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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

by William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White

The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight...

Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo

Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics examines the rhetorical performances of women who hold or have held the highest office of a nation-state. This project analyzes how...

The Rhetoric of Genocide

by Ben Voth

Genocide represents one of the deadliest scourges of the human experience. Communication practices provide the key missing ingredient toward preventing and ending this intensely symbolic activity. The Rhetoric...


by Kristin Roeschenthaler Wolfe

Public vs. private is an ongoing concern in communication. This book examines this phenomenon through self-representational writing and the philosophical lens of Hannah Arendt’s public vs. private theory,...

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements

by William L. Benoit

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements examines theory and research on election advertisements. William Benoit employs the Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse to understand...

The Style and Rhetoric of Elizabeth Dole

by Rachel B. Friedman & Ronald E. Lee

This book analyses the public discourse of Elizabeth Dole. It explores the way in which this trail-blazing public figure navigated the double binds that confront women who obtain and exercise political power....

The Writing Teacher's Activity-A-Day: 180 Reproducible Prompts and Quick-Writes for the Secondary Classroom

by Mary Ellen Ledbetter

Classroom-tested methods for boosting secondary students' writing skills

The Writing Teacher's Activity-a-Day offers teachers, homeschoolers, and parents 180 ready-to-use, reproducible activities that enhance...

Governing Codes

by Karrin Vasby Anderson & Kristina Horn Sheeler

Familiar narratives and simplistic stereotypes frame the representation of women in U.S. politics. Pervasive containment rhetorics, such as the distinction between women as mothers and caregivers and men as...

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy

by Scott Welsh

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy: How Deliberative Ideals Undermine Democratic Politics, by Scott Welsh, disputes the idea that democracy has anything to do with public deliberation in pursuit of collective...


by Gregory L. Ulmer

A motto guiding Gregory L. Ulmer's career is from the poet Basho: not to follow in the footsteps of the masters, but to seek what they sought. The responsibility of humanities disciplines today is to do for...

Writing Program Administration at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

by Jill M. Gladstein & Dara Rossman Regaignon

WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AT SMALL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES presents an empirical study of the writing programs at one hundred small, private liberal arts colleges. Jill M. Gladstein and Dara Rossman Regaignon...

The Rhetoric of Donald Trump

by Robert C. Rowland

The Rhetoric of Donald Trump identifies and analyzes the nationalist and populist themes that dominate the rhetoric of President Trump and links those themes to a persona that has evolved from celebrity outsider...

Internet as a Game, The

by Jill Anne Morris

In THE INTERNET AS A GAME, Jill Anne Morris proposes that by defining internet arguments as games, we can analyze ad hominem and ad baculum arguments coming from online mobs and trolls using procedural rhetoric....

Meaning, Language, and Time

by Kevin J. Porter

Given the history of concepts like meaning, time, language, and discourse, any serious attempt to understand them must be interdisciplinary; so MEANING, LANGUAGE, AND TIME draws on a wide range of important...

Invention in Rhetoric and Composition

by Janice M. Lauer

Invention in Rhetoric and Composition examines issues that have surrounded historical and contemporary theories and pedagogies of rhetorical invention, citing a wide array of positions on these issues in both...

Placing the History of College Writing

by Nathan Shepley

Pre-1950s composition history, if analyzed with the right conceptual tools, can pluralize and clarify our understanding of the relationship between the writing of college students and the writing’s physical,...

Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion

by John Logie

John Logie examines the rhetoric of the ongoing debate over peer-to-peer technologies, in particular Napster and its successors. The Grokster case, he contends, has already produced the chilling effects that...

A Critique of Anti-racism in Rhetoric and Composition

by Erec Smith

A Critique of Anti-racism in Rhetoric and Composition: The Semblance of Empowerment critiques current antiracist ideology in rhetoric and composition, arguing that it inadvertently promotes a deficit-model of...

The Rhetorical Sense of Philosophy

by Donald Phillip Verene

Philosophy and rhetoric are both old enemies and old friends. In The Rhetorical Sense of Philosophy, Donald Phillip Verene sets out to shift our understanding of the relationship between philosophy and rhetoric...

Ready to Wear

by Isabel Pedersen

Ready to Wear: A Rhetoric of Wearable Computers and Reality-Shifting Media explores how and to what ends wearable inventions and technologies augment or remix reality, as well as the claims used to promote them....