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 »
Editor, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 2016-2019 term
Accessing the Future of Writing Studies: Disruption and Dialogue in International Higher Education Writing Research
An all-day workshop at the Cs; co-chaired by Cinthia Gannett and Christiane Donahue and sponsored by the CCCC committee on globalization.
Accpeting Submissions Writing Center Theory and Practice
March 12-15, 2014
Epistemic Models und Rhetorical Practice in Science, Education, and Culture
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais; Hauptstraße 120, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
March 19-22, 2014
May 22-26, 2014
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio TX