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dc.contributor.advisor Hayes Andrews, Patricia en McGarrity, Matt en 2010-05-24T15:08:58Z en 2012-01-09T15:44:10Z en 2010-05-24T15:08:58Z en 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description Thesis (PhD) - Indiana University, Communication and Culture, 2005 en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines how the Communication discipline rhetorically constructs the public speaking course. Following the work of Stephen North, who studied the oral and textual means by which the field of Composition created a shared frame for teaching and discussing the composition class, this dissertation studies how teachers and scholars of Communication create a shared frame for teaching the public speaking course. North calls this shared frame a discipline's "teaching lore." In this dissertation, I examine how aspects of public speaking lore operate in textbooks and teaching materials, how lore is critiqued in journals, and how the field might best challenge this public speaking lore. This dissertation examines those aspects of lore appearing in textbooks, teaching materials, syllabi, and interviews with public speaking teachers and textbook writers. This dissertation argues that the lore that appears in such materials minimizes the role that invention plays in a study of rhetoric. This dissertation examines how teachers and scholars of Communication critique public speaking lore in academic journals. It argues that such critiques avoid close analysis of public speaking texts. Instead, these critiques attack lore with straw arguments. Finally, this dissertation provides some strategies for challenging public speaking lore. It outlines a model for the public speaking class that challenges lore's weak form of rhetorical invention. This dissertation also calls for changes to disciplinary discourse in order to improve the quality of public speaking lore criticism. en
dc.language.iso EN en
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en
dc.subject English Composition en
dc.subject Rhetoric en
dc.subject Public Speaking en
dc.subject Speech Pedagogy en
dc.subject.classification Language, Rhetoric and Composition (0681) en
dc.subject.classification Speech Communication (0459) en
dc.title The Public Speaking Public: An Analysis of a Rhetoric of Public Speaking Pedagogy en
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en

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