1st Edition

Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference

Edited By Damian Baca, Ellen Cushman, Jonathan Osborne Copyright 2019
    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference challenges the Eurocentric perspective from which the field of rhetoric is traditionally viewed. Taking a step beyond the creation of alternative rhetorics that maintain the centrality of the European and Greco-Roman tradition, this volume argues on behalf of pluriversal rhetorics that coexist as equally important on their own terms. A timely addition to the respected Landmark Essays series, it will be invaluable to students of history of rhetoric, literacy, composition, and writing studies.

    Section 1 Foundations

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    2. Gilyard, Keith. "Rapping, Reading, and Role Playing." Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991. 27-41.
    3. Malinowitz, Harriet. "Lesbian and Gay Studies: Landscape of an (Inter)Discipline." Textual Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Students and the Making of Discourse Communities. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1995. 45-64.
    4. Lyons, Scott Richard. "Rhetorical Sovereignty: What Do American Indians Want from Writing?" College Composition and Communication 51, no. 3 (2000): 447-68.
    5. Brandt, Deborah, Ellen Cushman, Anne Ruggles Gere, Anne Herrington, Richard E. Miller, Victor Villanueva, Min Zhan Lu, and Gesa Kirsch. "The Politics of the Personal: Storying Our Lives against the Grain." College English 64, no. 1 (2001): 41-62.
    6. Section 2 Un-othering Difference

    7. Flores, Lisa A. "Creating Discursive Space through a Rhetoric of Difference: Chicana Feminists Craft a Homeland." Quarterly Journal of Speech 82, no. 2 (1996): 142-56.
    8. Brueggemann, Brenda Jo, Linda Feldmeier White, Patricia A. Dunn, Barbara A. Heifferon, and Johnson Cheu. "Becoming Visible: Lessons in Disability." College Composition and Communication 52, no. 3 (2001): 368-98.
    9. Richardson, Elaine. "Introduction: don’t we still have to prove our humanity?" and "African American-centered rhetoric, composition, and literacy: theory and research." African American Literacies. London: Routledge, 2003. 1-5, 95-113.
    10. Pritchard, Eric Darnell, and Maria L. Bibbs. "Sista’ Outsider: Queer Women of Color and Hip Hop." Home Girls Make Some Noise: Hip-hop Feminism Anthology. Edited by Gwendolyn Pough, Mark Anthony Neal, and Joan Morgan. Mira Loma: Parker Publishing, 2007. 19-40.
    11. Baca, Damián. "Preface." and "Mestiz@ Scripts and the Rhetoric of Subversion." Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations and the Territories of Writing. New York: Palgrave MacMillan: 2008. xv-xviii, 1-15.
    12. Section 3 Interventions within Difference

    13. Jarrett, Susan. "Teaching Across and Within Differences." College Composition and Communication 43, no. 3 (1992): 315-18.
    14. Mailloux, Steven. "Rhetorical Studies: Future Prospects." Reception Histories: Rhetoric, Pragmatism and American Cultural Politics. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1998. 182-96.
    15. Ratcliffe, Krista. "Rhetorical listening: A Trope for Interpretive Invention and a ‘Code of Cross-Cultural Conduct.’" College Composition and Communication 51, no. 2 (1999): 195-224.
    16. Mao, LuMing. "Beyond Bias, Binary, and Border: Mapping out the Future of Comparative Rhetoric." Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 43, no. 3 (2013): 209-25.
    17. Horner, Bruce, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur. "Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual Approach." College English 73, no. 3 (2011): 303–21.


    Damián Baca is Associate Professor of English and Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona and faculty with the Bread Loaf Graduate School of English in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is author of Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing (2008) and lead editor of Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114BCE to 2012CE (2010).

    Ellen Cushman is Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, she is the author of The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People’s Perseverance (2012) and coeditor of the forthcoming 2nd edition of Literacies: A Critical Sourcebook (with Christina Haas and Mike Rose).

    Jonathan Osborne is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Northeastern University. His research interests include African American rhetorics and modern/postmodern rhetorical theory, with a focus on Black conservative rhetoric and critical race theory.