A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism

A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism

Editor(s): Walter Jost, Wendy Olmsted

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405101127

Online ISBN: 9780470999851

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999851

About this Book

A Companion to Rhetoric offers the first major survey in two decades of the field of rhetorical studies and of the practice of rhetorical theory and criticism across a range of disciplines.


  • Assesses rhetoric's place in the larger intellectual universe.
  • Focuses on the practical side of rhetoric, looking at specific works, problems and figures.
  • Provides examples of rhetoric from ancient times to the present day.
  • Written by leading scholars from a variety of different fields.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Rhetoric in Its Place and Time

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  2. Part II: Rhetoric's Favorite Places

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  3. Part III: Rhetoric and Its Critics

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  4. Part IV: All in Good Time – and Timing

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