The Changing Tradition: Women in the History of Rhetoric

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University of Calgary Press, 1999 - Social Science - 279 pages
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Until very recently, the contribution of women to the history of rhetoric has gone unacknowledged. Current scholarship, however, reveals that traditional devinitions of the field have been too narrow, excluding the work of women rhetoricians. The Changing Tradition: Women in the History of Rhetoric demonstrates that women have indeed been involved in the field of rhetoric, almost since its inception, and have made a significant impact.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
PLENARY ADDRESS
7
EXCLUDED FROM THE RHETORICAL TRADITION
33
ALONGSIDE THE RHETORICAL TRADITION
57
PARTICIPATING IN THE RHETORICAL TRADITION
119
EMERGING INTO THE RHETORICAL TRADITION
159
ENGAGING THE RHETORICAL TRADITION
197
Afterword
249
Notes on the Contributors
257
Index
263
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About the author (1999)

Christine Mason Sutherland is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, where she teaches the history of rhetoric and other courses in Communications. She has published on the rhetoric of Augustine of Hippo and on scientific rhetoric in the seventeenth century. In recent years, her research has been in the relationship of seventeenth century women to the rhetorical tradition. She has published many essays on Margaret Cavendish and Mary Astell.

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