Toward a Rhetoric of Insult by Thomas Conley

By Thomas Conley

From highschool cafeterias to the ground of Congress, insult is a very common and ubiquitous cultural perform with an extended and earthy background. And but, this so much human of human behaviors has infrequently been the topic of geared up and entire attention—until Toward a Rhetoric of Insult. seen in the course of the lens of the examine of rhetoric, insult, Thomas M. Conley argues, is printed as right away delinquent and an important for human family, either divisive and unifying.

Explaining how this works and what precisely makes up a rhetoric of insult activates Conley to variety around the massive and wonderfully colourful background of offense. Taking in Monty Python, Shakespeare, Eminem, Cicero, Henry Ford, and the Latin poet Martial, Conley breaks down a number of different types of insults, examines the significance of viewers, and explores the benign facet of abuse. In doing so, Conley initiates readers into the realm of insult appreciation, permitting us to treat insults no longer completely as technique of expressing enmity or disdain, yet as interesting points of human interplay.

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Modern Rhetoric in Culture, Arts, and Media by Joachim Knape

By Joachim Knape

Within the thirteen essays of this quantity, Tubingen professor of Rhetoric Joachim Knape develops a sequence of ways to a contemporary idea of rhetoric. In doing so, rhetoric is taken into account either a cultural and a communicative phenomenon. whereas classical rhetoric targeting the communicative fields of politics and legislations, sleek learn in rhetoric has extended its viewpoint, and has became in the direction of the components of cultural existence, media, and the humanities. This quantity sheds gentle at the theoretical and methodological elements of a brand new rhetoric designed to include those fields of curiosity.

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Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoric by Sharon J. Kirsch

By Sharon J. Kirsch

Gertrude Stein is well-known as an iconic and canonical literary modernist. In Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoric, Sharon J. Kirsch broadens our figuring out of Stein’s impression to incorporate her impression at the box of rhetoric.
 
For humanities students in addition to well known audiences, the connection among rhetoric and literature continues to be vexed, partly as a result of rhetoric’s modern association with composition, which makes it break away, if now not subordinate to, the learn of literature. Gertrude Stein well-known no such separation, and this disciplinary policing of the examine of English has decreased our figuring out of her paintings, Kirsch argues. Stein’s occupation opened up on the crossroads of literary composition and rhetorical conception, a website the place she alternately challenged, satirized, and reinvented the 5 classical canons of rhetoric—invention, association, type, reminiscence, and delivery—even as she invented new trajectories of literary experimentation.
 
Kirsch follows Stein from her days learning composition and philosophy at Harvard via her expatriate years in France, popularity within the Thirties, and adventure of the second one international warfare. She frames Stein’s explorations of language as a creative poetics that reconceived practices and theories of rhetorical invention in the course of a interval that observed the increase of literary reviews and the decline of rhetorical experiences. via cautious readings of canonical and lesser-known works, Kirsch bargains a resounding severe portrait of Stein as a Sophistic provocateur who reinvented the canons by means of creating a efficient mess of canonical rhetoric and modernist different types of thought.
 
Readers will locate a lot of curiosity in Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoric. Kirsch bargains myriad insights to students of Stein, to these attracted to the interdisciplinary intersections of literature, rhetoric, and philosophy, in addition to to students and scholars within the box of rhetoric and verbal exchange experiences. Positioning Stein as an enormous twentieth-century rhetorical theorist is especially well timed given expanding curiosity in historic and theoretical resonances among rhetoric and poetics and given the ongoing loss of attractiveness for ladies theorists in rhetorical studies.

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Rethinking Narrative Identity: Persona and Perspective by Claudia Holler, Martin Klepper

By Claudia Holler, Martin Klepper

Why is it that we have a tendency to take into consideration our lives as tales? Why can we try to create coherent narratives that replicate a specific point of view? What occurs once we detect a number of, might be conflicting views in our narratives? Following groundbreaking paintings within the learn of narrative identification within the final twenty years, the students of this quantity have improved and merged their theories of narrative id with new views in fields equivalent to narratology, literary concept, philosophy, cultural reports, psychology, sociology, gender experiences and historical past. Their contributions concentrate on the importance of point of view within the formation of narrative identities, probing the stratagems and narrative technique of participants in checking out out personae for themselves.

