In the latest ASHR interview, I speak with Professor of Communication Ned O’Gorman (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and new editor of Journal for the History of Rhetoric (formerly Advances in the History of Rhetoric). Professor O’Gorman is the author of Politics for Everybody: Reading Hannah Arendt in Uncertain Times, Lookout America! The Secret Hollywood Film Studio at the Heart of the Cold War, The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America since the Kennedy Assassination, and Sprits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy. In addition to discussing his interest in the history of rhetoric, I also spoke to Professor O’Gorman about the change of our journal’s name to Journal for the History of Rhetoric, as well as what first-time submitters can expect from the review and publication process.
In this interview, I speak to Krista Klocke, a PhD student in Rhetoric and Professional Communication with a teaching assistantship in the Public Speaking Program at Iowa State University. Klocke’s paper, “Sacred Kairos and Secular Chronos: Angelina Grimke’s Negotiation of the Temporal and Eternal in the ‘Pennsylvania Hall Address,'” was the recipient of the 2018 ASHR Student Paper Award.
A Call for Papers from the American Society for the History of Rhetoric for the 111th Annual ECA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland: April 1 to April 5, 2020
Submission Deadline: October 14, 2019
The American Society for the History of Rhetoric invites completed papers and panel or roundtable proposals from scholars who take a historical approach to the study of rhetoric. We welcome submissions on all historical aspects of rhetoric, in all historical periods, and with reference to all intellectual, national, and cultural communities. Our scope includes, but is not limited to, historical approaches to rhetorical theory, discourse, criticism, pedagogy, and media studies. We especially welcome proposals that address the convention theme: HARBORING INNOVATION.
In this interview, I speak to Dr. Joanna Kenty about making connections between rhetorical studies and classics. Dr. Kenty is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Roman political oratory.
The officers and Steering Committee of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric acknowledge and support the efforts of NCA (and many of its divisions) and RSA to examine assumptions about and change protocols governing the ways scholars and scholarship gain official recognition.
We also acknowledge and support those scholars in our discipline who have long been striving for more diverse and inclusive institutions within and without the academy. We know there is lots of work to do. For our part, we pledge to better orient ASHR’s practices, programming, spaces, and pages around matters and realities of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Our founding and continuing mission is to promote the study of rhetoric in all periods, languages, and cultural contexts, and we hope to help make the history of rhetoric a more diverse and inclusive sub-field within Communication and Rhetorical Studies.