Reading Rhetorical Texts

Autore: James Robertson Andrews
Editore: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205546251
Grandezza: 19,94 MB
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Reading Rhetorically

Autore: John C. Bean
Editore: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321236685
Grandezza: 25,28 MB
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Vista: 7272

This aims-based rhetoric and reader teaches students analytical reading, academic writing, and inquiry as the keys to success in college. The anthology, which organizes its selections by rhetorical aims or purposes, offers readings for rhetorical analysis so that students can apply rhetorical processes in their own writing. Two important features distinguish this book from others: (1) emphasis on reading as an interactive process of composing meaning, and (2) emphasis on academic writing as a process in which writers engage with other texts. Reading Rhetorically teaches students how to see texts positioned in a conversation with other texts, how to recognize their bias or perspective, and how to analyze texts for both content and method.

Techniques Of Close Reading

Autore: Barry Brummett
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972655
Grandezza: 63,46 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7700

Techniques of Close Reading is a brief, supplemental text that trains students in an ability to see what texts--be they written, oral, visual, or mediated--may be saying. Renown scholar and teacher Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (speeches, cartoons, magazine ads, etc.), teaching students the ability to see deeper levels of meaning and to share those insights with others. Techniques of Close Reading differs from other books in rhetorical criticism, textual analysis, or critical thinking by: - Focusing on the act and techniques of criticism rather than on schools of thought, grand theories, and specific methods, thus helping students to engage in the act of critical close reading in ways that are congenial to a wide range of methods (for that reason, it is highly adaptable to other texts currently in use that are focused on specific methods) - Explaining the relationships among theory, methods, and techniques of rhetorical criticism - Examining the ethics and risk of doing and reading rhetorical criticism via plenty of examples, figures, and exercises taken from everyday life

Rhetoric In Detail

Autore: Barbara Johnstone
Editore: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027206198
Grandezza: 19,41 MB
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The eleven studies in this volume illustrate and advance the synthesis of discourse analysis with rhetorical studies. Rhetoric in Detail shows how a variety of techniques from discourse analysis can be useful in studying such concerns as agency, legitimation, controversy, and style, and how concepts from rhetoric including genre and figuration can enrich the work of discourse analysts. The authors' research sites range from government commissions, political speeches, newspaper reports and letters to interviews and conversations in beauty salons and online. Methodological overviews interspersed throughout survey critical discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, grounded theory, computer-aided corpus analysis, narrative analysis, and participant observation and provide suggestions for further reading. Rhetoric in Detail is an invaluable source for rhetoricians looking for systematic, grounded ways of approaching new, more vernacular sites for rhetorical discourse and for discourse analysts interested in seeing what they can learn from the tradition and practice of rhetorical analysis.

Medieval Reading

Autore: Suzanne Reynolds
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521604529
Grandezza: 10,75 MB
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This book argues for a radically new approach to the history of reading and literacy in the Middle Ages.

Understanding Rhetoric

Autore: Eamon M. Cunningham
Editore: BrownWalker Press
ISBN: 1627347054
Grandezza: 17,92 MB
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Vista: 8699

Understanding Rhetoric: A Guide to Critical Reading and Argumentation is a composition textbook that outlines three essential skills – rhetoric, argument, and source-based writing – geared towards newcomers and advanced students alike. Though comprehensive in its coverage, the book’s focus is a simple one: how to move beyond a "gut reaction" while reading to an articulation of what is effective and what is not, while explicitly answering the most important question of "Why?" This text gets at this central concern in two fundamental ways. First, the text teaches composition as a cumulative process, coaching you how to question, challenge, and expand on not just the readings you hold in your hands, but also how to interrogate the internal processes of writing and thinking. The book's blend of composition methods detail the cross-point of product and process to turn reading and writing from a matter of coming up with answers to questions to learning what type of questions need to be asked in the first place. The "right" questions, the text argues, are fundamentally rhetorical in nature. Second, the content of the practice-based chapters is framed into a larger mesh of intellectual history to show how the writing and thinking you are doing today is continuous with a long history of writing instruction that goes back to the ancient world. This book provides equal representation from classical and contemporary theory with the recognition that theory cannot be fully grasped without practice, and practice cannot be fully understood without its theoretical antecedent. After all, you can’t write "outside the box" until you know where the box is and what it looks like.