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The Rhetorical Analysis of Scripture: Essays From the 1995 by Stanley E. Porter, Thomas H. Olbricht

By Stanley E. Porter, Thomas H. Olbricht

This is the 3rd in a sequence of convention papers on rhetorical feedback. Held in July 1995 in London, the convention incorporated members from the uk, the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Republic of South Africa. half I is worried with the earlier, current and way forward for rhetorical research; components II, III and IV are desirous about rhetorical research of scriptural texts; and half V presents a end reflecting on a few questions raised partly I. lots of the individuals may signify themselves as advocates of rhetorical feedback; yet there have been others much less confident that rhetorical feedback is constructing because it ought.

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Theorizing Communication: A History by Dan Schiller

By Dan Schiller

This is often the 1st e-book to supply an in depth highbrow heritage of verbal exchange research during the last century. Schiller seems on the courting among early communique conception and contextualizing social and financial alterations, and unearths that the evoling dualism among highbrow and guide hard work turned deeply embedded within the paintings of theorists, even into our personal time. shut awareness is paid to top thinkers within the box, together with John Dewey, C. Wright turbines, Raymond Williams, Stuart corridor, and Daniel Bell.

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The Gospel to the Romans: The Setting and Rhetoric of Mark's by Brian J. Incigneri

By Brian J. Incigneri

This ebook proposes that Mark's Gospel used to be written in Rome in past due seventy one after the go back of the scary Titus who had lately destroyed the Jerusalem Temple. Recognising that using emotional appeals was once a chief modern rhetorical software, it exhibits the Gospel to be an emotionally-charged textual content aimed toward readers traumatised by means of years of persecution, worry of arrest and intra-community tensions over the forgiveness of these who had failed. It examines the political, social and spiritual scenario and exhibits that the Gospel comprises allusions to many contemporary occasions of outrage to Christians. Mark stirs their fears and painful stories to maneuver them to a brand new get to the bottom of, supplying a version for them — Jesus, the 1st martyr for the gospel.

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Doing rhetorical history: concepts and cases by Dr. Kathleen J. Turner

By Dr. Kathleen J. Turner

This assortment argues that rhetorical heritage, either as a methodology
and as a point of view, deals insights which are relevant to the examine of
verbal exchange and unavailable via different approaches.

 

The present box of communique derives from the historic study
of rhetoric. during the last few many years, despite the fact that, because the pattern towards theoretical
conceptions has pushed research and as a number of "isms" has defined
feedback, verbal exchange reports have moved clear of a predominantly historical
perspective.

Yet many students within the box proceed to discover merits in rhetorical
background. within the 13 essays accrued right here, eminent students address
the continuing discussion over the regrounding of rhetorical learn and the relationship
among idea and historical past in addition to background and feedback within the field.
a few learn the conceptual matters concerned about the juncture of rhetoric
and historical past; others supply case reviews, usually in accordance with study with primary
files, to demonstrate the method and promise of rhetorical history.
jointly, their paintings checks concept and enhances feedback whereas standing
as a different and legitimate process in and of itself.

The conceptualizations and methodologies of rhetorical heritage will
raise in value in the course of the burgeoning "Communication Age"
as we search to deal with the current and get ready for the longer term by means of better
figuring out the earlier. This quantity serves as an outstanding assessment of
a lately missed methodological strategy and acts because the first step
in finishing that neglect.

 

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Roman Eloquence: Rhetoric in Society and Literature by William J. Dominik

By William J. Dominik

The current quantity is a part of a normal renaissance within the examine of rhetoric and bears testimony to a self-discipline present process quick and intriguing swap. It attracts jointly tested and more moderen students within the box to supply a probing and leading edge research of the position performed by way of rhetoric in Roman tradition. using numerous serious ways and methodologies, those students learn not just the function of rhetoric in Roman society but in addition the connection among rhetoric and Rome's significant literary genres. moreover to demonstrating rhetoric's severe importance for Roman tradition, the stories show the $64000 position performed via rhetoric within the formation of a number of the genres of literature.

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