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A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism

Walter Jost (Editor), Wendy Olmsted (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-4957-0
544 pages
June 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Rhetoric offers the first major survey in two decades of the field of rhetorical studies and of the practice of rhetorical theory and criticism across a range of disciplines.

  • Assesses rhetoric’s place in the larger intellectual universe.
  • Focuses on the practical side of rhetoric, looking at specific works, problems and figures.
  • Provides examples of rhetoric from ancient times to the present day.
  • Written by leading scholars from a variety of different fields.
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Introduction.

Part I: Rhetoric in Its Place and Time.

Part II: Some of Rhetoric's Favorite Places.

Part III: Rhetoric and a Few of Its Critics.

Part IV: Rhetoric's Good Timing.

Index
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Walter Jost teaches in the English Department at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Wendy Olmsted teaches in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.
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  • The first state-of-the-art survey of rhetorical studies for two decades.

  • Assesses rhetoric’s place in the larger intellectual universe.

  • Focuses on the practical side of rhetoric, looking at specific works, problems and figures.

  • Provides examples of rhetoric from ancient times to the present day.

  • Written by leading scholars from a variety of different fields.
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"Walter Jost and Wendy Olmsted have produced a remarkable volume that serves equally well as an introduction to rhetorical studies and as a reference work for specialists. The range of the essays and the credentials of the contributors mark the book as important, but its most notable feature is the conception and development of a general work on rhetoric that remains connected with specific texts, historical contexts, and material circumstances ... The result is a volume impressive in its parts and invaluable in its totality – a must read." Michael C. Leff, Northwestern University
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