• 16th Biennial Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, Texas, May 22-26



  • Rhetoric in the 21st Century, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, July 3-7
  • Re/Framing Identifications, 15th Biennial Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, May 25-28
  • Rhetoric and its Masses, Annual Symposium, American Society for the History of Rhetoric, Philadelphia, May 24-25
  • International Conference on Rhetoric, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia, April 19-22
  • Queer Rhetoric, Sixth Annual LGBT Studies Conference, Hofstra University, March 16-17
  • Rhétorique et traduction, Société d’Etudes des Pratiques et Théories en Traduction (SEPTET) and Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique (LLL), Université d’Orléans, January 26-27



  • Thinking and Speaking a Better World, Third International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment, Department of Philosophy, University of Maribor, Slovenia, October 22-24
  • Transforming Rhetoric: Discovery and Change, Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, New Mexico State University, October 22-23
  • Human Rights Rhetoric: Controversies, Conundrums, and Community Actions, 22nd Biennial Public Address Conference, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, September 30-October 2
  • Annual Conference, Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric, Concordia University, June 2-4
  • Rhetorics of Reason and Restraint: Stoic Speech from Antiquity to the Present, American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR), Minneapolis, May 27-28
  • Rhetoric 2.0: Continuity and Change from the Oral Tradition to the Digital Age, Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2010, Texas Woman's University, February 12




  • Rhetoric and Revolution, American Society for the History of Rhetoric, Chicago, November 14
  • Rhetoric and Religion, 16th Biennial Conference, International Society for the History of Rhetoric, University of Strasbourg, July 24-28

  • Social Life and Meaning Construction, Third Conference on Language, Culture and Mind, Odense, July 14-16

  • Rhetorics and Technologies, 20th Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, Pennsylvania State University, July 8-10

  • The Future of Rhetoric Studies, Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 23-24

  • Emotions and Rhetoric: Politics and the Self, Department of Philosophy, University of Manchester, March

  • Delivering the Story: the Canons of Rhetoric, Rhetoric Symposium, Federation Rhetoric Committee, Federation of North Texas Area Universities, Texas A & M University, Commerce, February 23

  • Rhetorics of Social Formation, University of Redlands, January 19-20


  • Rhetoric in Society, Aalborg University, November 21-24

  • Translation, Tradition and Transaction: Language, the Foreign and the History of Rhetoric, American Society for the History of Rhetoric, San Antonio, November 15

  • Trope, Affect, and Democratic Subjectivity, Center for Global Culture and Communication, Northwestern University, November 2-5

  • Logic and Rhetoric, University of Cambridge, October 21-22

  • Sizing Up Rhetoric, 12th Biennial Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, Memphis, May 26-29











Rhetorical Criticism:



In Chronological Order:

By School of Thought:


Book Series:

  • University of Alabama Press: Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique
  • Baylor University Press: Studies in Rhetoric and Religion
  • Boynton/Cook: Cross Currents (Plymouth): New Perspectives in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Brill: International Studies in the History of Rhetoric

  • U of Chicago P: New Practices of Enquiry (1990-1999) (Ed. Deirdre McCloskey, et al.)

  • Guilford: Revisioning Rhetoric
  • Lawrence Erlbaum: Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society
  • Michigan State University Press: Rhetoric and Public Affairs Series
  • Parlor Press: Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Peter Lang: Studies in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Sage: Rhetoric and Society
  • University of South Carolina Press: Rhetoric and Communication
  • Southern Illinois University Press:

  • SUNY Press: Rhetoric in the Modern Era

  • University of Wisconsin Press:

    • Rhetoric of the Human Sciences

    • The Rhetoric of Inquiry (ed. Deidre McCloskey, et al.)


  • Anthologies:

    • General:
      • Angus, Ian, and Lenore Langsdorf, eds.  The Critical Turn: Rhetoric and Philosophy in Postmodern Discourse.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993.

      • Barnett, Scott, and Casey Boyle, eds.  Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things.  Tuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama P, 2016.

      • Bender, John, and David E. Wellbery, eds.  The Ends of Rhetoric: History, Theory, Practice.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1990.

      • Berkenkotter, Carole, and Thomas N. Huckin, eds.  Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication: Cognition / Culture / Power.  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1995.

      • Bernard-Donals, Michael, and Richard R. Glejzer, eds.  Rhetoric in an Antifoundational World: Language, Culture, and Pedagogy.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1998.

