Reclaiming Rhetorica: Women In The Rhetorical Tradition
by Andrea A. Lunsford
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995 Paper: 978-0-8229-5553-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7165-8
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Women’s contribution to rhetoric throughout Western history, like so many other aspects of women’s experience, has yet to be fully explored. In pathbreaking discussions ranging from ancient Greece, though the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, to modern times, sixteen closely coordinated essays examine how women have used language to reflect their vision of themselves and their age; how they have used traditional rhetoric and applied it to women’s discourse; and how women have contributed to rhetorical theory. Language specialists, feminists, and all those interested in rhetoric, composition, and communication, will benefit from the fresh and stimulating cross-disciplinary insights they offer.
"Presents a lesson in history as well as in rhetorical theory and women's studies. The contributors write with scholarly passion and interdisciplinary expertise. Recommended."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
On Reclaiming Rhetorica
Aspasia: Rhetoric, Gender, and Colonial Ideology
A Lover's Discourse: Diotima, Logos, and Desire
Reexamining The Book of Margery Kempe: A Rhetoric of Autobiography
Christine de Pisan and The Treasure of the City of Ladies: A Medieval Rhetorician and Her Rhetoric
Mary Astell: Reclaiming Rhetorica in the Seventeenth Century
Daring to Dialogue: Mary Wollstonecraft's Rhetoric of Feminist Dialogics
Inventing a Feminist Discourse: Rhetoric and Resistance in Margaret Fuller's Woman in the Nineteenth Century
To Call a Thing by Its True Name: The Rhetoric of Ida B. Wells
“Intelligent Members or Restless Disturbers”: Women's Rhetorical Styles, 1880–1920
Woman Suffrage and the History of Rhetoric at the Seven Sisters Colleges, 1865–1919
Sojourner Truth: A practical Public Discourse
The Telling: Laura (Riding) Jackson's Project for a Whole Human Discourse
Susanne K. Langer: Mother and Midwife at the Rebirth of Rhetoric
A Rhetoric for Audiences: Louise Rosenblatt on Reading and Action
Julia Kristeva: Rhetoric and the Woman as Stranger
Notes on Contributors
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