Reading Schedule

  1. Week of 08/29/16 — Introductions to “Dame Rhetorica”

Lunsford, Andrea A. “On Reclaiming Rhetorica.” Reclaiming Rhetorica: Women in the Rhetorical Tradition. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1995. 3-8.

Murphy, James J. “Foreword.” Lunsford. ix-xi.

“Afterword.” Lunsford. 319-33.

Schell, Eileen E. “Introduction: Researching Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies.” Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies. Eds. Eileen E. Schell and K.J. Rawson. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2010. 1-20.

Ronald, Kate. “Foreword.” Schell and Rawson. ix-xii.

  1. Week of 09/05/16 — Feminist Methodology & Historiography

Biesecker, Barbara. “Coming to Terms with Recent Attempts to Write Women into the History of Rhetoric.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 25 (1992): 140-61.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. “Biesecker Cannot Speak for Her Either.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 26 (1993): 153-9.

Bizzell, Patricia. “Feminist Methods of Research in the History of Rhetoric: What Difference Do They Make.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 30.4 (2000): 5-17.

Wu, Hui. “Historical Studies of Rhetorical Women Here and There: Methodological Challenges to Dominant Interpretive Frameworks.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 32.1 (2002): 81-97.

Enoch, Jessica. “Releasing Hold: Feminist Historiography without the Tradition.” Theorizing Histories of Rhetoric. Ed. Michelle Ballif. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2013. 58-73.

  1. Week of 09/12/16 — Feminist Research & Archival Methods

Ramsey, Alexis E., Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa S. Mastrangelo. “Introduction.” Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition. Eds. Alexis E. Ramsey, Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa S. Mastrangelo. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2010. 1-8.

Glenn, Cheryl, and Jessica Enoch. “Invigorating Historiographic Practices in Rhetoric and Composition Studies.” Ramsey et al. 11-27.

Gaillet, Lynée Lewis. “Archival Research: Navigating Historical Research.” Ramsey et al. 28-39.

Sharer, Wendy B. “Traces of the Familiar: Family Archives as Primary Source Material.” Beyond the Archives: Research as Lived Process. Eds. Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2008. 47-55.

  1. Week of 09/19/16 — Feminist Research & Digital Methods

Ramsey-Tobienne, Alexis E. “Archives 2.0: Digital Archives and the Formation of New Research Methods.” Peitho 15.1 (2012): 4-29.

Graban, Tarez Samra, Alexis Ramsey-Tobienne, and Whitney Myers. “In, Through, and About the Archive: What Digitization (Dis)Allows.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2015. 233-44.

Yakel, Elizabeth. “Searching and Seeking in the Deep Web: Primary Sources on the Internet.” Ramsey et al. 102-18.

McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Rhetorica Online: Feminist Research Practices in Cyberspace.” Schell and Rawson. 152-69.

Enoch, Jessica, and Jean Bessette. “Meaningful Engagements: Feminist Historiography and the Digital Humanities.” College Composition and Communication 64.4 (2013): 634-60.

  1. Week of 09/26/16 — Collaboration & Curation as Feminist Methods

Lunsford, Andrea A., and Lisa Ede. “Rhetoric in a New Key: Women and Collaboration.” Rhetoric Review 8.2 (1990): 234-41.

Enoch, Jessica, Jean Bessette, and Pamela VanHaitsma. “Feminist Invitations to Digital Historiography.” Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, 28 Mar. 2014. Web.

Johnson, Nan. “Autobiography of an Archivist.” Ramsey et al. 290-300.

Kennedy, Krista. “Textual Curation.” Computers and Composition 40 (2016): 175-89.

Geraths, Cory, and Michele Kennerly. “Pinvention: Updating Commonplace Books for the Digital Age.” Communication Teacher 29.3 (2015): 166-72.

  1. Week of 10/03/16 — Regendering Rhetorical History

Glenn, Cheryl. Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1997.

  1. Week of 10/10/16  — No Class — Fall Holiday
  1. Week of 10/17/16 — Recovering African American Women’s Rhetorics

Royster, Jacqueline Jones. Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2000.

  1. Week of 10/24/16 — Feminist Rhetorical Practices

Royster, Jacqueline Jones, and Gesa E. Kirsch. Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2012.

  1. Week of 10/31/16 — Presidential Rhetorics: Shirley Chisholm & Hillary Clinton

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. “The Discursive Performance of Femininity: Hating Hillary.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 1.1 (1998): 1-19.

Anderson, Karrin Vasby, and Kristina Horn Sheeler. “Texts (and Tweets) from Hillary: Meta-Meming and Postfeminist Political Culture.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 44.2 (2014): 224-43.

