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Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetorics? Locations, Scholarship, Discourse

Editor(s): Kirsti Cole
Contributors: Suellynn Duffey, Rebecca Gardner, Heather Blain Vorhies, Janella Moy, Amy Mecklenburg Faenger, Lydia McDermott,

Book Description

The chapters collected in this book generate discussion about the intersections of feminisms and rhetorics, as well as the ways in which those intersections are productive. This collection focuses on the locations of feminist rhetorics, the various discourses that invoke “feminism” or “feminist,” and the scholarship that provokes, challenges, and deliberates issues of key concern. In focusing on challenge and location, this collection acknowledges the academic and socio-discursive spaces that feminisms, and rhetorics on or about feminisms, inhabit. Feminism, but also women and what it means to be a woman, is a signifier under siege in public discourse. The chapters included here speak to the challenges and diversities of feminist rhetoric and discourse in public and private life, in the academy, and in the media. The authors represented in this collection present potential consequences for communities in the academy and beyond, spanning international, geopolitical, racial, and religious contexts.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5501-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5501-4
Date of Publication: 01/03/2014
Pages / Size: 385 / A5
Price: £49.99


Kirsti Cole is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literature at Minnesota State University. In addition to advising and teaching in the online Teaching Writing Graduate Certificate, and the MS in Communications and Composition, she teaches literary, argumentation, and composition theory. She has published on women in the profession and feminist pedagogy in College English, JAC, and Harlot. She has also published a chapter on poststructural interpretations of transatlantic Gothic literature.