Rhetoric, Politics & Culture
New Journal Coming Soon
Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture (RPC) embraces a pluralistic approach to rhetorical scholarship. The journal is open to a variety of methodological approaches, from close textual and/or historical analysis to critical/cultural, ethnographic, performative, artistic, and/or theoretical work. The journal invites scholarship on rhetorics of marginalization, structure, materiality, and power; politics, advocacy, and activism; and beyond. Foremost to its mission is featuring perspectives that question in/justice, in/equity, power, and democracy and that attend to interlocking structures of power within their geopolitical and historical contexts. This journal also invites rhetorical scholarship that archives, documents, theorizes, or participates in forms of individual and collective public interventions, advocacy, activism, and resistance to such structures.
Carmen Kynard is the Lillian Radford Chair in Rhetoric and Composition and professor of English at Texas Christian University. She traces her research and teaching at “Education, Liberation, and Black Radical Traditions” (http://carmenkynard.org).
Bryan J. McCann is associate professor in the department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University. His publications include The Mark of Criminality: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era (University of Alabama Press, 2017).
SUPPORT RHETORIC, POLITICS, AND CULTURE
We are now accepting donations toward RPC‘s start-up fund! Click the button below to donate via MSU’s online giving page.
RPC Sponsoring Members
Rhetoric, Politics & Culture and MSU Press would like to thank the following departments, institutions, and individuals for their generous support of RPC’s launch.
Total donations to date: $50,089
Each year, on this page, we will list the total annual expense incurred by the press to produce the journal. Production costs include author honorariums, copyediting, typesetting, online hosting, and subscription management.
Note: Due to Michigan’s stay-at-home order, our offices are closed and there have been some delays in receiving mail, including any donations recently sent by check. As such, the following list may not be completely up-to-date. We will continue to update it as more information becomes available.
Up to $1,000
Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh
Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Communication Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College
Department of Communication Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, Syracuse University
National Communication Association
Texas A&M University
University of Minnesota
University of Montana
University of Washington
Up to $3,000
Colorado State University
Department of Communication & Film, University of Memphis
Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University
Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University
Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas
University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
More than $3,000
Bryan Crable, Waterhouse Family Institute, Villanova University
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences, Penn State University
Department of Communication Studies, The University of Iowa
Other Sponsors (submitted online via MSU University Advancement)
Karrin V. Anderson
Lisa M. Corrigan
Jeffrey A. Bennett
Karma R. Chávez
Antonio De Velasco
Amanda N. Edgar
Christina R. Foust
Leslie A. Hahner
Jenna N. Hanchey
Roderick P. Hart
Megan F. Hartline
Diane M. Keeling
Casey R. Kelly
Ashley N. Mack
Christa J. Olson
Catherine H. Palczewski
Eva M. Reyes
Elaine B. Richardson
Bradley A. Serber
Leland G. Spencer
Sarah J. Tracy
Lynne M. Webb
Fundraising and Organizing Team
We would like to acknowledge and thank the organizing and fundraising efforts of these individuals, without whom RPC would not be possible.
Karma R. Chávez