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Revised PhD Reading List: February 18, 2014 (Effective Fall 2014

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Total: 3,209 pages
Rhetoric: Key Perspectives (2,297 pages)
Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/LaFrontera: The New Mestiza. 3rd. ed. San Francisco: Aunt
Lute, 2007. (258 pages)
Aristotle. Rhetoric. (62 pages)
Bakhtin, Mikhail.
Bakhtin, M.M., and Michael Holquist. “Discourse in the Novel.” The Dialogic
Imagination. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981. (164 pages)
Bakhtin, M.M., Michael Holquist, Vern McGee, and Caryl Emerson. “The Problem with
Speech Genres.” Speech Genres and Other Late Essays. Austin:
University of
Texas Press, 1986. (43 pages)
Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Illuminations:
Essays and Reflections. Trans. Harry Zohn. Ed. Hannah Arendt. New York: Schocken,
1968. 217-51. (35 pages)
Burke, Kenneth.
A Grammar of Motives. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1945 (Part 1) (126 pages)
A Rhetoric of Motives. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952 (Parts 1 and 2) (183 pages)
“Terministic Screens.” Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and
Method. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. (19 pages)
“Definition of Man.” Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and
Method. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. (24 pages)
Clark, Gregory, and S. Michael Halloran, ed. Oratorical Culture in Nineteenth-Century
America: Transformations in the Theory and Practice of Rhetoric. Carbondale: Southern
Illinois University Press, 1993. (281 pages)
Foucault, Michel.
“The Discourse on Language.” The Archaeology of Knowledge. New York: Pantheon
Books, 1972. (Appendix to The Archaeology of Knowledge). (23 pages)
The History of Sexuality. New York: Vintage Books 1985. (Parts 1 and 2) (49 pages)
“Docile Bodies.” Discipline and Punish. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. (35 pages)
“Panopticon.” Discipline and Punish. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. (12 pages)
Haraway, Donna J.
"The Cyborg Manifesto” The Haraway Reader. New York: Routledge, 2003. (34 pages)
"Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial
Perspective.” Feminist Studies 14.3 (Autumn 1988): 575-599. (25 pages)
Companion Species Manifesto. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2003. (100 pages)

Logan, Shirley Wilson. We Are Coming: The Persuasive Discourse of NineteenthCentury Black Women. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.
(255 pages)
Perelman, Chaim. The Realm of Rhetoric. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame
Press, 1990. (138 pages)
Plato Phaedrus: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/phaedrus.html (42 pages)
Gorgias: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/gorgias.html (31 pages)
Richards, I. A. The Philosophy of Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.
(185 pages)
Minh-ha, Trinh T. Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism:
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989. (173 pages)
Cluster: Rhetorical Situation (34 pages)
Bitzer, Lloyd F. “The Rhetorical Situation.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 1.1 (Jan. 1968):
1-14. (14 pages)
Response: Vatz, Richard E. “The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation.” Philosophy
and Rhetoric 6.3 (Summer 1973): 154-161. (8 pages)
Consigny, Scott. "Rhetoric and Its Situations.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 7.3 (Summer
1974): 175-186. (12 pages)
Cluster: Visual Rhetoric (366 pages)
Birdsell, David S., and Leo Groarke. “Toward a Theory of Visual Argument.” Argument
and Advocacy 33 (Summer 1996): 1-10. (10 pages)
Hawhee, Debra, and Paul Messaris. "What's Visual about 'Visual Rhetoric’?" Quarterly
Journal of Speech 95.2 (May 2009): 210-223. (14 pages)
Hill, Charles A., and Marguerite Helmers. Defining Visual Rhetorics. Mahwah, NJ:
Lawrence, Erlbaum, 2004. (342 pages)
Cluster: Feminist Rhetorics (118 pages)
Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. “The Rhetoric of Women’s Liberation: An Oxymoron”
Communication Studies 50.2 (Summer 1999): 125-137. (13 pages)
Response: Biesecker, Barbara. "Coming to Terms with Recent Attempts to Write Women
into the History of Rhetoric.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 25.2 (1992): 140-161. (22
pages)
Reply: Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. "Biesecker Cannot Speak for Her Either.” Philosophy
and Rhetoric 26.2 (1993): 153-159. (7 pages)
Ede, Lisa, Cheryl Glenn, and Andrea Lunsford. "Border Crossings: Intersections of

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Rhetoric and Feminism." Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric
(Autumn 1995): 401-441. (42 pages)

Foss, Sonja K, and Cindy L. Griffin, "Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for Invitational
Rhetoric” Communication Monographs 62.1 (Mar. 1995): 2-18. (17 pages)
Hamlet, Janice D. "Assessing Womanist Thought: The Rhetoric of Susan L. Taylor."
Communication Quarterly 48.4 (Fall 2000): 420-436. (17 pages)
Cluster: African-American Rhetorics (83 pages)
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. “The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g)”
Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning.” The Signifying
Monkey:
Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism New York:
Oxford
University Press, 1988. (Chapter 2) (45 pages)
Gilyard, Keith. "Introduction: Aspects of African American Rhetoric as a Field.” African
American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Elaine B.
Richardson
and Ronald L. Jackson. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois
University Press, 2007.
(18 pages)
Smith, Arthur L. (Molefi Kete Assante), "Socio-Historical Perspectives of Black
Oratory.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 56.3 (Oct. 1970): 264-269. (6
pages)
McPhail, Mark Lawrence. "The Politics of (In)visiblity in African American Rhetorical
Scholarship: A (Re)quest for an African Worldview” Understanding
African
American Rhetoric: Classical Origins to Contemporary
Innovations. Ed. Ronald
L. Jackson II and Elaine B. Richardson. New York:
Peter Lang Publishers,
224-237. (14 pages)
Cluster: Digital Rhetorics (311 pages)
Brooke, Collin Gifford. Lingua Fracta: Toward a Rhetoric of New Media. Cresskill, NJ:
Hampton Press, 2009. (222 pages)
Delagrange, Susan H. “Chapter 4: Visual Arrangement as Inquiry.” Technologies of
Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World. Logan, UT: Utah State
University Press: Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2011.
(39 pages)
Banks, Adam J. "Looking Forward to Look Back: Technology Access and
Transformations in African American Rhetoric.” African American
Rhetoric(s):
Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Elaine B. Richardson and
Ronald L. Jackson.
Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.
(15 pages)

Queen, Mary. "Transnational Rhetorics in a Digital World.” College English. Special
Topic: Transnational Feminist Rhetorics (May 2008): 522-528. (7 pages)
Porter, James E. "Recovering Delivery for Digital Rhetoric and Human-Computer
Interaction." : http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/porter/porter_digitaldelivery.pdf
(28
pages)