Lincoln at Cooper Union: Neo‐classical criticism revisited

@article{Leff2001LincolnAC,
  title={Lincoln at Cooper Union: Neo‐classical criticism revisited},
  author={Michael C. Leff},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  year={2001},
  volume={65},
  pages={232 - 248}
}
  • M. Leff
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • History
  • Western Journal of Communication
T~T\ HIS OCCASION MARKS the fourth time that Western has sponsored a JL report on the state of the art in rhetorical criticism. The first of these symposia was published in 1957 and subsequently reprinted in book form. The last three, including this one, have occurred at ten year intervals since 1980, and I have participated in each of them. So I thought that a retrospective might be appropriate. But so much has changed over past two decades that I found it difficult to imagine how I could… 
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