Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
James P. Zappen

Selected Bibliography

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Janik, Allan, and Stephen Toulmin. Wittgenstein's Vienna. New York: Simon & Schuster, Touchstone Book, 1973.

Lyon, Arabella. Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored. Literature and Philosophy. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. Chapter 5.

Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Philosophical Investigations. Trans. G. E. M. Anscombe. 3rd ed. London: Blackwell Publishing, 2001.

—. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Trans. C. K. Ogden. International Library of Psychology, Philosophy, and Scientific Method. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1922.

Kenneth Burke

Anderson, Floyd D., and Matthew T. Althouse. "Five Fingers or Six? Pentad or Hexad?" KB Journal. URL: http://www.kbjournal.org/anderson

Biesecker, Barbara A. Addressing Postmodernity: Kenneth Burke, Rhetoric, and a Theory of Social Change. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997.

Bruner, Jerome. Acts of Meaning. Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.

—. "Life as Narrative." Social Research 71 (2004): 691-710.

Burke, Kenneth. Attitudes Toward History. 3rd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

—. Counter-Statement. 1931. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.

—. Essays Toward a Symbolic of Motives, 1950-1955. Ed. William H. Rueckert. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor Press, 2007.

—. A Grammar of Motives. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

—. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966.

—. "On Persuasion, Identification, and Dialectical Symmetry." Edited with Introduction by James P. Zappen. Philosophy and Rhetoric 39 (2007): 333-39.

—. Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose. 3rd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

—. The Philosophy of Literary Form: Studies in Symbolic Action. 3rd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

—. A Rhetoric of Motives. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

—. "Watchful of Hermetics to Be Strong in Hermeneutics": Selections from "Poetics, Dramatistically Considered." In Unending Conversations: New Writings by and about Kenneth Burke, ed. Greig Henderson and David Cratis Williams, 35-80. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.

Crable, Bryan. "Distance as Ultimate Motive: A Dialectical Interpretation of A Rhetoric of Motives." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 39 (2009): 213-39.

Crusius, Timothy W. "A Case for Kenneth Burke's Dialectic and Rhetoric." Philosophy and Rhetoric 19 (1986): 23-37.

—. Kenneth Burke and the Conversation after Philosophy. Rhetorical Philosophy and Theory. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.

Davis, Diane. "Identification: Burke and Freud on Who You Are." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 38 (2008): 123-47.

Durham, Weldon B. "Kenneth Burke's Concept of Substance." Quarterly Journal of Speech 66 (1980): 351-64.

George, Ann, and Jack Selzer. Kenneth Burke in the 1930s. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007.

Gregg, Richard B. Symbolic Inducement and Knowing: A Study in the Foundations of Rhetoric. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1984. Chapter 4.

Henderson, Greig E. Kenneth Burke: Literature and Language as Symbolic Action. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1988.

—. "A Rhetoric of Form: The Early Burke and Reader-Response Criticism." In Unending Conversations: New Writings by and about Kenneth Burke, ed. Greig Henderson and David Cratis Williams, 127-42. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.

Jordan, Jay. "Dell Hymes, Kenneth Burke's 'Identification,' and the Birth of Sociolinguistics." Rhetoric Review 24 (2005): 264-79.

Lentricchia, Frank. Criticism and Social Change. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Lyon, Arabella. Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored. Literature and Philosophy. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. Chapter 3.

Oravec, Christine. "Kenneth Burke's Concept of Associations and the Complexity of Identity." In The Legacy of Kenneth Burke, ed. Herbert W. Simons and Trevor Melia, 174-95. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Rueckert, William H. Kenneth Burke and the Drama of Human Relations. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.

Rutten, Kris, André Mottart, and Ronald Soetaert. "Narrative and Rhetoric in Social Work Education." British Journal of Social Work 40 (2009): 480-95. URL: http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/40/2/480

Selzer, Jack. Kenneth Burke in Greenwich Village: Conversing with the Moderns 1915-1931. Wisconsin Project on American Writers. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.

Simons, Herbert W., and Trevor Melia, ed. The Legacy of Kenneth Burke. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Smudde, Peter M., ed. Humanistic Critique of Education: Teaching and Learning as Symbolic Action. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor Press, 2010.

Weiser, M. Elizabeth. Burke, War, Words: Rhetoricizing Dramatism. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008.

Wolin, Ross. The Rhetorical Imagination of Kenneth Burke. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Zappen, James P. "Kenneth Burke on Dialectical-Rhetorical Transcendence." Philosophy and Rhetoric 42 (2009): 279-301.

Zappen, James P., S. Michael Halloran, and Scott A. Wible. "Some Notes on 'Ad bellum purificandum.'" KB Journal. URL: http://kbjournal.org/node/201/

Stephen Toulmin

Jensen, J. Vernon. Argumentation: Reasoning in Communication. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1981.

