Revisionist historiography and rhetorical tradition(s)

Richard Graff, Michael Leff

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AT ONE TIME, not so long ago, people in our line of academic work used to talk about something called the "rhetorical tradition." It is unlikely that many of us could give a precise definition of the phrase, but we invoked it with unreflective confidence and assumed that our colleagues would understand what we meant. In fact, the term rhetorical tradition represented something more than an elegant synonym for "the history of rhetoric." It had a resonance that suggested not just what we studied but who we were in the academy. The history was our history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition
EditorsRichard Graff, Arthur E Walzer, Janet M Atwill
Place of PublicationAlbany, NY
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0791462854, 9780791462850
StatePublished - 2005

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