Rhetoric, Poetics, and Jacques Rancière’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation

  title={Rhetoric, Poetics, and Jacques Ranci{\`e}re’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation},
  author={Joshua P Ewalt},
  journal={Philosophy \& Rhetoric},
  pages={26 - 48}
Recently, the work of Jacques Rancière, particularly that work which theorizes the distinction between the police and politics as it maps onto the activity of the (re)distribution of the sensible, has become of interest to rhetorical studies. However, this work is performed with little attention to how the term “rhetoric” actually emerges in the material texts authored under the signature of Jacques Rancière. In this article, I intervene in the movements characterizing our field’s contemporary… 
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