Toulmin, Stephen. The Uses of Argument. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958.

Toulmin, Stephen, Richard Rieke, and Allan Janik. An Introduction to Reasoning. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1979.

Michel Foucault

Bernauer, James W., and Michael Mahon. "The Ethics of Michel Foucault." In The Cambridge Companion to Foucault, ed. Gary Gutting, 141-58. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Davidson, Arnold I. "Ethics as Ascetics: Foucault, the History of Ethics, and Ancient Thought." In The Cambridge Companion to Foucault, ed. Gary Gutting, 115-40. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Foucault, Michel. The Archaeology of Knowledge and The Discourse on Language. Trans. A. M. Sheridan Smith. New York: Random House, Pantheon Books, 1972.

—. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. World of Man. New York: Random House, Vintage Books, 1973.

—. "Panopticism." In Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, trans. Alan Sheridan, 195-228. New York: Random House, Vintage Books, 1979.

—. "Self Writing." In Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth, ed. Paul Rabinow, trans. Robert Hurley and others, 207-22. Vol. 1 of The Essential Works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984. New York: New Press, 1997.

—. "Technologies of the Self." In Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth, ed. Paul Rabinow, trans. Robert Hurley and others, 223-51. Vol. 1 of The Essential Works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984. New York: New Press, 1997.

Foucault, Michel, ed. I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my brother . . . : A Case of Paracide in the 19th Century. Trans. Frank Jellinek. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, Bison Book, 1982.

Gutting, Gary. Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason. Modern European Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Jacques Derrida

Derrida, Jacques. Margins of Philosophy. Trans. Alan Bass. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

—. Of Grammatology. Trans. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974; Johns Hopkins Paperbacks, 1976.

—. "Plato's Pharmacy." In Dissemination, trans. Barbara Johnson, 61-171. Chicago: Univesity of Chicago Press, 1981.

—. The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond. Trans. Alan Bass. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

—. Writing and Difference. Trans. Alan Bass. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Leitch, Vincent B. Deconstructive Criticism: An Advanced Introduction. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.

Neel, Jasper. Plato, Derrida, and Writing. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

Norris, Christopher. Derrida. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Mikhail M. Bakhtin

Bakhtin, M[ikhail] M. "Discourse in the Novel." In The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays, ed. Michael Holquist, trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist, 259-422. University of Texas Press Slavic Series, No. 1. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

—. "From Notes Made in 1970-71." In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, ed. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist, trans. Vern W. McGee, 132-58. University of Texas Press Slavic Series, no. 8. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.

—. "The Problem of Speech Genres." In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, ed. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist, trans. Vern W. McGee, 60-102. University of Texas Press Slavic Series, No. 8. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.

—. Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics. Ed. and trans. Caryl Emerson. Theory and History of Literature, Vol. 8. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

—. Rabelais and His World, trans. Hélène Iswolsky. 1968. Reprint, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Midland Book, 1984.

—. "Response to a Question from the Novy Mir Editorial Staff." In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, ed. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist, trans. Vern W. McGee, 1-7. University of Texas Press Slavic Series, No. 8. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.

Bialostosky, Don [H]. "Bakhtin's 'Rough Draft': Toward a Philosophy of the Act, Ethics, and Composition Studies." Rhetoric Review 18 (1999): 6-25.

—. "Dialogics as an Art of Discourse in Literary Criticism." Publications of the Modern Language Association 101 (1986): 788-97.

Baxter, Leslie A. "Dialogues of Relating." In Dialogue: Theorizing Differences in Communication Studies, ed. Rob Anderson, Leslie A. Baxter, and Kenneth N. Cissna, 107-24. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2004.

Brooks, Jeffrey. Thank You, Comrade Stalin! Soviet Public Culture from Revolution to Cold War. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Clark, Katerina, and Michael Holquist. Mikhail Bakhtin. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press, 1984.

Dentith, Simon. "Bakhtin and Contemporary Criticism." In Bakhtinian Thought: An Introductory Reader, 88-102, 104. Critical Readers in Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 1995.

—. "Bakhtin versus Rhetoric?" In Face to Face: Bakhtin in Russia and the West, ed. Carol Adlam, Rachel Falconer, Vitalii Makhlin, and Alastair Renfrew, 311-25. Sheffield, England: Academic Press, 1997.

—. "Bakhtin's Carnival." In Bakhtinian Thought: An Introductory Reader, 65-87, 103-4. Critical Readers in Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 1995.

Emerson, Caryl. The First Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

—. "The Next Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin (The View from the Classroom)." Rhetoric Review 19 (2000): 12-27.

