Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students

This is a fresh interpretation of the ancient canons of composing: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery.

Author: Sharon Crowley

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015064897898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 462

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This rhetoric revives the classical strategies of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians and adapts them to the needs of contemporary writers and speakers. This is a fresh interpretation of the ancient canons of composing: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. It shows that rhetoric, as it was practiced and taught by the ancients, was an intrinsic part of daily life and of communal discourse about current events. This book gives special emphasis to classic strategies of invention, devoting separate chapters to stasis theory, common and special topics, formal topics, ethos, pathos, extrinsic proofs, and Aristotelian means of reasoning. The authors' engaging discussion and their many contemporary examples of ancient rhetorical principles present rhetoric as a set of flexible, situational practices. This practical history draws the most relevant and useful concepts from ancient rhetorics and discusses, updates, and offers them for use in the contemporary composition classroom. Individuals interested in reading about the ancient canons of composing. Crowley Ancient_Rhetorics_for_Contemporary_Students SMP Page 1 of 1

Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students

This is a fresh interpretation of the ancient canons of composing: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery.

Author: Sharon Crowley

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131720638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 462

View: 479


Revives the classical strategies of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians and adapts them to the needs of contemporary writers and speakers.

Contemporary Composition Studies

Ancient Rhetorics for Modern Students (1994), introduces students to rhetorical
categories from classical rhetoric. (c) Crowley, Sharon, Frank Lentricchia, and
Linda R. Robertson. "The Wyoming Conference Resolution Opposing Unfair ...

Author: Edith H. Babin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313300879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 783


Composition studies is a rapidly growing and constantly changing field. At present, however, graduate students and writing teachers have little choice of current reference works that define key terms in the field and provide information about the scholars and researchers who have shaped and are shaping the discipline. This volume provides alphabetically arranged entries for 108 scholars and 128 terms and concepts central to composition studies. The entries for individuals chronicle the history of their contributions to the field, while the entries for terms record term development over time. The book includes generous bibliographical information and an appendix of scholars from other disciplines who have contributed to composition studies.

Theorizing Composition

A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition
Studies Mary Lynch Kennedy ... or that see all writing as essentially
argumentative, such as Sharon Crowley's Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary
Students, ...

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

View: 901


The last 25 years have witnessed extraordinary growth in the field variously known as composition studies or as rhetoric and composition. What was noticeable about the field in its infancy was a preoccupation with practice, a lack of emphasis on theory, and an exclusive reliance on writing as a process. As its disciplinary status has grown, composition studies has expanded its focus, reconceptualized the writing process, and embraced a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives. This reference book is a guide to the numerous theories that now form the foundation for composition studies.

Rhetorical Agendas

Fourth, “the progymnasmata connect rhetoric to literary study,” and more broadly,
to other subjects in the liberal arts ... As the Preface states, While writingAncient
Rhetorics for Contemporary Students, we adopted three ancient premises about

Author: Patricia Bizzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135604899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 509


This edited collection offers a broad consideration of contemporary rhetorical scholarship, tied to political, ethical, and spiritual themes. Originating from the 2004 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, the contents of this volume reflects the conference themes of rhetorical agendas in current theory and research. The volume starts off with transcripts of the talks presented by the conference's featured speakers. The essays that follow are organized around five key topics: history, theory, pedagogy, publics, and gender. These chapters address subjects ranging from religious identity to civil rights; from weapons of mass destruction to literacy testing and electronic texts, reflecting the wide array of areas under study across the rhetoric discipline. With contributions from well-known scholars as well as newcomers, the breadth and diversity of this collection make a significant contribution to rhetorical scholarship, and will stimulate additional work. As such, the volume will be of interest to scholars and students in rhetoric studies in speech communication, English, and related disciplines.

Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric

In their composition textbook Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students (
second edition), Sharon Crowley and Debra Hawhee appropriate the ancient
doctrine of kairos to solve a more narrowly focused problem than Kinneavy's
sweeping ...

