Invention in Rhetoric and Composition

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Parlor Press LLC, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 257 pages
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Invention in Rhetoric and Composition examines issues that have surrounded historical and contemporary theories and pedagogies of rhetorical invention, citing a wide array of positions on these issues in both primary rhetorical texts and secondary interpretations. It presents theoretical disagreements over the nature, purpose, and epistemology of invention and pedagogical debates over such issues as the relative importance of art, talent, imitation, and practice in teaching discourse. After a discussion of treatments of invention from the Sophists to the nineteenth century, Invention in Rhetoric and Composition introduces a range of early twentieth-century multidisciplinary theories and calls for invention's awakening in the field of English studies. It then showcases inventional theories and pedagogies that have emerged in the field of Rhetoric and Composition over the last four decades, including the ensuing research, critiques, and implementations of this inventional work. As a reference guide, the text offers a glossary of terms, an annotated bibliography of selected texts, and an extensive bibliography. Janice M. Lauer is Professor of English, Emerita at Purdue University, where she was the Reece McGee Distinguished Professor of English. In 1998, she received the College Composition and Communication Conference's Exemplar Award. Her publications include Four Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context, Composition Research: Empirical Designs, and New Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention, as well as essays on rhetorical invention, disciplinarity, writing as inquiry, composition pedagogy, historical rhetoric, and empirical research.
 

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Contents

Introduction and Overview
1
Issues in Rhetorical Invention
2
Differences over the Nature Purpose and Epistemology of Rhetorical Invention
3
Arguments over Inventional Pedagogy
4
Definitions
6
Modern Terms
8
Terms from Poststructuralism Postmodernism and Cultural Studies
10
Historical Review Issues in Rhetorical Invention
11
Tagmemic Invention
80
Research on Invention
81
Early Studies of Invention
83
Mid1970s to Mid1980s
84
NonRational Invention Shaping Imagining and Forming
86
Burkean Invention
87
More on Classical Invention and Tagmemic Invention
88
Rhetorical Invention as Hermeneutics
91

Iheoretical Issues
13
Interpretations of Platos Views of Invention
17
Inventional Issues in Aristotles Rhetoric
19
Subject Positions
22
Invention in Rhetorica ad Herennium
23
Ciceros Conceptions of Invention
24
Inventional Issues in Quintilians Rhetoric
27
Subject Positions
28
Inventional Issues in Second Sophistic Medieval and Renaissance Rhetorics
29
Second Sophistic Issues
30
Inventional Issues in Medieval Rhetoric
31
Renaissance Conceptions of Invention
34
Subject Positions
36
Invention in Second Sophistic Medieval and Renaissance Rhetorics
37
Eighteenth and NineteenthCentury Discussions of Invention
38
NineteenthCentury Invention
41
Subject Positions
43
Eighteenth and NineteenthCentury Invention
44
Pedagogical Issues
45
Greek Discussions of Inventional Pedagogy
46
Sophists
47
Plato
49
Aristotle
50
Roman Discussions of Inventional Pedagogy
51
Cicero
52
Quintilian
53
Roman Inventional Pedagogy
55
Inventional Pedagogy in the Second Sophistic and Medieval Periods
56
Medieval Period
57
Inventional Pedagogy from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century
58
Eighteenth Century
59
NineteenthCentury Britain
60
NineteenthCentury United States
61
Womens Rhetorical Education
62
CurrentTraditional Pedagogy
63
Pedagogy from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century
64
Issues over the Nature Purpose and Epistemology of Rhetorical Invention in the Twentieth Century
65
Philosophical Studies
66
Semiotics and Tagmemic Linguistics
70
Literacy Studies
71
The State of Invention at MidTwentieth Century
72
Awakening Interest in Invention
73
Mid1960s to Mid1970s
76
New Invention Theories in Rhetoric and Composition
78
Classical Invention
79
Critiques Cautions and Rejoinders
93
Overviews of Inventional Theories
94
Elaborated Theories of Invention
95
Mid1980s to the New Millennium
96
Social Construction and Invention
100
Counterstatements and SocioCognitive Invention
101
Further Cognitive and Creativity Studies
103
Deconstruction Poststructuralism Postmodernism and Invention
104
Critical Rhetoric
107
Epistemic Rhetoric the Third Discussion
109
Cultural Critique
110
Invention and Civic Discourse
111
Feminist Invention
112
Inventional Diversity
114
Diversified Invention
115
Invention in the New Millennium
116
Chapter Synopsis
118
Issues over Invention Pedagogies
120
The Merits of Different Inventional Strategies
121
The Social Nature of Invention
122
Invention as Interpretive or Productive
123
Pedagogy for Classical Invention
124
Collections of Essays
125
The Enthymeme
126
Topics
127
Tagmemic Inventional Instruction
128
Freewriting
129
Burkean Invention
131
Larsons Heuristics
132
The DoubleEntry Notebook The Uses of Chaos and Shaping
133
Journals
134
ProblemSolving Strategies
136
Invention in Writing Across the Curriculum
137
Online Inventional Practices
139
Visual Rhetoric and Invention
141
Feminist Inventional Practices
142
Cultural Studies Pedagogies
143
Postmodernism Pedagogies
144
Evaluations of Inventional Pedagogies
146
Chapter Synopsis
148
Glossary
149
Annotated Bibliography
164
Bibliography and Works Cited
201
Index
241
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Janice M. Lauer is Professor of English, Emerita at Purdue University, where she was the Reece McGee Distinguished Professor of English. She founded and has directed a doctoral program in Rhetoric and Composition. In 1980 she received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. In 1998, she received the College Composition and Communication Conferences Exemplar Award. She has served on the executive committees of CCCC, the National Council of Teachers of English, The Rhetoric Society of America, and the Discussion Group in the History and Theory of Rhetoric of the Modern Language Association, and coordinated the Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition. For thirteen summers she directed a two-week international Rhetoric Seminar. Her publications include Four Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context, Composition Research: Empirical Designs, New Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention as well as essays on rhetorical invention, disciplinarity, writing as inquiry, composition pedagogy, historical rhetoric, and empirical research.

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