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Table of Contents By Author Baron, Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes………………………..…...…...……...……...…….…….7 Black and Shandell, Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre, 1912–1945.……………....………………………….......……………………………………………………11 Bradbury, Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism: Literacy, Education, and Class……………………13 Campbell, Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth: Ulysses S. Grant’s Postpresidential Diplomacy…………..…………………2 Cronin, An Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America………….…………………12 Dinges and Leckie, A Just and Righteous Cause: Benjamin H. Grierson’s Civil War Memoir……………...……………..15 Gustaitis, Chicago Transformed: World War I and the Windy City……………………………………………....………………6 Hartley, The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois: Paul Powell, Clyde L. Choate, John H. Stelle……………........……………9 Hatzenbuehler, Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation …………………………………………………..1 Howlett and Cohan, John Dewey, America’s Peace-Minded Educator ………………………………………………………10 Johnson, Antebellum American Women’s Poetry: A Rhetoric of Sentiment…………….......……………………………..…14 Kimbrell, The Primitive Observatory ………………………………….……………….…………………………………………….4 Lindberg and Sykes, Shattered Sense of Innocence: The 1955 Murders of Three Chicago Children.…………………….15 Mattingly, Secret Habits: Catholic Literacy Education for Women in the Early Nineteenth Century…………...………….12 Meyer, Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois……………………….…………………………………………………………………………….15 Neel, Plato, Derrida, and Writing…………………..…………………………………………………………………………………16 Olson, Stanley Fish, America’s Enfant Terrible: The Authorized Biography………….…………………………………………..3 Ratcliffe, Anglo-American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Traditions: Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, Adrienne Rich..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………16 Richter, No Acute Distress…………………………………..…………………………………………………………………..........5 Robinson, Southern Illinois Birds: An Annotated List and Site Guide……………………………………………………….….15 Ryan, Myers, and Jones, Rethinking Ethos: A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric………………………………….14 Schwegman, The Natural Heritage of Illinois: Essays on Its Lands, Waters, Flora, and Fauna……………………………….8 Turner and Soper, Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay…………………………………………………………….16 Ward, When the Cock Crows: A History of the Pathé Exchange…..…………………………………………………………….11 Weidner, The Green Ghost: William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind………..……………………………………………….13 Yarbrough, After Rhetoric: The Study of Discourse beyond Language and Culture………………………………………….16

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Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler Comparing the still-relevant views of two giants of history Although the nation changed quite a bit

of common interest: race and slavery, the

between the presidential terms of Thomas

pros and cons of political parties, state

Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, these

rights versus federal authority, religion

two leaders shared common interests and

and the presidency, presidential powers

held remarkably similar opinions on im-

under the Constitution, or the proper polit-

portant issues. In Jefferson, Lincoln, and

ical economy for a republic. Relying on the

the Unfinished Work of the Nation, Ronald

pair’s own words in their letters, writings,

L. Hatzenbuehler describes the views of

and speeches, Hatzenbuehler explores

two of our nation’s greatest presidents

similarities and differences between the

and explains how these views provide

two men on contentious issues.

valuable insight into modern-day debates.

Jefferson and Lincoln wrestled with many

In this groundbreaking new study—the

of the same ideas that intrigue and divide

first extended examination of the ideas

Americans today. In his thought-provoking

of both Lincoln and Jefferson—Hatzen-

work, Hatzenbuehler details how the two

buehler provides readers with a succinct

presidents addressed these ideas, which

guide to the statesmen’s opinions that still

are essential to understanding not only

resonate today, comparing and contrast-

America’s history but also the continuing

ing their reasoned judgments on Amer-

influence of the past on the present.

ica’s republican form of government. Each chapter is devoted to one key area June $19.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3490-2 176 pages, 6 x 9, 8 illustrations

Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler is a professor emeritus of history at Idaho State University. Previously, he served as department chair and associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters. He is the author of “I Tremble for My Country”: Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry and a coauthor of Congress Declares War: Rhetoric, Leadership, and Partisanship in the Early Republic.

