The proliferation of books in the history of rhetoric has been exponential both in number and in quality.
For NCA 2020, ASHR is hosting two virtual book-review panels. Panelists record a video of their book review (posted below when available) discussing two questions—how the book advances historiography in communication and how the book can be used in the classroom.
Authors will serve as respondents to these virtual reviews at the times listed below.
Book Review Panel 1
Friday, 11/20: 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
T. Kenny Fountain for Patricia Roberts-Miller’s Rhetoric & Demagoguery
Thomas R. Dunn for Pamela VanHaitsma’s Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age
Pamela VanHaitsma discusses her book Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age
Tiffany Lewis for Paul Stob’s Intellectual Populism: Democracy, Inquiry, and the People
Karen E. Whedbee for Susan C. Jarratt’s Chain of Gold: Greek Rhetoric in the Roman Empire
Freya Thimsen for Omedi Ochieng’s Intellectual Imagination: Knowledge and Aesthetics in North Atlantic and African Philosophy
Timothy Barney for Stephen M. Underhill’s The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI
Book Review Panel 2
Saturday, 11/21: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Justin Eckstein for Craig Rood’s After Gun Violence: Deliberation and Memory in an Age of Political Gridlock
Jenell Johnson for Jeffrey A. Bennet’s Managing Diabetes: The Cultural Politics of Disease
Carly S. Woods for Jessica Enoch’s Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women’s Work
Lisa Melonçon for Susan Wells’ Robert Burton’s Rhetoric: An Anatomy of Early Modern Knowledge
Jessica M. Prody for Stacey K. Sowards’ ¡Sí, Ella Puede! The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers
Martin Camper for Davida H. Charney’s Persuading God: Rhetorical Studies of First-Person Psalms
Davida H. Charney discusses her book Persuading God: Rhetorical Studies of First-Person Psalms