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Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak

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Edited by David Gold with Catherine L. Hobbs
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Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation for professional and public life. This book fills an important gap in the history of rhetoric and suggests new paths for the way histories may be told in the future, tracing the shifting arc of women's oratorical training as it develops from forms of eighteenth-century rhetoric into institutional and extrainstitutional settings at the end of the nineteenth century and diverges into several distinct streams of community-embodied theory and practice in the twentieth. Treating key rhetors, genres, settings, and movements from the early republic to the present, these essays collectively challenge and complicate many previous claims made about the stability and development of gendered public and private spheres, the decline of oratorical culture and the limits of women's oratorical forms such as elocution and parlor rhetorics, and women's responses to rhetorical constraints on their public speaking. Enriching our understanding of women's oratorical education and practice, this cutting-edge work makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetoric and communication. 

All recent publications by David Gold

  • Educating the New Southern Woman: Speech, Writing, and Race at the Public Women's Colleges, 1884-1945
  • Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak

All publications by David Gold

Selected recent publications

Books

Educating the New Southern Woman: Speech, Writing, and Race at the Public Women's Colleges, 1884-1945. Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms. Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. With Catherine L. Hobbs.

Rhetoric at the Margins: Revising the History of Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1873-1947Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2008.
2010 Outstanding Book Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication.
 
Editor, Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak. Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication. New York: Routledge, 2013. With Catherine L. Hobbs.

Articles and chapters
"Seizing the Methodological Moment: The Digital Humanities and Historiography in Rhetoric and Composition." College English 76.2 (November 2013): 105-14. Guest editor, special issue on rhetorical historiography and the digital humanities. With Jessica Enoch.

"Remapping Revisionist Historiography." College Composition and Communication 64.1 (2012): 15-34.

"Writing Instruction in School and College English: The Twentieth Century and the New Millennium." A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Modern America. 3rd ed. Ed. James J. Murphy. New York: Routledge, 2012. 232-72. With Catherine Hobbs and James A. Berlin.

"Students Writing Race at Southern Public Women's Colleges, 1884-1945." History of Education Quarterly 50.2 (2010): 182-203.
 
"'Eve Did No Wrong': Effective Literacy at a Public College for Women." College Composition and Communication 61.2 (2009): W177-96.

"Will the Circle Be Broken: The Rhetoric of Complaint against Student Writing." MLA Profession (2008): 83-93.

"The Accidental Archivist: Embracing Chance and Confusion in Historical Scholarship." Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process. Ed. Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2008. 13-19.

"Southerners Anonymous." Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual. Ed. Ted Olson. Macon: Mercer UP, 2006. 3-10.
 

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