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Listening to their voices : the rhetorical activities of historical women

Author: Molly Meijer Wertheimer
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©1997.
Series: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most traditional works of rhetorical history have excluded the activities of women, but Listening to Their Voices retrieves the words and writings of women who contributed to the rhetorical realm. Offering fresh interpretations of women's speaking and writing throughout Western history, the eighteen essays in this collection extend existing definitions of rhetoric and enrich conventional knowledge of rhetorical
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Meijer Wertheimer
ISBN: 1570031711 9781570031717 157003172X 9781570031724
OCLC Number: 36767611
Description: xii, 408 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Roses in the Snow / Molly Meijer Wertheimer --
Part 1: Making Delicate Images --
Locating Aspasia on the Rhetorical Map / Cheryl Glenn --
On Liberty and Logic: The Collaboration of Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill / Virginia Allen --
Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca's Contribution to The New Rhetoric / Barbara Warnick --
Part 2: A Sampler of Rhetorical Practices --
The Rhetorical OF Women in Pharaonic Egypt / Barbara S. Lesko --
Roman Women in the History of Rhetorical and Oratory / Robert W. Cape Jr. --
Women, Comerce, and Rhetorical in Medieval England --
Malcolm Richardson --
Black Women on the Speaker's Platform / Shirley Wilson Logan --
Part 3: Authorized by Faith --
Dhuoda's Handbook for William and the Mother's Manual Tradition / Clella I. Jaffe --
The Visionary Rhetoric of Hildegard of Bingen / Julia Dietrich --
Women, Rhetorical, and Letter Writting: Marguerite d'Alencom's Correspndence with Bishop Briconnet of Meaux / Laurel Carrington --
Women's Voices and Women's Silence in the Tradition of Early Methodism / Vicki Tolar Collins --
Part 4: Women's Intellectual Desires --
Aspiring to the Rhetorical Tradition: A Study of Margaret Cavendish / Christine Mason Sutherland --
Ethos, Authority, and Virtue for Seventeeth-Century Women Writers: The Case of Bathsua Makin's An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen (1673) / Nancy Weitz Miller --
A Woman's Inventive Response to the Seventeenth-century Querelle des Femmes / Ekaterina V. Haskins --
Part 5: Appropriating the Rational Tradition --
"As Becomes a Rhetorical Woman to Speak": Madeleine de Scudery's Rhetoric of Conversation / Jane Donawerth --
The Uses and Problems of a "Manly" Rhetoric: Mary Wollstonecraft's Adaptation of Hugh Blair's Lectures in Her Two Vindications / Julia Allen --
Textbooks for New Audiences: Women's Revisions of Rhetorical Theory at the Turn of the Century / Jane Donawerth --
Epilogue The Future of Feminist Rhetorical Criticism / Diane Helene Miller.
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Responsibility: edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer.

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The 18 essays in this volume seek to retrieve the voices of women who contributed to the rhetorical realm. Beginning by tracing the patriarchal nature of traditional rhetorical histories, the  Read more...

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