Epstein, Mikhail N. After the Future: The Paradoxes of Postmodernism and Contemporary Russian Culture. Trans. Anesa Miller-Pogacar. Critical Perspectives on Modern Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.

Farmer, Frank. Saying and Silence: Listening to Composition with Bakhtin. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2001.

Farrell, Thomas B. Norms of Rhetorical Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr. The Signifiying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Halasek, Kay. A Pedagogy of Possibility: Bakhtinian Perspectives on Composition Studies. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.

Harpold, Terence. "The Grotesque Corpus: Hypertext as Carnival." Perforations 1 (1992): 1-8.

Harris, R. Allen. "Bakhtin, Phaedrus, and the Geometry of Rhetoric." In Landmark Essays on Bakhtin, Rhetoric, and Writing, ed. Frank Farmer, 15-22. Landmark Essays, vol. 13. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hermagoras Press, 1998.

Hoffmann, David L. Peasant Metropolis: Social Identities in Moscow, 1929-1941. Studies of the Harriman Institute. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Holquist, Michael. Dialogism: Bakhtin and His World. New Accents. London: Routledge, 1990.

Kenez, Peter. A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Kent, Thomas. "Hermeneutics and Genre: Bakhtin and the Problem of Communicative Interaction." In Landmark Essays on Bakhtin, Rhetoric, and Writing, ed. Frank Farmer, 33-49. Landmark Essays, vol. 13. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hermagoras Press, 1998.

Mihailovic, Alexandar. Corporeal Words: Mikhail Bakhtin's Theology of Discourse. Studies in Russian Literature and Theory. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1997.

Morson, Gary Saul. "Parody, History, and Metaparody." In Rethinking Bakhtin: Extensions and Challenges, ed. Gary Saul Morson and Caryl Emerson, 63-86, 271-74. Northwestern University Press Series in Russian Literature and Theory. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1989.

Morson, Gary Saul, and Caryl Emerson. Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990.

Murphy, John M. "Mikhail Bakhtin and the Rhetorical Tradition." Quarterly Journal of Speech 87 (2001): 259-77.

Ryklin, Mikhail K. "Bodies of Terror: Theses toward a Logic of Violence." New Literary History 24 (1993): 51-74.

Schuster, Charles I. "Mikhail Bakhtin as Rhetorical Theorist." In Landmark Essays on Bakhtin, Rhetoric, and Writing, ed. Frank Farmer, 1-14. Landmark Essays, vol. 13. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hermagoras Press, 1998.

Siegelbaum, Lewis, and Andrei Sokolov. Stalinism as a Way of Life: A Narrative in Documents. Trans. Thomas Hoisington and Steven Shabad. Annals of Communism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Stallybrass, Peter, and Allon White. The Politics and Poetics of Transgression. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1986.

Taylor, James R. "Dialogue as the Search for Sustainable Organizational Co-Orientation." In Dialogue: Theorizing Differences in Communication Studies, ed. Rob Anderson, Leslie A. Baxter, and Kenneth N. Cissna, 125-40. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2004.

Zappen, James P. "Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)." In Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources, ed. Michael G. Moran and Michelle Ballif, 7-22. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.

—. The Rebirth of Dialogue: Bakhtin, Socrates, and the Rhetorical Tradition. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.

Activity Theory

Cole, Michael, and Yrjö Engeström. "A Cultural-Historical Approach to Distributed Cognition." In Distributed Cognitions: Psychological and Educational Considerations, ed. Gavriel Salomon, 1-46. Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Engeström, Yrjö. Learning by Expanding. Helsinki: Orienta-Konsultit, 1987.

Foot, Kirsten A. "Cultural-Historical Activity Theory as Practice Theory: Illuminating the Development of Conflict-Monitoring Network." Communication Theory 11 (2001): 56-83.

—. "Pursuing an Evolving Object: A Case Study in Object Formation and Identification." Mind, Culture, and Activity 9 (2002): 132-49.

Leont'ev, A. N. "The Problem of Activity in Psychology." Soviet Psychology 13 (1974): 4-33.

Vygotsky, L[ev]. S. Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes. Ed. Michael Cole, Vera John-Steiner, Sylvia Scribner, and Ellen Souberman. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978.

Zappen, James P., and Teresa M. Harrison. "Intention and Motive in Information-System Design: Toward a Theory and Method for Assessing Users' Needs." In Digital Cities 3: Information Technologies for Social Capital, ed. Peter van den Besselaar and Satoshi Koizumi. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3081. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. In press.

Cultural Rhetoric, Feminist Rhetoric

Foss, Sonja K., and Cindy L. Griffin. "Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for an Invitational Rhetoric." Communication Monographs 62 (1995): 2-18.

Mailloux, Steven. Rhetorical Power. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.

—. Reception Histories: Rhetoric, Pragmatism, and American Cultural Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.

