Series Editors
Cheryl Glenn, The Pennsylvania State University
Shirley Wilson Logan, University of Maryland

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STUDIES IN RHETORICS AND FEMINISMS promotes and amplifies the interdisciplinarity of rhetorics and feminisms, connecting rhetorical inquiry with contemporary academic, sociopolitical, and economic concerns. Books in the series explore such enduring questions of rhetoric’s rich and complex histories (globally and locally) as well as rhetoric’s relevance to current public exigencies of social justice, power, opportunity, inclusion, equity, and diversity. This attention to interdisciplinarity has already transformed the rhetorical tradition as we have known it (upper-class, public, powerful, mostly political, antagonistic, and delivered by men) into regendered, inclusionary rhetorics (democratic, deliberative, diverse, collaborative, private, intersectional, and delivered by all people). Our cultural, political, and intellectual advancements will be enriched by exploring the varied ways rhetorics and feminisms intersect and animate one another (and take us in new political, cultural, scientific, communicative, and pedagogical directions).

The series editors seek both high-quality traditional and cutting-edge scholarly work that extends the significant relationship between rhetoric and feminism within various genres and genders, cultural contexts, historical periods, methodologies, theoretical positions, and methods of delivery (e.g., print, spoken, embodied, visual, verbal, digital).

Since its founding in 2002, the series has published over thirty books, some of which have earned prizes from the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. These scholarly works continue to be foundational to the expansion (and illumination) of rhetorical traditions and practices, particularly those that are fueled by (proto)feminist theories and concomitant political issues.

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed to Cheryl Glenn ( and Shirley Wilson Logan (

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Your proposal should outline the rationale and projected audience for the book and its relation to other books in the field; include the book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the timetable for completion, and the introduction and (if available) a sample chapter. Please also send the CV of the author(s) or editor(s).

Cheryl GlennAbout the Editors

Cheryl Glenn is Distinguished University Professor of English and Women's Studies, Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, and co-founder of Penn State's Center for Democratic Deliberation. She has earned numerous research, scholarship, teaching, and mentoring awards and has delivered lectures and workshops across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2015, she received an honorary doctorate from Orebro University in Sweden for her rhetorical scholarship and influence. In 2019, she received the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Exemplar Award. Glenn’s rhetorical scholarship has earned her three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), various book and article awards, and the 2009 Rhetorician of the Year Award. She also has won five university teaching and mentoring awards and has served as 2008 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Her many scholarly publications include Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence; Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope; Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts; Rhetorical Education in America; The St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing; The Writer’s Harbrace Handbook; Making Sense: A Real-World Rhetorical Reader; The Harbrace Guide for College Writers; Harbrace Essentials; Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism. She and Stephen Browne co-edit “Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation,” a Pennsylvania State University Press series. 

Shirley Wilson LoganShirley Wilson Logan is professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, where she has taught courses and directed research in writing, composition theory, the history of rhetoric, and nineteenth-century African American rhetoric. Along with other positions, she has served as director of  Writing Programs, Associate Chair of the English Department, and chair of the Campus Writing Board. She served as the 2003 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chair of the Alliance of Rhetoric Societies, and President of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric. She was most recently honored with the George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award by the Rhetoric Society of America.

Her publications include With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women; We Are Coming: The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women; and Liberating Language: Sites of Rhetorical Education in Nineteenth-Century Black America, along with numerous articles and essays.