Theory and Public Address: The Allusive Mr. Bush

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address
EditorsShawn J Parry-Giles, J Michael Hogan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405178136
StatePublished - May 5 2010


  • "modes of reflection" - pondering over relationships between rhetorical theory and public address
  • Black's demolition of neo-Aristotelianism and Brockriede's attack on criticism - merely categorizing, classification falling into bad odor
  • Black's work, a desire to "use all that there is to use"
  • Critical rhetoric, manifestation of this impulse in public address studies
  • Edwin Black's Rhetorical Criticism, A Study in Method - Black changing the terrain of public address studies
  • George W. Bush's Second Inaugural - Bush dealing less with need to enact his leadership but more onjustifying his foreign policy
  • Jasinski's Sourcebook on Rhetoric and Richard Lanham's A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms
  • Lincoln's Second Inaugural, standards by which succeeding instances are judged
  • Rhetorical theory and the art of oratory - creatures of public controversy
  • Theory and public address, The Allusive Mr. Bush

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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