This article examines the historiographic trajectory of rhetoric and composition studies by analyzing archival research practices, using Kenneth Burke's dramatistic pentad as our analytical tool. We rely on a Burkean framework of "scenes, acts, agents, agencies, purposes, and attitudes" to invigorate our understanding of historiographic methods and to open up new possibilities for future histories of rhetoric and composition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||College Composition and Communication|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Language and Linguistics
- Literature and Literary Theory