Welcome to the website of the Rhetoric Society of America

RSA is the umbrella organization for scholars and teachers in every discipline who are interested in rhetoric, the art of effective communication.

Kendall PhillipsThe Rhetoric Society of America represents a large and growing community of scholars, teachers and students interested in the study of rhetoric. RSA embraces a broad conception of rhetoric which includes spoken, written, visual and material texts circulating in a wide variety of situations ranging from the public to the private and from face-to-face to digital, within historical and contemporary social, political, and cultural contexts including race, gender, class, sexuality, and ethnicity among others.

Read more »

News

Book Series Call for Proposals

The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric

The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric is published by the Pennsylvania State University Press in collaboration with the Rhetoric Society of America. Books published in this series consider rhetoric as both a practice and as a theoretical lens through which to engage other fields; and they investigate how rhetoric itself is complicated as a result of this transdisciplinary exchange.

RSA 2015 Summer Institute - Record Number of Applications Received!

Annual Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research

Save the dates! July 26 - August 7, 2015

View all news

Events

June 1-7, 2015

2015 Biennial Summer Institute

University of Wisconsin - Madison


July 25 - August 7, 2015

Annual Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research

Hanover, NH


July 28 - August 1, 2015

20th Biennial Conference

Rhetoric Across Cultures

University of Tübingen, Germany

View all events
Read the Rhetoric Society Quarterly Get information about our conferences Get information about our institutes Learn about becoming a member Access members-only content

acls

Proud member of the American Council of Learned Societies