Conversational Rhetoric

Conversational Rhetoric recovers and elucidates the importance of the theories in dialogues and defenses of women's education by Bathsua Makin, Mary Astell, and Madeleine de Scudéry; in conduct books by Hannah More, Lydia Sigourney, and ...

Author: Jane Donawerth

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809330270

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Much of the scholarly exchange regarding the history of women in rhetoric has emphasized women's rhetorical practices rather than women's rhetorical theory. In Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women's Tradition, 1600-1900, Jane Donawerth traces the historical development of rhetorical theory by women for women and argues that women constructed a theory of rhetoric based on conversation, not public speaking, as a model for all discourse. Using the works of English and American women (and one much-translated French woman) in alternative genres such as humanist treatises and dialogues, conduct books, defenses of women's preaching, and elocution handbooks, Donawerth demonstrates how these women cultivated theories of rhetoric centered on conversation that faded once women began writing composition textbooks for mixed-gender audiences in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Conversational Rhetoric recovers and elucidates the importance of the theories in dialogues and defenses of women's education by Bathsua Makin, Mary Astell, and Madeleine de Scudéry; in conduct books by Hannah More, Lydia Sigourney, and Eliza Farrar; in defenses of women's preaching by Ellen Stewart, Lucretia Mott, Catherine Booth, and Frances Willard; and in elocution handbooks by Anna Morgan, Hallie Quinn Brown, Genevieve Stebbins, and Emily Bishop. In each genre, Donawerth explores facets of women's rhetorical theory, such as the recognition of the gendered nature of communication in conduct books, the incorporation of the language of women's rights in the defenses of women's preaching, and the adaptation of sentimental culture to the cultivation of women's bodies as tools of communication in elocution books. Rather than taking a strictly linear historical approach, Conversational Rhetoric follows women's rhetorical theory as it starts, stops, and starts over again. It covers a broad range of women's rhetorical theory in the Anglo-American world and places those theories in their social, rhetorical, and gendered historical contexts. This study adds women's rhetorical theory to the rhetorical tradition, advances our understanding of women's theories and their use of rhetoric, and offers a paradigm for analyzing the differences between men's and women's rhetoric from 1600 to 1900"--Jacket.
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The rhetoric of conversation ed by S Jenner

The poem is addressed to Mrs . Vesey , a lady distinguished more for her good
sense , taste , and amiability , than for learning and conversational skill . These
gatherings were often at her house . She had the good - natured fault of sending
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Author: George Winfred Hervey

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Domestic Occupations

Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives: Composing Pasts and Futures Jean
Bessette Feminist Rhetorical Science ... Lindal Buchanan Rhetorics of
Motherhood Lindal Buchanan Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a
Women's ...

Author: Jessica Enoch

Publisher: Studies in Rhetorics and Femin

ISBN: 9780809337163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This feminist rhetorical history explores women's complex and changing relationship to the home and how that affected their entry into the workplace. Author Jessica Enoch examines the spatial rhetorics that defined the home in the mid- to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and considers how its construction and reconstruction--from discursive description to physical composition--has greatly shaped women's efforts at taking on new kinds of work. In doing so, Enoch exposes the ways dominant discourses regarding women's home life and work life--rhetorics that often assumed a white middle-class status--were complicated when differently raced, cultured, and classed women encountered them. Enoch explores how three different groups of women workers--teachers, domestic scientists, and World War II factory employees--contended with the physical and ideological space of the home, examining how this everyday yet powerful space thwarted or enabled their financial and familial security as well as their intellectual engagements and work-related opportunities. Domestic Occupations demonstrates a multimodal and multigenre research method for conducting spatio-rhetorical analysis that serves as a model for new kinds of thinking and new kinds of scholarship. This study adds historical depth and exigency to an important contemporary conversation in the public sphere about how women's ties to the home inflect their access to work and professional advancement.
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Academic and Professional Writing in an Age of Accountability

She is the editor of Rhetorical Theory by Women before 1900: An Anthology (
2002) and the author of Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women's
Tradition, 1600–1900 (2012). JESSICAENOCH is an associate professor of ...