      • Bitzer, Lloyd F., and Edwin Black, eds.  The Prospect of Rhetoric: Report of the National Development Project.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1971.

      • Bizzell, Patricia, and Bruce Herzberg, eds.  The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present.  New York: Bedford, 2000.

      • Borrowman, Shane, et al., ed.  Rhetoric in the Rest of the West. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

      • Brummett, Barry, ed.  Uncovering Hidden Rhetorics: Social Issues in Disguise.  London: Sage, 2007.

      • Brummett, Bary, ed.  Reading Rhetorical Theory.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 2000.
      • Butler, Paul.  Out of Style: Reanimating Stylistic Study in Composition and Rehtoric.  2008.
      • Cherwitz, Robert A., ed.  Rhetoric and Philosophy.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990.

      • Covino, William A., and David A. Jolliffe, eds.  Rhetoric: Concepts, Definitions, BoundariesLondon: Longman, 1995.
      • Ehninger, Douglas, ed.  Contemporary Rhetoric: a Reader's CoursebookGlenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1972.

      • Enos, Theresa, and Richard Mc Nabb, eds.  Making and Unmaking the Prospects of Rhetoric: Selected Papers from the 1996 Rhetoric Society of America Conference.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997.

      • Enos, Theresa, and Stuart C. Brown, eds.  Professing the New Rhetoric.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1994.

      • Enos, Theresa, and Stuart C. Brown, eds.  Defining the New Rhetorics.  London: Sage, 1993.

      • Enos, Theresa, ed.  Learning From the Histories of Rhetoric.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993.

      • Farrell, Thomas B., ed.  Landmark Essays on Contemporary Rhetoric.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.

      • Foss, Karen A., Sonja K. Foss, and Robert Trapp, eds.  Readings in Contemporary Rhetoric.  Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2001.

      • Freedman, Aviva, and Peter Medway, eds.  Genre in the New Rhetoric.  London: Routledge, 1994.

      • Fumaroli, Marc, ed.  Histoire de la rhétorique dans l'Europe moderne, 1450-1950.  Paris: PUF, 1999.

      • Golden, James L., and P. J. Corbett, eds.  The Rhetoric of Blair, Campbell and Whately.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1990.

      • Graff, Richard, Arthur E. Walzer, and Janet Atwill, eds.  The Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.

      • Hernadi, Paul, ed.  The Rhetoric of Interpretation and the Interpretation of Rhetoric.  Durham: Duke UP, 1989.

      • Hogan, J. Michael, ed.  Rhetoric and Community: Studies in Unity and Fragmentation.  Columbus: U of South Carolina P, 1998.
      • Horner, Winifred Bryan, ed.  The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric.  Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1983.  Rev. Ed. 1990.

      • Hyde, Michael J., ed.  The Ethos of Rhetoric: a Reexamination of a Foundational Concept in Rhetoric.  Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2004.
      • Johannesen, Richard L. ed.  Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric: Selected Readings.  New York: Harper and Row, 1971.

      • Johnstone, Henry W., and Maurice Natanson, eds.  Philosophy, Rhetoric and Argumentation.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1965.

      • Jost, Walter, and Michael J. Hyde, eds.  Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in our Time: a Reader.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1997.

      • Lipson, Carol S., and Roberta A. Binkley, eds.  Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2004.
      • Lucaites, John Louis, Celeste Michelle Condit, and Sally Caudill, eds.  Contemporary Rhetorical Theory: a Reader.  New York: Guilford, 1998.

      • Mailloux, Steven, ed.  Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatism.  Cambridge: CUP, 1995.
      • Porrovecchio, Mark J., ed.  Reengaging the Prospects of Rhetoric: Current Conversations and Contemporary Challenges.  London: Routledge, 2010.

      • Poulakos, Takis, ed.  Rethinking the History of Rhetoric: Multidisciplinary Essays on the Rhetorical Tradition.  Boulder, CO: Westview, 1993.

      • Schildgen, Brenda, ed.  The Rhetorical Canon.  Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1997.

      • Steinmann, Martin, Jr., ed.  The New Rhetorics.  New York: Scribners, 1967.

      • Vitanza, Victor J., ed.  Writing Histories of Rhetoric.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1994.

