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  • A Short History of Writing Instructionby James J. Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    A Short History of Writing Instruction preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. more...

  • Re-visioning mythby Frances Babbage

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    The first in-depth assessment of ‘re-vision’ as a phenomenon in women’s 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...

  • Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoricby Alan G. Gross; Arthur E. Walzer

    Southern Illinois University Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    In this collection edited by Alan G. Gross and Arthur E. Walzer, scholars in communication, rhetoric and composition, and philosophy seek to ?reread? Aristotle?s Rhetoric from a purely rhetorical perspective. So important do these contributors find the Rhetoric , in fact, that a core tenet in this book is that ?all subsequent rhetorical theory... more...

  • Theorizing Histories of Rhetoricby Michelle Ballif

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 40.00

     During the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, historians of rhetoric, composition, and communication vociferously theorized historiographical motivations and methodologies for writing histories in their fields. After this fertile period of rich, contested, and impassioned theorization, scholars busily undertook the composition of numerous historical... more...

  • Trust in Textsby Susan Miller

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric challenges the accepted idea of a singular rhetorical tradition poorly maintained from the Athenian Golden Age until the present. Author Susan Miller argues that oratorical rhetoric is but one among many codes that guide the production of texts and proposes that emotion and trust are central to the... more...

  • Chimerica (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A powerful, provocative play about international relations and the shifting balance of power between East and West. Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe a young American photojournalist captures a piece of history. New York, 2012. Joe is covering a presidential election, marred by... more...

  • Writing Histories of Rhetoricby Victor J. Vitanza

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    This collection of essays, edited by Victor J. Vitanza, is a historiography of rhetoric, summarizing what has recently been accomplished in the revision of traditional histories of rhetoric and discussing what might be accomplished in the future. Featuring a variety of approaches—classical, revisionary, and avant-garde—it includes... more...

  • Rhetoric as Pedagogyby Winifred Bryan Horner; Michael Leff; Robert Gaines; Jean Dietz Moss; Beth S. Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Dramaby Amy Holzapfel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere "seed" of modernism, a simple or crude attempt to copy objective reality on stage. This book challenges this misconception by redefining realism as an under-examined form of visual modernism that positioned theatre at the crux of the unstable interaction between consciousness and the visible world.... more...

  • Text & Presentation, 2013by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation, 2013 gathers some of the best work presented at the 2013 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. Subjects ranging from Ancient Greece to 21st century America are covered with a variety of approaches and formats. Celebrated playwright Edward Albee's presentation is the lead piece, followed by 12 research papers, one review... more...