The Crisis of Rhetoric: Workshop 2 - Concepts

Room 201 - Arts Building
Arts and Law, Research
Tuesday 12th December 2017 (09:30-16:00)
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Quintiliano, Institutio Oratoria, Firenze 1477 ca., pluteo 46.12

Scholars researching rhetoric and political speech share a tradition of thought and practice which may provide a common vocabulary for analysis and evaluation. However, such scholars are also embedded in very different disciplines with their own concepts and methods and their own ways of using classical ideas. That may mean that we misunderstand or misuse each other’s thinking or that we are failing to see areas where conceptual development and clarification are required.

With that in mind the aim of this workshop is to strengthen our understanding of each other’s disciplinary approach to the study of rhetoric, oratory and political speech and to do so in ways which enable us to reflect on Workshop 1 and on the current ‘crisis’ of political speech.