The exigency that largely drives Out of Style is located here: scholars within the field must wrest back the discussion of style so that students, educators, and the public at large might see the usefulness of stylistics beyond grammatical and syntactical correctness. [...] the field and its scholars can then speak with thoughtful authority back to those voices that have too long limited the terms of the discussion. Since Butler's stated focus and interest is clearly on the operations of style at the sentence level, this work opens the door for further research concerning the ways that style ripples outward from the sentence to larger sections of discourse.
their mentees, and which both graduate students and faculty will repeat- edly consult. As the authors note, “Women who re
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