Rhetorical Theory by Women Before 1900

Rhetorical Theory by Women Before 1900

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This anthology is the first to feature women's rhetorical theory from the fifth through the nineteenth centuries. Assembling selections on rhetoric, composition, and communication by 24 women around the world, this valuable collection demonstrates an often-overlooked history of rhetoric as well as women's interest in conversation as a model for all discourse. Among the theorists included are Aspasia, Pan Chao, Sei Shonagon, Madeleine de Scudery, Hannah More, Hallie Quinn Brown, and Mary Augusta Jordan. The book also contains an extensive introduction, explanatory headnotes, and detailed annotations.qBorn on February 2, 1745, Hannah More was seen as the invalid and genius in a family of four girls. Trained in cooking, sewing, and other home crafts by her mother, Hannah and the other girls were also tutored by their father, a schoolmaster. ... Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Joshua Reynolds, Fanny Burney, David Garrick and his wife, and Horace Walpole. ... In a counter- Methodist move, in the 1790s the More sisters established Sunday schools in impoverished districts, whichanbsp;...

Title:Rhetorical Theory by Women Before 1900
Author:Jane Donawerth
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2002-01-01


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