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Trust in texts : a different history of rhetoric / Susan Miller.

Author/Creator:
Miller, Susan, 1942-2013.
Publication:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (222 p.)
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Subjects:
Rhetoric -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric challenges the accepted idea of a singular rhetorical tradition poorly maintained from the Athenian Golden Age until the present. Author Susan Miller argues that oratorical rhetoric is but one among many codes that guide the production of texts and proposes that emotion and trust are central to the motives and effects of rhetoric.This groundbreaking volume makes a case for historical rhetoric as disbursed, formal and informal lessons in persuasion that are codified as crafts that mediate between what is known and unknow
Contents:
Introduction : rhetoric, emotion, and places of persuasion. Rhetorics, pedagogies, and methods. Topics : simultaneous and consecutive. The trouble with emotion, and rhetoric. Emotional educations. The trouble with rhetoric, and emotion
Decentering rhetoric. Reviewing rhetoric. Everyone knows : antique characters. Everyone knew : rhetoric as its precedents
Trusting texts. Trusting printing. Trusting rhetoric. "Sincerely, and prudently, yours"
The mobility of trust. Literature, "literature," and rhetorical truths. Rhetorical rhetoric and literary truth. The communicative essence of language : pure British tongues. The turn to words. The ends of trust
Conclusion : centering rhetoric
the psychology of anxious moments and solemn occasions.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-187) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8093-8767-0
1-4356-6353-5
OCLC:
857365425