Negation, Subjectivity, and the History of Rhetoric

Negation, Subjectivity, and the History of Rhetoric

eBook - 1997
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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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 428 p.)


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