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During this number of unique essays, editors Theresa Enos and Keith D. Miller sign up for their contributors--a veritable "who's who" in composition scholarship--in looking to light up and complicate some of the tensions found in the sector of rhetoric and composition. The contributions integrated right here emphasize key matters in earlier and current paintings, environment the degree for destiny notion and research. The ebook additionally honors the past due Jim Corder, a huge determine within the improvement of the rhetoric and composition self-discipline. within the spirit of Corder's unfinished paintings, the individuals to this quantity take up, probe, stretch, redefine, and interrogate classical, smooth, and postmodern rhetorics--and problem their obstacles. past Postprocess and Postmodernism: Essays at the Spaciousness of Rhetoric should be of curiosity to students, academics, and scholars in rhetoric and composition, English, and conversation reviews. supplying a provocative dialogue of postprocess composition theories and pedagogies and postmodern rhetorics, in addition to the 1st thorough attention of Jim Corder's contributions, this paintings is sure to persuade the process destiny research and learn.

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At the same time—and certainly more than his colleagues aforementioned—Corder sought to pour new wine into the old vessels, radically reinterpreting the classical canons and vocabulary. Even as we seek to understand, appreciate, and apply his theory, we can admit without much loss that Corder is intuitive, speculative, repetitive, often (by his own admission) quirky in his arguments, stingy in his scholarly citations, and given to formal and stylistic experimentation—all of which makes his writings, the later works especially, a mixed bag of mixed genres and effects.

S Each rhetoric, thus, is describable as an epistemology, a psychology, a sociology of discourse, and a theory (indeed, an implicit theology) of language. And any change in any one of these underlying premises effects a corresponding change in the structures, powers, and functioning of discourse. * Through the following pages, I sketch out a broad (and, admittedly, partial) outline of Corderian rhetoric, seeking to reconstruct its major epistemological, psychological, and linguistic premises. I argue that Corderian expressionism is grounded squarely and demonstrably within 28 BAUMLJN an existentialist psychology, in which the problem of self-identity remains always the central focus.

New York: Oxford UP, 1978. 275-94. Sommers, Nancy. " Diss. Boston U, 1978. Steinmann, Martin, ed. New Rhetorics. New York: Scribner's, 1967. " College Composition and Communication 25 (1974): 1-32. Tade, George, Gary Tate, and Jim W. Corder. " College Composition and Communication 26 (1975): 20-23. Tate, Gary, ed. Teaching Composition: Ten Bibliographic Essays. Fort Worth: Texas Christian UP, 1976. Toulmin, Stephen. The Uses of Argument. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1969. " Rhetoric Society Newsletter 3 (1973): 4-5.

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