Checking date: 29/04/2024


Course: 2024/2025

Rhetoric and Language
(15412)
Master in Cultural Theory and Critique (Plan: 356 - Estudio: 253)
EPH


Coordinating teacher: GARCIA PEREZ, RAFAEL

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
None
Objectives
At the end of the course participants will be able to - Understand the tradition of Rhetorical studies from ancient Greeks to today. - Know the relationship between Ethics and Rhetoric. - Acquire advanced rhetorical skills in Spanish language - Acquire knowledge of the theory of argumentation - Critically evaluate the contemporary rhetorical discourses and understand how media constructs reality. In conclusion, as a result of the learning process, the student will be able to handle the concepts of rhetoric and argumentation theory, as well as the related bibliography, and will be able to apply their knowledge to the daily reality of our world.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
In today's information and communication society, rhetoric¿as a powerful instrument of persuasive discourse¿gains special interest in the most varied fields of our political, social, artistic, and scientific activity. But we must not understand rhetoric as a merely formal matter. As Aristotle himself had already advanced, rhetoric is closely intertwined, in a plot difficult to perceive, with social structures and with the most varied aspects of culture, without which it is nothing more than an empty exercise. This course presents a study of the constitution of rhetoric from a multidisciplinary perspective, taking into consideration linguistics, the Sociology of Language, and argumentation theories. The forms of messages and statements in the current social context will be studied, as well as the ways of constructing common meanings and power relations. 1. Reinterpreting classical Rhetoric. 2. Rhetoric and political discourse. 3. Rhetoric and literary discourse. 4. Rhetoric and scientific discourse. 5. Rhetoric and fake news: media and social networks.
Learning activities and methodology
- Discussion of relevant texts on the subject's contents. - The teacher will present the general contents and the texts the students should read; followed by a discussion with the students to check their understanding. - Presentation of daily problems in which students can apply their newly acquired knowledge. - The students will also be involved in the selection and preparation of these problems.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Basic Bibliography
  • Albaladejo, Tomás1(1989):. Retórica,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Ayuso de Vicente, María Victoria, García Gallarín, Consuelo, y Solano Santos, Sagrario (1990):. Diccionario de términos literarios,. Torrejón de Ardoz: Akal..
  • Bauman, Z. (2002):. La cultura como praxis,. Barcelona: Paidós..
  • Beltrán, M. (1991):. Sociedad y lenguaje. Una lectura sociológica de Saussure y Chomsky.. Madrid: Fundación Banco Exterior.
  • Biblioteca virtual Miguel de Cervantes:. Retórica y poética:. http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/portal/retorica/.
  • Bosque, Ignacio y Violeta Demonte (dirs.) (1999):. Gramática descriptiva de la lengua española,. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe..
  • Bourdieu, P. (1985):. ¿Qué significa hablar? Economía de los intercambios lingüísticos. Madrid: Akal. [Ed. original: (1982). Ce que parler veut dire. L´économie des échanges linguistiques. . Madrid: Akal.
  • Bourdieu, P. (1995):. Las reglas del arte. Génesis y estructuras del campo literario. Barcelona: A n a grama. [Ed. original: (1992). Les règles de l¿art. Genèse et structure du champ littéraire],. París: Seuil.
  • Bourdieu, P. (1998): . Contre-Feux. Propos pour servir à la résistance contre l¿invasion néo-libérale,. Paris: Raisons d¿agir.
  • Bourdieu, P. (1999): . Intelectuales, política y poder,. Buenos Aires: Eudeba. .
  • Bourdieu, P. (2000): . Poder, derecho y clases sociales, . Bilbao: Desclée de Brouwer..
  • Bourdieu, P. y L. Boltanski (1975): . ¿Le fétichisme de la langue¿,. Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales 4, 2-35..
  • Bybee, J. y S. Fleischman (eds.)(1995):. Modality in Grammar and Discourse,. Ámsterdam/Filadelfia: John Benjamins..
  • Castoriadis, C. (1997):. L¿institution imaginaire de la société,. París: Seuil. .
  • Dubois, J. (2019):. L'institution de la littérature [Ed. original, 1978]. Paris: Espace nord.
  • Fairclough, N. (1992): Discourse and social change. Cambridge: Polity Press.. Discourse and social change,. Cambridge: Polity Press..
  • Fairclough, N. (1995):. Critical discourse analysis,. Londres: Longman..
  • Foucault, M. (1973):. El orden del discurso,. Barcelona: Tusquets..
  • Foucault, M. (1978): . La voluntad de saber. Historia de la sexualidad. Vol. 1,. Madrid: Siglo XXI..
  • Grande Alija, F. J. (2002):. Aproximación a las modalidades enunciativas,. León: Universidad de León..
