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Author Conley, Thomas M., 1941-

Title Toward a rhetoric of insult / Thomas Conley

Publ Info Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  P410.I58 C66 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  P410 I58 C66 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The range of insult -- Terms of abuse: the lexical approach -- Beyond the lexicon -- Non-verbal "terms" -- The problem of the intrinsic -- Traditional principles of insult -- Sex, lies, and rhetorical community -- All those nauseous epigrams of Martial -- The domestication of Sir John Falstaff -- "i shall taunt you a second time-a!": Monty Python -- Just add a dash of theology -- Lines and storylines -- Doing the dozens -- Mind your manners -- Insults as "rhetoric" -- Beyond "traditional" rhetoric -- The paradox of insult -- The economics of shame -- Maintaining vs. interrogating hierarchies -- Enforcing "civility" -- The aesthetic angle -- Ad bellum purificandum? -- A parting shot
LC subject Invective
ISBN 9780226114774 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226114775 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226114781 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226114783 (pbk. : alk. paper)