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Recent Content

New Book Review Editor and a Call for Reviewers

Hello, everyone!

If I may introduce myself: I am the new Book Review Editor on H-Rhetor, and I am excited to work with you. I am currently a PhD fellow in the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John's University, focusing on feminist rhetoric and digital feminism.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to solicit book reviewers for H-Rhetor. If anyone is interested in this, please contact me, and we can discuss the opportunity.

Thank you!

Cristen Fitzpatrick

Call for Applicants: 2018 Summer Institute in Rhetoric and Public Culture, “New Modes of Political Protest: 1968 to 2018”

The annual Rhetoric and Public Culture Summer Institute at Northwestern University is scheduled to be held on July 9-13, 2018 (with arrival July 8 and departure July 14).

This year's theme is: "New Modes of Political Protest: 1968 to 2018.” Institute conveners are Dilip Gaonkar (Rhetoric and Public Culture, Northwestern University) and Randall Bush (Lecturer, MSC Program, Northwestern University).


Book announcement

New book

Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump (Societas Press)

Ed. Ryan Skinnell

Donald J. Trump’s speaking and tweeting invite passionate reactions—maybe he’s a blue-collar billionaire hero, or maybe he’s an illiterate,
unqualified idiot. Whatever you think, there’s no question that he was highly rhetorical. This book is about what made him so persuasive and why
it’s important to understand.

Conference on Sermon Studies: "Space, Place, Context"

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its second annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held October 11-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec.

The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.

The theme for 2018 is “Space, Place, Context.” Topics related to the theme might include