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Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse
Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse by Robert J. Connors
Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse Author: Robert J. Connors
Title: Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse
ISBN: 0809311348
ISBN13: 978-0809311347
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Pages: 308 pages
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (March 2, 1984)
Language: English
Category: Reference
Size PDF version: 1251 kb
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Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides




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.