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Clark, Gregory 1950-

Works: 7 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 2,811 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Gregory Clark
Most widely held works by Gregory Clark
Dialogue, dialectic, and conversation : a social perspective on the function of writing by Gregory Clark( )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book articulates an ethics for reading that places primary responsibility for the social influences of a text on the response of its readers. We write and read as participants in a process through which we negotiate with others whom we must live or work with and with whom we share values, beliefs, and actions. Clark draws on current literary theory, rhetoric, philosophy, communication theory, and composition studies as he builds on this argument. Because reading and writing are public actions that address and direct matters of shared belief, values, and action, reading and writing shou
Trained capacities : John Dewey, rhetoric, and democratic practice by Brian Jackson( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection demonstrate American philosopher John Dewey's wide-ranging influence on rhetoric in an intellectual tradition that addresses the national culture's fundamental conflicts between self and society, freedom and responsibility, and individual advancement and the common good. Editors Brian Jackson and Gregory Clark propose that this influence is at work both in theoretical foundations, such as science, pragmatism, and religion, and in Dewey's debates with other public intellectuals, such as Jane Addams, Walter Lippmann, James Baldwin, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Jackson and Clark seek to establish Dewey as an essential source for those engaged in teaching others how to compose timely, appropriate, useful, and eloquent responses to the diverse and often-contentious rhetorical situations that develop in a democratic culture. What prepares people to intervene constructively in such situations is instruction in those rhetorical practices of democratic interaction that is implicit throughout Dewey's work. Dewey's writing provides a rich framework on which a distincly American tradition of a democratic rhetorical practice can be built - a tradition that combines the most useful concepts of classical rhetoric with those of modern progressive civic engagement. Jackson and Clark believe Dewey's practice takes rhetoric beyond the traditional emphasis on political democracy to provide connections to rich veins of American thought such as individualism, liberalism, progressive education, collectivism, pragmatism, and postindustrial science and communication. They frame Dewey's work as constituting a modern expression of continuing education for the "trained capacities" required to participate in democratic culture. -- from back cover
Oratorical culture in nineteenth-century America : transformations in the theory and practice of rhetoric( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civic jazz : American music and Kenneth Burke on the art of getting along by Gregory Clark( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz is born of collaboration, improvisation, and listening. In much the same way, the American democratic experience is rooted in the interaction of individuals. It is these two seemingly disparate, but ultimately thoroughly American, conceits that Gregory Clark examines in Civic Jazz. Melding Kenneth Burke's concept of rhetorical communication and jazz music's aesthetic encounters with a rigorous sort of democracy, this book weaves an innovative argument about how individuals can preserve and improve civic life in a democratic culture. Jazz music, Clark argues, demonstrates how this aesthetic rhetoric of identification can bind people together through their shared experience in a common project. While such shared experience does not demand agreement--indeed, it often has an air of competition--it does align people in practical effort and purpose. Similarly, Clark shows, Burke considered Americans inhabitants of a persistently rhetorical situation, in which each must choose constantly to identify with some and separate from others. Thought-provoking and path-breaking, Clark's harmonic mashup of music and rhetoric will appeal to scholars across disciplines as diverse as political science, performance studies, musicology, and literary criticism
Rhetorical landscapes in America : variations on a theme from Kenneth Burke by Gregory Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gregory Clark's new study explores the rhetorical power connected with American tourism. Looking specifically at a time when citizens of the United States first took to rail and then highway to become sightseers in their own country, Clark traces the rhetorical function of a wide-ranging set of tourist experiences. He explores how the symbolic experiences Americans share as tourists have helped residents of a vast and diverse nation adopt a national identity. In doing so he suggests that the rhetorical power of a national culture is wielded not only by public discourse but also by public experiences." "Clark examines places in the American landscape that have facilitated such experiences, including New York City, Shaker villages, Yellowstone National Park, the Lincoln Highway, San Francisco's 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the Grand Canyon. He examines the rhetorical power of these sites to transform private individuals into public citizens, and he evaluates a national culture that reaches Americans to experience certain places as potent symbols of national community." "Invoking Burke's concept of "identification" to explain such rhetorical encounters, Clark considers Burke's lifelong study of symbols - linguistic and otherwise - and their place in the construction and transformation of individual identity. Clark turns to Burke's work to expand our awareness of the rhetorical resources that lead individuals within a community to adopt a collective identity, and he considers the implications of nineteenth- and twentieth-century tourism for both visual rhetoric and the rhetoric of display."--Jacket
Timothy Dwight's Travels in New England and New York and the rhetoric of Puritan public discourse by Gregory Clark( )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Oratorical culture in nineteenth-century America : transformations in the theory and practice of rhetoric
Oratorical culture in nineteenth-century America : transformations in the theory and practice of rhetoricRhetorical landscapes in America : variations on a theme from Kenneth Burke
Alternative Names
Clark, Gregory Dallan 1950-

Dallan Clark, Gregory 1950-

Gregory Clark American rhetorician

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