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- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00
In the 13 essays of this volume, Tübingen professor of Rhetoric Joachim Knape develops a series of approaches to a modern theory of rhetoric. In doing so, rhetoric is considered both a cultural and a communicative phenomenon. While classical rhetoric concentrated on the communicative fields of politics and law, modern research in rhetoric has expanded... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 99.95
Asserts a novel and controversial theory on the origins of rhetoric that differs radically from the standard view Argues that it was the theatre of Ancient Greece, first appearing around 500 BC, that prompted the development of formalized rhetoric, which evolved soon thereafter Provides a cogent reworking of existing evidence Reveals the bias... more...
- The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd 2012; US$ 90.00
Teaching Creative Writing is designed to showcase practical approaches developed by practitioners in the ever-growing community of writers in higher education. Aimed at enabling those who teach the subject to review, borrow, and adapt ideas, the emphasis throughout is on diversity. Contributions from an international team of writers cover a variety... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 43.37
Hauptbeschreibung Diese Studie setzt sich kritisch mit dem Phänomen der sogenannten Väterliteratur auseinander. Aus den durchaus erfolgreichen autobiographischen »Väter-Büchern«, die zumeist in den Siebzigerjahren des 20. Jahrhunderts erschienen sind, lesen viele Literaturwissenschaftler »Kritik am Vater als dem symbolischen Vertreter der Macht und... more...
- Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00
The first in-depth assessment of re-vision as a phenomenon in womens drama, examining the diverse ways in which classical myth narratives have been reworked by women playwrights for the European stage. This study explores the ideological and aesthetic potential of such practice and silmultaneously exposes the tensions inherent in... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 32.51
Hauptbeschreibung Zahlreiche Quellen des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts, die die italienischen Stadtkommunen beschreiben, dokumentieren eine besonders ausgeprägte Wertschätzung der Eloquenz. Angesichts jüngerer Forschungen zum Einfluss der Rhetorik auf das Selbstverständnis der Aristokratie im antiken Rom liegt ein analoger Blick auf Funktionen der Eloquenz... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00
the uprising was a common social form in the life of the lower classes in the Early Modern Age. According to theory, no independent political action was to be expected from the "ignorant rabble", although according to Freud the entire "Western European culture" could be described as a product of "fear of the uprising of the oppressed". However, the... more...
- University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 29.99
Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances. Detailed and analytical, these... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 20.00
First published in 1946, The Playwright as Thinker is a classic work of drama criticism that helped create the intellectual environment in which serious American theater would thrive in the second half of the twentieth century. At the time of publishing, most drama critics believed dramatic art deserved no intellectual status; Eric Bentley set out... more...