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Further Reading & Resources on Rhetoric

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Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford Books, 2001.

Brummett, Barry. Reading Rhetorical Theory. Wadsworth, 1999. [Good introductory text on rhetorical theory.]

Corbett, Edward P.J. and Robert J Connors. “A Survey of Rhetoric.” Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. 489-543.

Covino, William and David A. Jolliffe.  Rhetoric: Concepts, Definitions, Boundaries.  Allyn and Bacon, 1995. (especially their introduction, “What is Rhetoric”)

Crowley, Sharon and Debra Hawhee.  “Ancient Rhetorics: Their Differences, and the Differences They Make.”  Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students.  2nd ed.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999.

Enos, Theresa (ed).  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition.  New York: Garland Publishing, 1996.

González, Alberto and Dolores V. Tanno. Rhetoric in Intercultural Contexts.  London: Sage, 1999.

Hart, Roderick P. and Suzanne Daughton.  Modern Rhetorical Criticism. 3rd ed. Allyn & Bacon, 2004.  A good introductory text to learn about rhetoric.

Heinrichs, Jay.  Thank you for arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of persuasion.  Three Rivers Press, 2007.

Killingsworth, M. Jimmie. Appeals in Modern Rhetoric.  Southern Illinois University Press, 2005.

Lunsford, Andrea A. and Cheryl Glenn.  “Rhetorical Theory and the Teaching of Writing.” 1990.  The St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing.  Eds. Cheryl Glenn, Melissa Goldthwaite, and Robert Connors. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.