Covid and . . . How To Do Rhetoric in a Pandemic is among the first edited collections to consider how rhetoric shapes Covid’s disease trajectory. Arguing that the circulation of any virus must be understood in tandem with the public communication accompanying it, this collection converses with interdisciplinary stakeholders also committed to the project of social wellness during pandemic times. With inventive ways of thinking about structural inequities in health, these essays showcase the forces that pandemic rhetoric exerts across health conditions, politics, and histories of social injustice.
Emily Winderman is assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Allison L. Rowland is Maurer Associate Professor of Performance & Communication Arts at St. Lawrence University.
Jennifer Malkowski is associate professor of communication arts and sciences at California State University, Chico.