Great Lecturers on Rhetoric

On March 31, 2011, in Resources, Rhetoric, by admin

The following lectures are on the mechanics of rhetoric, but it must be noted that oral rhetoric and its devices are similar but not identical to written rhetoric.

Lecture on Paralipsis – Moby-Dick (I)

Featuring discussions of New York and cosmopolitanism; paralipsis; exempla; synecdoche and metonomy; Stephen Greenblatt and the New Historicism; Michel Foucault; humanism; and the opening chapter of Moby-Dick.

Lecture on Paralipsis – Moby-Dick (II)

Featuring discussions of Melville’s Moby-Dick; intertextuality; Owen Chase’s narrative of the sinking of the whaleship Essex; cenotaphs; Biblical culture; and typology.

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