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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism

1973-2000, 1st Edition

Edited by Cheryl Glenn, Andrea Lunsford

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266 pages

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"Feminism" and "rhetoric" have not always been overlapping terms. While neglected as subjects of scholarly interest for many years, women were nonetheless developing rhetorical practices and traditions all along. In recent decades women writers, speakers, and feminist scholars have forged new theories of and practices for feminist rhetoric. These women have struggled to see, re-shape, and re-deploy the rhetorical tradition in ways that not only admit but embrace and celebrate women and feminist understandings to the benefit of all people. This volume is the culmination of much of the work done by those scholars.

Edited by the leading experts in field, Cheryl Glenn and Andrea A. Lunsford, Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism earns its significance in several key ways: it includes work done by scholars from departments of communication, English, and writing studies as well as a variety of public intellectuals; it traces a series of encounters between rhetoric and feminism during the last three decades; and it highlights five themes that represent the history of encounters between rhetoric and feminism including (1) recovery and recuperation, (2) methods and methodologies, (3) practices and performances, (4) pedagogical applications and implications, and (5) new theories and histories.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: On Rhetoric and Feminism: Forging Alliances

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTORY MOVES

  1. Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, "The Rhetoric of Women’s Liberation: An Oxymoron" (1973)
  2. Cheris Kramerae, Women’s Speech: Separate but Unequal?" (1974)
  3. SECTION 2: RECOVERY AND RECUPERATION

  4. Barbara Biesecker, "Coming to Terms with Recent Attempts to Write Women into the History of Rhetoric" (1992)
  5. Cheryl Glenn, "Sex, lies, and manuscript: Refiguring Aspasia in the History of Rhetoric" (1994)
  6. Shirley Wilson Logan, "Black Women on the Speaker’s Platform (1832-1899)" (1997)
  7. SECTION 3: METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES

  8. Susan C. Jarratt, "Speaking to the Past: Feminist Historiography in Rhetoric" (1990)
  9. Jacqueline Jones Royster, "When the First Voice You Hear Is Not Your Own" (1996)
  10. Patricia Bizzell, "Feminist Methods of Research in the History of Rhetoric: What Difference Do They Make?" (2000)
  11. SECTION 4: PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCES

  12. Audre Lorde, "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action" (1978)
  13. Gloria Anzaldúa, ‘How to Tame a Wild Tongue" (1999)
  14. Andrea A. Lunsford, "On Reclaiming Rhetorica" (1995)
  15. SECTION 5: PEDAGOGICAL APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

  16. Elizabeth A. Flynn, "Composing as a Woman" (1988)
  17. Dale M. Bauer, "The Other ‘F’ Word: The Feminist in the Classroom" (1990)
  18. Madeleine R. Grumet, "Voice: The Search for a Feminist Rhetoric for Educational Studies" (1990)
  19. SECTION 6: NEW THEORIES AND HISTORIES

  20. Sally Miller Gearhart, "The Womanization of Rhetoric" (1979)
  21. Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. Griffin, "Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for an Invitational Rhetoric" (1995)
  22. Lisa Ede, Cheryl Glenn, and Andrea Lunsford, "Border Crossings: Intersections of Rhetoric and Feminism" (1995)

Index

About the Editors

Cheryl Glenn is Liberal Arts Research Professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University

Andrea A. Lunsford is Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Emerita and former Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University

About the Series

Landmark Essays Series

Landmark Essays is a series of anthologies providing ready access to key rhetorical studies in a wide variety of fields. The classic articles and chapters that are fundamental to every subject are often the most difficult to obtain, and almost impossible to find arranged together for research or for classroom use. This series solves that problem.

Each book encompasses a dozen or more of the most significant published studies in a particular field, and includes an index and bibliography for further study.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies