Offers students an advanced approach to public speaking through a comprehensive discussion of rhetorical theory This text begins by addressing Aristotle's Five Cans of the Art -a means of covering the basics through the lens of rhetorical theory- and progresses into a sophisticated outline of understanding, constructing and delivering artful rhetoric. The book incorporates scholarship on mediated communication, pragmatic speaking genres, the rhetorical situation, and aesthetic form. Rhetorical Public Speaking aims to encourage students to be engaged citizens of society. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Understand Aristotle's Five Cans of Rhetoric * Construct and execute speeches * Explore how they can use rhetorical speech in their daily lives
Nathan Crick is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. He investigates the many intersections between rhetoric, art, science, media, and politics in order to better understand the complex movements of democratic (and undemocratic) culture.