Reconceiving Beowulf: Poetry as Social Praxis
John D. Niles
Suggests that major works of orally grounded literature, like "Beowulf," are the result of collective engagement with the question of what wisdom is. Claims "Beowulf" is the result of a set of cultural transformations and a means by which such transformations took place. Suggests it speaks to traditional verse's role in the consolidation of new mentalities.
Rhetoric as a Course of Study
Examines the simultaneous rise of rhetorical theory and continued decline of rhetorical education. Presents and discusses three definitions of "rhetoric." Argues for the historical prominence and continued relevance of the third definition: rhetoric as the study of speaking and writing well.
"Beauteous Wonders of a Different Kind": Aphra Behn's Destabilization of Sexual Categories
Roberta C. Martin
Suggests that the poetry and the life of Aphra Behn illumines the dynamic of a fascinating transitional period in definitions of gender and sexuality; and that she was the true pioneer of this brave new world of sexual possibility in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Memorial Tribute to Edward P. J. Corbett, 1919-1998
Robert J. Connors
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EDITOR'S CHOICE: The Cookies of Fortune
Elaine Preston, Jeff Worley
REVIEWS: Blake, Burns, Gender, and Romanticism
Situating Praxis in an Age of "Accountability"
Mary Ann Cain
COMMENTS & RESPONSE: A COMMENT ON “READING FEMINISMS”
Donald Morton/Patrocinio P. Schweickart
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