Communication And Culture | British Public Address
C534 | 1209 | James R Andrews


We will begin by studying the roots of "American" identity as
evidenced in British North American and British rhetoric during the
colonial period and the Revolutionary period. We will examine
rhetorically enacted cultural ideals such as "liberty,"
and "patriotism" in comparative contexts such as British reaction to
the American civil war and British and American imperialism. In the
course of our study, we will give special attention to leaders whose
rhetorical skills contributed to the negotiation of cultural ideals --
such as William Pitt, Lord Chatham and William Pitt the Younger,
Charles James Fox, Edmund Burke, John Bright, William Gladstone,
Benjamin Disraeli, Emmeline Pankhurst and Winston Churchill.