Now in its second edition, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to contemporary rhetorical criticism. Systematic chapters contributed by noted experts introduce the fundamental aspects of a perspective, provide students with an example to model when writing their own criticism, and address the potentials and pitfalls of the approach. In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, the volume presents less commonly discussed rhetorical perspectives, exposing students to a wide cross-section of techniques.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; April 2016
- ISBN 9781442252738
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- Title: Rhetorical Criticism
- Author: Jim A. Kuypers (ed.); Matthew T. Althouse (contrib.); William Benoit (contrib.); Edwin Black (contrib.); Adam Blood (contrib.); Stephen Howard Browne (contrib.); Thomas R. Burkholder (contrib.); Kathleen Farrell (contrib.); David Henry (contrib.); Forbes I. Hill (contrib.); Kristen Hoerl (contrib.); Andrew King (contrib.); Jim A. Kuypers (contrib.); Ronald Lee (contrib.); Ryan Erik McGeough (contrib.); Raymie E. McKerrow (contrib.); Donna Marie Nudd (contrib.); Robert C. Rowland (contrib.); Thomas J. St. Antoine (contrib.); Kristina Schriver Whalen (contrib.); Marilyn J. Young (contrib.)
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
Jim Kuypers has brought together an impressive cast of well-published rhetorical critics to create a one-of-a-kind textbook. Covering a broad range of critical perspectives, the volume combines theoretical discussions, critical exemplars, and personal reflections to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the possibilities and pitfalls of each critical method. Sophisticated yet accessible, the volume would make an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate courses in rhetorical criticism and should be required reading for graduate students in the field.
About The Author
Jim A. Kuypers is professor of communication at Virginia Tech. His many publications include Twentieth Century Roots of Rhetorical Studies, Bush’s War, and Partisan Journalism (a 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title). He has been honored with the American Communication Association’s Outstanding Contribution to Communication Scholarship Award, the Southern States Communication Association’s Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award, and Dartmouth College’s Distinguished Lecturer Award.