Nancy Struever

Nancy Struever

Professor Emerita

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Nancy Struever is a professor emerita in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature.

The Language of History in the Renaissance; Rhetoric and Historical Consciousness in Florentine Humanism.  Princeton, 1970.

“Review-essay: Jerrold E. Siegel, Rhetoric and Philosophy in Renaissance Humanism”,  History and Theory, 11 (1972), 62-74.

“Review: Giorgio Tagliacozzo and Hayden White, eds., Giambattista Vico; An International Symposium. Baltimore, 1969, Journal of Philosophy, 70 (1973), 801-04.

“The Study of Language and the Study of History”, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 4(1974), 401-15.

“Classical Investigations”, New Literary History, 5 (1974), 515-26.

“Review: Norman O. Brown, Closing Time”, Modern Language Notes, 89 (1974), 1049-50.

“Vico, Valla, and the Logic of Humanist Inquiry”,  Giambattista Vico’s Science of Humanity, G. Tagliacozzo and D.P. Verene, eds. Baltimore, 1976,  173-185.

“Review:Isaiah Berlin, Vico and Herder; James H. Stam, Inquiries into the Origin of Language”, Modern Language Notes, 91 (1976), 675-27.

“Humanities and Humanists”, Humanities in Society, 1 (1978), 25-34.

“Historiography and Linguistics”, International Handbook of Historical Studies: Contemporary Research and Theory, G. Iggers, H.T. Parker, eds. Westport, CT, 1979, 127-50.

“Review: John O’Malley, Praise and Blame in Renaissance Rome,” American Historical Review, 85 (1980), 926-27.

“Topics in History”, Metahistory; Six Critiques, History and Theory Beiheft 19 (1980), 66-79.

“Translation as Taste”, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 22 (1981), 32-46.

“Review: A. McIntyre, After Virtue”, Modern Language Notes, 96 (1981), 32-46.

“Metaphoric Morals:Ethical Implications of Cusanus’ Use of Figure”, L’Archéologie du Signe, L. Brind-Amour and E. Vance, eds, Toronto,1982, 305-34.

“Review: K.O.Apel, Towards a Transformation of Philosophy”, New Vico Studies, 1 (1983), 91-95.

“Lorenzo Valla: Humanist Rhetoric and the Critique of the Classical Languages of Morality”, Renaissance Eloquence,  J.J. Murphy, ed. Berkeley, 1983, 191-206.

“Fables of Power”, Representations, 4 (Fall, 1983), 108-27.

“Review: Marc Fumaroli, L’Age de l’Éloquence,” Journal of Modern History, 56 (1984), 119-122.

“Proverbial Signs: Formal Strategies in Guicciardini’s  Ricordi”, Annali d’Italianistica, 2 (1984), 94-108.

“Vico, Foucault, and the Strategy of Intimate Investigations”,  New Vico Studies, 2 (1984), 41-70.

“Historical Discourse”, Handbook of Discourse Analysis: Vol. 1, Disciplines of Discourse, T.A.Van Dijk, ed., London, 1985, 249-71.

N. Struever, B. Vickers, Rhetoric and the Pursuit of Truth: Language Change in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.  Seminar Paper Series: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.  Los Angeles, 1985.

“Rhetoric and Philosophy in Vichian Inquiry”,  New Vico Studies, 3 (1985), 131-45.

“Philosophical Problems and Historical Solutions”, At the Nexus of Philosophy and History, B. Dauenhauer, ed. Athens, GA, 1987, 73-93.

“Historical Semiotics: Proverb as Sign in Guicciardini’s Ricordi”,  Semiotics 1983, J. Deely, J. Evans, eds., Lanham MD, 1987, 395-407.  (reprint).

“Lorenzo Valla’s Grammar of Subject and Object”,  I Tatti Studies: Essays in the Renaissance, 2 (1987), 239-267.

“Review: Sande Cohen, Historical Culture”, New Vico Studies, 5 (1987), 193-94.

“Pasquier’s  Recherches de la France; The Exemplarity of his Medieval Sources”,  History and Theory, 27 (1988), 51-59.

“Shakespeare and Rhetoric”, Rhetorica, 6(1988), 137-44.

“Review: L.S.Joy, Gassendi the Atomist; Advocate of History in an Age of Science”,  Journal of Interdisciplinary History,  19 (1989), 653-54.

“Machiavelli, Montaigne and the Problem of External Address in Renaissance Ethics”, Discourses of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Literaturer,  K. Brownlee, W. Stephens, eds, Hanover, NH 1989, 236-53.

“Review: J.S. Nelson, A. Megill, and D. McCloskey, eds., The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences; B. Vickers, In Defense of Rhetoric”, New Vico Studies, 7 (1989), 101-05.

“Vico in Post-Modern Philosophy”,  New Vico Studies 8(1990), 56-61.

“Review: John D. Schaeffer, Sensus communis: Vico, Rhetoric and the limits of Relativism”,  New Vico Studies, 9 (1991), 68-76.

Theory as Practice: Ethical Inquiry in the Renaissance. Chicago, 1992.

“Classical Rhetoric and Contemporary Historiography”, Argumentation, 6 (1992), 337-47.

“Vico’s Philosophy of Language”, Sprachphilosophie, M. Dascal et al, eds. Berlin, 1992, 330-338.

“Rhetoric and Medicine in Descartes’ Passions de l’âme; The Issue of Intervention”, Renaissance-Rhetorik; Renaissance Rhetoric, H. Plett, ed., Berlin, 1993, 195-212.

“Petrrarch’s Invective contra medicum; An Early Confrontation of Rhetoric and Medicine”, Modern Language Notes, 108 (1993), 659-679.