  • Gumperz, J. (1982):. Discourse strategies,. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gumperz, J. (1982): . Language and Social Identity,. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Havelock, E. (1983):. The Muse Learns to Write,. New Haven, Conn..
  • Labov, W. (1983):. Modelos sociolingüísticos,. Madrid: Cátedra.
  • Lambrecht, K. (1998):. Information structure and sentence form: topic, focus and the mental representations of discourse referents,. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press..
  • Lausberg, Heinrich (1984 [1966-68]):. Manual de retórica literaria,. Madrid: Gredos, 3 vols..
  • López Eire, A.(1998):. La Retórica en la publicidad,. Arco/Libros, Madrid..
  • Milroy, L. (1980):. Language and Social Networks,. Baltimore: University Park Press.
  • Moreno Fernández, F. (2009):. Principios de sociolingüística y sociología del lenguaje,. Barcelona: Ariel.
  • Perelman, Chaïm (1958):. Tratado de la argumentación. La nueva retórica,. Madrid: Gredos, 2009..
  • Rancière, J. (1997):. La nuit des prolétaires,. París: Hachette.
  • Real Academia Española (2009):. Nueva gramática de lengua española,. Madrid: Espasa.
  • Romaine, S. (1994): . Language in society. An introduction to sociolinguistics,. Oxford: Oxford University Press..
  • Récanati, F. (1987):. and Force. The Pragmatics of Performative Utterances,. Cambridge, Cambrige University Press..
  • Searle, J (1983):. Actos de habla [Ed. original Speech Acts, 1969, Cambridge University Press],. Madrid: Cátedra.
  • Searle, J.R. (2001):. Mente, lenguaje y sociedad,. Madrid: Alianza..
  • Van Dijk, T. A. (comp.)(2000):. El discurso como estructura y proceso,. Barcelona: Gedisa..
Additional Bibliography
  • Aristóteles (1995):. Retórica. 1ª edición, 4ª impresión,. Madrid: Editorial Gredos..
  • Austin, J. L. (1990):. Cómo hacer cosas con palabras,. Barcelona: Paidós..
  • Azaustre Galiana, Antonio y Casas Rigall, Juan (1994):. Introducción al análisis retórico: tropos, figuras y sintaxis del estilo,. Santiago de Compostela: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela - Lalia..
  • Barthes, Roland (1985):. "La retórica antigua. Prontuario", en: La aventura semiológica,. Barcelona: Paidós, 1990..
  • Beristáin, Helena (1988/2ª):. Diccionario de retórica y poética,. México: Porrúa..
  • Fillmore, C. (1985):. ¿Frames and the semantics of understanding¿,. Quaderni di Semantica, 6,2, 222-254..
  • Garrido, Joaquín (1997):. Estilo y texto en la lengua,. Madrid: Gredos..
  • Garrido, Miguel Ángel (2000):. Nueva introducción a la teoría de la literatura,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Greimas, A. J. y J. Fontanille (2002):. Semiótica de las pasiones,. Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI..
  • Havelock, E. (1982):. The Literate Revolution in Greece and Its Cultural Consequences,. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J..
  • Hernández Guerrero, José Antonio y M.ª del Carmen García Tejera (1994):. Historia breve de la Retórica,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Jakobson, Roman (1960):. "La lingüística y la poética", en T. A. Sebeok (1960),. pp. 123-173..
  • Jamieson, K. H. (1988):. Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking,. Oxford University Press..
  • Jamieson, K. H. (1988):. Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking,. Oxford University Press..
  • Kennedy, G. A. (1994):. A New History of Classical Rhetoric,. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press..
  • Lyons, J. (1980):. Semántica,. Barcelona: Teide..
  • López Eire, A. (2002):. Poéticas y Retóricas griegas,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Meyer, M. (1987):. Lógica, Lenguaje y Argumentación,. Buenos Aires: Hachette..
  • O¿Sullivan, N. (1992):. Alcidamas, Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory,. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner..
  • Racionero, Quintín (1990):. "Introducción" en Aristóteles: Retórica,. Madrid: Gredos, pp. 27-32..
  • Récanati, F. (1987):. Meaning and Force. The Pragmatics of Performative Utterances,. Cambridge, Cambrige University Press..
  • Sebeok, Thomas A. (coord.):. Estilo en el lenguaje,. Madrid: Cátedra, 1974..
  • Sperber, Dan y Deidre Wilson (1986):. Relevance,. Oxford: Blackwell. [Vers. cast.: Relevancia, Madrid: Visor Libros, 1994].
  • Sperber, Dan y Deirdre Wilson (1990):. "Retórica y pertinencia",. Revista de Occidente 115, dic. 90, pp. 5-26..
  • Talmy, L. (1988):. ¿The relation of grammar to cognition¿, en Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn (ed.): Topics in Cognitive Linguistics,. Ámsterdam: John Benjamins, 165-205..
  • Van Dijk, T. A. (1988):. Texto y contexto: semántica y pragmática del discurso,. Madrid: Cátedra..
  • Villanueva, Darío (2009 [2006]): ¿Retórica e invención de la realidad¿,. en J. A. Hernández Guerrero et al. (comps.): Retórica literatura y periodismo. Actas del V Seminario Emilio Castelar,. Ayuntamiento de Cádiz, Edición de la Biblioteca Virtual Cervantes en : http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/portal/retorica/.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.