Review Essay: Somatography

This essay discusses research by James Fredal, Anthony Corbeill, Paul Goring, and Davis W. Houck and Amos Kiewe. These four books cohere around a category of bodily rhetorics, and yet each intervenes in discrete historical periods and places, moving, in turn, from ancient Greece and Rome to eighteenth-century England to twentieth-century United States. Taken separately, each book shows how a dual focus on bodies and rhetoric may bring into focus questions heretofore underexamined in a rhetorical context, including new questions about nature, about performance, about politeness, and about disability and the American presidency.

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Work Title Review Essay: Somatography
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  1. Debra Hawhee
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  1. Disability
  2. Performance
  3. Politeness
  4. Rhetoric
  5. Nature
  6. Rhetorical Bodies
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Work Type Article
DOI doi:10.18113/S1RP88
Deposited January 28, 2018

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