Rhetorics Change / Rhetoric's Change
Sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of America, Published collaboratively by Intermezzo and Parlor Press.

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ISBN: 978-1-60235-502-6 

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Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change features selected essays, multimedia texts, and audio pieces from the 2016 Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference, which spotlighted the theme “Rhetoric and Change.” The pieces are broadly focused around eight different lines of thought:  Mediated Rhetorics; Rhetoric and Science; Bodies, Embodiment; Digital Rhetorics; Languages and Politics;  Apologia, Revolution, Reflection; and Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity, and the Future of Feminist Rhetoric. Simultaneously familiar yet new, the value of this collection can be found in the range of its modes and voices.


Introduction: Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change 
Jenny Rice, Chelsea Graham, and Eric Detweiler


Listening to Memorial Soundscapes 
Kati Fargo Ahern

Camel City Soundscape 
Nathan H. Bedsole, Grant Livesay, and Jennifer A. Malkowski

The Local and the Global 
Ian Derk

Co-Creating Sonic Publicness 
Ben Harley

Breaking Silence and Bringing Change: A Soundscape of Feminist Protest 
Abigail Lambke

Body of Research: Materialities of Sonic Awareness 
Scott Lunsford

Drone Songs Volume 1 
George F. (Guy) McHendry, Jr., Tim Rapp, and Cat Henning

Hearing the Chance of Space/Place: Changing Immobilized Identities 
Eda Ozyesilpinar

Timothy Richardson

Video Games and Memory 
Nathan Riggs and Christopher Stuart

Marching On 
Christal Seahorn and Patricia Droz

“Live from Times Square”: Live Camera Feed Websites and the Sounds of Vicarious Surveillance 
Anthony Stagliano

Welcome to the Vibratorium 
Jennifer Ware and Ashley Hall

I. Mediated Rhetorics 

A Podcast?! Whatever Gave You That Idea? Some Reverberations from Walter Benjamin’s Radio Plays 
Eric Detweiler

Notes Toward Heavy Music as Maker Practice 
Trisha Campbell

Aftershock Rhetorics and Mediated Events: Disaster, Disruption, Visuality 
Joshua Abboud

Ambient Propaganda: Attunement, Affect, and the Chinese Dream 
Matthew Overstreet

What Color Is Your Superhero? Race, Comics, and Mediated Icons in John Lewis’s March Trilogy 
Meta G. Carstarphen

II. Rhetoric and Science 

Bioscience as Change Agent: Rhetorics of Restraint and Inevitability in Response to Advances in Genetic Technologies 
Leah Ceccarelli

The Oikos as Economic Rhetoric: Toward an Ontological Investigation of Rhetorical Biopolitics 
Joshua S. Hanan

A Daoist Rhetoric of Science 
Christopher Lee Adamczyk

Climate Change Means Everything-Change: Apocalyptic Rhetoric as Diagnosis of Systemic Dysfunction 
Esben Bjerggaard Nielsen

III. Bodies, Embodiment 

Making and Mattering 
Ann Shivers-McNair

Re-Visioning Roadblocks: The Corporeality of Bodies in the Archive 
Elizabeth Baddour

Nadia, the Tattooed Lady Pastor: The Orthodoxy of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Unorthodox Embodied Rhetoric 
Barbara Little Liu

Rhetoric and the Animal Turn: Addressing the Challenges of a Cross-Species Art of Persuasion 
Alex C. Parrish

IV. Digital Rhetorics 

Resisting the “Singularly Tellable Space”: Re-Seeing Networks in Rhetorical Studies 
Tarez Samra Graban, John Jones, Dawn Opel, and Ana Cooke

Jian Ghomeshi’s Inopportune Moment 
Robb Conrad Lauzon and Christopher Adamczyk

The Stories They Tell: Silence in German Holocaust Memorials 
Laura Carroll

Changing Words into Numbers: Rhetoric, the Digital Humanities, and Methodological Transparency 
Seth Long

V. Language and Politics 

Ghender Neutral: Furthering Equality Through Linguistic Neutrality 
Marcia Allison

Law and Epideictic: The Complex Publics of Legal Discourse 
Doug Coulson

HeForShe: Emma Watson and the Enlisting of Men in the “Feminist” Cause 
Heidi Hamilton

Barack Obama, Tropology, and Ideas of Africa 
Kundai Chirindo

VI. Apologia, Revolution, Reflection 

Keep Calm, Carry On, and Above All: Don’t Apologize! Changing Rhetoric in the Service of Stalling Political Change 
Lisa S. Villadsen

What Are We Doing and Why Are We Doing It? A Survey of Shared Exigencies in Contemporary Histories of Rhetoric 
Ryan Skinnell

So Are They Made or Do They Just Come about? The Need for Revising the Rhetoric of Revolutionary Change 
Joseph Kubiak

Reevaluating Our Commitments: Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity, and the Future of Feminist Rhetoric 
Sarah Ann Singer, Rachel Bloom-Pojar, Tasha N. Dubriwny, Tiffany Kinney, Megan D. McFarlane, Carrie Murawski, Jennifer Edwell, Robin E. Jensen,

Looking in from the Outside, or A Few Angles on Rhetoric and Change 
Louise W. Knight


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