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Theory and Literature of Rhetoric: COM 303

The principal purpose for the Rhetorical Resources page is to integrate course and supplementary material from COM 303: Theory and Literature of Rhetoric, at Bradley University.

Important item about the notes:

The lecture notes contained in the files have been developed for classroom pedagogy over the years. They come from a variety of sources. Obviously, I have interpreted the materials. In some cases, my students have contributed to the collection through reading summaries and outlines. Responsibility for the interpretations contained herein are mine; folks I've adopted and adapted should not be held responsible for my interpretations.

  • Course notes from a number of Rhetoric classes taught at the University of Oregon by Professor Dominic LaRusso.
  • Harold Barrett (1987/1996). The Sophists. (Chandler and Sharp Pubs).
  • Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg (1990). The Rhetorical Tradition (St. Martin's Press).
  • Booth, Wayne C. “To those who do not teach English, but who believe that something called ‘English’ should be taught: Mere Rhetoric, Rhetorology, and the search for a common learning.” The Vocation of a Teacher: Rhetorical Occasions, 1967-1988. U of Chicago P., 1988.
  • Clark, Donald Lemen (1957).Rhetoric in Greco-Roman Education (Greenwood Press).
  • Conley, Thomas M (1990). Rhetoric in the European Tradition (Longman).
  • Corbett, Edward P.J. (various editions). Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student ( Oxford UP).
  • Enos, Richard Leo (1993). Greek Rhetoric Before Aristotle ( Waveland).
  • Enos, Richard Leo (1995). Roman Rhetoric: Revolution and the Greek Influence (Waveland).
  • Enos, Theresa and Stuart Brown (eds), (1993). Defining the New Rhetorics (Sage).
  • Foss, Sonja, Karen Foss, and Robert Trapp (1991). Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric, 2nd edition (Waveland).
  • Gill, Ann (1994). Rhetoric and Human Understanding (Waveland).
  • Golden, James L. , G. F. Bergquist, and William E. Coleman (various editions). The Rhetoric of Western Thought (Kendall-Hunt).
  • Hauser, Gerard A. (1991). Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (Waveland).
  • Hikins, James W. (1996). Remarks on The development of rhetoric (Kendall-Hunt).
  • Ijsseling, Samuel (1976). Philosophy and Rhetoric in Conflict: An Historical Survey (Martinus Nijhoff).
  • Kennedy, George (1994). A New History of Classical Rhetoric (Princeton UP)
  • Kennedy, George (1998). Comparative Rhetoric (Oxford UP)
  • Ong, Walter J (1982). Orality and Literacy: The technologizing of the word. (Metheun)
  • Jaeger, Werner (1939, 45, 79). Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture, vol. 1-3 (Oxford UP)
  • Welch, Kathleen (1990). The contemporary reception of classical rhetoric: Appropriations of ancient discourse (LEA).
  • Welch, Kathleen (1999). Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, oralism, and a New Literacy. MIT P.
  • Garry Wills (2000). Augustine (Doubleday).


The Titles list at the
TECH archive, MIT
Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University Internet ancient history Sourcebook (Fordham) Internet classics archive, MIT
H-RHETOR (on-line
discussion & resources)
The Rhetorician's Resource
cyber journal for Rhetoric and writing, University Colorado
Histories of Feminist
Prof. James J. O'Donnell's
home page, Georgetown U.
Writer's Guide at
the University of Victoria
Rhetoric, Scientific & Technical Comm. Resources, Univ. of Minnesota Classics
Department at University of Kentucky, Lexington
UK glossary of rhetorical
terms with example
Perseus, Digital Library
Aristotle's RHETORIC (Hypertext by Lee
Prof. Charles Ess Guide to Logical Fallacies
Rhetoric at the
University of Iowa
University of Iowa rhetorical
resources page
UVic glossary of literary and rhetorical terms
University of Iowa
Dept. of Com.Studies
Links to Rhetoric Resources
Kairos, journal
for teachers of writing in webbed environments
Michael Eidenmuller
Online Rhetoric
Communication Association (formally SCA)
  Southern States
Communication Association
Douglass: Archives of American Public Address Jim Andrews on McLuhan Regent College on McLuhan


Peter King's
(University of Northern London) Philosophers page
Oyez Oyez Oyez:
Supreme Court oral record
  Prof. Bernard
Suzanne's Plato resources homepage

Dr. Gideon Burton's Forrest of Rhetoric
Silva Rhetorica at BYU

Cicero Homepage: Andrew
Riggsby at UT Austin Classics Dept
Domus Gratiani
(Gracian studies by Anders Winroth at Yale)
Margaret Zulick's Classical Rhetorical Theory links Neil Postman. org
Links to Neil
Postman material

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    Professor, Department of Interactive Media
    Department of Communication
  • Bradley University Peoria IL 61625
  • last update: April 16, 2019