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Are you looking for another good reason to attend the RSA 2016 conference in Atlanta next May? How about nine SUPER ones? RSA conference directors Greg Clark, Cara Finnegan, and Jenny Rice are pleased to announce the following confirmed Supersessions for the 2016 conference, “Rhetoric and Change.” We all look forward to hearing from these top scholars on some of the most pressing issues and questions in rhetorical studies today:

The Archive as Rhetoric

Organizer: K.J. Rawson


Jean Bessette, University of Vermont
E. Cram, St. Lawrence University
Jessica Enoch, University of Maryland
Charles E. Morris III, Syracuse University
K.J. Rawson, College of the Holy Cross

Bodily Dissent: Race, Rebellion, and Rhetorical Provocation

Organizer: Lisa M. Corrigan


Karma Chávez, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lisa M. Corrigan, University of Arkansas
Bryan McCann, Louisiana State University
Anjali Vats, Boston College

Disability Rhetorics

Organizer: Jay Dolmage


Casie Cobos, Independent Scholar
Jay Dolmage, University of Waterloo
Stephanie Kerschbaum, University of Delaware
Sami Schalk, SUNY Albany
Stephanie Wheeler, University of Central Florida
Melanie Yergeau, University of Michigan

Materializing Memory

Organizers: Greg Dickinson & Carole Blair


John Ackerman, University of Colorado, Boulder
Bill Balthrop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Michael Bernard-Donals, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Carole Blair, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Emily Brennan, University of Central Florida
Greg Dickinson, Colorado State University
Ekaterina Haskins, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

“Post”-Presidentiality: Rhetoric, Identity, and Change in the 2016 Campaign

Organizer: Karrin Vasby Anderson


Karrin Vasby Anderson, Colorado State University
J. David Cisneros, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan Paul Rossing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Mary Stuckey, Georgia State University
Robert E. Terrill, Indiana University

Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities

Organizers: Jim Ridolfo & William Hart-Davidson


Casey Boyle, University of Texas, Austin
Laura Gonzales, Michigan State University
William Hart-Davidson, Michigan State University
Krista Kennedy, Syracuse University
Seth Long, University of Nebraska, Kearney
Ryan Omizo, University of Rhode Island
Jim Ridolfo, University of Kentucky
Jennifer Sano-Franchini, Virginia Tech

Rhetorical Citizenship

Organizers: Lisa Villadsen & Christian Kock


Robert Asen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jeffrey A. Bennett, Vanderbilt University
Simone Chambers, University of Toronto
Robert Danisch, University of Waterloo
Rosa Eberly, Penn State University
David Kerr, NGO Citizenship Foundation and University of London
Christian Kock, University of Copenhagen
Lisa Villadsen, University of Copenhagen
Alessandra Beasley von Burg, Wake Forest University

Theory for (a) Change: Five Manifestos

Organizer: Debra Hawhee


Barbara Biesecker, University of Georgia
Ebony Coletu, Penn State University
Diane Davis, University of Texas, Austin
Debra Hawhee, Penn State University
Claire Sisco King, Vanderbilt University

The Turn to Field Methods in Rhetorical Studies

Organizers: Caroline Gottschalk Druschke & Candice Rai


Ralph Cintron, University of Illinois, Chicago
Scott Graham, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Aaron Hess, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix
Jennifer LeMesurier, Colgate University
Bridie McGreavy, University of Maine
Phaedra Pezzullo, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sarah Read, DePaul University

We welcome your proposal submissions for individual papers, panels, and special event sessions. The RSA 2016 call for proposals and submission portal may be accessed at The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2015.

Follow the RSA 2016 conference on Twitter at @RhetAndChange and on Facebook at RSA 2016.

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