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Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse
edited by Robert J. Connors, Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford
Southern Illinois University Press, 1984
Paper: 978-0-8093-1134-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-9075-5
Library of Congress Classification PN175.E84 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 808


Eighteen essays by leading scholars in English, speech communication, educa­tion, and philosophy explore the vitality of the classical rhetorical tradition and its influence on both contemporary dis­course studies and the teaching of writing.

Some of the essays investigate the­oretical and historical issues. Others show the bearing of classical rhetoric on contemporary problems in composition, thus blending theory and practice. Com­mon to the varied approaches and view­points expressed in this volume is one central theme: the 20th-century revival of rhetoric entails a recovery of the clas­sical tradition, with its marriage of a rich and fully articulated theory with an equally efficacious practice. A preface demonstrates the contribution of Ed­ward P. J.Corbett to the 20th-century re­vival, and a last chapter includes a bibli­ography of his works.

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