Linda Bensel-Meyers

  • Biographical Description

    • University of Chicago, BA, 1975.
      University of Oregon, MA & PhD, 1985.

      Chair, Department of English, July 2012 to present

      Secretary-General, International Society for the History of Rhetoric, 2012-

      Field: Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature & Rhetoric, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory

      Representative Publications

        • “Philosophical Art or Rhetorical Skill: How Perelman’s Ethical Pluralism Makes McKeon’s Analytical Pluralism Ethically Conscientious.” In The Promise of Reason: Studies in The New Rhetoric. Ed. John T. Gage. Southern Illinois University Press. 2011.

        • "English Emblem Book Reception Theory and the Meditations of Renaissance Women," in The Changing Tradition: Women in the History of Rhetoric, eds., Christine Sutherland and Rebecca Sutcliffe, University of Calgary Press, 1999, pp. 97-108.
      • "Empowering the Audience: The Rhetorical Poetics of Renaissance Drama." Style 23:1 (1989): 70-86.

      • Rhetoric for Academic Reasoning. New York, HarperCollins, 1992.       
      • "A Figure Cut in Alabaster": Widows on the English Stage, 1540-1640 (in process).

      Current Research

      Rhetorical Handbook Codifying Tudor Rhetorical Theory

      Renaissance Rhetoric: Emblemata & Renaissance Culture

      Richard McKeon: Rhetorical Theory & Practice

      Contact Information: Department of English 486A Sturm Hall University of Denver 2000 E. Asbury Ave. Denver, CO 80208 (303) 871-2859 FAX: (303) 871-2853

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