Module 2: Little Box of Nuance (LBON)
The Little Box of Nuance is made by dr. Rutger de Graaf and previous students in this MOOC for those of you who would like to read more on certain topics discussed in this course. The readings are not required for the course, but we recommend having a look at it. A three minute video only gives a limited time to go in depth into a subject, so if you want to know more about something discussed by the lecturer, have a look at the suggested readings.
These readings are not required to pass the course and are listed here in case you are interested in additional resources and want to learn more.
- Some scientists belief ‘rhetorica’ isn’t a Greek science but a much older Egyptian or even Mesopotamian science.
- Binkley, R. (2004). The rhetoric of origins and the other: Reading the ancient figure of enheduanna. In C.S. Lipson (Ed.), Rhetoric before and beyond the Greeks (pp. 47-64). Albany: State University of New York Press.
- Hallo, W.W. (2004). The birth of rhetoric. In C.S. Lipson (Ed.), Rhetoric before and beyond the Greeks (pp. 25-46). Albany: State University of New York Press.
- Hoskisson, P.Y. & Boswell, G.M. (2004). Neo-Assyrian rhetoric: The example of the third campaign of sennacherib (704-681 B.C.). In C.S. Lipson (Ed.), Rhetoric before and beyond the Greeks (pp. 65-78). Albany: State University of New York Press.
2. The title of section 2.7 has been derived from Eisenstein’s groundbreaking book; Printing press as an agent of change (see: book references).
Description: The Fourth Estate; An article exploring the Fourth Estate ideal.
- Aristotle (350 B.C.E). Rhetoric.
- Bak, J.S. & Reynolds, B. (2011) Literary journalism across the globe: Journalistic traditions and transnational influences. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.
Chapter 6: Dutch Literary Journalism: From Pamphlet to newspaper (1600-1900).
- Eisenstein, E.L.(1980) The printing press as an agent of change. (Amazon.com link)
Description: The importance and advent of printing is treated historically.
Retrieved from http://bookos.org/
–Chapter 7: Fourth Estate
–Chapter 14: Text and meaning
–Chapter 17: Stimulus response
- To find examples of print media through the years, see the collections of IISH, NEHA and Persmuseum athttp://socialhistory.org/
- To look at collections of Greek and Roman Antiquity see the Dutch Academical Collection athttp://www.academischecollecties.nl/ [Dutch only]
- To find examples of pamphlets see the collection of the National library of the Netherlandshttp://www.brill.com/publications/online-resources/dutch-pamphlets-online.