Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action

Format Post in Philosophy BY Andrew King, Bill Benoit, David Henry, Donna Nudd,

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Covering a broad range of rhetorical perspectives, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to rhetorical Throughout the text, sample essays written by noted experts provide students with models for writing their own In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, the volume presents less commonly discussed rhetorical perspectives (for example, close-textual analysis, mythic criticism, framing analysis, ideographic criticism, concept oriented criticism, and critical rhetoric), exposing student to a wide range of Featuring nineteen chapters, all written by leading rhetoric scholars, the volume offers the most comprehensive introduction to rhetorical criticism Features: The chapters are written by a nationally recognized scholar in that area, giving students the best and most current research for each Each chapter includes an original sample essay that gives students a model of rhetorical criticism for their own Each author comments on his or her writing process to demonstrate the personal nature of This unique emphasis allows students to appreciate that writing criticism is not a simple formulaic Every chapter features a 'Potentials and Pitfalls' section that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the rhetorical perspective being

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