ERIC Number: ED157134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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"H TEXNH: Research Methods and Topics for the History of Rhetoric"; Proceedings of the Speech Communications Association Doctoral Honors Seminar (Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 3-5, 1978).
Enos, Richard Leo, Ed.; Wiethoff, William E., Ed.
The interpretation of the history of rhetoric was the subject of the seminar reported in this document. After a preface and a discussion of the "promise" of rhetoric, abstracts of seminar presentations are grouped under the headings of rhetoric and culture, rhetoric and philosophy, methodological considerations, and discourse analysis. Abstracts deal with the following topics: selected functions of myth in ceremonial oratory; radical visions and American dreams; theoretical and methodological considerations in contemporary rhetorical history; the problem of volition in the history of rhetorical theory; Aristotle's example of rhetorical induction; the rhetoric of public discussion and John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty"; the scope of Richard Whately's rhetoric; eloquence as a cultural ideal; research methods for English rhetoric of the early sixteenth century; the importance of commentaries for the study of medieval rhetoric; the late tenth century monk Aelfric as rhetorician; the relationships of rhetoric, poetic, and music in late medieval and renaissance thought; argument and Cicero's "Pro Milone"; reading in Hellenic Greece; a rhetorical analysis of Caesar's prebattle speeches; and rhetoric in Ovid's "Heroides." (Ordering information for the complete documents is enclosed.) (DF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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