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.
RSA defines rhetoric quite broadly as the study of rhetorical theories, praxes, criticism, and pedagogies that help us to understand (1) how discourses construct our perceptions of the world around us, including people, texts, institutions, and cultures, (2) how we may employ rhetorical theories and tactics to facilitate critical thinking as we analyze the world around us via reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and (3) how rhetorical theories and tactics may help us compose our own texts in ways that persuade our audiences to agree or, at least, to give us a fair hearing.Read more »
July 1, 2013 is the deadline for submitting paper abstracts, panel proposals or special programs for the RSA14 conference.
Call for Papers - Rhetoric of Evidence. Epistemic Models und Rhetorical Practice in Science, Education, and Culture
Rhetoric of Evidence - March 12-15, 2014
The application including a short abstract in English or German (max. 880 words) can be submitted until July, 15th, 2013. Please send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 24-27, 2013
Rhetoric and Performance
Chicago, Illinois, USA
July 28 - August 9, 2013
"Data-Driven Inquiry: Process, Methods, Results"
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
September 25-28, 2013