Rhetorical Speculations

This collection allows rhetoric and writing scholars to explore modes of critical speculation into the transformative effect of emerging technologies, particularly as a means to speculate on future shifts in the intellectual, pedagogical, ...

Author: Scott Sundvall

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The future of writing studies is fundamentally tied to advancing technological development—writing cannot be done without a technology and different technologies mediate writing differently. In Rhetorical Speculations, contributors engage with emerging technologies of composition through “speculative modeling” as a strategy for anticipatory, futural thinking for rhetoric and writing studies. Rhetoric and writing studies often engages technological shifts reactively, after the production and reception of rhetoric and writing has changed. This collection allows rhetoric and writing scholars to explore modes of critical speculation into the transformative effect of emerging technologies, particularly as a means to speculate on future shifts in the intellectual, pedagogical, and institutional frameworks of the field. In doing so, the project repositions rhetoric and writing scholars as proprietors of our technological future to come rather than as secondary receivers, critics, and adjusters of the technological present. Major and emerging voices in the field offer a range of styles that include pragmatic, technical, and philosophical approaches to the issue of speculative rhetoric, exploring what new media/writing studies could be—theoretically, pedagogically, and institutionally—as future technologies begin to impinge on the work of writing. Rhetorical Speculations is at the cutting edge of the subject of futures thinking and will have broad appeal to scholars of rhetoric, literacy, futures studies, and material and popular culture. Contributors: Bahareh Brittany Alaei, Sarah J. Arroyo, Kristine L. Blair, Geoffrey V. Carter, Sid Dobrin, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Steve Holmes, Kyle Jensen, Halcyon Lawrence, Alexander Monea, Sean Morey, Alex Reid, Jeff Rice, Gregory L. Ulmer, Anna Worm

Essays on Rhetorical Criticism

The past decade seems gently to have accelerated the reinfusion of style into
rhetorical speculations . It may be that the meteoric passage of John F . Kennedy
has had some effect on potential response to the language of public address .

Author: Thomas R. Nilsen


ISBN: UCAL:B2838681

Category: Criticism

Page: 203

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Rethinking Rhetorical Theory Criticism and Pedagogy

achieved in most professional rhetorical speculations.” While critics sometimes invoked the more mechanical aspects of stylistic analysis, Bryant found that ...

Author: Antonio de Velasco

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9781628952735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 505

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What distinguishes the study of rhetoric from other pursuits in the liberal arts? From what realms of human existence and expression, of human history, does such study draw its defining character? What, in the end, should be the purposes of rhetorical inquiry? And amid so many competing accounts of discourse, power, and judgment in the contemporary world, how might scholars achieve these purposes through the attitudes and strategies that animate their work? Rethinking Rhetorical Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy: The Living Art of Michael C. Leff offers answers to these questions by introducing the central insights of one of the most innovative and prolific rhetoricians of the twentieth century, Michael C. Leff. This volume charts Leff ’s decades-long development as a scholar, revealing both the variety of topics and the approach that marked his oeuvre, as well as his long-standing critique of the disciplinary assumptions of classical, Hellenistic, renaissance, modern, and postmodern rhetoric. Rethinking Rhetorical Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy includes a synoptic introduction to the evolution of Leff ’s thought from his time as a graduate student in the late 1960s to his death in 2010, as well as specific commentary on twenty-four of his most illuminating essays and lectures.

Speculations of War

work up through A Rhetoric of Motives in 1950 constitutes a rhetorical theory of literature that is always inherently preoccupied with war and infused with ...

Author: Annette M. Magid

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672793

Category: History

Page: 253

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Late 19th century science fiction stories and utopian treatises related to morals and attitudes often focused on economic, sociological and, at times Marxist ideas. More than a century later, science fiction commonly depicts the inherent dangers of capitalism and imperialism. Examining a variety of conflicts from the Civil War through the post-9/11 era, this collection of new essays explores philosophical introspection and futuristic forecasting in science fiction, fantasy, utopian literature and film, with a focus on the warlike nature of humanity.

Speculations literary and philosophic

All the rhetorical forgeries of the latter Greek literature , such as the Letters of
Phalaris , of Themistocles , & c . , are detected by that mark . These forgeries ,
applying themselves to ages distant from the writer , are often , indeed , self -
exposed ...

Author: Thomas De Quincey


ISBN: UCAL:B3311688



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Rhetoric and Reality

... discourse communities in Foucault and on the cultural analysis of Said, as well as on the rhetorical speculations of Kenneth Burke and Patricia Bizzell.

