The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms

The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms

Author: Gianna Zocco

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110642032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 593

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The fourth volume of the collected papers of the ICLA congress “The Many Languages of Comparative Literature” includes articles that study thematic and formal elements of literary texts. Although the question of prioritizing either the level of content or that of form has often provoked controversies, most contributions here treat them as internally connected. While theoretical considerations inform many of the readings, the main interest of most articles can be described as rhetorical (in the widest sense) – given that the ancient discipline of rhetoric did not only include the study of rhetorical figures and tropes such as metaphor, irony, or satire, but also that of topoi, which were originally viewed as the ‘places’ where certain arguments could be found, but later came to represent the arguments or intellectual themes themselves. Another feature shared by most of the articles is the tendency of ‘undeclared thematology’, which not only reflects the persistence of the charge of positivism, but also shows that most scholars prefer to locate themselves within more specific, often interdisciplinary fields of literary study. In this sense, this volume does not only prove the ongoing relevance of traditional fields such as rhetoric and thematology, but provides contributions to currently flourishing research areas, among them literary multilingualism, literature and emotions, and ecocriticism.

The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms

The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms

Author: Gianna Zocco

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110641981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 593

View: 771

The fourth volume of the collected papers of the ICLA congress “The Many Languages of Comparative Literature” includes articles that study thematic and formal elements of literary texts. Although the question of prioritizing either the level of content or that of form has often provoked controversies, most contributions here treat them as internally connected. While theoretical considerations inform many of the readings, the main interest of most articles can be described as rhetorical (in the widest sense) – given that the ancient discipline of rhetoric did not only include the study of rhetorical figures and tropes such as metaphor, irony, or satire, but also that of topoi, which were originally viewed as the ‘places’ where certain arguments could be found, but later came to represent the arguments or intellectual themes themselves. Another feature shared by most of the articles is the tendency of ‘undeclared thematology’, which not only reflects the persistence of the charge of positivism, but also shows that most scholars prefer to locate themselves within more specific, often interdisciplinary fields of literary study. In this sense, this volume does not only prove the ongoing relevance of traditional fields such as rhetoric and thematology, but provides contributions to currently flourishing research areas, among them literary multilingualism, literature and emotions, and ecocriticism.

Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric

Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric

Author: Alan G. Gross

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080932847X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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In this collection edited by Alan G. Gross and Arthur E. Walzer, scholars in communication, rhetoric and composition, and philosophy seek to “reread” Aristotle’s Rhetoric from a purely rhetorical perspective. So important do these contributors find the Rhetoric, in fact, that a core tenet in this book is that “all subsequent rhetorical theory is but a series of responses to issues raised by the central work.” The essays reflect on questions basic to rhetoric as a humanistic discipline. Some explore the ways in which the Rhetoric explicates the nature of the art of rhetoric, noting that on this issue, the tensions within the Rhetoric often provide a direct passageway into our own conflicts.

Landmark Essays on Aristotelian Rhetoric

Landmark Essays on Aristotelian Rhetoric

Author: Richard Leo Enos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000150094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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There is little doubt that Aristotle's Rhetoric has made a major impact on rhetoric and composition studies. This impact has not only been chronicled throughout the history of rhetoric, but has more recently been contested as contemporary rhetoricians reexamine Aristotelian rhetoric and its potential for facilitating contemporary oral and written expression. This volume contains the full text of Father William Grimaldi's monograph studies in the philosophy of Aristotle's Rhetoric. The eight essays presented here are divided into three rubrics: history and philosophical orientation, theoretical perspectives, and historical impact. This collection provides teachers and students with major works on Aristotelian rhetoric that are difficult to acquire and offers readers an opportunity to become active participants in today's deliberations about the merits of Aristotelian rhetoric for contemporary teaching and research.

Aristotle, Rhetoric I

Aristotle, Rhetoric I

Author: William M. A. Grimaldi

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823210480

Category: Philosophy

Page: 374

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Aristotle, Rhetoric I: A Commentary begins the acclaimed work undertaken by the author, later completed in the second (1988) volume on Aristotle's Rhetoric. The first Commentary on the Rhetoric in more than a century, it is not likely to be superseded for at least another hundred years.

Aristotle's Rhetoric

Aristotle's Rhetoric

Author: Eugene Garver

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226284255

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

View: 127

"In this major contribution to philosophy and rhetoric, Eugene Garver shows how Aristotle integrates logic and virtue in the Rhetoric. Garver raises and answers a central question: can there be a civic art of rhetoric, an art that forms the character of citizens? By demonstrating the importance of the Rhetoric for understanding current philosophical problems of practical reason, virtue, and character, Garver has written the first work to treat the Rhetoric as philosophy and to connect its themes with parallel problems in Aristotle's Ethics and Politics. This groundbreaking study will help put rhetoric at the center of investigations of practice and practical reason."--Page 4 of cover.

Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoric

Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoric

Author: Derek G. Ross

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315442037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 506

Common topics and commonplaces help develop arguments and shape understanding. When used in argumentation, they may help interested parties more effectively communicate valuable information. The purpose of this edited collection on topics of environmental rhetoric is to fill gaps in scholarship related to specific, targeted, topical communication tactics. The chapters in this collection address four overarching areas of common topics in technical communication and environmental rhetoric: framing, place, risk and uncertainty, and sustainability. In addressing these issues, this collection offers insights for students and scholars of rhetoric, as well as for environmental communication practitioners looking for a more nuanced understanding of how topic-driven rhetoric shapes attitudes, beliefs, and decision-making.

Paul and Rhetoric

Paul and Rhetoric

Author: J. Paul Sampley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567128621

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Paul and Rhetoric contains essays presented in a seminar called "Paul and Rhetoric" in the annual meetings of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the leading international forum for New Testament and Christian Origin scholars. Translated into English, these essays, by leaders in the field and in the topic, engage and represent modern scholarship on Paul and rhetorical studies. The foundational essays are listed under the heading "State of the Discussion", attempting to take the major rhetorical categories of the time contemporary with Paul (types of rhetoric, invention and arrangement, and figures and tropes) and, first, lays out where the discussion is now. They then note the problems and highlight where continued discussion and deliberation would be helpful. The "Broad Questions" section asks what can be learned about reading Paul's letters to congregations in light of ancient epistolography, how theology and rhetoric are related (because the two are often treated as if they are alien to one another), and how ancient rhetoric and ancient psychology are associated with one another. This volume illustrates, examines and assesses where we are now in the study of rhetorical traditions in Pauline scholarship, and suggests the direction of future studies.

The Realms of Rhetoric

The Realms of Rhetoric

Author: Joseph Petraglia

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791486436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 798

Argues for a more theoretically-informed and cogent curricular space for rhetoric in the academy. In The Realms of Rhetoric, contributors from a wide range of disciplines explore the challenges and opportunities faced in building a curricular space in the academy for rhetoric. Although rhetoric education has its roots in ancient times, the modern era has seen it fragmented into composition and public speaking, obscuring concepts, theories, and skills. Petraglia and Bahri consider the prospects for rhetoric education outside of narrow disciplinary constraints and, together with leading scholars, examine opportunities that can propel and revitalize rhetoric education at the beginning of the millennium. Joseph Petraglia is Co-Director of Global Health Communications and an International Project Manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the author of Reality by Design: The Rhetoric and Technology of Authenticity in Education and editor of Reconceiving Writing, Rethinking Writing Instruction. Deepika Bahri is Associate Professor of English at Emory University. She is the coeditor (with Mary Vasudeva) of Between the Lines: South Asians and Postcoloniality.