Rhetoric Reading List

Rhetoric: Key Perspectives (2,297 pages)

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/LaFrontera: The New Mestiza. 3rd. ed. San Francisco: Aunt Lute, 2007. (258 pages)

Aristotle. Rhetoric. (62 pages)

Bakhtin, M.M., and Michael Holquist. “Discourse in the Novel.” The Dialogic Imagination. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981. (164 pages)

Bakhtin, M.M., Michael Holquist, Vern McGee, and Caryl Emerson. “The Problem with Speech Genres.” Speech Genres and Other Late Essays. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986. (43 pages)

Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Illuminations: Essays and Reflections. Trans. Harry Zohn. Ed. Hannah Arendt. New York: Schocken, 1968. 217-51. (35 pages)

Burke, Kenneth. A Grammar of Motives. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1945 (Part 1) (126 pages)

Burke, Kenneth. A Rhetoric of Motives. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952 (Parts 1 and 2) (183 pages)

Burke, Kenneth. “Terministic Screens.” Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. (19 pages)

Burke, Kenneth. “Definition of Man.” Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. (24 pages)

Clark, Gregory, and S. Michael Halloran, ed. Oratorical Culture in Nineteenth-Century America: Transformations in the Theory and Practice of Rhetoric. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1993. (281 pages)

Foucault, Michel. “The Discourse on Language.” The Archaeology of Knowledge. New York: Pantheon Books, 1972. (Appendix to The Archaeology of Knowledge). (23 pages)

Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. New York: Vintage Books 1985. (Parts 1 and 2) (49 pages)

Foucault, Michel.“Docile Bodies.” Discipline and Punish. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. (35 pages)

Foucault, Michel. “Panopticism.” Discipline and Punish. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. (36 pages)

Haraway, Donna J.”The Cyborg Manifesto” The Haraway Reader. New York: Routledge, 2003. (34 pages)

Haraway, Donna J. “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.” Feminist Studies 14.3 (Autumn 1988): 575-599. (25 pages)

Haraway, Donna J. Companion Species Manifesto. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2003. (100 pages)

Logan, Shirley Wilson. We Are Coming: The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999. (255 pages)

Perelman, Chaim. The Realm of Rhetoric. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990. (138 pages)

Plato. Phaedrus: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/phaedrus.html (42 pages)

Plato. Gorgias: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/gorgias.html (31 pages)

Richards, I. A. The Philosophy of Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. (185 pages)

Minh-ha, Trinh T. Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism: Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989. (173 pages)

Cluster: Rhetorical Situation (34 pages)

Bitzer, Lloyd F. “The Rhetorical Situation.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 1.1 (Jan. 1968): 1-14. (14 pages)

Response: Vatz, Richard E. “The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 6.3 (Summer 1973): 154-161. (8 pages)

Consigny, Scott. “Rhetoric and Its Situations.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 7.3 (Summer 1974): 175-186. (12 pages)

Cluster: Visual Rhetoric (366 pages)

Birdsell, David S., and Leo Groarke. “Toward a Theory of Visual Argument.” Argument and Advocacy 33 (Summer 1996): 1-10. (10 pages)

Hawhee, Debra, and Paul Messaris. “What’s Visual about ‘Visual Rhetoric’?” Quarterly Journal of Speech 95.2 (May 2009): 210-223. (14 pages)

Hill, Charles A., and Marguerite Helmers. Defining Visual Rhetorics. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence, Erlbaum, 2004. (342 pages)

Cluster: Feminist Rhetorics (118 pages)

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. “The Rhetoric of Women’s Liberation: An Oxymoron” Communication Studies 50.2 (Summer 1999): 125-137. (13 pages)

Response: Biesecker, Barbara. “Coming to Terms with Recent Attempts to Write Women into the History of Rhetoric.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 25.2 (1992): 140-161. (22 pages)

Reply: Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. “Biesecker Cannot Speak for Her Either.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 26.2 (1993): 153-159. (7 pages)

Ede, Lisa, Cheryl Glenn, and Andrea Lunsford. “Border Crossings: Intersections of Rhetoric and Feminism.” Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 13.4 (Autumn 1995): 401-441. (42 pages)

Foss, Sonja K, and Cindy L. Griffin, “Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for Invitational Rhetoric” Communication Monographs 62.1 (Mar. 1995): 2-18. (17 pages)

Hamlet, Janice D. “Assessing Womanist Thought: The Rhetoric of Susan L. Taylor.” Communication Quarterly 48.4 (Fall 2000): 420-436. (17 pages)

Cluster: African-American Rhetorics (83 pages)

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. “The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g)” Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning.” The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. (Chapter 2) (45 pages)

Gilyard, Keith. “Introduction: Aspects of African American Rhetoric as a Field.” African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Elaine B. Richardson and Ronald L. Jackson. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. (18 pages)

Smith, Arthur L. (Molefi Kete Assante), “Socio-Historical Perspectives of Black Oratory.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 56.3 (Oct. 1970): 264-269. (6 pages)

McPhail, Mark Lawrence. “The Politics of (In)visiblity in African American Rhetorical Scholarship: A (Re)quest for an African Worldview” Understanding African American Rhetoric: Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovations. Ed. Ronald         L. Jackson II and Elaine B. Richardson. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 224-237. (14 pages)

Cluster: Digital Rhetorics (311 pages)

Brooke, Collin Gifford. Lingua Fracta: Toward a Rhetoric of New Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. (222 pages)

Delagrange, Susan H. “Chapter 4: Visual Arrangement as Inquiry.” Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press: Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2011.(39 pages)

Banks, Adam J. “Looking Forward to Look Back: Technology Access and Transformations in African American Rhetoric.” African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Elaine B. Richardson and Ronald L. Jackson. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. (15 pages)

Queen, Mary. “Transnational Rhetorics in a Digital World.” College English. Special Topic: Transnational Feminist Rhetorics (May 2008): 522-528. (18 pages)

Porter, James E. “Recovering Delivery for Digital Rhetoric and Human-Computer Interaction.” : http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/porter/porter_digitaldelivery.pdf (28 pages)

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