SIU Department Name | Page Title

siu logo siupress logo

SIU logo

Banner

Main Content Area

Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope

Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope

Add to Cart

Cheryl Glenn

$40.00

E-book (Other formats: Paperback)
978-0-8093-3695-1

11/12/2018

Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms

 

Additional Materials

About the Book

Rhetoric and feminism have yet to coalesce into a singular recognizable field. In this book, author Cheryl Glenn advances the feminist rhetorical project by introducing a new theory of rhetorical feminism. Clarifying how feminist rhetorical practices have given rise to this innovative approach, Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope equips the field with tools for a more expansive and productive dialogue.
 
Glenn’s rhetorical feminism offers an alternative to hegemonic rhetorical histories, theories, and practices articulated in Western culture. This alternative theory engages, addresses, and supports feminist rhetorical practices that include openness, authentic dialogue and deliberation, interrogation of the status quo, collaboration, respect, and progress. Rhetorical feminists establish greater representation and inclusivity of everyday rhetors, disidentification with traditional rhetorical practices, and greater appreciation for alternative means of delivery, including silence and listening. These tenets are supported by a cogent reconceptualization of the traditional rhetorical appeals, situating logos alongside dialogue and understanding, ethos alongside experience, and pathos alongside valued emotion.
 
Threaded throughout the book are discussions of the key features of rhetorical feminism that can be used to negotiate cross-boundary mis/understandings, inform rhetorical theories, advance feminist rhetorical research methods and methodologies, and energize feminist practices within the university. Glenn discusses the power of rhetorical feminism when applied in classrooms, the specific ways it inspires and sustains mentoring, and the ways it supports administrators, especially directors of writing programs. Thus, the innovative theory of rhetorical feminism—a theory rich with tactics and potentially broad applications—opens up a new field of research, theory, and practice at the intersection of rhetoric and feminism. 
 

Authors/Editors

Cheryl Glenn is Distinguished Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University, the director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric there, and a coeditor of the Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms series of books. Her publications include Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity through the Renaissance; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence; Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts; and Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century: Historiography, Pedagogy, and Politics.