Title

What Does Rhetorical Theory Do? And Is That A Stupid Question?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2003

Publication Title

Review Of Communication

Department

Communication Studies

Abstract

This article reports on the 2002 National Communication pre-conference seminar. As part of the continuing dialogue among rhetoricians about the current state of rhetorical theory, the pre-conference seminar series offered an opportunity for rhetoric scholars to consider the functions served by rhetorical theory. The seminar opened with framing comments from co-leaders, followed by brief presentations from four featured speakers. These were followed by small group sessions in which participants explored the themes developed in their position papers.

Volume

3

Issue

3

pp.

311-347

ISSN

1535-8593