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Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership

“Ronald Hatzenbuehler furnishes in this valuable book what no previous historian has given us: a provocative comparative study of two American giants, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Here is comparative cultural-intellectual history at its best.” — Richard W. Etulain, author of Lincoln and Oregon: Country Politics in the Civil War Era and coeditor of the Concise Lincoln Library

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The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Satire Todd Nathan Thompson $29.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3422-3 192 pages, 6 x 9, 41 illustrations

Southern Illinois University Press

Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman Joseph R. Fornieri $34.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3329-5 248 pages, 6 x 9, 20 illustrations

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Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth Ulysses S. Grant’s Postpresidential Diplomacy Edwina S. Campbell How the eighteenth president’s world travels shaped American international relations In 1877 former president Ulysses S.

throughout the British Empire, Europe,

Grant, along with family and friends,

and Asia, meeting with monarchs, min-

embarked on a two-year world tour that

isters, and average citizens alike. Along

took him from Liverpool to Yokohama

the way, he created the model for the

with stops throughout Europe and Asia.

summitry and public diplomacy prac-

Biographers generally treat this tour as

ticed by future American presidents

a pleasure trip filled with sightseeing,

and articulated concepts of national

shopping, wining, and dining; how-

self-determination, international orga-

ever, Grant’s travels constituted a dip-

nization, and the peaceful settlement of

lomatic mission sanctioned by the U.S.

international disputes. By illuminating

government. In this revealing volume,

the significance of Grant’s often over-

Edwina S. Campbell chronicles Grant’s

looked postpresidential travels, Citizen

journey—the first diplomatic mission

of a Wider Commonwealth establishes

ever undertaken by a former U.S. pres-

the eighteenth president as a key dip-

ident—and demonstrates how it marked

lomat whose work strongly influenced

a turning point in the role of the United

the direction of U.S. foreign policy and

States in world affairs.

contributes substantially to the study of

Traveling commercially and on U.S.

American international relations.

Navy warships, Grant visited ports

April $34.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3478-0 272 pages, 6 x 9, 38 illustrations World of Ulysses S. Grant

Edwina S. Campbell is a former foreign service officer who worked on several presidential visits and summit meetings during her years with the Department of State. After leaving the diplomatic service, she taught American foreign policy

“Bringing to her subject impeccable credentials and keen insight as a former diplomat and as a professional historian, Edwina Campbell finally sets the record straight on the importance and meaning of Ulysses S. Grant’s 1877–79 world tour. In her lucid and fast-paced book Campbell makes clear that as his country’s ‘ambassador at large’ Grant pioneered the practice of public diplomacy. He was the first—and far from the last—former U.S. president to engage with people of other countries and cultures, from common people to businessmen to national leaders. Campbell’s book both adds to the growing revisionist scholarship on Grant and confirms that those who dismiss the contributions and legacy of the eighteenth president do so at their own peril.”

at the University of Virginia, was a professor of grand strategy at National Defense University, and retired in 2014 as a professor of national security studies at Air University. Since 1985 she has been a frequent practitioner of public diplomacy for the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State. Dr. Campbell’s numerous publications include Germany’s Past and Europe’s Future and a 1999 London Defence Study, The Relevance of American Power.

“Edwina Campbell examines the world tour taken by former president Ulysses S. Grant in the context of changes that occurred both globally and within the United States rather than as a sunset experience for a diminished past president somewhat down on his luck. Grant and his contemporaries realized the Civil War and the political, economic, and social changes that paralleled and followed it had empowered the United States and its place in the world. This is a very important book, not only for scholars of Grant but also for students of U.S. foreign policy, the latter part of the nineteenth century, and the evolution of the role of presidents in and out of office.”

