The Art of Rhetorical Criticism


The Art of Rhetorical Criticism



Edited by Jim A. Kuypers.

Includes chapter co-written by former College at Brockport faculty member Floyd Douglas Anderson: Kenneth Burke's dramatic form criticism.

Covering a broader range of rhetorical perspectives, The Art of Rhetorical Criticism presents a thorough, accessible introduction to rhetorical criticism. Throughout the text, sample essays written by experts in the field provide students with models for writing their own criticism. In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, this book presents less commonly-discussed rhetorical perspectives, for example, mythic criticism, framing analysis, and ideographical criticism, exposing students to a broad range of material.



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Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, c2005.

viii, 376 p. ; 24 cm.






Located in Drake Library at: PN4096 .A78 2005

CONTENTS: What is rhetoric? / Jim A. Kuypers and Andrew King -- Art of criticism / Jim A. Kuypers -- On objectivity and politics in criticism / Edwin Black -- Situational perspective / Kathleen Farrell and Marilyn J. Young -- "Traditional" perspective / Forbes I. Hill -- Generic rhetorical criticism / William L. Benoit -- Criticism of metaphor / Thomas R. Burkholder and David Henry -- Narrative perspective / Robert C. Rowland -- Kenneth Burke's dramatic form criticism / Floyd Douglas Anderson, Andrew King, and Kevin R. McClure -- Framing analysis / Jim A. Kuypers -- Fantasy-theme analysis / Thomas J. St. Antoine, Matthew T. Althouse, and Moya A. Ball -- Mythic perspective / Janice Rushing and Tom Frentz -- Feminist analysis / Donna M. Nudd and Kristina L. Schriver -- Ideographic criticism / Ronald Lee -- Critical rhetoric and continual critique / Raymie E. McKerrow and Jeffrey St. John.

The Art of Rhetorical Criticism