Reading Rhetorical Theory

Autore: Barry Brummett
Editore: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780155083042
Grandezza: 36,90 MB
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An anthology of original readings, Reading Rhetorical Theory uses selections from primary sources to track the history of thinking. Two features of this book enable it to stand apart from other texts on rhetorical theory. First, its unique mix of readings blends traditional authors such as Aristotle, Plato, and Kenneth Burke with popular modern authors such as Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Second, the editorial introductions develop a consistent and unified perspective that allows for differing interpretations of rhetorical theory at the same time that it ties together the history of the subject. Reading Rhetorical Theory is appropriate in graduate or undergraduate courses that cover the history of rhetorical theory by using primary sources to track the history of thinking about human symbolic influence.

Inventions Of Reading

Autore: Clayton Koelb
Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 150174397X
Grandezza: 68,40 MB
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Where do writers of fiction get their ideas? Clayton Koelb here takes issue with those who regard inspiration or imitation as primary forces influencing literary invention. He finds that another mechanism, which he calls "rhetorical construction," underlies much fiction and some nonfiction as well. Rhetorical construction, Koelb says, is a way of producing writing out of reading. The rhetorical writer begins by discovering an interpretive crux in a familiar text-a passage from the Bible, for example, or a commonplace expression—and then proceeds to imagine a fictional situation in which all the meanings of the passage, contradictory though they may seem, may be realized. According to Koelb, "inventions of reading" do not stop with the discovery of the eternal and inevitable deconstructibility of language; they somehow generate an urge to put language back together through the invention of a fictional world. Among the texts he discusses are writings by Boccaccio, Rabelais, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Hawthorne, Hans Christian Andersen Nietzsche, Kafka, Calvino, and Flannery O'Connor.

Rhetoric S Questions Reading And Interpretation

Autore: Peter Mack
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 331960158X
Grandezza: 61,42 MB
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This book aims to help readers interpret, and reflect on, their reading more effectively. It presents doctrines of ancient and renaissance rhetoric (an education in how to write well) as questions or categories for interpreting one’s reading. The first chapter presents the questions. Later chapters use rhetorical theory to bring out the implications of, and suggest possible answers to, the questions: about occasion and audience (chapter 2), structure and disposition (3), narrative (4), argument (5), further elements of content, such as descriptions, comparisons, proverbs and moral axioms, dialogue, and examples (6), and style (7). Chapter eight describes ways of gathering material, formulating arguments and writing about the texts one reads. The conclusion considers the wider implications of taking a rhetorical approach to reading. The investigation of rhetoric’s questions is interspersed with analyses of texts by Chaucer, Sidney, Shakespeare, Fielding and Rushdie, using the questions. The text is intended for university students of literature, especially English literature, and rhetoric, and their teachers.

The Reader The Text The Poem

Autore: Louise M. Rosenblatt
Editore: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809318059
Grandezza: 66,59 MB
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Vista: 8745

Starting from the same nonfoundationalist premises, Rosenblatt avoids the extreme relativism of postmodern theories derived mainly from Continental sources. A deep understanding of the pragmatism of Dewey, James, and Peirce and of key issues in the social sciences is the basis for a view of language and the reading process that recognizes the potentialities for alternative interpretations and at the same time provides a rationale for the responsible reading of texts. The book has been praised for its lucid explanation of the multidimensional character of the reading process - evoking, interpreting, and evaluating the work. The nonliterary (efferent) and the literary (aesthetic) are shown not to be opposites but to represent a continuum of reading behaviors. The author amply illustrates her theoretical points with interpretations of varied texts. The epilogue carries further her critique of rival contemporary theories.

