Rhetoric and Ethics in Film and Literature


SMITH Jeffrey Alan

MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description As dramatic and narrative arts, film and literature implicitly attempt to persuade by enlisting readers' and viewers' assent to certain ways of seeing the world. This persuasive or rhetorical function invites analysis both in itself and for its ethical implications, as explored in this lecture with special attention to Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" as an example and demonstration case.