Essays on classical rhetoric and modern discourse

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Southern Illinois University Press, Mar 1, 1984 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 291 pages
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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.

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Contents

A Theory of Discourse
16
On Distinctions between Classical
37
Translating Theory into Practice in Teaching
69
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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.

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