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Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse

Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse

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Edited by Robert J. Connors, Lisa S. Ede, and Andrea A. Lunsford

$35.00

E-book (Other formats: Paperback)
978-0-8093-9075-5
6 x 9, 1 illustrations
03/02/1984

 

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About the Book

Eighteen essays by leading scholars in English, speech communication, educa­tion, and philosophy explore the vitality of the classical rhetorical tradition and its influence on both contemporary dis­course studies and the teaching of writing.

Some of the essays investigate the­oretical and historical issues. Others show the bearing of classical rhetoric on contemporary problems in composition, thus blending theory and practice. Com­mon to the varied approaches and view­points expressed in this volume is one central theme: the 20th-century revival of rhetoric entails a recovery of the clas­sical tradition, with its marriage of a rich and fully articulated theory with an equally efficacious practice. A preface demonstrates the contribution of Ed­ward P. J.Corbett to the 20th-century re­vival, and a last chapter includes a bibli­ography of his works.

Authors/Editors

Robert J. Connors is Assistant Pro­fessor and Director of the English Writ­ing Laboratory at Louisiana State Uni­versity, Baton Rouge.

Lisa S. Ede is Coordinator of Composi­tion and Director of the Communication Skills Center at Oregon State University.

Andrea A. Lunsford is Associate Pro­fessor of English and Coordinator of Composition at the University of British Columbia.