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ERIC Number: EJ792231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
For the Love of Rhetoric, with Continual Reference to Kenny and Dolly
Gunn, Joshua
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v94 n2 p131-155 May 2008
Few contemporary scholars have explicitly discussed the relationship between love and rhetoric. This essay draws on the insights of Lacanian psychoanalysis to argue that rhetoricians have been reluctant to theorize love for two reasons: first, it is already implied in the widely accepted concept of identification; and second, any explicit discussion of love tempts kitsch. Once we understand love and kitsch as homologous constructs, it is argued, we are better able to engage rhetoric more directly as a form of love or, alternately, as a form of deceit. (Contains 101 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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