By Mary R. Lamb
This assortment is set writing contests, a colourful rhetorical perform traceable to rhetorical performances in historic Greece. of their dialogue of contests' cultural paintings, the students during this assortment discover very important questions about our practices. for instance, academic contests as epideictic rhetoric do certainly rejoice writing, yet does this social gathering purely relieve educators of the accountability of discovering methods for all writers to be successful? Contests designed to present unmarried winners and singly-authored works admirably have a good time labor, yet do they over-emphasize unprecedented person fulfillment over shared pursuits and communal present for achievement? Taking a cultural-rhetorical method of contests, each one bankruptcy demonstrates the cultural paintings the contests accomplish. The essays partly I research contests and riddles in classical Greek and Roman sessions, academic contests in eighteenth-century Scotland, and the Lyceum circulation within the Antebellum American South. the following set of essays discusses how contests leverage pageant and gift in academic settings: medieval universities, American turn-of-the-century women's schools, twenty-first century scholarship-essay contests, and writing contests for audio system of alternative languages within the collage of Portugal. The final set of essays examines renowned contests, together with poetry contests in adolescence Spoken observe, renowned American contests designed by way of sellers, and twenty-first century podcasting competitions. This assortment, then, takes up contests as a cultural marker of our values, assumptions, and relationships to writing, contests, and pageant
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