Author: James A. Berlin

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809313600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Intended for teachers of college composition, this history of major and minor developments in the teaching of writing in twentieth-century American colleges employs a taxonomy of theories based on the three epistemological categories (objective, subjective, and transactional) dominating rhetorical theory and practice. The first section of the book provides an overview of the three theories, specifically their assumptions and rhetorics. The main chapters cover the following topics: (1) the nineteenth-century background, on the formation of the English department and the subsequent relationship of rhetoric and poetic; (2) the growth of the discipline (1900-1920), including the formation of the National Council of Teachers of English, the appearance of the major schools of rhetoric, the efficiency movement, graduate education in rhetoric, undergraduate courses and the Great War; (3) the influence of progressive education (1920-1940), including the writing program and current-traditional rhetoric, liberal culture, and expressionistic and social rhetoric; (4) the communication emphasis (1940-1960), including the communications course, the founding of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, literature and composition, linguistics and composition, and the revival of rhetoric; and (5) the renaissance of rhetoric and major rhetorical approaches (1960-1975), including contemporary theories based on the three epistemic categories. A final chapter briefly surveys developments through 1987. (JG)

The Works of Thomas De Quincey Speculations literary and philosophic

All the rhetorical forgeries of the latter Greek literature , such as the Letters of
Phalaris , of Themistocles , & c . , are detected by that mark . These forgeries ,
applying themselves to ages distant from the writer , are often , indeed , self -
exposed ...

Author: Thomas De Quincey





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The Rhetorical Imagination of Kenneth Burke

The most appropriate “ philosophy ” —the one he develops in the Grammar and the Rhetoric — begins with speculations about human motivation in order to find ...

Author: Ross Wolin

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570034044

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Blending the genres of biography, intellectual history, and rhetorical theory, this study presents an analysis of Burke's (1897-1993) early essays and his eight theoretical works, placing them in the context of their social and political history. Wolin (humanities and rhetoric, Boston University) casts each work as a re-articulation and extension of the ideas imbedded in Burke's previous efforts. The tactics of conflict, cooperation, and motivation are emphasized. c. Book News Inc.

Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

... and Rhetorical Speculations: Emerging Technologies and the Future and Potential of Rhetoric (Utah State University Press, under contract).

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319478890

Category: Science

Page: 452

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This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level. The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.

Rhetoric in the European Tradition

Philosophical speculation about the mechanisms of persuasion and
communication may have provided explanations for ... But such speculations
have a built - in tendency to “ deinstitutionalize ” rhetoric , as is evident both from
the ...

Author: Thomas M. Conley

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119841018

Category: Rhe

Page: 325

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Rhetoric in the European Tradition provides a comprehensive, chronological survey of the basic models of rhetoric as they developed from the early Greeks through the twentieth century. Discussing rhetorical theories and practices in the context of the times of political and intellectual crisis that gave rise to them, Thomas M. Conley chooses carefully from a vast pool of rhetorical literature to give voice to those authors who exercised the greatest influence in their own and succeeding generations. This book is valuable as both an introduction for students and a reference and resource for scholars in fields including literature, cultural history, philosophy, and speech and communication studies.

Rhetorical Theory by Women Before 1900

Of Eloquence , Art , and Speculation Many do seem to admire those writings whose styles are eloquent and , through ignorance , take it for eloquence ...

Author: Jane Donawerth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742517179

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

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This anthology is the first to feature women's rhetorical theory from the fifth through the nineteenth centuries. Assembling selections on rhetoric, composition, and communication by 24 women around the world, this valuable collection demonstrates an often-overlooked history of rhetoric as well as women's interest in conversation as a model for all discourse. Among the theorists included are Aspasia, Pan Chao, Sei Shonagon, Madeleine de Scudéry, Hannah More, Hallie Quinn Brown, and Mary Augusta Jordan. The book also contains an extensive introduction, explanatory headnotes, and detailed annotations.

Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students

Rhetorical speculations: The future of rhetoric, writing, and technology. University Press of Colorado. doi:10.7330/9781607328315 Swenson, J., Young, C. A., ...

Author: Hancı-Azizoglu, Eda Başak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799865100

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 353

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The aptitude to write well is increasingly becoming a vital element that students need to succeed in college and their future careers. Students must be equipped with competent writing skills as colleges and jobs base the acceptance of students and workers on the quality of their writing. This situation captures the complexity of the fact that writing represents higher intellectual skills and leads to a higher rate of selection. Therefore, it is imperative that best strategies for teaching writing speakers of other languages is imparted to provide insights to teachers who can better prepare their students for future accomplishments. Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students examines the theoretical and practical implications that should be put in place for second language writers and offers critical futuristic and linguistic perspectives on teaching writing to speakers of other languages. Highlighting such topics as EFL, ESL, composition, digital storytelling, and forming identity, this book is ideal for second language teachers and writing instructors, as well as academicians, professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of language and linguistics.

