ERIC Number: ED263597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse.
Connors, Robert J., Ed.; And Others
Noting the rediscovery by composition scholars of the tradition of classical rhetoric, this collection of essays explores the resurgence in the teaching of written discourse in college English departments. The 18 articles and their authors are as follows: (1) "The Revival of Rhetoric in America," by Robert Connors, Lisa Ede, and Andrea Lunsford; (2) "Plato Revisited: A Theory of Discourse for All Seasons," by James Golden; (3) "On Distinctions between Classical and Modern Rhetoric," by Andrea Lunsford and Lisa Ede; (4) "The Evolution of the Analytic Topoi: A Speculative Inquiry," by Frank D'Angelo; (5) "Translating Theory into Practice in Teaching Composition: A Historical View and a Contemporary View," by James Kinneavy; (6) "Rational Appeal and the Ethics of Advocacy," by George Yoos; (7) "Ethos and the Aims of Rhetoric," by Nan Johnson; (8) "The Continuing Relevance of Plato's 'Phaedrus'," by Donald Stewart; (9) "Issues in Rhetorical Invention," by Janice Lauer; (10) "Enthymemes, Examples, and Rhetorical Method," by James Raymond; (11) "An Adequate Epistemology for Composition: Classical and Modern Perspectives," by John Gage; (12) "Symmetrical Form and the Rhetoric of the Sentence," by Richard Graves; (13) "Figures of Speech in the Rhetoric of Science and Technology," by S. Michael Halloran and Annette Norris Bradford; (14) "Classical Rhetoric and the Basic Writer," by Lynn Quitman Troyka; (15) "Classifying Discourse: Limitations and Alternatives," by Richard Larson; (16) "Why Write? a Reconsideration," by Richard Young and Patricia Sullivan; (17) "The Ideal Orator and Literary Critic as Technical Communicators: an Emerging Revolution in English Departments," by Merrill Whitburn; and (18) "A Bibliography of Works by Edward P.J. Corbett," by Sara Garnes and Charles Zarobila. (HTH)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, English Instruction, Epistemology, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Invention, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Southern Illinois University Press, P.O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62901 ($11.95 paper).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
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