Chapter 3. Rhetorical Criticism 2009

A Study in Method

  1. Shawn J. Parry-Giles Professor Director2 and
  2. J. Michael Hogan PhD Professor scholarly advisor3
  1. Karlyn Kohrs Campbell Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch3

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

How to Cite

Campbell, K. K. (2010) Rhetorical Criticism 2009, in The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (eds S. J. Parry-Giles and J. M. Hogan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Maryland, USA

  2. 3

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178136

Online ISBN: 9781444324105



  • rhetorical criticism 2009 - A Study in Method;
  • rhetorical criticism - recent development in history;
  • history of rhetorical criticism - understanding problems of method;
  • John Crowe Ransom's The New Criticism;
  • textual analysis, having its roots in rhetorical scholarship;
  • Edwin Black's Rhetorical Criticism - A Study in Method - arousing mixed reactions from rhetoricians;
  • rhetoric of early women's movement and second wave of feminism - distinctive challenges that women speakers face;
  • cognitive dimension of criticism, sensitivity critics developing via experience and training;
  • question of method - clinging to status conferred by classical heritage;
  • Library of Presidential Rhetoric series - Texas A&M University Press


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Disciplinary History

  • A Question of Method

  • An Alternative

  • Conclusion