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  • Feminist Rhetorical Resilienceby Elizabeth A Flynn; Patricia Sotirin; Ann Brady

    Utah State University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of “resilience” has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across a range of social contexts and national cultures. Contributors demonstrate that resilience offers an important new conceptual frame for... more...

  • Sorry About Thatby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 14.99

    People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Biden's 2007 apology for referring to Barack Obama as "articulate and bright" succeed, whereas Mel Gibson's 2006 apology for his anti-Semitic tirade fails?... more...

  • The King's Englishby Kingsley Amis

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary , and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and... more...

  • Empirical Studies of Literatureby David S. Miall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The sixth conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature, or IGEL, was held in August 1998 in Utrecht, Holland. The conference brought together a wide range of scholars concerned with understanding the place and role of literature in its social, historical, psychological, linguistic, and other dimensions, and who seek... more...

  • Everyday Talk, Second Editionby Karen Tracy; Jessica S. Robles

    Guilford Publications 2013; US$ 40.00

    This engaging text explores how everyday talk--the ordinary kinds of communicating that people do in schools, workplaces, and among family and friends--expresses who we are and who we want to be. The authors interweave rhetorical and cultural perspectives on the "little stuff" of conversation what we say and how we say it, the terms used to refer to... more...

  • Facing Itby M. Jimmie Killingsworth

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Blending memoir, cultural history, and a literary perspective, Facing It bears witness to controversies like Tellico and Chernobyl, global warming and local drought. But rather than merely drowning readers in waves of ecological angst, M. Jimmie Killingsworth seeks alternative images and episodes to invoke presence without crippling the hope for... more...

  • Janner's Speechmakerby Greville Janner

    Thorogood Publishing 2003; US$ 19.95

    This guide to speechmaking covers: presentation and thinking on your feet; handling your audience; chairing meetings; dealing with the media; microphones and other practicalities; and impromptu speaking and other special occasions. more...

  • Philosophy, Rhetoric, and the End of Knowledgeby Steve Fuller; James H. Collier

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    In this second edition of Steve Fuller's original work Philosophy, Rhetoric, and the End of Knowledge: A New Beginning for Science and Technology Studies, James Collier joins Fuller in developing an updated and accessible version of Fuller's classic volume. The new edition shifts focus slightly to balance the discussions of theory and practice, and... more...

  • Remembrances and Celebrationsby Jill Werman Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    This rich anthology of memorial tributes serves as a welcome reminder that, although words cannot necessarily assuage grief, they can provide tremendous comfort and perspective during our times of loss. The likes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, W.H. Auden and Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as ordinary folk from the seventeenth century... more...

  • Writing a Biomedical Research Paperby Brian Budgell

    Springer 2008; US$ 49.99

    A guide to writing a biomedical research article. It includes chapters that are arranged according to the sequence of tasks that we normally encounter in our writing. It deals with writing and submission of manuscripts. more...