The Discourse of Oratory: The New Rhetoric and Romantic Writing in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain

Document type: Dissertations
Author(s): Michael Davis
Title: The Discourse of Oratory: The New Rhetoric and Romantic Writing in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain
Year: 1996
Publisher: UMI Company
City: Ann Arbor, MI
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of the Humanities (Institutionen för humaniora)
Dept. of Humanities S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 780 00
http://human2.ihu.hk-r.se/
Authors e-mail: mdv@ihu.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: The Discourse of Oratory: The New Rhetoric and Romantic Writing is a study of the cultural anxieties about the power of public speaking that pervaded the mid eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries. Its argument is that those anxieties formed a discursive center for two of the most important forces in the history of British letters and literary studies -- Romanticism and the New Rhetoric -- and that those forces engaged it primarily through a shared concern with the rise of religious evangelism.
Subject: The Humanities\English
Keywords: Rhetoric, Oratory, Belles Lettres, History of Rhetoric, Romanticism, Britain
Note: This dissertation is currently being revised for publication in book form. The Dissertation is registered at the Library of Congress as TX 4-649-394.
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00122
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