Oratorical Culture in Nineteenth-Century America: Transformations in the Theory and Practice of Rhetoric

By Gregory Clark; S. Michael Halloran | Go to book overview

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Frederick J. Antczak is an associate professor and chair of rhetoric at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he teaches the basic rhetoric course, courses in American public address, rhetorical theory, and the ethics of rhetoric. His book Thought and Character: The Rhetoric of Democratic Education won the University of Virginia's Phi Beta Kappa award. His work has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, The Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and in several books on political communication. He is currently editor of the Iowa Journal of Speech Communication.

Gregory Clark is an associate professor of English at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is the author of Dialogue, Dialectic, and Conversation: A Social Perspective on the Function of Writingex. His current work examines rhetorical practice in early American narratives of travel and settlement.

S. Michael Halloran is a professor of rhetoric and associate dean of humanities and social sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His essays on rhetorical theory and criticism, the rhetoric of scientific discourse, and the history of American rhetoric have appeared in several edited collections and in journals such as College English, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Pre/Text, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

Russel Hirst, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Ph.D. program in rhetoric and technical communication, is an ` assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he teaches technical communication and rhetorical theory. He has published in The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication and is currently coauthoring a textbook on business writing, as well as working on a book about homiletic theory in America.

Nan Johnson is an associate professor of English at Ohio State University, where she teaches the history of rhetoric, rhetorical theory, critical theory, and writing. She is the author of Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric in North America and numerous book chapters, articles, and

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