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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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RSA 2016 - Application Deadlines for Special Activities Approaching

Call for Papers: 5th Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

3-4 June 2016; Ames, Iowa

RSA 2016 - Undergraduate Research Network

The RSA 2016 convention will feature an Undergraduate Research Network on Saturday, May 28th from 11:00am to 1:45pm. The Undergraduate Research Network will match talented undergraduate rhetoricians with a faculty mentor and peers with similar interests for a workshop-type discussion of student projects, as well as conversation on issues in contemporary rhetorical studies.

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May 26-29, 2016

RSA 17th Biennial Conference

Rhetoric & Change

Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

May 26-27, 2016

American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium

“Rhetoric in situ.”

Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

May 31 - June 3, 2018

RSA 18th Biennial Conference

Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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