Rhetorics Change / Rhetoric’s Change

Edited by Jenny Rice, Chelsea Graham, and Eric Detweiler

Sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of America. Published collaboratively by Parlor Press and Intermezzo.

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978-1-60235-502-6 (ePub) © 2018 by The Rhetoric Society of America. Individual chapters are copyrighted by the respective authors and published under Creative Commons license, “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0),” subject to the standard conditions.

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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.

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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