2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

WRIT 55613 Women's Rhetorics

This course examines the histories, theories, and practices of women's rhetorics from the classical era through the present. Students will examine primary texts of women rhetors - essays, ordinary writing such as letters and autobiographies, and speeches, to name only a few - as well as secondary sources of those texts, paying particular attention to the ways gender, race, class, religion, place, sexual orientation, and politics shape sense of audiences, methods of invention, arrangement, choices of style, form, tone, and genre. Student cannot receive credit for WRIT 55613 and ENGL 80613.