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Rhetoric Society of America ... RSA14 Edited Volume Arriving Soon!

Dear RSA Friends,

I hope you are all ready and prepared for the coming Fall semester. I know that for many of us Fall brings with it the fun and excitement of seeing old colleagues and meeting new ones as well as those fascinating first moments with a new set of students. Of course, it is also a time for polishing up those summer research projects, looming deadlines, and meetings, meetings, meetings.

In the midst of all this exhilarating chaos, I would recommend keeping an eye on your mailbox for the soon to be arriving edited volume from RSA14. Rhetoric Across Borders is edited by Professor Anne Demo from Penn State University and published by the fine folks at Parlor Press . The edited volume contains a remarkable cross-section of the excellent scholarship that made up our conference in San Antonio. Twenty-one essays are divided into five major sections including: “Between Materiality and Rhetoric,” “Crossing Cultures: Refiguring Audience, Author, Text and Borders,” and “Teaching Across Divides.” The volume also contains fragments from six of our popular “In Conversation Panels,” including sections of the discussions between Keith Gilyard & Kent Ono, Jim Cherney & Margaret Price, and Dana Cloud & Seth Kahn.

The Society owes a great debt of gratitude to Professor Demo for her hard work and editorial acumen in pulling this volume together. She has demonstrated great intellect, wisdom and patience and we are fortunate to have had her serve in this role.

We should also offer thanks to Parlor Press and its editor – and RSA member – Professor David Blakesley. Professor Blakesley and his colleagues at the Press have worked hard not only to produce an attractive volume but also to minimize the cost to the Society.

In addition to enjoying the soon-to-be-arriving volume yourself, may I be so bold as to urge you to recommend the volume to your institution’s library.  In addition to making this fine scholarship available to a wider spectrum of your institution’s community, I am also pleased to say that 100% of the net royalties will be returned back to RSA (another reason to be thankful to our good friend Professor Blakesley).

I hope you enjoy the new volume and find it useful and provocative.

See you in Atlanta!


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