The Realms of Rhetoric
The Prospects for Rhetoric Education
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Argues for a more theoretically-informed and cogent curricular space for rhetoric in the academy.
In The Realms of Rhetoric, contributors from a wide range of disciplines explore the challenges and opportunities faced in building a curricular space in the academy for rhetoric. Although rhetoric education has its roots in ancient times, the modern era has seen it fragmented into composition and public speaking, obscuring concepts, theories, and skills. Petraglia and Bahri consider the prospects for rhetoric education outside of narrow disciplinary constraints and, together with leading scholars, examine opportunities that can propel and revitalize rhetoric education at the beginning of the millennium.
Joseph Petraglia is Co-Director of Global Health Communications and an International Project Manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the author of Reality by Design: The Rhetoric and Technology of Authenticity in Education and editor of Reconceiving Writing, Rethinking Writing Instruction. Deepika Bahri is Associate Professor of English at Emory University. She is the coeditor (with Mary Vasudeva) of Between the Lines: South Asians and Postcoloniality.