2011 Kneupper Award
Rhetoric Society Quarterly is pleased to announce that the Kneupper Award for the best article in the 2010 volume of the journal is awarded to:
Susan Romano, “’Grand Convergence’ in the Mexican Colonial Mundane: The Matter of Introductories” in 40:1, pages 71-93.
Three members of the Editorial Board served as the award committee: David Fleming, Jean Goodwin, and Patricia Roberts-Miller (chair). Members of the committee found this essay to be “extraordinary,” “potentially transformative,” and “startling,” noting that it “identifies a question central to rhetorical studies” and serves as “a model of what great rhetorical scholarship can be—specific and abstract, drawing canonical theorists together with noncanonical texts, and pushing the field in a genuinely new direction.”
This award is given each year in memory of Charles Kneupper, 1949–1989, who initiated and organized the earliest biennial RSA conferences at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he taught. Charles was an active member of RSA and mentor to many graduate students in rhetoric.
This announcement appears also in the spring issue of RSQ (41:2).