      • Zarefsky, David, and Elizabeth Benacka, eds.  Sizing Up Rhetoric.  Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2008.

    • Rhetorical Literary Theory and Criticism:

      • Benson, Thomas W., ed.  Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Criticism.  London: Routledge, 1995.
      • Brock, Bernard L., and Robert L. Scott, eds.  Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: a Twentieth-Century Perspective.  New York: Harper and Row, 1972.  3rd Ed.  Ed. Bernard L. Brock, Robert L. Scott, and James W. Chesebro.  Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1990.
      • Burgchardt, Carl, ed.  Readings in Rhetorical Criticism.  State College, PA: Strata, 1995.

      • Kuypers, Jim A., ed.  Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action.  Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2009.

      • Kuypers, Jim A., ed.  The Art of Rhetorical Criticism.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2004.

      • Rhetoric I: Rhetorical AnalysesNew Literary History 9 (1978).

    • Visual Rhetoric:

      • Evans, Jessica, and Stuart Hall, eds.  Visual Culture: the Reader.  London: Sage, 1999.
      • Fleckenstein, Kristie S., Sue Hum, and Linda T. Calendrillo, eds.  Ways of Seeing, Ways of Speaking: the Integration of Rhetoric and Vision in Constructing the Real.  West Lafayette, IN: Parlor, 2008.

      • Hill, Charles A., and Marguerite Helmers, eds.  Defining Visual Rhetorics.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • General:

      • Abbott, Don Paul.  "Kant, Theremin, and the Morality of Rhetoric."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 40.3 (2007): 274-292.

      • Atwill, Janet M.  Rhetoric Reclaimed: Aristotle and the Liberal Arts Tradition.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1998.

      • Benson, Thomas W.  "Rhetoric as a Way of Being."  American Rhetoric: Context and Criticism.  Ed. Thomas W. Benson.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1989.  313-320.

      • Berlin, James A., Susan Jarratt, John Schilb, and Victor J. Vitanza.  "Historiography and the Histories of Rhetorics II: Revisionary Histories and Ethics."  PRE/TEXT 11 (1990): 169-287.

      • Berlin, James A., Susan Jarratt, John Schilb, and Victor J. Vitanza.  "Historiography and the Histories of Rhetorics I: Revisionary Histories."  PRE/TEXT 8 (1987): 9-152.

      • Bernard-Donals, Michael.  The Practice of Theory: Rhetoric, Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Academy.  Cambridge: CUP, 1998.

      • Biesecker, Barbara A.  "Rethinking the Rhetorical Situation from within the Thematic of Difference."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 22 (1989): 110-130.

      • Bineham, Jeffery L.  "The Hermeneutic Medium."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 28.1 (1995): 1-16.
      • Bineham, Jeffery L.  "Displacing Descartes: Philosophical Hermeneutics and Rhetorical Studies."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 27.4 (1994): 300-312.
      • Bineham, Jeffery L.  "Against Common Sense: Avoiding Cartesian Anxiety. Philosophy and Rhetoric 24.2 (1991):159-163.

      • Bineham, Jeffery L.  "Consensus Theory and Religious Belief."  Communication Studies 40 (1989): 141-155.

      • Bineham, Jeffery L.  "From Within the Looking-Glass: the Ontology of Consensus Theory."  Communication Studies 40 (1989): 182-188.

      • Blair, Carole, and Mary L. Kahl.  "Introduction: Revising the History of Rhetorical Theory."  Western Journal of Speech Communication 54 (1990): 148-59.

      • Bormann, Ernest.  "Fantasy and Rhetorical Vision: the Rhetorical Criticism of Social Reality."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 58 (1972): 396-407.

      • Brent, Doug.  Reading as Rhetorical Invention: Knowledge, Persuasion, and the Writing of Research-Based Writing.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1992.

      • Burgchardt, Carl R.  Readings in Rhetorical Criticism.  State College, PA: Strata, 1995.

      • Bybee, Michael D.  "Logic in Rhetoric -- and Vice Versa."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 26.3 (1993): 169-190.

      • Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs.  "The Ontological Foundations of Rhetorical Theory."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 3 (1970): 97-108.
      • Ceccarelli, Leah.  "Polysemy: Multiple Meanings in Rhetorical Criticism."
      • Cohen, Daniel Harry.  Arguments and Metaphors in Philosophy.  Washington: UP of America, 2004.
      • Condit, Celeste.  "The Rhetorical Limits of Polysemy."  Critical Studies in Mass Communication 6.2 (1989): 103-122.