Author: Bruce McComiskey

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

View: 176


In Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric, Bruce McComiskey achieves three rhetorical goals: he treats a single sophist's rhetorical technê (art) in the context of the intellectual upheavals of fifth-century bce Greece, thus avoiding the problem of generalizing about a disparate group of individuals; he argues that we must abandon Platonic assumptions regarding the sophists in general and Gorgias in particular, opting instead for a holistic reading of the Gorgianic fragments; and he reexamines the practice of appropriating sophistic doctrines, particularly those of Gorgias, in light of the new interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric offered in this book. In the first two chapters, McComiskey deals with a misconception based on selective and Platonic readings of the extant fragments: that Gorgias's rhetorical technê involves the deceptive practice of manipulating public opinion. This popular and ultimately misleading interpretation of Gorgianic doctrines has been the basis for many neosophistic appropriations. The final three chapters deal with the nature and scope of neosophistic rhetoric in light of the non-Platonic and holistic interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric McComiskey postulates in his opening chapters. He concludes by examining the future of communication studies to discover what roles neosophistic doctrines might play in the twenty-first century. McComiskey also provides a selective bibliography of scholarship on sophistic rhetoric and philosophy in English since 1900.

Decolonisation of Materialities or Materialisation of Re Colonisation

Covino, W. and Jolliffe, D. (1985) Rhetoric: Concepts, Definitions, Boundaries.
Massachusetts: Allyn and Bacon. ... New York: Routledge. Crowley, S., and
Hahwee, D. (1999) Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students 2nd edition,
Needham ...

Author: Nhemachena, Artwell

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9789956763948

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 673


Contemporary scholarly discourses about decolonising materialities are taking two noticeable trajectories, the first trajectory privileges establishing “connections”, “relationships” and “associations” between human beings and nature. The second trajectory privileges restoration, restitution, reparations for colonial dispossessions, lootings and disinheritance. While the first trajectory presupposes that colonialism was merely about “separation”, “alienation”, and “disconnections” between human beings and nature, the second trajectory stresses the colonialists’ dispossession, disinheritance and privations of Africans. Drawing on contemporary discourses about materialities in relation to semiotics, (non-)representationalism, rhetoric, ecocriticism, territorialisation, deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation, translation, animism, science and technology studies, this book teases out the intellectually rutted terrain of African materialities. It argues that in a world of increasing impoverishment, the significance of materialities cannot be overemphasised: more so for the continent of Africa where impoverishment “materialises” in the midst of resource opulence. The book is a pacesetter in no holds barred interrogation of African materialities.

Reading Writing and the Rhetorics of Whiteness

and Learning as a Man. ̄ College English 58.2 (1996): 137¥157. Corbett,
Edward P.J. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. ... Ancient Rhetorics for
Contemporary Students. 4th ed. New York: Pearson, 2009. Curry, Renee. White
Women ...

Author: Wendy Ryden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136630590

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

View: 323


In this volume, Ryden and Marshall bring together the field of composition and rhetoric with critical whiteness studies to show that in our "post race" era whiteness and racism not only survive but actually thrive in higher education. As they examine the effects of racism on contemporary literacy practices and the rhetoric by which white privilege maintains and reproduces itself, Ryden and Marshall consider topics ranging from the emotional investment in whiteness to the role of personal narrative in reconstituting racist identities to critiques of the foundational premises of writing programs steeped in repudiation of despised discourses. Marshall and Ryden alternate chapters to sustain a multi-layered dialogue that traces the rhetorical complexities and contradictions of teaching English and writing in a university setting. Their lived experiences as faculty and administrators serve to underscore the complex code of whiteness even as they push to decode it and demonstrate how their own pedagogical practices are raced and racialized in multiple ways. Collectively, the essays ask instructors and administrators to consider more carefully the pernicious nature of whiteness in their professional activities and how it informs our practices.

Women s Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition

... six books devoted to the history, theory, and/or teaching of rhetoric and writing:
Toward aCivil Discourse:Rhetoric and Fundamentalism; Ancient Rhetorics for
Contemporary Students, coauthored with Debra Hawheeand nowin its third
edition; ...

