Genre Theory and Criticism: Rhetorical Sources

Comprehensive on rhetorical theory and criticism with regard to genre in general, and particular speech genres when these are not given separate bibliographies.


Brown, William R., Joseph Epolito, and Nancy Stump. "Genre Theory and the Practice of Readers Theatre." Speech Teacher 23 (1974): 1-8.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.

Carlson, A. Cheree. "John Quincy Adams' 'Amistad Address': Eloquence in a Generic Hybrid." Western Journal of Speech Communication 49 (1985): 14-26.

Clark, Thomas D. "An Exploration of Generic Aspects of Contemporary American Campaign Orations." Central States Speech Journal 30 (1979): 122-133.

Browne, Stephen H. "Generic Transformation and Political Action: A Textual Interpretation of Edmunde Burke's Letter to William Elliot, Esq." Communication Quarterly 30 (1990): 54-63.

Fisher, Walter. "Genre: Concepts and Applications in Rhetorical Criticism." Western Journal of Communication 44 (1980): 288-299.

Harrell, Jackson, and Wil A. Linkugel. "On Rhetorical Genre: An Organizing Principle." Philosophy & Rhetoric 11 (1978): 262-281.

Harris, Melissa Renee, and Ashley R. Hall. "My Living Shall Not Be in Vain": The Rhetorical Power of Eulogies in the Face of Civil Unrest." Journal Of Contemporary Rhetoric 8, no. 3 (July 2018): 173-183.

Jablonski, Carol A. "Richard Nixon's Irish Wake: A Case of Generic Transference." Communication Studies 30 (1979): 164-173.

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall. "Antecedent Genre as Rhetorical Constraint." Quarterly Journal of Speech 61 (1975) 406-415.

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall. "Generic Constraints and the Rhetorical Situation." Philosophy and Rhetoric 6 (1973): 162-170.

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall, and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell "Rhetorical Hybrids: Fusions of Generic Elements." Quarterly Journal of Speech 68 (1982): 146-157.

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall, and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, eds. Form and Genre: Shaping Rhetorical Action. Falls Church, VA: Speech Communication Association, 1978.

Johannesen, Richard L. "Ronald Reagan's Economic Jeremiad." Central States Speech Journal 37 (1986): 79-89.

Lucas, Stephen E. "Genre Criticism and Historical Context: The Case of George Washington's First Inaugural Address." Southern Communication Journal 57 (1986): 354-370.

Pearce, Kimber Charles. "The Radical Feminist Manifesto as Generic Appropriation: Gender, Genre, and Second Wave Resistance." Southern Communication Journal 64 (1999): 307-315.

Raum, Richard D., and James S. Measell. "Wallace and his Ways: A Study of the Rhetorical Genre of Polarization." Central States Speech Journal 25 (1974): 28-35.

Ritter, Kurt W. "American Political Rhetoric and the Jeremiad Tradition: Presidential Nomination Acceptance Addresses, 1960-1976." Central States Speech Journal 31 (1980): 153-171.

Simons, Herbert W., and Aram A. Aghazarian, eds. Form, Genre, and the Study of Political Discourse. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1986.

Smith, Craig Allen, and Kathy B. Smith. "Presidential Values and Public Priorities: Recurrent Patterns in Addresses to the Nation, 1963-1984." Presidential Studies Quarterly 15 (1985): 743-753.

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