What Does Rhetorical Theory Do? and Is That a Stupid Question?
This article reports on the 2002 National Communication pre-conference seminar. as part of the continuing dialogue among rhetoricians about the current state of rhetorical theory, the pre-conference seminar series offered an opportunity for rhetoric scholars to consider the functions served by rhetorical theory. the seminar opened with framing comments from co-leaders, followed by brief presentations from four featured speakers. These were followed by small group sessions in which participants explored the themes developed in their position papers.
Hauser, Gerald, Rosa Eberly, Meredith Cargill, Erik Doxtader, Carlnita Greene, Marouf Hasian, James Jasinski, William Keith, Lenore Langsdorf, Kathryn Northcut, Michael Phillips, Anne Pym, and Philippe-Joseph Salazar. "What Does Rhetorical Theory Do? and Is That a Stupid Question?." Review of Communication (2003): 311-347.
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