From rhetoric to rhetorics: An interim report on the history of American writing instruction to 1900

Suzanne Bordelon, Elizabethada A. Wright, S. Michael Halloran

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Short History of Writing Instruction
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Ancient Greece to Contemporary America
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages209-231
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780203134368
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Belletristic rhetoric: Blair
  • Catholic women’s schools
  • Complicating previous narratives
  • Conservative oral vernacular curriculum
  • Current-traditional rhetoric
  • Education for African Americans
  • Emerging status of rhetoric as composition
  • Growth in availability of textbooks
  • Individualized
  • Industrial Revolution and improved technologies for writing
  • Infl uence of oratorical training at non-elite schools
  • Jamieson
  • Larger numbers of university students
  • Leadership in the public sphere
  • Literacy societies
  • Lyceum debates
  • Native Americans “educated to extinction”
  • New importance of “correct” English
  • Newman
  • Normal schools
  • Orations and debates in literary societies
  • Rhetoric and “compositions”
  • Rhetorical propriety
  • Rise of the middle class
  • Schools for diverse students
  • Sorting of students
  • Specialized knowledge
  • Women as teachers and public persuaders
  • Writing as bypasser of oratory forbidden to women
  • Writing assignments
  • Writing exercises at Princeton and Harvard
  • “Taste” as new aesthetic criterion

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Bordelon, S., Wright, E. A., & Halloran, S. M. (2012). From rhetoric to rhetorics: An interim report on the history of American writing instruction to 1900. In A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America (pp. 209-231). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203134368

From rhetoric to rhetorics : An interim report on the history of American writing instruction to 1900. / Bordelon, Suzanne; Wright, Elizabethada A.; Halloran, S. Michael.

A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, 2012. p. 209-231.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Bordelon, S, Wright, EA & Halloran, SM 2012, From rhetoric to rhetorics: An interim report on the history of American writing instruction to 1900. in A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, pp. 209-231. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203134368
Bordelon S, Wright EA, Halloran SM. From rhetoric to rhetorics: An interim report on the history of American writing instruction to 1900. In A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America. Taylor and Francis - Balkema. 2012. p. 209-231 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203134368
Bordelon, Suzanne ; Wright, Elizabethada A. ; Halloran, S. Michael. / From rhetoric to rhetorics : An interim report on the history of American writing instruction to 1900. A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, 2012. pp. 209-231
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