Ancient rhetorics and digital networks /

"An examination of two seemingly incongruous areas of study: classical models of argumentation and modern modes of digital communication. What can ancient rhetorical theory possibly tell us about the role of new digital media technologies in contemporary public culture? Some central issues we c...

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Other Authors: Pfister, Damien Smith, 1977- (Editor), Kennerly, Michele (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, [2018]
Series:Rhetoric, culture, and social critique.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:"An examination of two seemingly incongruous areas of study: classical models of argumentation and modern modes of digital communication. What can ancient rhetorical theory possibly tell us about the role of new digital media technologies in contemporary public culture? Some central issues we currently deal with--making sense of information abundance, persuading others in our social network, navigating new media ecologies, and shaping broader cultural currents--also pressed upon the ancients. Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks makes this connection explicit, reexamining key figures, texts, concepts, and sensibilities from ancient rhetoric in light of the glow of digital networks, or, ordered conversely, surveying the angles and tangles of digital networks from viewpoints afforded by ancient rhetoric. By providing an orientation grounded in ancient rhetorics, this collection simultaneously historicizes contemporary developments and reenergizes ancient rhetorical vocabularies. Contributors engage with a variety of digital phenomena including remix, big data, identity and anonymity, memes and virals, visual images, decorum, and networking. Taken together, the essays in Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks help us to understand and navigate some of the fundamental communicative issues we deal with today."--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780817391577
0817391576