Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture
Since Jacob Burckhardt's Kultur der Renaissance in Italien (1869) rhetoric as a significant cultural factor of the renaissance has largely been neglected. The present study seeks to remedy this deficit regarding the arts by concentrating on literary theory and its aspects of imagination (inventio), genre (dispositio of the genera), style (elocutio), mnemonic architecture (memoria) and representation (actio), with illustrative examples taken from Shakespeare's works, but also on the intermedial rhetoric of painting and music. Particular attention is given to the rhetorical ideology of the Renaissance.
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Introduction Renaissance Culturology and Renaissance Rhetoric
AScope and Genres of Renaissance Rhetoric
BPoetica Rhetorica Rhetorical Poetics in the Renaissance
DPoeta Orator Shakespeare as Orator Poet