Author: Michelle Ballif

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135627775

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 667


This volume explores how women in the fields of rhetoric and composition have succeeded, despite the challenges inherent in the circumstances of their work. Focusing on those women generally viewed as "successful" in rhetoric and composition, this volume relates their stories of successes (and failures) to serve as models for other women in the profession who aspire to "make it," too: to succeed as women academics in a sea of gender and disciplinary bias and to have a life, as well. Building on the gains made by several generations of rhetoric and composition scholars, this volume provides strategies for a newer generation of scholars entering the field and, in so doing, broadens the support base for women in the field by connecting them with a greater web of women in the profession. Offering frank discussion of professional and personal struggles as well as providing reference materials addressing these concerns, solid career advice, and inspirational narratives told by women who have "made it" in the field of rhetoric and composition, this work highlights such common concerns as: dealing with sexism in the tenure and promotion process, maintaining a balance between career and family, struggling for scholarly and/or administrative respect, mentoring junior women, finding one’s voice in scholarship, and struggling to say "no" to unrewarded service work The profiles of individual successful women describe each woman’s methods for success, examine the price each has paid for that success, and pass along the advice each has to offer other women who are beginning a career in the field or attempting to jumpstart an existing career. With resources and general advice for women in the field of rhetoric and composition to guide them through their careers—as they become, survive, and thrive as professionals in the discipline – this book is must-have reading for every woman making her career in the rhetoric and composition fields.

Moving Bodies

In Moving Bodies, Debra Hawhee focuses on Burke's studies from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s while illustrating that his interest in reading the body as a central force of communication began early in his career.

Author: Debra Hawhee


ISBN: 1611170907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

View: 813


Kenneth Burke may be best known for his theories of dramatism and of language as symbolic action, but few know him as one of the twentieth century's foremost theorists of the relationship between language and bodies. In Moving Bodies, Debra Hawhee focuses on Burke's studies from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s while illustrating that his interest in reading the body as a central force of communication began early in his career. By exploring Burke's extensive writings on the subject alongside revealing considerations of his life and his scholarship, Hawhee maps his recurring invocation of a variety of disciplinary perspectives in order to theorize bodies and communication, working across and even beyond the arts, humanities, and sciences. Burke's sustained analysis of the body drew on approaches representing a range of specialties and interests, including music, mysticism, endocrinology, evolution, speech-gesture theory, and speech-act theory, as well as his personal experiences with pain and illness. Hawhee shows that Burke's goal was to advance understanding of the body's relationship to identity, to the creation of meaning, and to the circulation of language. Her study brings to the fore one of Burke's most important and understudied contributions to language theory.

Teaching Multiwriting

Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students . 2nd ed . Boston : Allyn and Bacon
, 1999 . Dash , Mike . Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower
and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused . New York : Three Rivers , 1999 .

Author: Robert L. Davis

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809327546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 980


This innovative volume proposes a reinvention of composition and rhetoric training with multiwriting, an alternative, open approach to composing that spans genres, media, disciplines, and cultures.

Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks

An examination of two seemingly incongruous areas of study: ancient rhetoric and digitally networked communication

Author: Michele Kennerly

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817359041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 603


An examination of two seemingly incongruous areas of study: classical models of argumentation and modern modes of digital communication What can ancient rhetorical theory possibly tell us about the role of new digital media technologies in contemporary public culture? Some central issues we currently deal with—making sense of information abundance, persuading others in our social network, navigating new media ecologies, and shaping broader cultural currents—also pressed upon the ancients. Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks makes this connection explicit, reexamining key figures, texts, concepts, and sensibilities from ancient rhetoric in light of the glow of digital networks, or, ordered conversely, surveying the angles and tangles of digital networks from viewpoints afforded by ancient rhetoric. By providing an orientation grounded in ancient rhetorics, this collection simultaneously historicizes contemporary developments and reenergizes ancient rhetorical vocabularies. Contributors engage with a variety of digital phenomena including remix, big data, identity and anonymity, memes and virals, visual images, decorum, and networking. Taken together, the essays in Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks help us to understand and navigate some of the fundamental communicative issues we deal with today.

Critical Situations

. . . In that way, this text has figured out [how to support] a course's work if the course's works isn't text based.

