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Lynee Lewis Gaillet
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA 30303-2538)

Summer Stipends
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$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2005 – 8/31/2005

George Jardine: Champion of the Democratic Intellect in the Scottish Enlightenment

I wish to produce a book-length historical reconstruction and analysis of George Jardine's works and sphere of influence in Great Britain and America. Heralded as the "contemporary spokesman for the Scottish [educational] system" (Chitnis), Jardine's educational plan merits scholarly attention. An examination of Jardine's works reveals a philosophical rationale and practical teaching plan for expanding introductory college classes to include components of what we now label enlightenment rhetoric. This study will offer rich insights into eighteenth- and nineteenth-century rhetorical theory and practice, while providing opportunities for present-day research in composition pedagogy, the rhetoric of science and religion, and political and social rhetoric.