audiences then use "Oba-Mao" as an inventional
rhetorical resource for political discourses.
In the rhetorical tradition, imitation is recognized as a generative, inventional
resource that allows an individual to "take experience apart and put it together in new ways" (Corbett 1971, 250).
Topics include the role of the late William Norwood Brigance (also of Wabash College) in advancing the understanding of democracy and rhetoric, the possible contributions of classical and neo-classical traditions of rhetorical theory in advancing public deliberation, the potentials of rhetorical pedagogy in Lithuania, race and gender in the US presidential campaign rhetoric of 2004, the institutional contexts of rhetorical production and their influence on policy formation in the US government, and the role of rhetoric as an inventional
resource in civil society.
Inspiring rhetoric stands in need of inspirational inventional
After it became clear that some sort of non-revolutionary procedure would be pursued by the candidates and the campaigns, the metaphrand characteristics of two political competitors and their supporters working for advantage in a multi-faceted, conflict-filled, circumstance encouraged the inventional
selection of sports, war, and contest metaphiers and paraphiers.
Richard Leo Enos's "Inventional
Constraints on the Technographers of Ancient Athents: A Study of Kairos," brings to the foreground how the history of technology is often an essential component to humanistic inquires of the past, although the essay is rendered less enjoyable than it otherwise could be by some awkward rhetorical constructions--for example, "We regularly ask, 'What time is it?' but we never seem to ask, 'What is time?' Or, more to the point, 'What did time mean to ancient Athenian rhetors?'" (79).
3, p.13; Christine Oravec, 'An Inventional
Archaeology of "A Fable for Tomorrow,"' in Waddell, ed., And No Birds Sing, pp.
(6) Being self-reflexive means being aware of and accounting tot the choices one makes in the inventional
and writing processes (see Nothstine, Blair and Copeland (1994) for examples).
(23.) Ingrid Bartsch makes this point about science and rhetoric as she summarizes the work of Donna Haraway, who "echoes a pre-Platonic notion of rhetoric in which tropes and topoi are inventional
systems and not simply databases used to store and retrieve information":
See "An Inventional
Archaeology of 'A Fable for Tomorrow,'" in And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring," ed.
The disclaimer at the end of the sentence identifies a reciprocity between the inventional
capacity and human social need, a dialectic between the creative and the material: "Even the metaphor, that figurative transfer of meaning, stands in the service of satisfying urgent needs" (p.
(The Rhetorica adHerennium is a case in point.) Memory served as 'the epistemological place where the inventional
materials of torture were assembled (dispositio) and rehearsed for performance (actio)' (61).