Rhetorical Argumentation In Biblical Texts

Autore: Anders Eriksson
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563383557
Grandezza: 60,97 MB
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Papers presented at the Lund 2000 Conference on Rhetorical Argumentation in Biblical Texts.

Rhetoric And Hermeneutics

Autore: Carol A. Newsom
Editore: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 316157723X
Grandezza: 74,43 MB
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This collection of essays by Carol A. Newsom explores the indispensable role that rhetoric and hermeneutics play in the production and reception of biblical and Second Temple literature. Some of the essays are methodological and programmatic, while others provide extended case studies. Because rhetoric is, as Kenneth Burke put it, "a strategy for encompassing a situation," the analysis of rhetoric illumines the ways in which texts engage particular historical moments, shape and reshape communities, and even construct new models of self and agency. The essays in this book not only explore how ancient texts hermeneutically engage existing traditions but also how they themselves have become the objects of hermeneutical transformation in contexts ranging from ancient sectarian Judaism to the politics of post-World War I and II Germany and America to modern film criticism and feminist re-reading.

Talking With Readers

Autore: Avon Crismore
Editore: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Grandezza: 40,85 MB
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This book is about metadiscourse, the rhetorical acts used by authors as they talk with readers in order to guide rather than inform them and build solidarity. Metadiscourse in use is illustrated by a variety of written texts spanning the period from 500 B.C. to the present. Perspectives from rhetoric, speech communication, linguistics, literature, philosophy, and psychology are used to begin building a theory of metadiscourse. The theory is tested with two empirical studies having practical classroom applications: a descriptive analysis of metadiscourse use in social studies school and non-school texts and an experimental study of the effects of metadiscourse on students' learning and attitudes.

The Reader In The Text

Autore: Susan Rubin Suleiman
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400857112
Grandezza: 40,61 MB
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A reader may be in" a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought--both possessing and being possessed by it. This paradox suggests the ambiguities inherent in the concept of audience. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status--be it rhetorical, semiotic and structuralist, phenomenological, subjective and psychoanalytic, sociological and historical, or hermeneutic--of the audience in relation to a literary or artistic text. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A Graeco Roman Rhetorical Reading Of The Farewell Discourse

Autore: John C. Stube
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567581063
Grandezza: 68,76 MB
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Vista: 4590

This title gives a thorough analysis of The Farewell Discourse (John 13-17), which is a unique and climactic portion of John's Gospel that serves as a hinge on which the entire Gospel narrative pivots from Jesus' public ministry to his Passion. Jesus is presented by the evangelist, with his words and actions, defining and modeling what his disciples are to be in their own soon-approaching ministry to the community of believers and to the world. He is shown giving persuasive words of comfort, encouragement, instruction, and motivation to his disciples as he prepares them to continue his mission after his departure.

Becoming Rhetorical Analyzing And Composing In A Multimedia World

Autore: Jodie Nicotra
Editore: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337670278
Grandezza: 49,18 MB
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Vista: 4024

Becoming rhetorical is a transformation that allows students to identify rhetorical problems and respond to them with arguments, no matter the course or context from which the problems emerge. In BECOMING RHETORICAL, author Jodie Nicotra takes students beyond the view of the rhetorical situation as being composed of communicator, audience, and message, encouraging them also to consider important aspects such as exigence, purpose, and the means of communication. Students learn to analyze and compose in textual, visual, and multimodalities -- from evaluating an op-ed piece, to making a video of a consumer product, to creating an entire public awareness campaign -- thereby becoming confident critical thinkers in a 21st century multimedia world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Encyclopedia Of Rhetoric And Composition

Autore: Theresa Enos
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135816069
Grandezza: 25,54 MB
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Vista: 1381

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Material Inscriptions Rhetorical Reading In Practice And Theory

Autore: Andrzej Warminski
Editore: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868123X
Grandezza: 40,28 MB
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Vista: 9498

