Encyclopedia of Rhetoric by Thomas O. Sloane (Editor)
Call Number: 808.003 E564 2001 (Location: Reference)
Publication Date: 2001
Rhetoric is one of the Western world's most ancient disciplines. From ancient Greece and Rome to the modern era, the art of persuasion has been used, discussed, and debated about for over 2400 years. Scholars in such areas as philosophy, literary theory and communications have renewed their attention to rhetoric as a way of understanding many areas of culture and social life. This text is a comprehensive survey of the latest research - as well as the foundational teachings - in this broad field. Featuring 150 original, signed articles by leading scholars from many different fields of study it brings together knowledge from classics, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech and communications. The Encyclopedia surveys basic concepts (speaker, style and audience); elements; genres; terms (fallacies, figures of speech); and the rhetoric of non-Western cultures and cultural movements.