoric's Favorite Places
Topics (and deliberation): Exemplifying Deliberation: Cicero's De Officiis and Machiavelli's Prince
Deliberation (and topics): Cultivating Deliberating: Mindfully Resourceful Innovation In and Through the Federalist Papers
Ethos: Socrates Talks Himself Out of His Body: Ethical Argument and Personal Immortality in the Phaedo
Pathos: Rhetoric and Emotion
Analogies, Parables, Paradoxes: Get On Down: Plato's Rhetoric of Education in the Republic
Style: The Rhetoric of the Aphorism
Argumentation: What Jokes Can Tell Us About Arguments
Commonplaces: Sensus Communis
Judgment: Arts of Persuasion and Judgment: Rhetoric and Aesthetics
Rhetoric and Its Critics
Epiphany and Epideictic: The Low Modernist Lyric in Robert Frost
Lolita: Solipsized or Sodomized?; or, Against Abstraction - in General
Narrative as Rhetoric and Edith Wharton's Roman Fever: Progression, Configuration, and the Ethics of Surprise
"Mind the Gap": W. G. Sebald and the Rhetoric of Unrest
Rhetoric in the Wilderness: The Deep Rhetoric of the Late Twentieth Century
All in Good Time - and Timing
Aristotle's Rhetoric and Bakhtin's Discourse Theory
Reviving the Rhetorical Heritage of Protestant Theology
Rhetoric: Time, Memory, Memoir
Rhetoric in the Law
Rhetorical Hermeneutics Still Again: or, On the Track of Phronesis
Rhetoric and Poetics: How to Use the Inevitable Return of the Repressed
My Life with Rhetoric: From Neglect to Obsession