Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action

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Jim A. Kuypers
Lexington Books, 2009 - Social Science - 383 pages
Covering a broad range of rhetorical perspectives, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to rhetorical criticism. Throughout the text, sample essays written by noted experts provide students with models for writing their own criticism. In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, the volume presents less commonly discussed rhetorical perspectives (for example, close-textual analysis, mythic criticism, framing analysis, ideographic criticism, concept oriented criticism, and critical rhetoric), exposing student to a wide range of material. Featuring nineteen chapters, all written by leading rhetoric scholars, the volume offers the most comprehensive introduction to rhetorical criticism available. Features: The chapters are written by a nationally recognized scholar in that area, giving students the best and most current research for each perspective. Each chapter includes an original sample essay that gives students a model of rhetorical criticism for their own assignments. Each author comments on his or her writing process to demonstrate the personal nature of criticism. This unique emphasis allows students to appreciate that writing criticism is not a simple formulaic process. Every chapter features a "Potentials and Pitfalls" section that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the rhetorical perspective being discussed.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What is Rhetoric?
1
Chapter 2 Rhetorical Criticism As Art
13
Chapter 3 On Objectivity and Politics in Criticism
29
Chapter 4 The Rhetorical Situation
33
Chapter 5 The Traditional Perspective
39
Approaches and Applications
63
Chapter 7 Generic Elements in Rhetoric
77
Chapter 8 Criticism of Metaphor
97
Chapter 12 Framing Analysis
181
Chapter 13 FantasyTheme Criticism
205
Chapter 14 The Mythic Perspective
231
Chapter 15 Feminist Analysis
257
Chapter 16 Ideographic Criticism
285
Chapter 17 Critical Rhetoric and Continual Critique
321
Chapter 18 ConceptuallyOriented Criticism
341
Chapter 19 Eclectic Criticism
363

Chapter 9 The Narrative Perspective
117
Chapter 10 Kenneth Burkes Dramatic Form Criticism
143
The Wheels of Creation
165
Index
375
Biographical Sketches of the Authors
379
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Jim A. Kuypers is a member of the Department of Communication at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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