Anglo-American Feminist Challenges To The Rhetorical Traditions

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Anglo-American Feminist Challenges To The Rhetorical Traditions

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In this lucid and innovative work, Krista Ratcliffe successfully extrapolates rhetorical theories from three feminist writers not generally thought of as rhetoricians. Ratcliffe's skillful use of her methodology demonstrates a new model for examining women's texts. Her work situates Woolf's, Daly's, and Rich's feminist theories of rhetoric within current conversations about feminist pedagogies, particularly the interweavings of critical thinking, reading, and writing. Ratcliffe concludes with an application to teaching.

ISBN

0809319349

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

Southern Illinois University Press

City

Carbondale, Il

Keywords

Rhetoric, Feminism, Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, Adrienne Rich, Feminist Literature, Literary Criticism

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Rhetoric | Rhetoric and Composition

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Bathsheba's Dilemma: Defining, Discovering, and Defending Anglo-American Feminist Theories of Rhetoric(s)

Defining Anglo-American Feminist Theories of Rhetoric(s)

Discovering Sex and Gender Gaps in the Rhetorical Traditions

Defending Anglo-American Feminist Theories of Rhetoric(s): Woolf, Daly, and Rich

2. Minting the Fourth Guinea: Virginia Woolf

Locating Virginia Woolf as a Rhetorical Theorist

Show Level Woolf's Rhetorical Concepts

Inconclusive Musings

3. De/Mystifying HerSelf and HerWor(l)ds: Mary Daly

Locating Mary Daly as a Rhetorical Theorist

A Rhetoric of Patriarchal Mystification

Show Level A Rhetoric of Radical Feminist De/Mystification

Inconclusive Musings

4. Re-Visioning the Borderlands: Adrienne Rich

Locating Adrienne Rich as a Rhetorical Theorist

The Dream of a Common Language, or the (Im)Possibilities of Women's Silences

A Politics of Location, or the (Im) Possibilities of Women Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening

Inconclusive Musings

5. Educating Bathsheba and Everyone Else: Quest(ion)ing Pedagogical Possibilities of Anglo-American Feminist Theories Rhetoric(s)

Defining Patriarchal Pedagogies, or the Gender blindness of Mastering Mastery

Defining Feminist Pedagogies, or Treating the Ills of Patriarchal Education

Pedagogical Possibilities of Anglo-American Feminist Theories of Rhetoric, or What's Feminism Got to...

Inconclusive Musings, or Is Walter Ong Asking the Right Question?

Notes

1. Bathsheba's Dilemma

2. Minting the Fourth Guinea

3. De/Mystifying HerSelf and HerWor(l)ds

4. Re-Visioning the Borderlands

5. Educating Bathsheba and Everyone Else

Works Cited

Index