Author: Sharon Crowley

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0321246535

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

View: 388


Critical Situations encourages students to identify critical situations in their communities, to develop rhetorical strategies for taking action in those situations, and to produce community-based writing projects. Critical Situations is an inquiry-driven brief rhetoric that introduces students to ancient rhetorical methods for inventing and arranging texts. These ancient methods are integrated into contemporary public writing, advocacy, and cultural studies approaches to composition as students write in response to situations in their communities, producing meaningful texts that motivate them to write. Historical and contemporary case studies are integrated into writing instruction to provide a strong introduction to rhetoric. A series of workshops offers students the opportunities to explore practical, theoretical, and ethical aspects of composition. students the opportunities to explore practical, theoretical, and ethical aspects of composition.

Twentieth century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

... Robert Connors , Lisa Ede , and Andrea Lunsford ' s edited volume Essays on
Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse ( 1984 ) , Sharon Crowley ' s Ancient
Rhetorics for Contemporary Students ( 1994 ) , and Theresa Enos ' s Festschrift to

Author: Michael G. Moran

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028493968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

View: 117


Much work has been done on rhetoric and rhetorical theory in the 20th century, with scientists discussing the rhetoric of the scientific method and philosophers debating the rhetoric of the metaphysical tradition. This reference summarizes major trends in rhetoric during the last hundred years. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 40 20th- century rhetoricians, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Edward P. J. Corbett, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Walter J. Ong, and I. A. Richards. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, an analysis of the figure's rhetorical theory, and a bibliography of primary and secondary works. The volume concludes with extensive bibliographical material.

The Rhetoric of the New Testament

3 Surveys of Ancient Rhetoric ANDERSEN , O . Im Garten der Rhetorik : Die
Kunst der Rede in der Antike . Darmstadt ... BALDWIN , C . S . , Ancient Rhetoric
and Poetic . New York ... Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students . 2nd ed .

Author: Duane Frederick Watson

Publisher: Deo Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124063996

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 243


A new, comprehensive bibliography of books and articles on the rhetoric of the New Testament published since AD 1500. The bibliography is arranged by categories, which include Jewish heritage, invention, arrangement, style, hermeneutics, with specific listings for each book of the NT. It is prefaced with a select bibliography of primary and secondary sources on classical and modern rhetoric. An invaluable research tool.

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

Appendix C A Basic Library for the Study of Classical Rhetoric Prepared by
Richard A. Katula and James J. Murphy I. ... The Sophists : Rhetoric , Democracy
, and Plato's Idea of Sophistry . ... Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students .

Author: James Jerome Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: PSU:000047164239

Category: Classical literature

Page: 321

View: 245


The purpose of history is to help people understand the present by providing a sense of continuity to their lives. The history of western civilization begins in Ancient Greece. So much of what we observe around us -- art, architecture, poetry, drama, and political systems -- is derived from the Greeks. Even religious beliefs and beliefs about the solar system emanate from the writings of Greek and Roman philosophers. Writing itself is a phenomenon of Greek civilization. Students seeking to understand the social impact of technologies such as writing, print, and television, must begin their study with figures such as Socrates, who was one of the first to be concerned with the changes in social interaction and consciousness wrought by the emergence of writing on portable material. For students of language, an awareness of the classical world is particularly important. The study of human discourse is an entirely western phenomenon. As far as one can judge from surviving evidence, the Greeks were the only people of the ancient world who endeavored to analyze the ways in which human beings communicate with each other. Greece is, therefore, the birthplace of the art of discourse, which includes not only rhetoric, but also logic and grammar. Although many other ancient civilizations produced literature, only the Greeks produced analytic, expository treatises that attempted to discover the actual bases of human communication. Written treatises and school "systems" which allowed rhetorical discoveries to be transmitted to others enabled the Greeks and later the Romans to amass a considerable body of precepts to guide speakers and writers. This body of precepts forms the basis for the study of "rhetoric" -- the art of human discourse. This book provides a clear understanding of the classical roots of rhetoric. While no single volume can account for every idea developed by the ancients on the art of rhetoric, this book seeks to present the concepts that will most effectively provide today's student with a basis for understanding human communication. The text contains essays about the period, original treatises by ancient writers with modern analyses that elaborate on their rhetorical precepts, and representative speeches given by celebrated orators of the ancient world. In addition, a bibliography of readings is presented for those who want to study this period more deeply.

