The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

ISBN : 9780199731596

Michael MacDonald
784 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

One of the most remarkable trends in modern scholarship in the humanities has been the resurgence of interest in the history, theory, and practice of rhetoric. On the one hand, modern methods of textual and historical analysis-from feminism and semiotics to historicism and psychoanalysis-have revitalized the study of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoric, producing radically new readings of canonical texts and, more generally, of the rhetorical tradition itself and the immense history of its imperium as a cultural institution. And yet, despite the revival and reinvention of rhetoric underway today there are few edited collections on the market that offer scholars and graduate students an authoritative, engaging, and comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of rhetoric across the disciplines from antiquity to the twentieth century.

In terms of topical arrangement, many competing handbooks and companions tend to lack thematic and conceptual unity and for this reason are difficult to use in graduate seminars. By comparison, this will be organized around established fields of study at the core of humanities curricula in universities across Europe and North America. Moreover, this topical coverage is systematic (within reason) since the Handbook offers chapters on the same topic in each period of the history of rhetoric; in other words, there are chapters devoted to poetics, politics, philosophy, etc. in the sections on Greek rhetoric, Roman rhetoric, medieval rhetoric, Renaissance rhetoric, Enlightenment rhetoric, and modern rhetoric. For this reason the Handbook will complement the many anthologies of primary texts on the market that trace the evolution of rhetoric across historical epochs.


List of Contributors
Michael J. MacDonald
Part I: Ancient Greek Rhetoric
1. The Development of Greek Rhetoric
Edward Schiappa
2. Rhetoric and Law
Michael Gagarin
3. Rhetoric and Politics
Edward Harris
4. Rhetoric and Historiography
Chris Carey
5. Rhetoric and Pedagogy
Malcolm Heath
6. Rhetoric and Poetics
Jeffrey Walker
7. Rhetoric and Tragedy
Paul Woodruff
8. Rhetoric and Old Comedy
Daphne O'Regan
9. Plato's Rhetoric in Theory and Practice
Harvey Yunis
10. Aristotle's Rhetoric in Theory and Practice
Eugene Garver
11. Rhetoric and Sophistics
Barbara Cassin
Part II: Ancient Roman Rhetoric
12. The Development of Roman Rhetoric
William J. Dominik
13. Rhetoric and Law
Richard Leo Enos
14. Rhetoric and Politics
Joy Connolly
15. Rhetoric and Historiography
Rhiannon Ash
16. Rhetoric and Pedagogy
Catherine Steel
17. Rhetoric and Stoic Philosophy
Shadi Bartsch
18. Rhetoric and Epic
Jon Hall
19. Rhetoric and Lyric Address
Jonathan Culler
20. Rhetoric and the Greco-Roman Second Sophistic
Laurent Pernot
21. Rhetoric and Declamation
Erik Gunderson
22. Rhetoric and Fiction
Ruth Webb
23. Rhetoric, Music, and the Arts
Thomas Habinek
24. Augustine's Rhetoric in Theory and Practice
Catherine Conybeare
Part III: Medieval Rhetoric
25. The Development of Medieval Rhetoric
John O. Ward
26. Rhetoric and Politics
Virginia Cox
27. Rhetoric and Literary Criticism
Rita Copeland
28. Rhetoric and Poetics
Jill Ross
29. Rhetoric and Comedy
Jody Enders
Part IV: Renaissance Rhetoric
30. Rhetoric and Humanism
Heinrich Plett
31. Rhetoric and Politics
Wayne A. Rebhorn
32. Rhetoric and Law
Lorna Hutson
33. Rhetoric and Pedagogy
Peter Mack
34. Rhetoric and Science
Jean Dietz Moss
35. Rhetoric and Poetics
Arthur F. Kinney
36. Rhetoric and Theater
Russ McDonald
37. Rhetoric and the Visual Arts
Caroline van Eck
Part V: Early Modern and Enlightenment Rhetoric
38. Rhetoric and Politics
Angus Gowland
39. Rhetoric and Gender in British Literature
Lynn Enterline
40. Rhetoric and Architecture
Robert Kirkbride
41. Origins of British Enlightenment Rhetoric
Arthur Walzer
42. Rhetoric and Philosophy
Adam Potkay
43. Rhetoric and Science
Peter Walmsley
44. The Elocutionary Movement in Britain
Paul Goring
Part VI: Modern and Contemporary Rhetoric
45. Rhetoric and Feminism in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Angela G. Ray
46. Rhetoric and Feminism
Cheryl Glenn and Andrea A. Lunsford
47. Rhetoric and Race in the United States
Jacqueline Jones Royster
48. Rhetoric and Law
Peter Goodrich
49. Rhetoric and Political Theory
Andrew Norris
50. Rhetoric and Presidential Politics
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
51. Rhetoric and New Testament Studies
Stanley E. Porter
52. Rhetoric and Argumentation
Frans H. van Eemeren
53. Rhetoric and Semiotics
Theo van Leeuwen
54. Rhetoric and Psychoanalysis
Gilbert Chaitin
55. Rhetoric and Deconstruction
Paul Allen Miller
56. Rhetoric, Design, Composition
David Kaufer and Danielle Wetzel
57. Rhetoric and Social Epistemology
Lorraine Code
58. Rhetoric and Environment
Andrew McMurry
59. Rhetoric and Science
Richard Doyle
60. Rhetoric and Digital Media
Ian Bogost and Elizabeth Losh


Michael Macdonald is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo.