In Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts, editors Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe compile seventeen essays through new and proven students that show the price and value of silence and hearing the examine and perform of rhetoric. construction at the editors’ groundbreaking examine, which respects the facility of the spoken observe whereas not easy the marginalized prestige of silence and listening, this volume makes a robust case for putting those ignored innovations, and their intersections, on the vanguard of rhetorical arts inside of rhetoric and composition studies.
Divided into 3 parts—History, conception and feedback, and Praxes—this booklet reimagines conventional histories and theories of rhetoric and contains modern pursuits, resembling race, gender, and cross-cultural matters, into scholarly conversations approximately rhetorical historical past, conception, feedback, and praxes. For the editors and the opposite participants to this quantity, silence isn't really easily the absence of sound and listening isn't a passive act. whilst used strategically and with purpose—together and separately—silence and listening are strong rhetorical units necessary to potent conversation. The essays hide a variety of topics, together with ladies rhetors from historical Greece and medieval and Renaissance Europe; African philosophy and African American rhetoric; modern antiwar protests within the usa; activist clash answer in Israel and Palestine; and feminist and second-language pedagogies.
Taken jointly, the essays during this quantity increase the argument that silence and listening are as vital to rhetoric and composition experiences because the extra normally emphasised arts of examining, writing, and talking and are relatively potent for theorizing, historicizing, interpreting, and instructing. an incredibly worthy source for teachers and scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communique stories, Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts also will have purposes past academia, assisting participants, cultural teams, and international locations extra productively determine and enforce acceptable activities whilst all events comply with interact in rhetorical events that come with not just respectful talking, studying, and writing but additionally effective silence and rhetorical listening.