July 2015: New Title on Jesuit Rhetoric

Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits & Modern Rhetorical Studies is now available through Fordham University Press. Cinthia Gannett and John Brereton edit what the publisher describes as a “groundbreaking collection explores the important ways Jesuits have employed rhetoric, the ancient art of persuasion and the current art of communications, from the sixteenth century to the present.” The volume considers: the Historical Sites and Scenes of Jesuit Rhetorical Practice, Scholarship, and Pedagogy; Post-Suppression Jesuit Rhetorical Education in the United States; and Jesuit Rhetoric and Ignatian Pedagogy.

Contributors to this volume include:

Patricia Bizzell (Historical Notes on Rhetoric in Jesuit Education); Robert Maryks (Rhetorical Veri-similitudo: Cicero, Probabilism, and Jesuit Casuistry); Thomas Deans (Loyola’s Literacy Narrative: Writing and Rhetoric in The Autobiography of Saint Ignatius Loyola); Maureen A.J. Fitzsimmons (Ladder of Contemplation vs. A Pilgrim’s Staff: The Rhetoric of Agency and Emotional Eloquence in St. Ignatius’ The Spiritual Exercises); Thomas Worcester, S.J. (St. Francis de Sales and Jesuit Rhetorical Education); Carol Mattingly (Black Robes/Good Habits: Jesuits and Early Women’s Education in North America); David Leigh, S.J. (The Changing Practice of Liberal Education and Rhetoric in Jesuit Education: 1600-2000);

John Brereton (The Jesuits and Rhetorical Studies in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century America); Steven Mailloux (Rhetorical Ways of Proceeding: Eloquentia Perfecta in American Jesuit Colleges); Katherine H. Adams (Jesuit Rhetorical Education in Professional Writing in 19th and 20th Century American Jesuit Colleges); Janice Lauer Rice (Walter Ong, S.J.: A Jesuit Rhetorical Scholar and Interdisciplinary Educator); Gerald Nelms (Edward P. J. Corbett, the Revival of Classical Rhetoric, and the Jesuit Tradition); Paula Mathieu (Bernard Lonergan’s Rhetorical Resonances: A Preliminary Inquiry); Thomas Pace (Paulo Freire and the Jesuit Tradition: The Relationship between Jesuit Rhetoric and Freirean Pedagogy);

Cinthia Gannett (Eloquentia Imperfecta: The Unfinished Business of Eloquentia Perfecta in Twenty-First Jesuit Higher Education); Anne Fernald and Kate M. Nash (The New Eloquentia Perfecta Curriculum at Fordham); K.J. Peters (Jesuit Rhetoric and the Core Curriculum at Loyola Marymount University); John C. Bean, Larry C. Nichols, and Jeffrey S. Philpott (Jesuit Ethos, Faculty-Owned Assessment, and the Organic Development of Rhetoric Across the Curriculum at Seattle University); Karen Surman Paley (Cura Personalis in Practice: Rhetoric’s Modern Legacy); Ann E. Green (Service-Learning and the Rhetoric of Discernment: Reality Working Through Resistance); Jenn Fishman and Rebecca S. Nowacek (Networking Rhetoric for Jesuit Education in a New World); Vincent Casaregola (What We Talk about When We Talk about Voice: Reintegrating the Oral in the Current Writing Classroom);

And Krista Ratcliffe (Reflection: Echoes of Jesuit Principles in Rhetorical Theories, Pedagogies, and Praxes); and Joseph Janangelo (Afterword: Technology, Diversity, and the Impression of Mission).


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