Thomas Sloane

Professor Emeritus


PhD, Northwestern

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7408 Dwinelle Hall

Research Interests

Rhetorical criticism, the history of rhetoric, the English Renaissance, modern literature


The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, Edited (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Rhetorica Movet: Studies in Historical and Modern Rhetoric in Honour of Heinrich F. Plett, Edited, with Peter L. Oesterreich (Leiden: Brill, 1999).


On the Contrary: the Protocol of Traditional Rhetoric (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1997).


"Rhetoric and Poetry," "Ethos," and "Pathos," in Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, ed. Alex Preminger and T. V. F. Brogan (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993).


Donne, Milton, and the End of Humanist Rhetoric (Berkeley, University of California Press: 1985).


The Rhetoric of Rennaissance Poetry: From Wyatt to Milton, Edited, with Raymond B. Waddington (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974).


"Rhetoric," Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th ed. (Chicago/London, 1974), 15: 798-803.