By (author) Dr. Jennifer Richards
Rhetoric by Dr. Jennifer Richards
Book DescriptionRhetoric has shaped our understanding of the nature of language and the purpose of literature for over two millennia. It is of crucial importance in understanding the development of literary history as well as elements of philosophy, politics and culture. The nature and practise of rhetoric was central to Classical, Renaissance and Enlightenment cultures and its relevance continues in our own postmodern world to inspire further debate. Examining both the practice and theory of this controversial concept, Jennifer Richards explores: * historical and contemporary definitions of the term 'rhetoric' * uses of rhetoric in literature, by authors such as William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce * classical traditions of rhetoric, as seen in the work of Plato, Aristotle and Cicero * the rebirth of rhetoric in the Renaissance and the Enlightenment * the current status and future of rhetoric in literary and critical theory as envisaged by critics such as Kenneth Burke, Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida. This insightful volume offers an accessible account of this contentious yet unavoidable term, making this book invaluable reading for students of literature, philosophy and cultural studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415314374
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Jennifer Richards
Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature, Paperback (May 2007)
This book explores the early modern interest in conversation.
Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England, Paperback (October 2006)
Rhetoric has long been a powerful and pervasive force in political and cultural life, yet the rhetorical training was generally reserved as a masculine privilege. Drawing upon a range of literary texts, this book sheds light on the early modern world, forms of rhetoric, and the role of women in the culture and politics of the time.
Shakespeare's Late Plays, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by Dr. Jennifer Richards
This new collection reflects a resurgence of interest in Shakespeare's plays performed between 1608 and 1613.
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Author Biography - Dr. Jennifer Richards
Jennifer Richards is Reader in English at the University of Newcastle. She is the author of Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2003). She has edited several collections of essays, including, with Alison Thorne, Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England (Routledge, 2006).
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