The Rhetorical Tradition
Second Edition   ©2001

The Rhetorical Tradition

Readings from Classical Times to the Present

Patricia Bizzell (College of the Holy Cross) , Bruce Herzberg (Bentley College)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-14839-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-14839-3; Format: Cloth Text

General Introduction
    The Origins of Rhetoric
    Classical Rhetoric
    Medieval Rhetoric
    The Renaissance
    The Enlightenment
    Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric
    Modern and Postmodern Rhetoric
       The Sophistic Movement
       Isocrates and Education in Rhetoric
       Aspasia and Opportunities for Women
       Plato: True and False Rhetoric
       Aristotle: Systematic Rhetoric
       The Rise of Rome and the Rhetoric of Cicero
       Imperial Rome and the Rhetoric of Quintilian
       Encomium of Helen
       Dissoi Logoi
       Plato, From Menexenus
       Cicero, From De Inventione
       Athenaeus, From Deipnosophistae
       Plutarch, From Lives
       Against the Sophists
       From Antidosis
      *From Rhetoric
       Rhetorica ad Herennium, Book IV
       From De Oratore
      *From Orator
       From On the Sublime
       From Institutes of Oratory
       Christian Treatments of Rhetoric to Augustine
       Rhetoric Under Siege in Europe to 1000 C.E.
       The "Renaissance of the Twelfth Century"
       The Rise of the University
       The Arts of Letter Writing and Preaching
       On Christian Doctrine, Book IV
       An Overview of the Structure of Rhetoric
       From The Principles of Letter Writing
   *Geoffrey of Vinsauf
       From Poetria Nova
    Robert of Basevorn
       From The Form of Preaching
    Christine de Pizan
      *From The Book of the City of Ladies
       From The Treasure of the City of Ladies
       Rhetoric and Italian Humanism
       Italian Women Humanists
       Humanism in Northern Europe: Agricola, Erasmus, and Ramus
       Humanism and Rhetoric in England: Ramus Versus Cicero
    Desiderius Erasmus
       From Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style
      *From Ecclesiasties
   *Baldesar Castiglione
       From The Book of the Courtier
    Peter Ramus
       From Arguments in Rhetoric Against Quintilian
    Thomas Wilson
       From The Art of Rhetorique
    Francis Bacon
       From The Advancement of Learning
       From Novum Organum
    Margaret Fell
       Women's Speaking Justified, Proved, and Allowed by the Scriptures
   *Madeleine de Scudéry
       Of Conversation
       Of Speaking Too Much or Too Little. And How We Ought to Speak.
   *Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
       From The Poet's Answer to the Most Illustrious Sister Filotea de la Cruz
       Rhetoric in the Enlightenment: An Overview
       Seventeenth-Century Rhetoric
       Eighteenth-Century Rhetoric
    John Locke
       From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
   *David Hume
       Of the Standard of Taste
   *Mary Astell
       From A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
    Giambattista Vico
       From On the Study Methods of Our Time
    Thomas Sheridan
       A Course of Lectures on Elocution, Lecture IV
    Gilbert Austin
       From Chironomia
    George Campbell
       From The Philosophy of Rhetoric
    Hugh Blair
       From Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
       Richard Whately's Rhetoric
       The Development of Women's Rhetorics
       The Rhetorics of Men of Color
       The Rhetoric of Composition
       Romanticism and Rhetoric
       Language, Rhetoric, and Knowledge
    Richard Whateley
       From Elements of Rhetoric
   *Maria W. Stewart
       Lecture Delivered At The Franklin Hall
       Mrs. Stewart's Farewell Address to Her Friends in the City of Boston
    Sarah Grimké
       Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, Letters III, IV, and XIV
   *Frederick Douglass
       From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
       From My Bondage and My Freedom
       From The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
   *Phoebe Palmer
       The Promise of the Father, Chapter I
       Tongue of Fire on the Daughters of the Lord
   *Frances Willard
       From Women in the Pulpit
       From Women and Temperance
    Alexander Bain and Adams Sherman Hill
       Alexander Bain, From English Composition and Rhetoric
       Adams Sherman Hill, From The Principles of Rhetoric
   *Herbert Spencer
       From The Philosophy of Style
    Friedrich Nietzsche
       On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense
       Rhetoric and Composition
       Speech Communication
       Academic Rhetoric in Europe
       Philosophy of Language versus Rhetoric
       Semantics and Semiotics
       The Meaning of Meaning in Philosophy and Literature
       Meaning and Dialogism
       Literature, Logic, Rhetoric, and Ethics
       Rhetoric versus Logic
       Discourse, Knowledge, and Ideology
       Rhetorics of Gender, Race, and Culture in the Twentieth Century
       The Reach of Rhetoric
    Mikhail Bakhtin
       From Marxism and the Philosophy of Language
       From The Problem of Speech Genres
   *Virginia Woolf
       Professions for Women
       Women and Fiction
       Dorothy Richardson
       From A Room of One's Own
    I. A. Richards
       I.A. Richards and C. K. Ogden, From The Meaning of Meaning
       I. A. Richards, From The Philosophy of Rhetoric
    Kenneth Burke
       From A Grammar of Motives
       From A Rhetoric of Motives
       From Language as Symbolic Action
    Richard Weaver
       Language is Sermonic
       The Phaedrus and the Nature of Rhetoric
    Chaim Perelman
       Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, From The New Rhetoric
       Chaim Perelman, From The Realm of Rhetoric
       Chaim Perelman, The New Rhetoric: A Theory of Practical Reasoning
    Stephen Toulmin
       From The Uses of Argument
       From Logic and the Criticism of Arguments
    Michel Foucault
       From The Archaeology of Knowledge
       From The Order of Discourse
    Jacques Derrida
       Signature Event Context
   *Wayne C. Booth
       From Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent
    Hélène Cixous
       The Laugh of the Medusa
       Hélène Cixous and Catherine Clément, A Woman Mistress
   *Adrienne Rich
       When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision
       The Distance Between Language and Violence
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
       The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g): Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning
   *Gloria Anzaldúa
       From Borderlands/La Frontera
   *Stanley Fish