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A New Book Series From RSA and The Pennsylvania State University Press

The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric

A New Book Series From RSA and
The Pennsylvania State University Press

The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric

The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric is an exciting new book series published by the Pennsylvania State University Press in collaboration with the Rhetoric Society of America. From its inception, rhetoric has been understood as a way of knowing and as a set of discursive practices that functions alongside other disciplines. That is, rhetoric has always been transdisciplinary, not only having a place within and among the sciences, arts, and other humanistic disciplines, but also calling into question the orthodoxies and paradigms of those fields.  Books published in this series will navigate the tremendous disciplinary breadth and richness that rhetoric offers.

Books might take a theoretical, historical, interpretive, critical, or ethnographic approach, or some combination thereof.  They will examine rhetorical action in a way that appeals, first, to scholars in communication studies and English or writing, and, second, to at least one other discipline or subject area.  Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) rhetoric of science; posthumanist rhetorics; animal studies; the relation of rhetoric and law; digital and visual rhetorics; the intersections of rhetoric and the medical sciences; the networks of rhetoric and economics. Books will be well written and accessible to a broad range of students and scholars, as well as innovative and rigorously argued, combining theoretical sophistication with smart case analysis.


Michael Bernard-Donals, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Leah Ceccarelli, University of Washington


Diane Davis, The University of Texas at Austin
Cara Finnegan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Debra Hawhee, The Pennsylvania State University
John Lynch, University of Cincinnati
Steven Mailloux, Loyola Marymount University
Kendall Phillips, Syracuse University
Thomas Rickert, Purdue University

Submissions should include a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent of the project, its scope, its relation to other work on the topic, and the anticipated audience(s). Please also include 1-2 sample chapters, if available, and a current C.V.

Questions or submissions should be directed to the Penn State Press or to the series editors:

Kendra Boileau
Penn State Press                 

Michael Bernard-Donals
Professor of English and Jewish Studies
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Leah Ceccarelli

Professor of Communication
University of Washington

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