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.

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  • A picture of Vanessa Beasley behind a podium.

    Farewell from outgoing rsa president vanessa beasley

    July 2, 2024

    Dear Members, As my term as president of RSA comes to an end, I am writing to share a revised and abridged version of the remarks I made at the […]

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  • A picture of Vanessa Beasley behind a podium.

    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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Articles Include

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  • This Is Not a Response
  • A Copious Void: Rhetoric as Artificial Intelligence 1.0
  • Sex after Technology: The Rhetoric of Health Monitoring Apps and the Reversal of Roe v. Wade
  • The Rhetorical Possibilities of Communicative Time Travel
  • Is Genre Enough? A Theory of Genre Signaling as Generative AI Rhetoric
  • Pathological Liars: Algorithmic Knowing in the Rhetorical Ecosystem of Wallstreetbets


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.