ERIC Number: ED181523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Rhetoric and Public Address: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1979 (Vol. 40 Nos. 1 through 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 23 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: the rhetoric of various reformers and reform groups; speech disorganization and information retention, credibility, and attitude; the concurring and dissenting opinions of United States Supreme Court Justices William O. Douglas and Hugo Black on the question of obscenity; major party presidential nominee acceptance speeches; fantasy theme analysis of Negro spirituals; images and issues in political persuasion; the rhetoric of United States Catholicism on the Spanish Civil War; Shakespeare's use of dramatic vows, and the rhetorical functions of vows; Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's speeches on equality and justice under the law; the role of humor in John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign; universal appeals used by charismatic leaders; the rhetoric of Bob Dylan; militant women for economic justice; the effects of a political event on the political socialization process; confrontational and "media event" discourse; and the political speaking of Oscar Branch Colquitt. (FL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.