“Gramsci’s Machiavelli; Croce’s Vico”, Machiavelli and the Discourse of Literature, A.Ascoli and V. Kahn, eds, Ithaca NY, 1193, 275-89. (reprint of c. 8, Theory as Practice.

“Humanism and Science in the Context of Vichian Inquiry”, New Vico Studies, 11 (1993), 45-58.

“Irony and Experimentation in Hayden White’s Metahistory”, Hayden White’s Metahistory Twenty Years After. Storia della Storiografia, 24 (1993), 45-58.

“The Discourse of Cure: Rhetoric and Medicine in the Late Renaissance”, Rhetoric and Pedagogy; Its History, Philosophy, and Literature, W. Horner, M. Leff, eds, Mahwah NJ 1995, 277-94.

“The Conversable World”,  Rhetorical Traditions and British Romantic Literature, D. Bialostoski and L. Needham, eds.  Bloomington IN, 1995, 233-49. (abridged reprint from Rhetoric and Truth).

“Review:U. Langer, Perfect friendship: Studies in Literature and Moral Philosophy from Boccaccio to Corneille”, Sixteenth Century Journal, 26 (1995), 713-14.

“Review: Michael S. Roth , ed., Rediscovering History; Culture, Politics, and the Psyche: Essays in Honor of Carl Schorske”, Modern Language Notes, 110 (1995), 1200-04.

“Introduction”, Language and the History of Thought, Rochester NY, 1995, ix-xii.

“The Definition of Europe in Vichian Inquiry”, New Vico Studies, 14 (1996), 25-46.

“Subtilitas applicandi in Rhetorical Hermeneutics: Peirce’s Gloss and Kelly’s Example”, Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time, W. Jost, and M. Hyde, eds, New Haven CT, 1997, 215-31.

“The Medical-Theoretical Background in Naples of Vico’s New Science”, New Vico Studies, 15 (1997), 10-24.

“The Rhetoric of Familiarity; A Pedagogy of Ethics”, Philosophy and Rhetoric, 31 (1998), 91-106.

“Review: Q. Skinner,  Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes”, Quarterly Journal of Speech, (May,1998), 247-50.

“The Place of the History of Rhetoric  in Intellectual History; The Early Modern Example”, Intellectual News, 3 (Spring, 1998), 32-43.

“Lionardo di Capoa’s Il parere (1681); A Legal Opinion on the Use of Aristotle in Medicine”, Philosophy in the Sixteenth and Seeventeenth Centuries: Conversations with Aristotle, C. Blackwell and S. Kusukawa, eds., Aldershot, 1999, 322-36.

“Dilthey’s Hobbes and Cicero’s Rhetoric”, Rhetorica Movet: Festschrift für Heinrich Plett, P.L.Oesterreich, ed. Leiden, 1999, 233-61.

“Ethos and Pathos in Ruskin’s Rhetoric: Ruskin’s Aesthetic Politics in the Renaissance”, in Gli Anglo-americani a Firenze: Idea e costruzione del Rinascimento, M. Fantoni, ed. Firenze, 1999, 79-88.

“Review-essay: David Norbrook, Writing the English Republic; Poetry, Rhetoric, and politics, 1627-1660”,  Huntington Library Quarterly, 61.2 (2000), 289-92.

“Rhétorique et philosophie naturelle du 17e siècle; Le cas de Marin Cureau de La Chambre”, Ethos et pathos; Le statut du sujet dans le rhétorique, F. Cornilliat and R. Lockwood, eds., Paris, 2000, 132-52.

“Review: (with T. Willette), Harold Stone, Vico’s Cultural History”, New Vico Studies, 19 (2001), 176-81.

“Hobbes and Vico on Law; A Rhetorical Gloss”, New Vico Studies, 19 (2001), 63-85.

“Montaigne’s Ciceronian Pessimism”, Montaigne Studies, 14 (2002), 49-64.

“The Pertinence of Rhetorical Theory and Practice for Current Vichian Scholarship”, Bollettino del Centro di Studi Vichiani, 33 (2003), 67-84.

“Political Rhetoric and Rhetorical Politics in Juan Luis Vives”, Rhetoric and Renewal in the Latin West, 1100-1540;  Essays in Honor of John O. Ward, C. Mews.C. Nadelman, R. Thomson, eds., Turnhout, 2003, 243-58.

“Garin, Camporeale, and the Recovery of Renaissance Rhetoric”, Modern Language Notes, 119, Supplement, (2004), S47-S55.

“Rhetoric: Time. Memory, Memoir”, A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism, W. Jost and W. Olmsted, eds., Oxford, 2004, 425-41.

“Alltäglichkeit, Timefullness in the Heideggerean Program”, Heidegger and Rhetoric, D. Gross and A. Kemmann, eds., Albany, 2005, 105-30.

“Historical Priorities”,  Journal of the History of Ideas,  (2005),  541-555.

“The Impersonal in Vico’s Classicism”. ISPF-Lab, Numero 1-2005; Saggi: Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Il Corpo e le sue Facoltà.

F. Edward Cranz, Reorientations of Western Thought from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Nancy Struever, ed., Aldershot, 2006.

N. Struever with P.A.Meyers, “Esquisse sur la modernization de la rhétorique comme enquête politique”, in La rhétorique et les autres, Littérature 149 (2008), 4-23.

“A French Initiative in the Definition of Rhetoric”, in  République des letters, république des arts; Mélanges offerts á Marc Fumaroli, de l’Académie Française, ed. C. Mouchel and C. Nativel,. Geneva, 2008, 611-631.

The History of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of History.  (Ashgate Variorum Series) Farnham,UK, 2009.

Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity. Chicago, October 2009.