modern_rhetorical_theory

course texts



spring 2007
ryan moeller, ph.d.

t & th 3:00-4:15

rwst 214


office

rwst 312b
797-8637

required text

Brummet, Barry. Rhetoric in Popular Culture. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006. ISBN: 1-4129-1437-X.

additional readings

These will be handouts and electronic documents that will be announced in class and below.

on rhetorical analysis

Aristotle. On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse. Trans. George A. Kennedy. New York: Oxford UP, 1991.

Atwill, Janet. "Instituting the Art of Rhetoric: Theory, Practice, and Productive Knowledge in Interpretations of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Rethinking the History of Rhetoric: Multidisciplinary Essays on the Rhetorical Tradition. Takis Poulakis, ed. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1993. 91-117.

Cintron, Ralph. Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday. Boston: Beacon, 1997.

Corbett, Edward P.J. and Robert J. Connors. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. 4th edition. New York: Oxford, 1999.

Covino, William A. The Elements of Persuasion. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Crowley, Sharon and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. 3rd edition. New York: Pearson/Longman. 2004.

Foss, Sonja K. Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice. 3rd ed. Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2004.

Isocrates. "Against the Sophists." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, eds. Boston: Bedford, 1990. 46-9.

--- . "From Antidosis." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, eds. Boston: Bedford, 1990. 50-4.

Sunstein, Bonnie Stone and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater. FieldWorking: Reading and Writing Research. 2nd edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002.

examples of rhetorical analysis

Grobman, Laurie, ed. Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric. Reading, PA: PennState Berks. Retrieved 2 February 2006 from <http://www.bk.psu.edu/academics/degrees/pwrit/youngscholars/index.html>.