Browse | News & Events | Ordering | UPP Blog | For Authors | For Instructors | Prizes | Rights & Permissions | Hebrew Union College Press | About the Press | Support the Press | Contact Us
January 1995
240 pages  

6 x 9
9780822955252
Paper $27.95 Add to cart

View Cart
Check Out
Other Ways to order
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Literature, Literacy, and the Ideology of Style
Flannery, Kathryn
Flannery offers a demystifying perspective on theorists who have argued for an essential distinction between “content” and “style,” and focuses on the importance of understanding written prose style as a cultural asset.

View the Digital Edition
Kathryn T. Flannery is professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Feminist Literacies: 1968–1975.
“This book should be read by every student of rhetoric and composition studies, for it is a superb, systematic, well-researched treatment of the fifth rhetorical domain, style.”—Susan Miller, University of Utah

Complete Description Reviews
Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Composition/Literacy
close 

Since the Renaissance, what has been considered the “best” style of writing has always been connected with the dominant cultural agenda of the time. In this book, Kathryn Flannery offers a demystifying perspective on theorists who have argued for an essential distinction between “content” and “style,” and focuses on the importance of understanding written prose style as a cultural asset. She addresses the development of prose criticism, the evolution of English teaching, the history of Francis Bacon and Richard Hooker's writing, and a modern discourse on stylistics.
close 
close 


close 

© 2017 University of Pittsburgh Press. All rights reserved.