Rhetoric Society of America

The Rhetoric Society of America is committed to public facing research, teaching, programming, commentary, training, and engagement in rhetorical studies to confront urgent concerns. RSA creates accessible, transformative networks to sustain these commitments and its members.


RSA events include Conferences, Institute events, and Remote events which offer exciting intellectual opportunities for graduate students and faculty. 


The official journal of RSA features original articles on all areas of rhetorical studies including theory, history, criticism, and pedagogy.


RSA offers students of rhetoric a platform to connect with colleagues and learn about opportunities throughout the field of rhetorical studies.

recent News

  • News From RSA President Vanessa Beasley

    February 28, 2024

    Today I am writing with a great deal of news about our Society, its next leaders, and some upcoming opportunities.

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  • REGISTER TODAY! RSA 2024 Registration rates go up on March 1

    February 14, 2024

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  • Call for award nominations: dissertation award nominations due by january 24 – fellows’ early career award nominations due by january 31

    January 9, 2024

    It is my pleasure to announce that nominations for the 2024 Rhetoric Society of America Awards are now open.  You can submit nominations here. When we meet in Denver Colorado […]

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Articles Include

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  • “It’s Just Business”: Michael Jackson’s Purchase of the Beatles Catalog as Counterpunch, Copia, and Rhythmic Reparations
  • Cadaverous Rhetorics and Affective Regulation at the Anatomical Museum
  • Depression and Drama in Augustine of Hippo’s Rhetorical Imaginary
  • Decentering the Patent: Opportunities to Reframe American Innovation Rhetorics
  • No Lives Matter: Resisting Nihilism, Recuperating the Human
  • Tilling Topoi within the Creole Garden


Joining RSA puts you into direct contact — via this website, RSA conferences and institutes, and other RSA members-only resources — with a large and growing interdisciplinary group of scholars who share your interest in rhetoric. Members receive access to Rhetoric Society Quarterly, special rates on events, and are eligible to be nominated for RSA awards.


RSA welcomes scholars, teachers, and students of rhetoric in all of its manifestations.

Through Student Chapters, Conferences & Institutes, and other events, RSA supports student members on topics including publishing in the field; applying for fellowships or jobs, and navigating the complexities of interdisciplinary research.