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ERIC Number: ED085747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 10
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Rhetoric: Olden New.
Corbett, Edward P. J.
This paper presents a review of the current literature on the new rhetoric. It traces the noticeable resurgence of interest in rhetoric among teachers of English and composition since the College Composition and Communication Conference in Los Angeles in the spring of 1963, citing the contributions of Martin J. Steinmann, Kenneth Burke, Francis Christensen, Robert M. Gorrell, and I. A. Richards as central to the development of the new rhetoric. With the initiation of the new journal "Philosophy and Rhetoric" in 1968, a reversal of the divorce between rhetoric and philosophy that was effected in the seventeenth century occurred. Several works on rhetorical theory, including Kinneavy's "A Theory of Discourse," are reviewed, and the prospects of the new rhetoric in the remainder of the decade are discussed. (RB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (61st, Las Vegas, November 1971)