Bringing together scholars and researchers from across the disciplines who are doing work in rhetorical studies, this book addresses and explores fundamental issues and pivotal questions about the role of rhetoric in history and in society. It contains scholars from composition, speech communication, English, philosophy, education, and sociology.
PART I. HISTORICAL STUDIES IN RHETORIC Introduction: Historical and Comparative Rhetorical Studies: Revisionist Methods and Directions - C. Jan Swearingen and Edward Schiappa 1. Historiography and the Study of Rhetoric - Arthur E. Walzer and David Beard 2. Rhetorical Archaeology: Established Resources, Methodological Tools, and Basic Research Methods - Richard Leo Enos 3. Medieval and Renaissance Rhetorical Studies of Women - Christine Mason Sutherland 4. Recovering, Revisioning, and Regendering the History of 18th- and 19th-Century Rhetorical Theory and Practice - Lynee Lewis Gaillet and Elizabeth Tasker 5. Coping With Modernity: Strategies of 20th-Century Rhetorical Theory - James Arnt Aune 6. The Study of Argumentation - Frans H. van Eemeren 7. Rhetoric of Religion: A Map of the Territory - Margaret D. Zulick 8. Feminist Perspectives on the History of Rhetoric - Kate Ronald 9. Recent Advances in Comparative Rhetoric - Sue Hum and Arabella Lyon PART II. RHETORIC ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES Introduction: Rhetoric, Disciplinarity, and Fields of Knowledge - John Lyne and Carolyn R. Miller 10. The Rhetoric of the Natural Sciences - Jeanne Fahnestock 11. The Rhetoric of Economics - Edward M. Clift 12. Rhetoric in Literary Criticism and Theory - Don Bialostosky 13. Rhetoric of Health and Medicine - Judy Z. Segal 14. Rhetoric and International Relations: More Than 'Cheap Talk' - Gordon R. Mitchell 15. The Rhetoric of Interdisciplinarity: Boundary Work in the Construction of New Knowledge - Julie Thompson Klein PART III. RHETORIC AND PEDAGOGY Introduction: Rhetoric as Pedagogy - Cheryl Glenn and Martin Carcasson 16. Rhetoric and (?) Composition - Bruce Horner and Min-Zhan Lu 17. Intercollegiate Debate and Speech Communication: Historical Developments and Issues for the Future - Jarrod Atchison and Ed Panetta 18. The Consequences of Rhetoric and Literacy: Power, Persuasion, and Pedagogical Implications - Morris Young and Connie Kendall 19. Echoes frmo the Past: Learning How to Listen, Again - Joyce Irene Middleton 20. Civic Participation and the Undergraduate Curriculum - Wendy B. Sharer 21. Visual Rhetoric and/as Critical Pedagogy - Brian L. Ott and Greg Dickinson 22. A Century After the Divorce: Challenges To a Rapprochement Between Speech Communication and English - Roxanne Mountford PART IV. RHETORIC AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE Introduction: The Common Goods of Public Discourse - Kirt Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly 23. History of Public Discourse Studies - David Zarefsky 24. Race, Sex, and Class in Rhetorical Criticism - Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Zornitsa D. Keremidchieva 25. Rhetoric and Critical Theory: Possibillities for Rapprochement in Public Deliberation - Gerard A. Hauser and Maria T. Hegbloom 26. Digital Rhetoric and Public Discourse - Laura J. Gurak and Smiljana Antonijevic 27. Arts of Address in Revolutionary America - Stephen Howard Browne 28. Explosive Words and Glimmers of Hope: U.S. Public Discourse, 1860-1900 - Angela G. Ray 29. For the Common Good: Rhetoric and Discourse Practices in the United States, 1900-1950 - Thomas W. Benson 30. Religious Voices in American Public Discourse - James Darsey and Josh Ritter 31. Between Touchstones and Touch Screens: What Counts as Contemporary Political Rhetoric? - Vanessa B. Beasley 32. Social Movement Rhetoric - Robert Cox and Christina R. Foust