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RSA is the umbrella organization for scholars and teachers in every discipline who are interested in rhetoric, the art of effective communication.

Kendall PhillipsThe Rhetoric Society of America represents a large and growing community of scholars, teachers and students interested in the study of rhetoric. RSA embraces a broad conception of rhetoric which includes spoken, written, visual and material texts circulating in a wide variety of situations ranging from the public to the private and from face-to-face to digital, within historical and contemporary social, political, and cultural contexts including race, gender, class, sexuality, and ethnicity among others.

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RSQ invites proposals for the 2017 Special Issue

... a themed publication developed by a Guest Editor to help the journal set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, to encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, to attract participation by top scholars, and to stimulate scholarly activity within the RSA, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, or RSA workshops.

New ACLS Fellowship Opportunity

The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars is a new set of fellowships offered through ACLS designated specifically for liberal arts college faculty.

RSA Announces Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

The RSA Board is pleased to announce its continuing approval of funding to support activities that contribute to the professional and scholarly development of graduate students. RSA graduate students and student chapters may now submit applications.

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May 26-29, 2016

RSA 17th Biennial Conference

Rhetoric & Change

Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

May 26-27, 2016

American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium

“Rhetoric in situ.”

Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

May 31 - June 3, 2018

RSA 18th Biennial Conference

Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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