Rosteck, Thomas. "Cultural Studies and Rhetorical Studies." Quarterly Journal of Speech 81 (1995): 386-403.

—. "A Cultural Tradition in Rhetorical Studies." In At the Intersection: Cultural Studies and Rhetorical Studies, ed. Thomas Rosteck, 226-47. Revisioning Rhetoric. New York: Guilford Press, 1999.

Genre Theory

Bazerman, Charles. "Genre and Identity: Citizenship in the Age of the Internet and the Age of Global Capitalism." In The Rhetoric and Ideology of Genre: Strategies for Stability and Change, ed. Richard Coe, Lorelei Lingard, and Tatiana Teslenko, 13-37. Research and Teaching in Rhetoric and Composition. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2002.

—. "Systems of Genres and the Enactment of Social Intentions." In Genre and the New Rhetoric, ed. Aviva Freedman and Peter Medway, 79-101. London: Taylor and Francis, 1994.

Miller, Carolyn R. "Genre as Social Action." Quarterly Journal of Speech 70 (1984): 151-67. Reprinted, with corrections, in Genre and the New Rhetoric, ed. Aviva Freedman and Peter Medway, 23-42. London: Taylor and Francis, 1994.

—. "Rhetorical Community: The Cultural Basis of Genre." In Genre and the New Rhetoric, ed. Aviva Freedman and Peter Medway, 67-78. London: Taylor and Francis, 1994.

Miller, Carolyn R., and Dawn Shepherd. "Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog." In Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs, ed. Laura Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff, Jessica Reyman. University of Minnesota, 2004. Accessible at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/blogosphere/.

Orlikowski, Wanda J., and JoAnne Yates. "Genre Repertoire: The Structuring of Communicative Practices in Organizations." Administrative Science Quarterly 39 (1994): 541-74.

Orlikowski, Wanda J., JoAnne Yates, Kazuo Okamura, and Masayo Fujimoto. "Shaping Electronic Communication: The Metastructuring of Technology in the Context of Use." Organization Science 6 (1995): 423-44.

Russell, David R. "Rethinking Genre in School and Society: An Activity Theory Analysis." Written Communication 14 (1997): 504-54.

Spinuzzi, Clay. Tracing Genres through Organizations: A Sociocultural Approach to Information Design. Acting with Technology. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.

Spinuzzi, Clay, and Mark Zachry. "Genre Ecologies: An Open-System Approach to Understanding and Constructing Documentation." ACM Journal of Computer Documentation 24 (2000): 169-81.

Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda [J.] Orlikowski. "Genre Systems: Chronos and Kairos in Communicative Interaction." In The Rhetoric and Ideology of Genre: Strategies for Stability and Change,, ed. Richard Coe, Lorelei Lingard, and Tatiana Teslenko, 103-21. Research and Teaching in Rhetoric and Composition. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2002.

—. "Genres of Organizational Communication: A Structurational Approach to Studying Communication and Media." Academy of Management Science 17 (1992): 299-326.

Yates, JoAnne, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Julie Rennecker. "Collaborative Genres for Collaboration: Genre Systems in Digital Media." Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Hawwaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, 1997.

Rhetorical Situation

Benoit, William L. "The Genesis of Rhetorical Action." Southern Communication Journal 59 (1994): 342-55.

Bitzer, Lloyd F. "The Rhetorical Situation." Philosophy and Rhetoric 1 (1968): 1-14.

Consigny, Scott. "Rhetoric and Its Situations." Philosophy and Rhetoric 7 (1974): 175-86.

Vatz, Richard E. "The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation." Philosophy and Rhetoric 6 (1973): 154-61.

Selected Readings, Essays, Criticism

Bender, John, and David E. Wellbery, ed. The Ends of Rhetoric: History, Theory, Practice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990.

Bizzell, Patricia, and Bruce Herzberg. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Boston: St. Martin's Press, Bedford Books, 1990.

Brock, Bernard L., Robert L. Scott, and James W. Chesebro. Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: A Twentieth-Century Perspective. 3rd ed., rev. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990.

Foss, Sonja K. Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice. Prospect Heights: Waveland Press, 1989.

Foss, Sonja K., Karen A. Foss, and Robert Trapp. Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric. 3rd ed. Prospect Heights: Waveland Press, 2002.

Hauser, Gerard A. Introduction to Rhetorical Theory. Speech Communication Series. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986.

Kastely, James L. Rethinking the Rhetorical Tradition: From Plato to Postmodernism. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1997.

Moran, Michael G., and Michelle Ballif, ed. Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.

Rosteck, Thomas, ed. At the Intersection: Cultural Studies and Rhetorical Studies. Revisioning Rhetoric. New York: Guilford Press, 1999.


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