A new work of scholarship in the 'practice' of rhetorical reading. This monograph provides readings of literary and philosophical texts that work through the rhetoric of tropes to the material inscription at the origin of these texts. The book focuses on the practice and pedagogical value of rhetorical reading. Its readings follow an itinerary from poetic texts (such as those by Wordsworth and Keats) through theoretical or philosophical texts (by Descartes and Nietzsche) to narrative fiction (by Henry James). The book also contains two essays on Paul de Man and literary theory and an interview on the topic of Deconstruction at Yale."e; All three of these latter texts are explicitly about the inescapable function and importance of the rhetoric of tropes for any critical reading or literary study worthy of the name.As Andrzej Warminski demonstrates, 'rhetorical reading' is a species of 'deconstructive reading'-in the full 'de Manian' sense-but one that, rather than harkening back to a past over and done with, would open the texts to a different future.

Arguing Over Texts

Autore: Martin Camper
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190677120
Grandezza: 79,38 MB
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Vista: 9728

From the Constitution to the Bible, from literary classics to political sound bites, our modern lives are filled with numerous texts that govern and influence our behavior and beliefs. Whether in the courtrooms of our judiciaries or over our dining room tables, we argue over what these texts mean as we apply them to our lives. Various schools of hermeneutics offer theories of how we generally understand the world around us or how to read certain types of texts to arrive at the correct or best interpretation, but most neglect the argumentative and persuasive nature of every act of interpretation. In Arguing over Texts, Martin Camper presents a rhetorical method for understanding the types of disagreement people have over the meaning of texts and the lines of argument they use to resolve those disagreements. Camper's fresh approach has its roots in the long forgotten interpretive stases, originally devised by ancient Greek and Roman teachers of rhetoric for inventing courtroom arguments concerning the meaning of legal documents such as wills, laws, and contracts. The interpretive stases identify general, recurring debates over textual meaning and catalogue the lines of reasoning arguers may employ to support their preferred interpretations. Drawing on contemporary research in language, persuasion, and cognition, Camper expands the scope of the interpretive stases to cover textual controversies in virtually any context. To illustrate the interpretive stases' wide range of applicability, Arguing over Texts contains examples of interpretive debates from law, politics, religion, history, and literary criticism. Arguing over Texts will appeal to anyone who is interested in analyzing and constructing interpretive arguments.

Rhetoric Innovation Technology

Autore: Stephen Doheny-Farina
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262041294
Grandezza: 55,85 MB
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Improving the way that technology is transferred from laboratory to marketplace iscentral to improving American productivity and competitiveness in a global economy. In thisprovocative analysis, Stephen Doheny-Farina shows that the technical and commercial processes ofturning technologies into products are, in significant ways, communication processes. He exploresthe key role that technical communicators must play in the movement of technology from expertdesigners and developers to users. Several lengthy case studies illustrate the rhetorical issuesinvolved in technology transfers as well as the rhetorical barriers to their success.Doheny-Farinaargues that processes typically called information transfer and technology transfer are nottransfers at all but instead are series of personal constructions and reconstructions of knowledge,expertise, and technologies by the participants attempting to adapt technological innovations forsocial uses.Underscoring the rhetorical nature of any technology transfer, the case studies describethe powerful effect that a startup company's business plan can have on its future (including themany factors that surround the writing of a business plan), the rhetorical barriers to the transferof an experimental artificial heart from a university research hospital to a biomedical productsmanufacturer, and two compelling situations that call for the inclusion of technical writers in newproduct development from its inception.A final chapter focuses on the important elements in theeducation of technical communicators and an appendix discusses classroom applications and includes afictional case incorporating issues of intraorganizational barriers to collaboration in the newproduct development process.Stephen Doheny-Farina is Assistant Professor in the TechnicalCommunications Department at Clarkson University. His previous book, Effective Documentationreceived the 1989 Award for the Best Collection of Essays, the National Council of Teachers ofEnglish Awards for Scientific and Technical Communication.