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Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century

Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century

Historiography, Pedagogy, and Politics

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Edited by Cheryl Glenn and Roxanne Mountford


Paperback (Other formats: E-book)
320 pages, 6 x 9, 7 illustrations


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This collection of essays investigates the historiography of rhetoric, global perspectives on rhetoric, and the teaching of writing and rhetoric, offering diverse viewpoints. Addressing four major areas of research in rhetoric and writing studies, contributors consider authorship and audience, discuss the context and material conditions in which students compose, cover the politics of the field and the value of a rhetorical education, and reflect on contemporary trends in canon diversification. Providing both retrospective and prospective assessments, Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century offers original research by important figures in the field.


Cheryl Glenn is Distinguished Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. Her many scholarly publications include Rhetorical Education in America; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence (SIU Press); Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts (SIU Press); and Landmark Essays in Rhetoric and Feminism.
Roxanne Mountford is Professor of English and Director of Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies and Director of the First-Year Composition Program at the University of Oklahoma, the author of The Gendered Pulpit: Preaching in American Protestant Spaces (SIU Press), and a coauthor of Women’s Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition (Routledge).