Edited by Jessica Enoch, Danielle Griffin, and Karen Nelson
Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition
Edited by Thomas Rickert and Jennifer Bay
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978-1-64317-242-2 (paperback, $32.99); 978-1-64317-243-9 (hardcover, $65.99); 978-1-64317-244-6 (PDF, $19.99); 978-1-64317-245-3 (EPUB, $19.99) © 2021 by Parlor Press, with illustrations, bibliography, notes, and index. 293 pages.
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About This Book
The scholars in Feminist Circulations: Rhetorical Explorations Across Space and Time work at the nexus of gender, power, and movement to explore the rhetorical nature of circulation, especially considering how women from varying backgrounds and their rhetorics have moved and have been constrained across both space and time. Among the central characters studied in this collection are early modern laborers, letter writers, petitioners, and embroiderers; African American elocutionists, freedom singers, and bloggers; Muslim religious leaders; Quaker suffragists; South African filmmakers; nineteenth-century conduct book writers; and twenty-first-century pop stars. To generate their claims, contributors draw from and make use of a breadth of archival and primary documents: music videos, tweets, petitions, letters, embroidery work, speeches, memoirs, diaries, and made-for-television movies. Authors read these “texts” with scrutiny and imagination, adding distinction to their chapters’ arguments about circulation by zeroing in on specific rhetorical concepts that span from rhetorical agency, cultivation of ethos, and development of rhetorical education to capacities for social networking, collective and collaborative authorship, and kairotic interventions.
Contributors include Jane Donawerth, Jessica Enoch, Danielle Griffin, Nabila Hijazi, Shirley Logan, Elizabeth Ellis Miller, Karen Nelson, Michele Osherow, Ruth Osorio, Erin Sadlack, Adele Seeff, and Lisa Zimmerelli.
About the Editors
Jessica Enoch is Professor of English at the University of Maryland where she also directs the Academic Writing Program. Her recent publications include Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women’s Work, Women at Work: Rhetorics of Gender and Labor (with David Gold); Mestiza Rhetorics: An Anthology of Mexicana Activism in the Spanish-Language Press, 1887-1922 (with Cristina Devereaux Ramírez) and Retellings: Opportunities for Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition (with Jordynn Jack).
Danielle Griffin is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Maryland. She has published in Rhetorica and is a recent recipient of the Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation Fellowship and the Endowed Summer Fellowship for Archival Work in English Studies at the University of Maryland.
Karen Nelson is Director of Research Initiatives and Co-Director of the Center for Literary & Comparative Studies in the Department of English at the University of Maryland.
Nelson serves as Editor for the Sixteenth Century Journal. Publications include articles on Spenser, Shakespeare, and early modern women writers, and Conflict, Concord: Attending to Early Modern Women; Masculinities, Childhood, Violence: Attending to Early Modern Women—and Men (with Amy E. Leonard); and Women, Writing, and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart Britain (with Jane Donawerth, Mary Elizabeth Burke, and Linda Dove). In 2014 the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women bestowed her with a Lifetime Achievement Award.