ERIC Number: ED108271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Conference in Rhetorical Criticism, Address of the Conference and Commended Papers (Hayward, Calif., 1973-74).
Mannis, Estelle C., Ed.; And Others
Papers delivered at the 1973 and 1974 meetings of the Conference in Rhetorical Criticism are contained in this pamphlet. These papers are preceded by a list of student and faculty participants, a list of editor-critics, and a schedule of events for each of those two years. The 1973 address to the conference, entitled "Rhetorical Criticism as Criticism," by Walter R. Fisher, examines the different kinds of rhetorical criticism, discusses three implications of a normative view of criticism, and concludes that "rhetorical criticism is criticism, is criticism, is criticism...." The 1974 conference address by James J. Murphy, "Two Major Rhetorical Heretics: Plato and McLuhan," warns rhetors to be nervous and skeptical about rhetorical criticism and especially the rhetoric of Plato and McLuhan. Two commended papers of the conference are also included. "The Motivations of Racial Guilt in the Symbolic Actions of William Kunstler" by Alan L. Sillars searches for possible reasons why William Kunstler defends minority groups, and "Isocrates' Theory of Rhetoric" by Bob Gaines examines the relationship between rhetoric and philosophy in the works of Isocrates. (RB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Hayward. Dept. of Speech and Drama.