English 6323

History of Rhetoric

Course Pages and Resources



Until I post a more official calendar, here is the schedule (subject to change) for weeks 1-5

Tentative Schedule Weeks 1-5

Week 1: Introductions/Overview
Week 2: Why do History?
Readings:              Octalog. “The Politics of Historiography.” Rhetoric Review, Vol. 7, No. 1. (Autumn, 1988), 5-49.
This article is available through the library's online access to the journal (through JSTOR).
Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0735-0198%28198823%297%3A1%3C5%3ATPOH%3E2.0.CO%3B2-P
Weeks 3-5: Socrates, Plato and the Sophists
Readings:             Plato’s Gorgias <http://philosophy.eserver.org/plato/gorgias.txt>
Phaedrus < http://philosophy.eserver.org/plato/phaedrus.txt>
Sophist < http://philosophy.eserver.org/plato/sophist.txt>
Gorgias of Leontini’s  On the Nonexistent <http://www.wfu.edu/%7Ezulick/300/gorgias/negative.html>


August 28, 2007

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