Rhetoric, History, And Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn To Speak by David GoldRhetoric, History, And Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn To Speak by David Gold

Rhetoric, History, And Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn To Speak

EditorDavid Gold, Catherine L. Hobbs

Hardcover | November 4, 2013

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Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation for professional and public life. This book fills an important gap in the history of rhetoric and suggests new paths for the way histories may be told in the future, tracing the shifting arc of women's oratorical training as it develops from forms of eighteenth-century rhetoric into institutional and extrainstitutional settings at the end of the nineteenth century and diverges into several distinct streams of community-embodied theory and practice in the twentieth. Treating key rhetors, genres, settings, and movements from the early republic to the present, these essays collectively challenge and complicate many previous claims made about the stability and development of gendered public and private spheres, the decline of oratorical culture and the limits of women's oratorical forms such as elocution and parlor rhetorics, and women's responses to rhetorical constraints on their public speaking. Enriching our understanding of women's oratorical education and practice, this cutting-edge work makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetoric and communication.

David Goldis Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan, US.Catherine L. Hobbsis Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, US.
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Title:Rhetoric, History, And Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn To SpeakFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:November 4, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: American Women Learn to Speak: New Forms of Inquiry into Women's RhetoricsDavid Gold and Catherine L. Hobbs1. "By Women, You Were Brought Forth into this World": Cherokee Women's Oratorical Education in the Late Eighteenth CenturyM. Amanda Moulder2. "A Vapour Which Appears but for a Moment": Oratory and Elocution for Girls during the Early American RepublicCarolyn Eastman3. Speaking and Writing in Conversation: Constructing the Voice of Eleanor Parke Custis LewisAnnmarie Valdes4. Negotiating Conflicting Views of Women and Elocution: Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, Florence Hartley, and Marietta HolleyJane Donawerth5. "To Supply this Deficiency": Margaret Fuller's Boston Conversations as Hybrid Rhetorical PracticeKristen Garrison6. "God Sees Me": Surveillance and Oratorical Training at Nineteenth-Century St. Mary-of-the-Woods in IndianaElizabethada A. Wright7. The Arguments They Wore: The Role of the Neoclassical Toga in American DelsartismLisa Suter8. Womanly Eloquence and Rhetorical Bodies: Regendering the Public Speaker through Physical CulturePaige V. Banaji9. RethinkingEtiquette: Emily Post's Rhetoric of Social Self-Reliance for American WomenNancy Myers10. "Remember the World Is Not a Playground but a Schoolroom":Barbara Jordan's Early Rhetorical EducationLinda Ferreira-Buckley11. Learning Not to Preach: Evangelical Speaker Beth Moore and the Rhetoric of ConstraintEmily Murphy Cope

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"Rhetoric, History, and Women¿s Oratorical Education addresses a regionally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse group of women¿Ultimately this collection complicates the idea that the public and private spheres were separate and stable, directing attention to the hybrid spaces women orators have occupied." ¿ Kristine Johnson, Xavier University, USA in Peitho