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Speaking Hermeneutically: Understanding in the Conduct of a Life


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 14, 2012 - 1:51am


John Arthos, arthos@denison.edu

I'd like to call to your attention the publication of my new book, "Speaking Hermeneutically: Understanding in the Conduct of a Life" by the University of South Carolina Press. This project, which was written specifically toward academic rhetoricians, attempts to integrate rhetorical criticism with a hermeneutic sensibility. It includes readings of several Lincoln speeches, the rhetoric of Edith Wharton, John Henry Newman, John Brown, and an obscure little work by Anthony Trollope.

 

Contest(ed) Writing: Re-Conceptualizing Literacy Competitions


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 10, 2012 - 8:59pm


Contest(ed) Writing: Re-Conceptualizing Literacy Competitions

 

New Book: A History of Public History from Denise D. Meringolo


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 11, 2012 - 12:05pm


New Book: A History of Public History from Denise D. Meringolo

BOOK ALERT from the UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS

Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History
By Denise D. Meringolo

Reconstructs the genesis and evolution of the field of public history

The rapid expansion of the field of public history since the 1970s has
led many to believe that it is a relatively new profession. In this
book, Denise D. Meringolo shows that the roots of public history
actually reach back to the nineteenth century, when the federal

 

New Book: De la nouvelle rhétorique à la logique juridique: Collection L’interrogation philosophique


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 25, 2012 - 6:18am


Chaïm Perelman (1912-2012)
De la nouvelle rhétorique à la logique juridique: Collection L’interrogation philosophique
296 pages • 25€
Parution le 30 mai 2012

Perelman a remis à l’honneur la rhétorique en 1958 et l’a appliquée à la philosophie morale,
politique et juridique aussitôt, montrant ainsi la fécondité de son approche. Reprenant
l’œuvre d’Aristote et la poursuivant, il a fait de la rhétorique et de l’argumentation la
nouvelle matrice des sciences humaines après la mort du structuralisme.

 

New Book: Naked Rhetoric, Laid Bare!


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 22, 2012 - 3:23am


http://covers.rowmanlittlefield.com/ISBN/9780739167090

Naked Politics Nudity, Political Action, and the Rhetoric of the Body

978-0-7391-6709-0 • Hardback
June 2012 • $60.00 • (£37.95)
Add to Cart
978-0-7391-7702-0 • eBook
June 2012 • $59.99 • (£37.95)
Pages: 190
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
By Brett Lunceford

 

Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 16, 2012 - 2:41pm


I will own the book listed below. It is a substantial achievement, and I am eager for it, grateful for it.

But....

Is it the responsibility of Philosophy as a discipline, of the editors of this volume, or no one in particular that 15% of the content is about women-philosophers? That seems low to me, in 2012.

--db

 

Legacies of Stalingrad: Remembering the Eastern Front in Germany since 1945


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 28, 2012 - 11:16am


A Review from H-Memory, the Memory Studies equivalent to H-Rhetor. Maybe you should subscribe to both?
--db

Christina Morina. Legacies of Stalingrad: Remembering the Eastern
Front in Germany since 1945. Cambridge Cambridge University Press,
2011. x + 297 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01304-9.

Reviewed by Eric Langenbacher (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Memory (February, 2012)
Commissioned by Catherine Baker

 

Taking Copyright Back: Greene's Malthusian Worlds


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 29, 2012 - 11:24pm


Find the newly liberated from publisher-held copyright book here:
Malthusian Worlds: U.S. Leadership and the Governing of the Population Crisis
Ronald Walter Greene, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

 

Fluxus Reader


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 17, 2011 - 6:04am


Fluxus? I admit -- I didn't know what it was except in passing reference. The kind of thing, like say Fauvism, that you politely nod about at cocktail parties, giving the impression you know what is going on, when all yuo know is one tiny facet of a complex thing (in my case, I spent a part of college listening to John Cage and related composers).

Do you use, teach, write about Fluxus? I think Rhet/Comp scholar Geof Sirc is the first example of someone to consult, to utilize this body of work that crosses my mind.

More on Fluxus here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxus

 

New Book: To Follow: the Wake of Jacques Derrida


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 10, 2011 - 8:25pm


Marder, Elissa. Review of Peggy Kamuf, TO FOLLOW. NDPR (April 2011).
by Richard L. W. Clarke
Kamuf, Peggy. To Follow: the Wake of Jacques Derrida. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2010.