Student Chapters

Student Chapters

Student Chapters

RSA Student Chapters provide a forum for gathering locally as rhetoricians and can serve a variety of rhetoric-related functions.

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Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Our collaboration with Taylor & Francis allows members access to full content in all back issues of the journal

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Become a Member

Become a Member

Become a Member

Joining RSA puts you into direct contact to RSA conferences and institutes, and other RSA members-only resources

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Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

The Rhetoric Society of America gives a Book Award and a Dissertation Award for the best work in rhetorical study in a given year.

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Latest News


RSA Executive Director’s Statement on NCA Diversity Controversy

The last few days have witnessed controversy over a letter written by the Distinguished Scholars of the National Communication Association, of which I am one, in response to a change in the process for selecting its Distinguished Scholars, of which I was a signatory. Some of you may not be familiar with NCA’s DS designation, so permit me to provide a brief background.


2020 RSA 19th Biennial Conference—Call for Proposals Reminder

Please join us in Portland at the RSA 2020 biennial conference, focused on the theme of “Rhetoric / Hospitality.” Submit your proposals by the deadline of July 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM.


RSA 19th Biennial Conference - 2020 Pre-Convention Events

A variety of events are planned for May 21, the day before the opening of the conference, including:


RSA Members Urged to Apply for ACLS Fellowships

Last month, Jerry Hauser and I attended the annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies, where the winners of ACLS fellowships were announced. For the first time (to our knowledge), a member of RSA was a recipient: KJ Rawson, Associate Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross. Not only that, but he was one of three fellows selected to present his work to the assembled delegates and executive officers.

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May 21-24, 2020

RSA 19th Biennal Conference

Hilton Portland Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon

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RSA 20th Biennal Conference

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland

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