Dr. Aarons is a O. R. & Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature and Department Chair, English at Trinity University, Texas. She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.
1989 0-88946-553-3 A study of Sholom Aleichem's use of literary techniques and the ways in which his changing attitudes toward Eastern European shtetl life influenced them. Also examines how the reader's response to fiction is controlled by the writer's design for the work.
1991 0-88946-212-7 Addresses the classical connection between rhetoric and ethics, its fragmentation during the 17th century, and the reunification of rhetoric and ethics in the 20th century. Includes such essays as "Platonic Rhetoric" by Charles Salman, "Persons, Personae, and Ghost Writing: Ethics and Fictive Voice" by George E. Yoos, "Stance Perception in Sixteenth-Century Ethical Discourse" by Lawrence D. Green, and "Differences That Unite Us: John Kennedy's Speech to the Houston Ministerial Association" by Frederick J. Antczak.