Glenn Retold

Today we’re reading a selection from Rhetoric Retold by Cheryl Glenn. You’re welcome to shape your response to one of these questions:

  • Why is the distinction between the oikos and polis (23-24) important for Glenn and the study of rhetoric? How do you consider these distinctions in tech writing?
  • Glenn claims that Sappho is a rhetorician. What do you think of this claim? How can poetry be read rhetorically?
  • Theano states that women are “naturally temperate” and should “respect the natural laws of hierarchy” (31). How does this compare to our understanding of women’s roles today? Why might these be important to the study of gender in technical communication?
  • What can we learn from silence in rhetoric?

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