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Rhetoric

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  • Governing Codesby Karrin Vasby Anderson; Kristina Horn Sheeler

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 36.99

    Governing Codes examines the political identity of four contemporary U.S. political figures_Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole_illustrating how metaphor plays a central role in the construction of public identity in U.S. politics. Anderson and Sheeler analyze how familiar narratives... more...

  • The Style and Rhetoric of Elizabeth Doleby Rachel B. Friedman; Ronald E. Lee

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    Through an examination of Elizabeth Dole?s public discourse, this book explores the political style of a female politician who sought and exercised political power. The critical analysis reveals the strengths and weaknesses of a conservative, feminine style that conceives of politics as selfless public service. more...

  • The Miracle of Languageby Richard Lederer

    Pocket Books 2010; Not Available

    Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements... Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses... more...

  • A Feminist Legacyby Suzanne Bordelon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    The first book-length investigation of a pioneering English professor and theorist at Vassar College, A Feminist Legacy:  The Rhetoric and Pedagogy of Gertrude Buck explores Buck?s contribution to the fields of education and rhetoric during the Progressive Era. By contextualizing Buck?s academic and theoretical work within the rise of women?s... more...

  • Vote and Voiceby Wendy B Sharer

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Wendy B. Sharer explores the rhetorical and pedagogical practices through which two prominent postsuffrage organizations?the League of Women Voters and the Women?s International League for Peace and Freedom?challenged the conventions of male-dominated political discourse and trained women as powerful rhetors.   Vote and Voice is the first... more...

  • Reclaiming Queerby Erin J. Rand

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    Reclaiming Queer is an examination of the rhetorical linkage of queer theory in the academy with street-level queer activism in the 1980s and early 1990s. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a defining historical moment for both queer activism and queer theory in the United States. LGBT communities, confronted with the alarming violence and homophobia... more...

  • Writing Spaceby Jay David Bolter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    This second edition of Jay David Bolter's classic text expands on the objectives of the original volume, illustrating the relationship of print to new media, and examining how hypertext and other forms of electronic writing refashion or "remediate" the forms and genres of print. Reflecting the dynamic changes in electronic technology since the first... more...

  • Literature as Dialogueby Roger D. Sell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    How is it that some texts achieve the status of literature? Partly, at least, because the relationship they allow between their writers and the people who respond to them is fundamentally egalitarian. This is the insight explored by members of the Åbo literary communication network, who in this new book develop fresh approaches to literary works of... more...

  • Design, Mediation, and the Posthumanby Dennis M. Weiss; Amy D. Propen; Colbey Emmerson Reid; Kristie S. Fleckenstein; Brendan Keogh; Jonathan Rey Lee; Matthew A. Levy; Emily McArthur; Josh Mehler; Nicole M. Merola; Anthony Miccoli; Elise Takehana; John Tinnell; Yoni Van Den Eede

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Weiss, Propen, and Reid gather a diverse group of scholars to analyze the growing obsolescence of the human-object dichotomy in today's world. In doing so, Radical Interface brings together diverse disciplines to foster a dialog on significant technological issues pertinent to philosophy, rhetoric, aesthetics, and science. more...

  • The Art of Rhetoricby Aristotle

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    In The Art of Rhetoric , Aristotle demonstrates the purpose of rhetoric—the ability to convince people using your skill as a speaker rather than the validity or logic of your arguments—and outlines its many forms and techniques. Defining important philosophical terms like ethos, pathos, and logos, Aristotle establishes the earliest foundations of... more...