Negation, Subjectivity, and the History of Rhetoric

Negation, Subjectivity, and the History of Rhetoric

eBook - 1997
Rate this:
Univ of New York Press
Examines the principles of historiography that are generally applied to writing what we call "The History of Rhetoric." Focusing on the Sophists Gorgias and Isocrates, and on how each has been received and refigured by historians, the book moves beyond these approaches to postmodernist ones.



Book News
Word play, roller-coaster narration, and disputes with the reader inform Vitanza's (English, U. of Texas-Arlington) interrogation of three recent, influential historians of Sophists. He finds that they represent them, and Isocrates and Gorgias in particular, under the sign of the negative. He also speculates on the taste and color of future libidinalized-hysteries of rhetorics. The scholars he considers are Edward Schiappa, John Poulakos, and Susan Jarratt. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780585063966
0585063966
079143124X
0791431231
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 428 p.)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top