Author: Shirley Wilson Logan

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780809336913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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What current theoretical frameworks inform academic and professional writing? What does research tell us about the effectiveness of academic and professional writing programs? What do we know about existing best practices? What are the current guidelines and procedures in evaluating a program’s effectiveness? What are the possibilities in regard to future research and changes to best practices in these programs in an age of accountability? Editors Shirley Wilson Logan and Wayne H. Slater bring together leading scholars in rhetoric and composition to consider the history, trends, and future of academic and professional writing in higher education through the lens of these five central questions. The first two essays in the book provide a history of the academic and professional writing program at the University of Maryland. Subsequent essays explore successes and challenges in the establishment and development of writing programs at four other major institutions, identify the features of language that facilitate academic and professional communication, look at the ways digital practices in academic and professional writing have shaped how writers compose and respond to texts, and examine the role of assessment in curriculum and pedagogy. An afterword by distinguished rhetoric and composition scholars Jessica Enoch and Scott Wible offers perspectives on the future of academic and professional writing. This collection takes stock of the historical, rhetorical, linguistic, digital, and evaluative aspects of the teaching of writing in higher education. Among the critical issues addressed are how university writing programs were first established and what early challenges they faced, where writing programs were housed and who administered them, how the language backgrounds of composition students inform the way writing is taught, the ways in which current writing technologies create new digital environments, and how student learning and programmatic outcomes should be assessed.
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Rhetoric and stylistics

Literatur (in Auswahl) Abstract The contribution deals with links between rhetoric,
stylistics, and conversational linguistics as well as rhetoric, stylistics, and textual
linguistics with respect to the term 'style'. While the relationships between ...

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110178579

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Rhetoric and stylistics deal with successful human communication and the arrangement of language in texts. The handbook offers surveys of theoretical approaches, forms of linguistic practice and practical contexts from antiquity to the present.
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Code

Applied rhetoric has an intermediary function providing the scientific back - up for
practical rhetoric , and supplying ... respect for your partner in conversation etc . ;
the “ factual variety ” of modern conversational rhetoric that deals with the ...

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Modern Rhetoric in Culture Arts and Media

4 The Case of Conversational Rhetoric The mention of “intentional action” in the
previous quote leads directly to the proprium of conversational rhetoric.
Rhetorical action consists of strategic, goal oriented, and (where possible)
planned and ...

Author: Joachim Knape

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110292503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The goal of this book is to formulate a modern theoretical approach for rhetorical studies in a variety of disciplines in the humanities, media research, and other cultural studies. The discipline of rhetoric originally concerned itself with linguistic forms of communication, and its basic theory was developed with such cases in mind. With respect to this ancient tradition, there are numerous books that provide a historical overview of the field. There is also a wide array of introductory works and research contributions that deal with the practice of political rhetoric. On the other hand, only a few 20th century academics have attempted to theoretically rehabilitate rhetoric (after its decline as an academic discipline in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries) and to give rhetorical theory a modern, new, and further reaching perspective. Two notable examples have been Kenneth Burke and Brian Vickers. The book begins with the assumption that rhetoric is not merely limited to linguistic action, but rather is present everywhere in the communicative world. Against this background, this work develops a modern theory of rhetoric, and demonstrates in twelve chapters how methodical rhetorical analysis can be done in selected practical fields of application (Literature, Music, Images, and Film).
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A Briefer Practical Rhetoric

A new word , ” says Blackley , “ almost invariably becomes general in
conversational use before it appears in literature . ” While such words as “ boom ,
" " crank , " and “ wire ” may be good English fifty years hence , they are to be
used now , if ...

Author: John Scott Clark

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ISBN: UVA:X001478078

Category: English language

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The rhetoric of conversation

POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS OF THE RHETORIC OF CONVERSATION TO NON -
DISCURSIVE LITERATURE In our examination of the rhetoric of conversation ,
we have seen Cicero lay down the basic principles of an art mediating between ...