Sizing Up Rhetoric

In the 1990s the progymnasmata were given a prominent place in Sharon
Crowley ' s and Debra Hawhee ' s Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students (
320 – 66 ) and again in Robert J . Connors ' s fourth edition of Edward P . J .
Corbett ...

Author: Rhetoric Society of America. Conference

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015073643549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 442

View: 454


Rhetoric of Transformation

Corbett , Edward P . J . Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student . New York :
Oxford University Press , 1971 . Crowley , Sharon and Debra Hawhee . Ancient
Rhetorics for Contemporary Students , 2nd ed . Boston : Allyn and Bacon , 1994 .

Author: International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Congress

Publisher: Dig

ISBN: UOM:39015063218781

Category: Change

Page: 198

View: 776


Computers Composition and Rhetoric

can these online communications facilitate student preparation for in - class work
, but because instructors can review ... Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary
Students , “ The progymnasmata remained popular for so long because they are

Author: Paula Rosinski


ISBN: MSU:31293023280682

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 406

View: 302


Inventing a Discipline

Rhetoric Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Young Maureen Daly Goggin,
Richard Emerson Young. - . ... Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern
Discourse . Ed . Robert J ... Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students . New
York ...

Author: Maureen Daly Goggin

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106015192195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 457

View: 662


Heeding the call of noted rhetoric scholar Richard E. Young to engage in serious, scholarly investigations of the assumptions that underlie established practices and habits about writing, the contributors to this critical volume study a diverse array of disciplinary issues, situate their work in a wide matrix of theoretical perspectives, and engage in multiple modes of inquiry and in multiple discourses. In section 1, the authors consider the history, present state, and potential future directions of the research, scholarship, and pedagogies of the field. Section 2 presents the theoretical, historical, and empirical investigations of particular kinds of rhetorical theories and practices. Section 3 offers discussions of specific writing programs and pedagogical approaches. After an introduction by Maureen Daly Goggin, essays in the book are: (1) "A Rhetoric for Literate Society: The Tension between Expanding Practices and Restricted Theories" (Charles Bazerman); (2) "Accounting for 'Well-Worn Grooves': Composition as a Self-Reinforcing Mechanism" (Maureen Daly Goggin and Steve Beatty); (3) "Cross-Disciplinarity in Rhetorical Scholarship?" (Janice M. Lauer); (4) "Shaping Sophisticates: Implications of the Rhetorical Turn for Rhetoric Education" (Joseph Petraglia); (5) "Rhetoric and the Ecology of the Noosphere" (Robert Inkster); (6) "The Modesty of Aristotle's 'Rhetoric'" (Eugene Garver); (7) "Classical Rhetoric in American Writing Textbooks, 1950-1965" (Karen Rossi Schnakenberg); (8) "Reinventing Memory and Delivery" (Winifred Bryan Horner); (9) "From Heuristic to Aleatory Procedures; Or, Toward 'Writing the Accident'" (Victor J. Vitanza); (10) "Bridging the Gap: Integrating Visual and Verbal Rhetoric" (Lee Odell and Karen McGrane); (11) "Inventing the American Research University: Nineteenth-Century American Science and the New Middle Class" (Danette Paul and Ann M. Blakeslee); (12) "Scientific Writing and Scientific Thinking: Writing the Scientific Habit of Mind" (Carol Berkenkotter); (13) "The Rhetoric of Social Action: College Mentors Inventing the Discipline" (Elenore Long); (14) "WAC, WHACK: You're an Expert--NOT!" (Sam Watson); (15) "Can Writing Be Taught? Being 'Explicit' in the Teaching and Learning of Writing across the Curriculum" (Stuart Greene and Rebecca Schoenike Nowacek); (16) "Notes on the Evolution of Network Support for Writing across the Curriculum" (Mike Palmquist); and (17) "Pedagogical Invention and Rhetorical Action in Writing across the Curriculum" (Jo-Ann M. Sipple, William L. Sipple, and J. Stanton Carson). (Each chapter contains references.) (RS)