ERIC Number: ED072486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May-3
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Literature as Revolt and Revolt as Literature: Three Studies in the Rhetoric of Non-Oratorical Forms. Proceedings of the Annual University of Minnesota Spring Symposium in Speech-Communication (4th, Minneapolis, May 3, 1969).
Scott, Robert P., Ed.
The theme of this symposium was the classic concern about the rhetoric-poetic relationship as applied to modern communication problems. In the first paper, "The 'Vision' of Martin Luther King," Edwin Black postulates that Dr. King contributed to the development of a "revolutionary literature" because of his impact, not only on the public consciousness, but especially on rhetorical procedures and the nature of public persuasion in this nation. In the second paper, "The Open Poem is a Now Poem: Dickey's "May Day Sermon,'" Thomas O. Sloan analyzes the poetry of James Dickey in terms of its structure of "immediacy," wherein the "poem creates the character of its presence" through sound and thus "wreaks violence on our conventional notions of literary language." In the third paper,"Literature and Revolution: The Case of "The Scarlet Letter,'" David W. Noble first defines the attitude of the modern world to literature and science as one that sets these two disciplines apart from any cultural pattern and views the work of the artist or scientist as self-sufficient; he then analyzes Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel as an attempt to restore literature to an understanding of the importance of the culture and as a criticism of modern individualism and realism. (RN)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, Civil Rights, Communication (Thought Transfer), Literary Criticism, Novels, Persuasive Discourse, Poetry, Social Attitudes, Social Environment, United States Literature
Dept. of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, 317 Folwell Hall, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts.