Advances in the History of Rhetoric: The First Six Years

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Edited by Richard Leo Enos and David E. Beard, with Sarah L. Yoder and Amy K. Hermanson

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Advances in the History of Rhetoric: The First Six Years is a comprehensive collection of 29 scholarly essays published during the first phase of the journal’s history. Research from prominent and developing scholars that was once difficult to acquire is now offered in a coherent and comprehensive collection that is complemented by a detailed index and unified bibliography. This collection covers a range of periods and topics in the history of rhetoric, including Greek and Roman rhetoric, rhetoric and religion, women in the history of rhetoric, rhetoric and science, Renaissance and British rhetorical theory, rhetoric and culture, and the development of American rhetoric and composition. The editors, Richard Leo Enos and David E. Beard, provide a preface and afterword that synthesize the mission and meaning of this work for students and scholars of the history of rhetoric.

About the Author

Richard Leo Enos is Professor and Holder of the Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoric & Composition - History of Rhetoric at Texas Christian University.

David E. Beard is Assistant Professor of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Contents and Contributors

Preface: Our Title Is Our Mission Statement
Richard Leo Enos

1 Beyond Dichotomy: The Sophists’ Understanding of Antithetical Thought
Valerie V. Peterson

2 Hermagoras’ Theory of Prose Oikonomia in Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Robert Stephen Reid

3 The Teaching of the Progymnasmata of Pedro Juan Núñez (Valencia 1529–1602)
Ferran Grau Codina

4 Erasmus’s Irenic Rhetorical System
Bohn D. Lattin

5 Neglected Texts of Olympe de Gouges, Pamphleteer of the French Revolution of 1789
Mary Cecilia Monedas

6 Samuel P. Newman’s A Practical System of Rhetoric : The Evolution of a Method
Beth L. Hewett

7 Visions of the Probable: The Transition from Rhetorical to Mathematical Models of Probability
Terri Palmer

8 A Rhetorical Liturgy: Ephesians I and the Problem of Race Relations in the Early Christian Church
Gary S. Selby

 9 “Danced through Every Labyrinth of the Law”: Benjamin Austin on Rhetoric as Virtue and Vice in Early American Legal Practice
Sean Patrick O’Rourke

10 The Human Genome Project: Novel Approaches, Probable Reasoning, and the Advancement of Science
Charlotte A. Robidoux

11 Let’s Re-Enact Rhetoric’s History
John C. Adams

12 Leading Lady or Bit Part: The Role of the History of Rhetoric in Communication Education
Glen McClish

13 Encomium on Helen as Advertisement: Political Life According to Gorgias the Barbarian
Michael William Pfau

14 Upholding the Values of the Community: Normative Psychology in Aristotle’s Rhetoric
Ulrike Zinn Jaeckel

15 Enacting the Roman Republic: Reading Pliny’s Panegyric Rhetorically
Davis W. Houck

16 Hrotsvit, Strong Voice of Gandersheim
Janet B. Davis

17 Classical and Christian Conflicts in Keckermann’s De rhetoricae ecclesiasticae utilitate
Jameela Lares

18 Rethinking the History of African-American Self-Help Rhetoric: From Abolition to Civil Rights and Beyond
Jacqueline Bacon

19 Historical Continuity and the Politics/Rhetoric of Democracy: Solonian Reforms and the Council of 400
Davis W. Houck

20 Recognizing a Rhetorical Theory of Figures: What Aristotle Tells Us About the Relationship Between Metaphor and Other Figures of Speech
Sara Newman

21 Disciplinary Relations in Ancient and Renaissance Rhetorics
Robert Gaines

 22 Walter Pater and the Rhetorical Tradition: Finding Common Sense in the Particular
Lois Peters Agnew

 23 Contemporary Pedagogy for Classical Rhetoric: Averting the Reductionism of Classical Opposition
David Timmerman

 24 Rhetoric, Civic Consciousness, and Civic Conscience: The Invention of Citizenship in Classical Greece
Christopher Lyle Johnstone

 25 Motives for Practicing Shakespeare Criticism as a “Rational Science” in Lord Kames’s Elements of Criticism
Beth Innocenti Manolescu

 26 Sentimental Journey: The Place and Status of the Emotions in Hugh Blair’s Rhetoric
Sean Patrick O’Rourke

27 Who Measures “Due Measure”? or, Kairos Meets Counter- Kairos: Implications of Isegoria for Classical Notions of Kairos
Jerry Blitefield  

28 “Time Appeases Anger”: The Rhetorical-Political Temporality of the Paradigmatic Passion of Orge in Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Politics
Renu Dube

29 Augustan Rhetoric: The Declining Orator
Ilon Lauer  

Afterword: Moments of Opportunity in the History of Rhetoric
David E. Beard  

Appendix: A Brief History of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric
Bibliography of Classical Authors

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