John Genung’s late nineteenth century rhetoric textbooks, although founded on an eighteenth century model of Scottish composition, present an original conception of oratory. Genung’s theory breaks free of the classical models and lays out the path to be followed during the development of speech studies among American rhetoricians of the early twentieth century.
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Harpine, W. D. (2004). Genung's theory of persuasion: A literary theory of oratory of late nineteenth-century America. Advances in the history of Rhetoric, 7(1), 31-43.
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