edited by Kathleen J. Turner and Jason Edward Black
contributions by Margaret Franz, Madison A. Krall, Joe Edward Hatfield, J. Michael Hogan, Andre E. Johnson, Melody Lehn, Lisbeth A. Lipari, Chandra A. Maldonado, Roseann M. Mandziuk, Christina L. Moss, Christopher J. Oldenburg, Sean Patrick O'Rourke, Daniel P. Overton, Shawn J. Parry-Giles, Philip Perdue, Kathleen J. Turner, Andrew D. Barnes, Jason Edward Black, Bryan Crable, Adrienne E. Hacker Daniels and Matthew deTar
preface by Kathleen J. Turner
introduction by Jason Edward Black
University of Alabama Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-8173-9359-5 | Paper: 978-0-8173-6050-4
Library of Congress Classification E175.R435 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.072

A collection of essays providing insights into new directions in rhetorical history
Kathleen J. Turner’s 1998 multicontributor volume Doing Rhetorical History: Concepts and Cases quickly became a foundational text in the field, and the studies in the book have served as an important roadmap for scholars undertaking such scholarship. In the decades since its publication, developments in rhetorical-historical research, engaged scholarship, and academic interventionism have changed the practice of rhetorical history tremendously.

To address this shift, Turner and Jason Edward Black have edited a much-anticipated follow-up volume: Reframing Rhetorical History: Cases, Theories, and Methodologies, which reassesses both history as rhetoric and rhetorical history as practice. This new book attends to a number of topics that have become not just hot-button issues in rhetorical scholarship but have entrenched themselves as anchors within the field. These include digital rhetoric, public memory, race and ethnicity, gender dynamics and sexualities, health and well-being, transnationalism and globalization, social justice, archival methods and politics, and colonialism and decoloniality.

The sixteen essays are divided into four major parts: “Digital Humanities and Culture” introduces methods and cases using twenty-first century technologies; “Identities, Cultures, and Archives” addresses race and gender within the contexts of critical race theory, gendered health rhetoric, race-based public memory, and class/sectionalism; “Approaches to Nationalism and Transnationalism” explores ideologies related to US and international cultures; and “Metahistories and Pedagogies” explores creative ways to approach the frame of metarhetorical history given what the field has learned since the publication of Doing Rhetorical History.

Andrew D. Barnes / Jason Edward Black / Bryan Crable / Adrienne E. Hacker Daniels / Matthew deTar / Margaret Franz / Joe Edward Hatfield / J. Michael Hogan / Andre E. Johnson / Madison A. Krall / Melody Lehn / Lisbeth A. Lipari / Chandra A. Maldonado / Roseann M. Mandziuk / Christina L. Moss / Christopher J. Oldenburg / Sean Patrick O’Rourke / Daniel P. Overton / Shawn J. Parry-Giles / Philip Perdue / Kathleen J. Turner