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Listed below are search terms for you to use when searching for resources about rhetoric.
- "Visual rhetoric"
- "Oral rhetoric"
- "Political rhetoric"
- "Classical rhetoric"
- "epistemic rhetoric"
- Inventio, Dispositio, Memoria, Actio
- "Argumentation theory"
- "Rhetorical criticism"
American Rhetoric: Definitions of Rhetoric
More definitions of rhetoric as defined by scholars like Cicero, Henry Ward Beecher, and John Locke.
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
Features an online speech bank with over 5,000 speeches in full-text, audio, and video version. Also provides a guide to the top 100 significant speeches in American politics and over 200 famous movie speeches.
Bibliographies on rhetorical theory
A comprehensive list of bibliographies in Rhetorical Theory and Criticism from Wake Forest University.
Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI)
The Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) is an interdisciplinary program at the University of Iowa. Its mission is to explore how scholarship and professional discourses are conducted through argument, how paradigms of knowledge are sensitive to social-political contexts, and how the presentation of scholarly and professional findings involves the recognition and negotiation of audiences.
A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples from the University of Kentucky.
Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.
Discusses the use of rhetorical theory and rhetoric as it relates to visuals and design. "Visual rhetoric" has been used to mean anything from the use of images as argument, to the arrangement of elements on a page for rhetorical effect, to the use of typography (fonts), and more. From Purdue University
Associations & Organizations
below are links to many different associations and organizations
dedicated to Communication studies. Often times these associations are great
resources to use in finding out the latest news and developments in
their field. They also provide career advice and even include job
American Communication Association
"ACA is committed to enabling the effective use of new and evolving technologies to facilitate communication instruction, research and criticism, and to offering a technologically supportive venue for all who study the ways in which humans communicate."
American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR)
The purpose of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) is to foster the study of rhetoric in all historical periods in American as well as other cultures.
ARST | Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology
ARST was founded in 1992 with the hope of providing a forum for researchers and teachers in the area of the rhetoric of science and technology.
National Communication Association (NCA)
"NCA is the oldest and largest national organization to promote communication scholarship and education."--www.natcom.org
Religious Communication Association, RCA
An academic society founded in 1973 by people interested in the study of all aspects of public religious communication.
RSA | The Rhetoric Society of America
An organization of scholars dedicated to studying, teaching, and practicing rhetoric. Founded in 1968, RSA is an interdisciplinary society whose members come from composition studies, English, communication, philosophy, linguistics, history, political science, sociology, visual arts, and other fields.