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Rhetoric of academic applications : Perspectives from Quentin Skinner’s Forensic Shakespeare (2021)

Palonen, K. (2021). Rhetoric of academic applications : Perspectives from Quentin Skinner’s Forensic Shakespeare. Global Intellectual History, 6(1), 5-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/23801883.2019.1657638

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Palonen, Kari

Journal or series: Global Intellectual History

ISSN: 2380-1883

eISSN: 2380-1891

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 6

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 5-13

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23801883.2019.1657638

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65429

Additional information: Special Issue: Interdisciplinarity and Methodological Pluralism: The Practice of Intellectual History and Conceptual History. Debating Interdisciplinary Research: Methodological Arguments.


The tools of classical and Renaissance rhetoric that Quentin Skinner uses in his Forensic Shakespeare (2014) are here applied to a contemporary context. Skinner’s discussion might have a fairly direct value for a genre of writing that most academics today must master, namely the rhetoric of applications. They have been seldom discussed from a rhetorical perspective, although knowledge of rhetoric is highly valuable for applicants, evaluators and those deciding between applications. Skinner’s book contains both advices for applicants and discussions on both the criteria of application and the possibilities of their revisions in case of innovative applications.

Keywords: rhetoric; written communication; written expression; research financing; applications (documents); genre research

Free keywords: academic applications; application rhetoric; Forensic Shakespeare; Skinner, Quentin; research funding; rhetorical genres

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Reporting Year: 2021

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