Welcome to the website of the Rhetoric Society of America

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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News

RSA - Scholarly Associations Defend Tenure and Academic Freedom in Wisconsin

RSA has joined 20 other scholarly societies as signatory to a statement drafted by the American Historical Association to express our grave concern.

RSA 2016 - Marketing Opportunities

The 2016 conference affords a great opportunity for departments, programs, journals, and presses to display for marketing what they have to offer as well as to increase their visibility among those working in rhetorical studies.

ANNOUNCING THE RSA 2016 SUPERSESSIONS

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Events

July 25 - August 7, 2015

Annual Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research

Hanover, NH


July 28 - August 1, 2015

20th Biennial Conference

Rhetoric Across Cultures

University of Tübingen, Germany


May 26-29, 2016

RSA 17th Biennial Conference

Rhetoric & Change

Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

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