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7. Rhetoric and the Virtues

Sunday, 3 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Back Bay A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Deborah H. Holdstein, Columbia Coll., IL

1. "What We Rhetoricians Would Talk about If We Talked about the Virtues," John L. Schilb, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

2. "Huck Finn Meets Tom Playfair: Virtue Ethics and Jesuit Narrative Rhetoric," Steven Mailloux, Loyola Marymount Univ.

3. "Is Virtue Teachable in Medical Education?" Ann Jurecic, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Responding: Patricia Lynn Bizzell, Coll. of the Holy Cross


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Rhetoric and Rhetorical Theory

  • Teaching – Literature

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