Edward P.J. Corbett
|Died||June 24, 1998 (aged 78)|
|Parent(s)||John Thomas Corbett|
Adrienne Marie Anne Beaupre
Edward Patrick Joseph, P.J., Corbett was an American rhetorician, educator, and scholarly author. Corbett wrote several books, including Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student, The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook, The Elements of Reasoning, Style and Statement, and The Little English Handbook: Choices and Conventions.
As a result of his work, the Edward P. J. Corbett Award is named after him. In 1982 Thomas Willard singled out Corbett as an outstanding "contemporary rhetorician."
Corbett died on June 24, 1998 at his home in Columbus, Ohio.
- Gerald Nelms. "Edward P.J. Corbett, The Revival of Classical Rhetoric, and the Jesuit Tradition," in Cinthia Gannett and John C. Brereton, eds. Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits and Modern Rhetorical Studies, 2016, pp. 200-217.