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ENAM 0010 Oratory

This course is intended for those who want to practise public speaking. The student works closely with the tutor on composing and delivering speeches and other modes of address related to speaking in public. Some study of the history of oratory is included, although the focus is on the nurturing and development of the student’s own skills and capacity to produce original work.

Sample Syllabus:

The weekly syllabus is determined by the student’s own submitted samples of writing. Each week a new submission is required – either a stand-alone speech or part of a longer project. The tutor’s detailed feedback then provides the basis for the following week’s assignment.

Introductory Reading:

  • Dowis, R., The Lost Art of the Great Speech: How to Write One – How to Deliver It. New York: Amacom, 1999
  • Edwards, M. and C. Reid, eds, Oratory in Action. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004
  • Willis, Jane, P. Eldin and A. Lansbury, The Complete Speechmaker. London: Cassell, new edn, 2003
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