Author: Glenn J. Broadhead

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ISBN: UCAL:X31439

Category: Conversation

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Aristotle Rhetoric

Of ( the three ) rhythms , the heroic ( hexameter , epic ) is ( too ) stately ( or
solemn ) , and deficient in conversational ... the meaning will be ' that particular
kind of harmony which is adapted to ordinary conversation ' , the language of
common ...

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The Rhetoric of Aristotle

Of ( the three ) rhythms , the heroic ( hexameter , epic ) is ( too ) stately ( or
solemn ) , and deficient in conversational ... the meaning will be ' that particular
kind of harmony which is adapted to ordinary conversation ' , the language of
common ...

Author: Aristotle

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ISBN: OSU:32435054668504

Category: Rhetoric, Ancient

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The Rhetoric of Aristotle with a commentary by the late Edward Meredith Cope revised and edited for the Syndics of the University Press by John Edwin Sandys

Of ( the three ) rhythms , the heroic ( hexameter , epic ) is ( too ) stately ( or
solemn ) , and deficient in conversational harmony ' . By using the word ' harmony
' , I have left it open whether we are to understand by apporía ' harmony ' in its ...

Author: Aristoteles

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11353990

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Rhetoric History and Women s Oratorical Education

Drawing attention to the similarities between the conversational practices of the
three centuries she examines and today's rhetoric and composition classroom,
Donawerth argues that the “disappearance of conversational rhetoric” constitutes
a ...

Author: David Gold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135104955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation for professional and public life. This book fills an important gap in the history of rhetoric and suggests new paths for the way histories may be told in the future, tracing the shifting arc of women's oratorical training as it develops from forms of eighteenth-century rhetoric into institutional and extrainstitutional settings at the end of the nineteenth century and diverges into several distinct streams of community-embodied theory and practice in the twentieth. Treating key rhetors, genres, settings, and movements from the early republic to the present, these essays collectively challenge and complicate many previous claims made about the stability and development of gendered public and private spheres, the decline of oratorical culture and the limits of women's oratorical forms such as elocution and parlor rhetorics, and women's responses to rhetorical constraints on their public speaking. Enriching our understanding of women's oratorical education and practice, this cutting-edge work makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetoric and communication.
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A System of Rhetoric

VALUE OF READINESS in conversation , pp . 1 , 14 . EASY CONVERSATION AN
ART , pp . 14 - 16 . Often even direct preparation required , pp . 15 , 16 .
Conversational artists succeed because they try , p . 16 . FUNDAMENTAL
PRINCIPLE ...

Author: Charles William Bardeen

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102769957

Category: English language

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The Dublin university magazine

... of speech which Mr . Knox employed as arguments , and are reminded by the
course which our observations have taken , of one of those pieces of
conversational rhetoric by which he recommended what was popularly known as
“ the veto .

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The Cornhill Magazine

... firm belief in the social value of his conversational rhetoric , might most
probably connect with this idea a vague reference to one or two rivals in his art .
That is to say , his self - estimation might be reducible to the proposition “ At any
rate I am ...

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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Chaucer to Longfellow

... making all allowance for the undoubted brilliance of these masters of
conversational rhetoric , how small would have been their fame , had it rested on
their reputation as after - dinner monologists alone ? Lastly , the study of
Literature offers ...

Author: John Fraser

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ISBN: MINN:31951001640602B

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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary Philosophical Society

In this instance , the best talker is Salarino , and some of his conversational
rhetoric is very striking . It is a pretty picture of ships that he draws when he
supposes Antonio's mind to be tossing on the ocean :Argosies with portly sail ,
Like signiors ...

Author: Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092903814

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The Cornhill Magazine

... no doubt , could so far define their notion of their own worth as to fix according
to their own opinion their relation to some few of their acquaintances . Thus the
young man who has a firm belief in the social value of his conversational rhetoric
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Reuben Medlicott or the Coming Man A novel

Mary had heard Reuben's oratory in the Court - House of Chichester , his
eloquence in London at the Polish demonstration , and his conversational
rhetoric a thousand times ; but those few brief words were to her the most magical
and thrilling ...

Author: Marmion Wilme Savage

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ISBN: BL:A0021810502

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