Oratorical Culture in Nineteenth-century America

Oratorical Culture in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Gregory Clark

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809317397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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Gregory Clark and S. Michael Halloran bring together nine essays that explore change in both the theory and the practice of rhetoric in the nineteenth-century United States. In their introductory essay, Clark and Halloran argue that at the beginning of the nineteenth century, rhetoric encompassed a neoclassical oratorical culture in which speakers articulated common values to establish consensual moral authority that directed community thought and action. As the century progressed, however, moral authority shifted from the civic realm to the professional, thus expanding participation in the community as it fragmented the community itself. Clark and Halloran argue that this shift was a transformation in which rhetoric was reconceived to meet changing cultural needs. Part I examines the theories and practices of rhetoric that dominated at the beginning of the century. The essays in this section include "Edward Everett and Neoclassical Oratory in Genteel America" by Ronald F. Reid, "The Oratorical Poetic of Timothy Dwight" by Gregory Clark, "The Sermon as Public Discourse: Austin Phelps and the Conservative Homiletic Tradition in Nineteenth-Century America" by Russel Hirst, and "A Rhetoric of Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century America" by P. Joy Rouse. Part 2 examines rhetorical changes in the culture that developed during that century. The essays include "The Popularization of Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric: Elocution and the Private Learner" by Nan Johnson, "Rhetorical Power in the Victorian Parlor: Godey's Lady's Book and the Gendering of Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric" by Nicole Tonkovich, "Jane Addams and the Social Rhetoric of Democracy" by Catherine Peaden, "The Divergence of Purpose and Practice on the Chatauqua: Keith Vawter's Self-Defense" by Frederick J. Antczak and Edith Siemers, and "The Rhetoric of Picturesque Scenery: A Nineteenth-Century Epideictic" by S. Michael Halloran.

Brown's Standard Elocution and Speaker

Brown's Standard Elocution and Speaker

Author: Isaac Hinton Brown

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0243312202

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Excerpt from Brown's Standard Elocution and Speaker: A Thoroughly Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Human Expression; For Schools, College, Universities and Private Pupils The purpose of the author in this book has been to pre sent the science of human expression in a manner so Simple, so concise and so reasonable that no student with average zeal and ability would experience difficulty in comprehending and applying its principles While an effort has been made to render the exposition free from many of the technical and professional theories found in other works, every principle announced and enforced has been drawn from nature by the most scientific researches recognized by the foremost teachers and writers of Europe and America. The prominence given to the Subject Of respiration is justi fied in the recognition of its three-fold relation to elocution. First, energy and ease of expression are largely dependent upon a proper control of the respiratory organs; second, -the cor rect training of these organs in early life and-their judicious exercise at all times, conduce to greater vigor of mind and body than is otherwise possible; and third, the natural sys tem of breathing during vocalization, reinforced by the teach ings of science, has-been found an almost absolute protection against all forms of lung and throat diseases. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Women in Their Speech Communities

Women in Their Speech Communities

Author: Jennifer Coates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317901945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This collection of essays presents a picture of research on women and language in Britain. The contributors cover a range of British speech communities, linguistic events and settings using approaches from sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.

Public Communication

Public Communication

Author: Roderick P. Hart

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: CORNELL:31924058835889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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In this revised edition, the authors have retained all of the material from the first edition most important to the students, as well as adding extensive new material on language and delivery. All aspects of the art of human communication are examined, including elementary steps involved in speech composition, the five common types of public speech experience, audience analysis, credibility strategies and techniques for persuasion. Originally published by Harper and Row in 1983.