      • Consigny, Scott.  "Rhetoric and its Situations."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 7 (1974): 175-86.

      • Covino, William A.  The Elements of PersuasionBoston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

      • Covino, William A.  The Art of Wondering: a Revisionist Return to the History of Rhetoric.  Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, Heinemann, 1988.

      • Crowley, Sharon.  Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism.  Philadelphia: U of Pittsburgh P, 2006.

      • Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee.  Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students.  London: Longman, 2003.

      • Dillon, George L.  Contending Rhetorics: Writing in Academic Disciplines.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1991.

      • Eagleton, Terry.  "A Small History of Rhetoric."  Walter Benjamin, or Towards a Revolutionary Criticism.  London: Verso, 1981.  101-113.
      • Fletcher, Angus.  The Topological Imagination.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2016.

      • Fogarty, Daniel.  Roots for a New Rhetoric.  New York: Teachers College Press, 1959.

      • Fumaroli, Marc.  Age de l’éloquence: Rhétorique et 'res literaria' de la Renaissance au seuil de l’époque classique.  Paris: Droz, 1980.

      • Gibson, Walker.  Tough, Sweet and Stuffy: an Essay on Modern American Prose Styles.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1966.
      • Gould, Cheryl.  Unspoken: a Rhetoric of Silence.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2004.

      • Hyde, Michael J., and Craig R. Smith.  "Hermeneutics and Rhetoric: a Seen but Unobserved Relationship."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 65.4 (1979): 347-63.

      • Lauer, Janice M.  Invention in Rhetoric and Composition.  West Lafayette, IND: Parlor Press, 2004.
      • Law, Jules David.  The Rhetoric of Empiricism: Language and Perception from Locke to I. A. Richards.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1993.
      • Lyon, Arabella.  Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1998.

      • Lyne, John.  "Rhetorics of Inquiry."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 71 (1985): 65-73.

      • Mason, Richard.  Before Logic.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2001.

      • Miller, Susan.  Trust in Texts: a Different History of Rhetoric.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2007.

      • Murphy, James J.  "The Historiography of Rhetoric: Challenges and Opportunities." Rhetorica 1 (1983): 1-8.
      • Natanson, Maurice.  "Rhetoric and Philosophical Argumentation."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 48 (1962): 24-30.

      • Oakley, Todd.  From Attention to Meaning: Explorations in Semiotics, Linguistics, and Rhetoric.  New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

      • "Octalog II: The (Continuing) Politics of Historiography."  Rhetoric Review 16.1 (1997): 22-44.

      • "Octalog: the Politics of Historiography".  Rhetoric Review 7.1 (1988): 5-49.

      • Palmer, Richard E.  "What Hermeneutics Can Offer Rhetoric."  Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in our Time: a Reader.  Ed. Walter Jost and Michael J. Hyde.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1997.  108-131.
      • Poster, C.  "Being, Time, and Definition: Towards a Semiotics of Figural Rhetoric."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 33.2 (2000): 116-136.

      • Poulakos, Takis.  "Historiographies of the Tradition of Rhetoric: a Brief History of Classical Funeral Orations."  Western Journal of Speech Communication 54 (1990): 172-88.

      • Ratcliffe, Krista.  Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2006.

      • Rickert, Thomas J.  Ambient Rhetoric: the Attunements of Rhetorical Being.  Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh UP, 2013.

      • Salazar, Philippe-Joseph.  "Rhetoric Achieves Nature: a View from Old Europe."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 40.1 (2007): 71-88.

      • Salazar, Philippe-Joseph.  L'Art de parler.  Paris: Klincksieck, 2003.

      • Schilb, John.  "The History of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of History."  PRE/TEXT 8 (1986): 11-34.

      • Tallmon, James M.  "Casuistry."  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric.  Ed. Thomas O. Sloane.  Oxford: OUP, 2001.  83-88.

      • Tallmon, James M.  “Casuistry and the Role of Rhetorical Reason in Ethical Inquiry.”  Philosophy and Rhetoric (1995): 377-87.

