The following websites provide useful resources for students and scholars of rhetoric.
RSA attempts to include the most useful sites in this list. Suggestions for additional links that might be added to this list can be submitted to Greg Clark, RSA Executive Director.
The African Yearbook of Rhetoric: http://www.rhetoricafrica.org/africabook.asp
The African Yearbook of Rhetoric is a multi-lingual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the development of rhetoric studies on and in Africa. ISSN: 2220-2188. It is a publication of AfricaRhetoric Publishing.
Publishes articles concerning any dimension of argumentation studies, including but not limited to contemporary or historical argumentation theory, informal logic, pragma-dialectics, interpersonal arguing, culture and argument, public and political argument, legal argument, and forensics and pedagogy.
Publishes research and scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies that supports college teachers in reflecting on and improving their practices in teaching writing and that reflects the most current scholarship and theory in the field.
Publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English.
Publishes scholarship on communication as a theory, practice, technology, and discipline of power. The journal features critical inquiry that cuts across academic boundaries to focus on social, political, and cultural practices from the standpoint of communication.
Enculturation is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture. It accepts academic work in all media forms suitable for web-based publication, including conventional articles, hypertexts, videos, and multimedia projects.
A forum for the interdisciplinary study of rhetoric, writing, culture, and politics, JAC publishes four issues per year, featuring articles, interviews, book reviews, and essay responses to previously published articles.
A refereed open-access online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy.
Publishes articles on the relations between philosophy and rhetoric, including the connections between logic and rhetoric, the philosophical aspects of argumentation, philosophical views on the nature of rhetoric, philosophical analyses of the relation to rhetoric of other areas of human culture and thought, and psychological and sociological studies of rhetoric with a strong philosophical emphasis.
An online, peer reviewed journal publishing scholarship on rhetoric in inquiry and culture.
A journal of rhetorical theory
Publishes articles and book reviews of interest to those who take a rhetorical perspective on the texts, discourses, and cultural practices by which public beliefs and identities are constituted, empowered, and enacted.
Sous la direction de Ruth Amossy et Roselyne Koren
Le deuxième numéro de la revue Argumentation et analyse du discours se propose de montrer les liens intrinsèques qui unissent argumentation et rhétorique, les bénéfices de leur liaison, voire de leur indifférenciation, et les enjeux d'un retour à la question accompli sous les auspices de la modernité. Une attention toute particulière est accordée à l'apport des travaux anglo-saxons et à la façon dont des traditions culturelles différentes peuvent se recouper et s'enrichir. La première partie du numéro est consacrée à un ensemble de réflexions théoriques, la seconde examine les liens de l'argumentation et de la rhétorique dans l'étude des figures.RhetNet
is a concerted effort to see what publishing on the net might be in its "natural" form. Without leaving our print heritage behind entirely, we want to adapt to the net rather than only adapting net publishing to print-based convention.
An interdisciplinary journal devoted to the history, theory, and criticism of public discourse.
A scholarly interdisciplinary journal publishing in all areas of rhetoric and writing and providing a professional forum for its readers to consider and discuss current topics and issues.
Publishes articles in all areas of rhetorical studies, including theory, history, criticism, and pedagogy.
Published quarterly for the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, includes articles, book reviews and bibliographies that examine the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and their relationship with poetics, philosophy, religion and law.
Publishes research on the study of writing in all its symbolic forms.
Compiled by Lee Honeycutt - Iowa State University
Material for the study of women and gender in the ancient world
Scholarly and pedagogical resources for rhetoriciansBringing the wisdom of the classics to the Internet since 1994.
The Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry at the University of Iowa is an interdisciplinary research and study program whose purpose is to improve academic inquiry, argumentation, and writing in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, especially at the intersections between disciplines.
You will find here information on the Centre for Rhetoric Studies at the University of Cape Town, the Association for Rhetoric and Communication in Southern Africa and the African Yearbook of Rhetoric , as well as a great deal of information on Rhetoric Research on and in Africa. Our brief is the interface between rhetoric (as the study of deliberation in public affairs) and the development of democracy - by engaging with the international community of scholars and practitioners in rhetoric.This Web page is intended to list a variety of resources useful to rhetoricians. While many rhetoric and composition pages on the Web are written in conjunction with writing centers or specialize in computer-mediated communication, this page also has links to works of classical rhetoric, articles on literacy and education, and a few miscellaneous but useful things--how to suscribe to some highly-trafficked mailing lists and links to glossaries of rhetorical terms, for example.This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.
Archives & Libraries
Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of 2,200 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with fourteen learned societies.
ACLS Humanities E-Book details for subscribing.
Note: When subscribing, you will need to choose the Rhetoric Society of America from the pull-down menu and provide your membership number (note: you may use your mobile phone number as a substitute. All information is confidential and will not be shared.)