Kenty, Joanna. “Hillary Clinton’s Rhetorical Persona.” Eidolon, 22 Aug. 2016. Web.

Dozier, Curtis. “Hillary Clinton and the Rhetoric of Trust.” Eidolon, 22 Aug. 2016. Web.

Vaidyanathan, Rajini. “Before Hillary Clinton, There Was Shirley Chisholm.” BBC News, 26 Jan. 2016. Web.

Williamson-Ige, Dorothy K. “Shirley Chisholm with Black & White Women’s Audiences.” Women Communicating: Studies of Women’s Talk. Eds. Barbara Bate and Anita Taylor. Norwood: Ablex, 1988. 91-106.

*Readings may be adjusted in light of current events.

  1. Week of 11/07/16 — Cultural Rhetorics & Transnational Feminisms

Mukavetz, Andrea Riley. “Towards a Cultural Rhetorics Methodology: Making Research Matter with Multi-generational Women from the Little Traverse Bay Band.” Rhetoric, Professional Communication and Globalization 5.1 (2014): 108-25.

Ramírez, Cristina D. “Forging a Mestiza Rhetoric: Mexican Women Journalists’ Role in the Construction of a National Identity.” College English 71.6 (2009): 606-29.

Hesford, Wendy S., and Eileen E. Schell. “Introduction: Configurations of Transnationality: Locating Feminist Rhetorics.” College English 70.5 (2008): 461-70.

Queen, Mary. “Transnational Feminist Rhetorics in a Digital World.” College English 70.5 (2008): 471-89.

Wu, Hui. “Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women’s Rhetoric Revisited: A Case for an Enlightened Feminist Rhetorical Theory.” College English 72.4 (2010): 406-23.

  1. Week of 11/14/16 — Feminist Rhetorics & #BlackLivesMatter Archives

Garza, Alicia. “A HerStory of the #BlackLivesMater Movement.” Black Lives Matter. Web.

Kast, Sheilah, and Jonna McKone. “The Politics of Archiving #BlackLivesMatter.” WYPR Here and Now, 15 May 2015. Web.

Cohen, Cathy J., and Sarah J. Jackson. “Ask a Feminist: A Conversation with Cathy J. Cohen on Black Lives Matter, Feminism, and Contemporary Activism.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41.4 (2016): 775-92.

Freelon, Deen, Charlton D. McIlwain, and Meredith D. Clark. “Beyond the Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter, and the Online Struggle for Offline Justice.” Center for Media and Social Impact, 29 Feb. 2016.

McVey, James Alexander, and Heather Suzanne Woods. “Anti-racist Activism and the Transformational Principles of Hashtag Publics: From #HandsUpDontShoot to #PantsUpDontLoot.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 5.3 (2016): n. pag.

*Readings may be adjusted in light of current events.

  1. Week of 11/21/16 — No Class — Thanksgiving Holiday
  1. Week of 11/28/16 — Lesbian Feminist Rhetorics

Lorde, Audre. “Transforming Silence into Language and Action.” Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches by Audre Lorde. Berkeley: Crossing P, 1984, 2007. 40-4.

Olson, Lester C. “On the Margins of Rhetoric: Audre Lorde Transforming Silence into Language and Action.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 83.1 (1997): 49-70.

Davy, Katie. “Cultural Memory and the Lesbian Archive.” Kirsch and Rohan. 128-35.

Narayan, Madhu. “At Home with the Lesbian Herstory Archives.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 15 (2013): n. pag.

Bessette, Jean. “An Archive of Anecdotes: Raising Lesbian Consciousness after the Daughters of Bilitis.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 43.1 (2013): 22-45. Print.

  1. Week of 12/05/16 — Queering Feminist Historiography

Rawson, K.J. “Queering Feminist Rhetorical Canonization.” Schell and Rawson. 39-52.

Alexander, Jonathan, and Jacqueline Rhodes. “Queer Rhetoric and the Pleasures of the Archive.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 13 (2012): n. pag.

Bizzell, Patricia, and K. J. Rawson. “Coalition of Who? Regendering Scholarly Community in the History of Rhetoric.” Peitho 18.1 (2015): n. pag.

Waite, Stacey. “Cultivating the Scavenger: A Queerer Feminist Future for Composition and Rhetoric.” Peitho 18.1 (2015): 51-71.

VanHaitsma, Pamela. “Gossip as Rhetorical Methodology for Queer and Feminist Historiography.” Rhetoric Review 35.2 (2016): 135-47.

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