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Methods of Rhetorical Criticism

This book is meant as a first step guide to the field of rhetorical criticism. It takes a simple and down-to-earth approach to the methods used by researchers across the world for rhetorical analysis. We hope that this handbook will be of use especially for students, taking their first steps into writing a research paper or a diploma thesis.

Each chapter contains a glossary listing the most important terms related to a given method, a concise explanation of the method, the “follow-up” questions and sample case studies, demonstrating how the method can be used in practice.  

The handbook is multilingual and presents a wide scope of perspectives. Artifacts examined in sample case studies range from Croatian poetry to political speeches, from social media to fantasy literature and from street protests in Bulgaria to CrossFit boxes. Speakers and writers chosen for analyses encompass such diverse personalities as Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Andrzej Duda, J.R.R. Tolkien and Volodymyr Zelensky.



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Methods of Rhetorical Criticism. A Handbook has been consulted with students and presented during disseminating events: conferences, workshops, meetings. Here are some presentations from these events.

The Handbook  wins (future) readers

We took every opportunity to present first drafts, ideas, and then pilot versions of chapters to the public. 

Conference in Zagreb (E3), 24.02.2022. Ewa Modrzejewska and Agnieszka Szurek present two books that are RHEFINE's outputs. The cover design for the books has been later changed...

Media workshop, Laboratorium badań medioznawczych UW. 17.11.2022. Presentation of the RHEFINE project and the chapter on Framing Rhetoric.

Our first events were held online. A screen from the presentation by Weronika Pisula, speaking about what will become an essay illustrating the chapter on Rhetorical Situation. 14.10.2021, Rhetoric For Innovative Education (E1)

International conference in Wisła, organised by the University of Wrocław, 10.06.2022. The chapter on the Rhetoric of Translation is being discussed