How to Run a Paper Mill

The speculative paper can be used in a rather bogus way as part of a series of
papers to present rhetorical speculations which will subsequently be brilliantly
fulfilled by the Authors ( see Chapter 7 ) . Alternatively , if you are the sort of
person ...

Author: John Woodwark


ISBN: UVA:X002158119

Category: Report writing

Page: 111

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Speculative Philosophy

The application of speculative rhetoric to philosophy itself is not discussed by Peirce, who, in the above-mentioned piece, distinguishes between a rhetoric ...

Author: Donald Phillip Verene

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739136614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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In this original and illuminating work, the reader is invited to approach philosophy as an activity that can instruct, delight, and move. On this view, philosophy can be seen as a key to human education, a mastery of humane letters, and a part of the repulic of the liberal arts. Embracing this approach to philosophy, Verene argues, involves moving beyond modern philosophy's analytical encounter with experience, one that emphasizes argument and criticism at the expense of the Socratic search for self-knowledge. Relying on insights from Vico and Hegel, Verene introduces a new sense of reason, one that sees the True as the whole and that connects reason to the ancient sense of speculation. Reflection and criticism are given their due, but the reorientation of philosophy toward the speculative grasp of the whole of things allows memory, imagination, and dialectical ingenuity to take on philosophical form. In the end, this work show how speculation, symbolic form, metaphor, poetry, and rhetoric are natural parts of philosophical thinking.


... included rhetorical speculations by unnamed Democrats as to why Marshall went wrong, and cited as fact unproved charges made from various hearings.

Author: Larry Tye

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9781328959720

Category: Anti-communist movements

Page: 608

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The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first-ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings In the long history of American demagogues, from Huey Long to Donald Trump, never has one man caused so much damage in such a short time as Senator Joseph McCarthy. We still use "McCarthyism" to stand for outrageous charges of guilt by association, a weapon of polarizing slander. From 1950 to 1954, McCarthy destroyed many careers and even entire lives, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia, accusation, loyalty oaths, and terror. When the public finally turned on him, he came crashing down, dying of alcoholism in 1957. Only now, through bestselling author Larry Tye's exclusive look at the senator's records, can the full story be told. Demagogue is a masterful portrait of a human being capable of immense evil, yet beguiling charm. McCarthy was a tireless worker and a genuine war hero. His ambitions knew few limits. Neither did his socializing, his drinking, nor his gambling. When he finally made it to the Senate, he flailed around in search of an agenda and angered many with his sharp elbows and lack of integrity. Finally, after three years, he hit upon anti-communism. By recklessly charging treason against everyone from George Marshall to much of the State Department, he became the most influential and controversial man in America. His chaotic, meteoric rise is a gripping and terrifying object lesson for us all. Yet his equally sudden fall from fame offers reason for hope that, given the rope, most American demagogues eventually hang themselves.

The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

The extreme rhetoric was not limited to arguments about the future of the union. ... Ironically, most of the rhetorical predictions were presented as ...

Author: Eugene Borgida

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195335453

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

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This volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of citizenship that offers new insights and integrates previously disparate research agendas. It also suggests the possibility of informed interventions aimed at meeting new challenges faced by citizens in modern democracies.

The Puritan Conversion Narrative

57 ܙܝ Since literary scholars ( unlike Grabo's historians ) are presumably ... it is virtually useless to look to the rhetorical speculations of the ...

Author: Patricia Caldwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521254604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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In the mid-seventeenth century, persons on both sides of the Atlantic wishing to join a Puritan church had to appear before all of its members and tell the story of their religious conversion - in effect, to give convincing verbal evidence that their souls were saved. New England's Puritans widely adopted this practice, and in this book Patricia Caldwell attempts to unravel the mystery of this procedure by viewing it as a literary phenomenon that met the special imaginative and expressive needs of troubled people in a time of great turmoil. In the first comparative reading of conversion stories as literary expression, Caldwell shows that these symbolic and deeply religious narratives represent 'the first faint murmurings of a truly American voice'.

Rhetorical Traditions and British Romantic Literature

He succeeds on both counts , creating , through copious rhetorical display ... genius which characterizes sophistic rhetoric at its speculative best .

Author: Don H. Bialostosky

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253311802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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. The contributors are Stephen C. Behrendt, Don H. Bialostosky, Jerome Christensen, Richard W. Clancey, Klaus Dockhorn, James Engell, David Ginsberg, Bruce E. Graver, Scott Harshbarger, Theresa M. Kelley, J. Douglas Kneale, John R. Nabholtz, Lawrence D. Needham, Marie Secor, Nancy S. Struever, Leslie Tannenbaum, and Susan J. Wolfson.