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Manly Writing: Gender, Rhetoric and the Rise of Compostion

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Manly Writing: Gender, Rhetoric and the Rise of Compostion - Brody, Miriam
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In this critical history of the gendered politics of rhetoric and the rise of composition, Miriam Brody argues that nothing about words or their arrangement is innately gendered. Yet since the English Enlightenment, teachers have encouraged their students to admire and imitate manly writing, writing that is plain, forceful, cogent, and true. Similarly, students have been enjoined to avoid so-called effeminate or feminine writing--writing characterized as vague, unorganized, ornate, and deceitful. Such advice, part of what ...

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Manly Writing: Gender, Rhetoric and the Rise of Compostion 1993, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809316915

Hardcover