      • Vitanza, Victor J.  Negation, Subjectivity, and the History of Rhetoric.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1997.
      • Vitanza, Victor J.  "Historiographies of Rhetoric."  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition. Ed. Theresa Enos.  New York: Garland, 1996.  324-35.
      • Vitanza, Victor J.  "Some More Notes, Towards a Third Sophistic."  Argumentation 5 (1991): 117-39.
      • Vitanza, Victor J.  "Critical Sub/Versions of the History of Philosophical Rhetoric."  Rhetoric Review 6.1 (1987): 41-66.
      • Wallace, K. R.  "The Substance of Rhetoric: Good Reasons."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 49.3 (1963): 239-249.

      • Wells, Susan.  Sweet Reason: Rhetoric and the Discourses of Modernity.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.

      • Wichelns, H.  “The Literary Criticism of Oratory.”  1925. 

        • Studies in Rhetoric and Public Speaking in Honor of James Albert Winans.  New York: Russell & Russell, 1962.  181-216.

      • Zarefsky, David.  "Institutional and Social Goals for Rhetoric."  Rhetoric Society Quarterly (2004): .

    • Rhetorical Literary Theory and Criticism:

      • Chatman, Seymour.  Coming to Terms: the Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1990.
      • Kearns, Michael.  Rhetorical Narratology.  Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1999.
      • McKeon, Zahava.  Novels and Arguments: Inventing Rhetorical Criticism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1982.
      • Walsh, Richard.  The Rhetoric of Fictionality: Narrative Theory and the Idea of Fiction.  Athens, OH: Ohio State UP, 2007.
    • Visual Rhetoric:

      • Barnhurst, K. G., M. Vari, and I. Rodriguez.  "Mapping Visual Studies in Communication."  The State of the Art in Communication Theory and Research.  Ed. W. L. Benoit and M. Pfau.  Journal of Communication 54.4 (2004): 616-644.

      • Faigley, Lester and Diana George, Anna Palchik, and Cynthia Selfe.  Picturing Texts.  New York: Norton, 2004.
      • Foss, Sonja K.  "Framing the Study of Visual Rhetoric."  Defining Visual Rhetorics.  Ed. Charles A. Hill and Marguerite Helmers.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.  303-313.
      • Foss, Sonja K.  "Theories of Visual Rhetoric."  Handbook of Visual Communication: Theory, Methods, and Media.  Ed. Ken Smith, Sandra Moriarty, Gretchen Barbatsis, and Keith Kenney.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.  141-152.
      • Gries, Laurie.  Still Life with Rhetoric: a New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics.  Boulder, CO: Utah State UP, 2015.
      • Kostelnick, Charles, and David D. Roberts.  Designing Visual Language: Strategies for Professional Communicators.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.
      • Kress, Gunther, and Theo van Leeuwen.  Reading Images: the Grammar of Visual Design.  London: Routledge, 1996.
      • Olson, Lester.  "Intellectual and Conceptual Resources for Visual Rhetoric: a Re-Examination of Scholarship Since 1950."  Review of Communication 7.1 (2007): .
      • Rose, Gillian.  Visual Methodologies: an Introduction to the Interpretation of Visual Materials.  London: Sage, 2007.




  • Anthologies:

    • General:

      • Ballif, Michelle, and Michael G. Moran, eds.  Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.

      • Enos, Theresa, ed.  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age.  New York: Garland, 1996.

      • Jost, Walter, and Wendy Olmsted, eds.  Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

      • Kuypers, Jim A., and Andrew King, eds.  Twentieth-Century Roots of Rhetorical Studies.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001.
      • Lipson, Carol S., and Roberta A. Binkley, eds.  Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2004.
      • Lunsford, Andrea A., Kirt Wilson, and Rosa A. Eberly, eds.  SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies.  London: Sage, 2009.
      • Parry-Giles, Shawn J., and J. Michael Hogan, eds.  The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2010.

      • Pernot, Laurent, ed.  New Chapters in the History of Rhetoric.  Leiden: Brill, 2009.

      • Sloane, Thomas O., ed.  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric.  Oxford: OUP, 2001.

    • Rhetorical Literary Theory and Criticism:

    • Visual Rhetoric:

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • General:

      • Barilli, Renato.  Rhetoric.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1998.

      • Borchers, Timothy A.  Rhetorical Theory: an Introduction.  Belmont: Wadsworth, 2005.

      • Cockcroft, Robert, and Susan M. Cockcroft.  Persuading People: an Introduction to Rhetoric.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1992.