A clearinghouse of material related to the study of American rhetoric, including speeches, maintained by Michael E. Eidenmuller of U. Texas at Tyler.
An online, searchable version of the three books of Aristotle's Rhetoric.
A "library of information about different artistic movements, art groups and specific artists."
A searchable database on the publishing, printing, and marketing of English Renaissance drama containing reference material (title pages, paratextual matter, advertising features, bibliographic details, and theatrical backgrounds) for every playbook printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the first printings through 1660.
Full-text resource of more than fifty texts by 19th century African American women. The database is searchable by author, title, keyword and genre.
A collection of video, audio, and texts, the Internet Archive is "a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts."
A searchable collection of 441 works of classical literature (mostly Greco-Roman) by 59 authors. Includes work by Aristotle, Cicero, Lysias, Demosthenes, and other major figures of classical rhetoric.
Includes online materials (images, maps, audio, and video), information on the library, and access to the LOC catalog.
Information on the collections and instructions for visiting scholars.
Collection includes Greek and Latin classics, papyri from Duke's databank, materials on the English renaissance, the Bolles Collection on the history of London, texts from the Library of Congress' American Memory Collection (on the Upper Midwest, California, and the Chesapeake), materials on the history of Tufts University, and the Boyle papers on the history of science.
Resource site on historical and contemporary presidential rhetoric maintained by Martin Medhurst and Paul Stob. Includes texts of speeches, resources for researching each president, and links to scholarship and graduate programs on presidential rhetoric.
Transcripts and audio recordings of selected presidential speeches from the past 60 years. Text only of presidential speeches prior to 1960s.
Online version of the Institutes of Oratory, from the 1856 English
translation by Rev. John Selby Watson. Includes a history of the text, a biography of Quintilian, and Watson's preface
A collection of works printed in English between 1477 and 1799.
Includes listings of the Archives' collections and interviews. A small portion of the collection is available online. The site allows image searches and offers a finding aid for the collection as a whole.
Bibliographies & Encyclopedias
A massive and occasionally updated bibliography of scholarship on writing and the teaching of writing. Includes a brief history of rhetoric and composition and sections on history and theory; composing, literacy, and the rhetoric of writing; curriculum development; and writing programs.
Collection of published work (1939-1999) in post-secondary composition and rhetoric.
A resource from the classics department at the University of Kentucky offering explanations of key rhetorical terms.
Collection of bibliographies on topics of interest to scholars in rhetoric and composition. Not all the bibliographies are up-to-date.
A guide to key terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.
Offers in-depth entries on an array of philosophical topics. Each SEP entry is written and updated by an expert (or group of experts) on the topic.
An incomplete collection of sources on and by major scholars & authors, last updated in 2002.
Classical Rhetoric Texts
A searchable online version, with optional text-only download, from the translation by W.A. Pickard-Cambridge.
From Google books, the 1904 English translation by E.N.P. Moor
Centers & Programs
A resource center for the study of the life and work of John Dewey. Original documents pertaining to Dewey's life and work are available in the Special Collections of SIU's Morris Library.
An interdisciplinary program exploring "how scholarship and professional discourses are conducted through argument, how paradigms of knowledge are sensitive to social-political contexts, and how the presentation of scholarly and professional findings involves the recognition and negotiation of audiences."
An Institute dedicated to the ideas and ideals of Dr. King. The Institute supports research and educational programs that "contribute to public understanding of King's life and of the movements inspired by his message of peace with social justice."
Grants for women scholars in the US and abroad. The "American Fellowships" include funding for dissertation completion, postdoctoral research, and publication support (postdoctoral).
Grants for graduate students and established scholars in the humanities and related social sciences.
Note: RSA is a member association of ACLS.
Grants available for graduate students, scholars, and teachers.
Grants for international work by students and scholars.
Grants available to students entering a doctoral program (or who have not yet completed the first year of doctoral study) provide up to 48 months of funding, including payment of tuition and fees and a cost-of-living stipend.
Grants for individuals and organizations in the humanities. Individual grants include fellowships for research at Independent Research Institutions and Digital Humanities Centers, funding for summer research, and support for deepening knowledge relevant to undergraduate teaching
Funding for established scholars to participate in a year-long, residential, interdisciplinary faculty seminar on a selected theme.
Fellowship programs for scholars with research related to education, including dissertation and postdoctoral awards.
H-Rhetor provides a forum for scholars and teachers of the history of rhetoric, writing, and communication.
Resources for Writers
A bibliography of recent and classic books on scholarly publishing.
Resources for writing and teaching writing, research, grammar and mechanics, style, English as a second language, and professional writing.
Includes a grammar handbook, brief guide to MLA and APA citation styles, resources for ESL writers (some specific to U. Illinois), and a collection of general writing advice.
Other Link Collections
Course and Syllabi Online
Below are the different categories of online course and syllabi resources.