Contemporary Public Address (ARCHIVE)

Speeches and readings for an undergraduate Contemporary American Public Address class taught many years ago. Archived/saved because people often link and refer to these documents.

 Speeches | Class Readings

Speeches

Bush, Barbara, Wellesley Commencement Address

Bush, George W., 2000 Victory Speech

Carmichael, Stokely, Black Power

Clinton, Bill, I Misled the People

Clinton, Bill, Columbine Speech

Clinton, Hillary, Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Dworkin, Andrea, Pornography Happens to Women

Fisher, Mary, The Whisper of AIDS

Gates, Bill, Washington2Washington Speech

Gore, Al, 2000 concession speech

Heston, Charlton, Winning the Culture Wars

Jenkins, Henry, Congressional Testimony on Media Violence

Jordan, Barbara, Keynote Address to the DNC

Kennedy, John F., Address to the Houston Ministerial Association

Long, Huey, Every Man a King

Malcolm X, The Ballot or the Bullet

Nixon, Richard, Checkers

Reagan, Ronald, Eulogy for the Challenger Seven

Thomas, Clarence, speech before the National Bar Association

Varney, Matt, Columbine Student, A Simple Vision

Readings

Bitzer, Lloyd, The Rhetorical Situation. _Philosophy and Rhetoric_ 1 (1968): 1-14 (.pdf).

Brummett, Barry. 1991. Rhetorical Methods in Critical Studies (Ch.3). In _Dimensions of Popular Culture_. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Brummett, Barry. 1991. Varieties of Rhetorical Criticism (Ch.4) . In _Dimensions of Popular Culture_. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. 1982. Elements of Rhetorical Action. In _The Rhetorical Act_. Belmont, CA.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. 1982. The Resources of Argument. In _The Rhetorical Act_. Belmont, CA.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. 1982. A Rhetorical Perspective. In _The Rhetorical Act_. Belmont, CA.

Carey, James W. 1988. Communication as Culture (Lecture Notes). Unwin Hymen.

Hart, Rod. 1990. The Functions of Rhetoric. In _Modern Rhetorical Criticism_. Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman.

Hart, Rod. 1990. Guidelines for Rhetorical Criticism. In _Modern Rhetorical Criticism_. Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman.

Hart, Rod. 1990. Narrative and Reasoning. In _Modern Rhetorical Criticism_. Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman.

Jamieson, Kathleen. 1988. Eloquence in an Electronic Age. NY: Oxford University Press.

Smith, Donald K. 1969. The Act and its Parts (Ch.2). In _Man Speaking: A Rhetoric of Public Speech. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company.

Smith, Donald K. 1969. The Position of the Speaker (Ch. 3). In _Man Speaking: A Rhetoric of Public Speech. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company.

Smith, Donald K. 1969. The Speaker’s Relation to Audience (Smith Ch 4). In _Man Speaking: A Rhetoric of Public Speech. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company.

Smith, Donald K. 1969. The Question of Ethics (Ch. 8). In _Man Speaking: A Rhetoric of Public Speech. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company.