      • Conley, Thomas M.  Rhetoric in the European Tradition.  London: Longman, 1980.  Rpt. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1994.

      • Corbett, Edward P. J.  Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student.  Oxford: OUP, 1965.

      • Dillon, George L.  "Rhetoric."  Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

      • Eden, Kathy.  Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition: Chapters in the Ancient Legacy and its Humanist Reception.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1997.

      • Farnsworth, Ward.  Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric.  Jaffrey, NH: David R. Godine, 2010.

      • Farnsworth, Ward.  Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor.  Jaffrey, NH: David R. Godine, 2016.

      • Fish, Stanley.  "Rhetoric."  Doing What Comes Naturally: Change, Rhetoric and the Practice of Theory in Literary and Legal Studies.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1989.  471-502.

        • Critical Terms for Literary Studies.  Ed. Frank Lentricchia and Thomas McLaughlin.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.  203-222.
      • Fleming, David.  "Rhetoric as a Course of Study."  College English 68.2 (1998): 169-191.

      • Foss, Karen A., Sonja K. Foss, and Robert Trapp.  Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric.  Prospect Heights: Waveland, 1991.  Rpt. Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2001.
      • Gill, Ann M.  Rhetoric and Human Understanding.  Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 1993.

      • Golden, James L., G. F. Berquist, and W. E. Coleman.  The Rhetoric of Western Thought.  Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 1993.

      • Harris, Wendell V.  "Rhetoric."  Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992.  337-342.

      • Hauser, Gerald A.  Introduction to Rhetorical Theory.  New York: Harper and Row, 1986.  Rpt. Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2002.

      • Herrick, James A.  The History and Theory of Rhetoric: an Introduction.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

      • Howell, Wilbur S.  Poetics, Rhetoric, and Logic: Studies in the Basic Disciplines of Criticism.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1975.

      • Ijsseling, Samuel.  Retoriek en Filosofie.  Bilthoven: Amboboeken, 1975.
        • Rhetoric and Philosophy in Conflict: an Historical Survey.  The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1976.
      • Jasinski, James L.  Sourcebook on Rhetoric: Key Concepts in Contemporary Rhetorical Studies.  London: Sage, 2001.

      • Joseph, Sister Mary.  The Trivium: the Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric: Understanding the Nature and Function of Language.  1937.  Philadelphia: Paul Dry, 2002.

      • Kastely, James L.  Rethinking the Rhetorical Tradition: from Plato to Postmodernism.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1997.

      • Keith, William M.  The Essential Guide to Rhetoric.  New York: St. Martin's, 2008.

      • Kennedy, George A.  Comparative Rhetoric: an Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction.  Oxford: OUP, 1997.

      • Kennedy, George A.  Classical Rhetoric and its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1998.

      • Knoblauch, C. H.  "Modern Rhetorical Theory and its Future Directions."  Perspectives on Research and Scholarship in Composition.  Ed. Ben W. McClelland and Timothy R. Donvan.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1985.  26-44.
      • Lausberg, Heinrich.  1960. 

        • Handbook of Literary Rhetoric: a Foundation for Literary Study.  Leiden: Brill, 1998.

      • Olmsted, Wendy.  Rhetoric: an Historical Introduction.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.
      • Richards, Jennifer.  Rhetoric.  London: Routledge, .

      • Smith, Craig R.  Rhetoric and Human Consciousness: a History.  Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2000.

      • Swearingen, Jan.  Rhetoric and Irony: Western Literacy and Western Lies.  Oxford: OUP, 1991.

      • Vickers, Brian.  In Defence of Rhetoric.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1988.

      • Welch, Kathleen.  The Contemporary Reception of Classical Rhetoric: Appropriations of Ancient Discourse.  Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1990.
      • Young, R., A. Becker, and K. Pike.  Rhetoric: Discovery and Change.  New York: Harcourt Brace, Jovanovich, 1970.

    • Rhetorical Literary Theory and Criticism:

      • Andrews, James Robertson.  Practice of Rhetorical Criticism: Junctions and Methods.  London: Longman, 1990.
      • Black, Edwin.  Rhetorical Criticism: a Study in Method.  New York: Macmillan, 1965.  Rpt. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1978.

      • Cohen, Jodi R.  Communication Criticism: Developing your Critical Powers.  London: Sage, 1998.

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