— John David Smith, author of Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops


Southern Illinois University Press

­— Kenneth B. Moss, professor emeritus, National Security Studies, National Defense University


Stanley Fish, America’s Enfant Terrible The Authorized Biography Gary A. Olson A revealing account of a complex and controversial public intellectual One of the twentieth century’s most

this engrossing volume details Fish’s

original and influential literary theorists,

vibrant personal life and his remarkably

Stanley Fish is also known as a fascinat-

versatile career.

ingly atypical, polarizing public intellec-

Based on hundreds of hours of recorded

tual; a loud, cigar-smoking contrarian; and a lightning rod for both the political right and left. The truth and the limitations of this reputation are explored in Stanley Fish, America’s Enfant Terrible by Gary A. Olson. At once a literary biography and a traditional life story,

interviews with friends, enemies, colleagues, former students, family members, and Fish himself, along with material from the Stanley Fish archive, Stanley Fish, America’s Enfant Terrible is a clearly written narrative of the life of an important and controversial scholar.

Gary A. Olson is the president of Daemen College. Previously, he was the provost and vice president for academic affairs and a professor of English at Idaho State University. His most recent book is A Creature of Our Own Making: Reflections on Contemporary Academic Life. He also authored Justifying Belief: Stanley Fish and the Work of Rhetoric and coedited Postmodern Sophistry: Stanley Fish and the Critical Enterprise.

“Stanley Fish is a terrific teacher, writer, and raconteur whose brilliant jousting has transformed our thinking about language and literature. Gary Olson’s Stanley Fish: American’s Enfant Terrible is an engaging and entertaining biography that reinforces our sense of Stanley as an American original and recalls the heyday of literary theory and criticism.”

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—William A. Covino, president of California State University, Los Angeles

“This book is excellent at describing how Stanley Fish’s ‘intellectual fearlessness’ played itself out in Fish’s contentious life as an academic, university administrator, and public intellectual. Fish’s attempts to achieve rapid culture change at Duke University and at the University of Illinois at Chicago through aggressive hiring of star academics is well described, and Olson’s final chapter, which probes beneath Fish’s public persona, is particularly valuable. Readers of this book will be rewarded with a richer understanding of the person behind some of the most exciting and important intellectual work produced in America during the past fifty years.” — Michael Robertson, author of Stanley Fish on Philosophy, Politics, and Law

Stanley Fish at five years old with his two-year-old sister, Rita

Southern Illinois University Press



The Primitive Observatory Poems by Gregory Kimbrell Crab Orchard Series in Poetry—First Book Award

A humorous and unsettling collection of strange tales set in the Gilded Age The poems of The Primitive Observa-

and greed in a flamboyant, yet mat-

tory, set roughly in the Gilded Age, take

ter-of-fact style to create verse that is

readers into a dreamy, alluring world

both amusing and unsettling. Combin-

where hapless travelers, doomed heirs,

ing prose that evokes H. P. Lovecraft,

and other colorful types grapple with

classical mythology, and Marcel Proust

horrors. Within the pages of this book,

with the look and taut line of traditional

we find a group of cousins who wager

formalist verse, the poems appear on

their pets in endless games of mahjong,

the page as perfect rectangles, yet revel

a village whose inhabitants all dream

in narrative and linguistic absurdities.

the same dreams, and Maurice, who

The Primitive Observatory of fers a

watches Greta Garbo movies while waiting for death in the macabre home of his grandfather, a man suspected of sinister hypnosis and unspeakable crimes.

dark and evocative experience through the tangible grotesque. Fans of David Lynch, Franz Kafka, Edward Gorey, and the like will be startled, excited, and pleased by this entertaining and dis-

Kimbrell explores such themes as mem-

turbing book of poetry.

ory, class prejudice, family violence,

Gregory Kimbrell’s poems have appeared in Blackbird, the Laurel Review, and the Abaculi Project. Kimbrell is the events and programs coordinator for Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

March $15.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3480-3 80 pages, 6 x 9 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

“The Primitive Observatory is an astonishing construct: a museum of cinematic dreamscapes that push far beyond magic realism and allegory into luminous, unclassifiable narrative. This is masterful, strange, and essential work from a new voice.” — Joshua Poteat, author of The Regret Histories

Nocturne (Tremors of the Earth)

The Advance of the Glacier The habitants of Lesser Ransom, long acquainted with evil, looked up from their preparations for the difficult winter. The elder explained, The Prince of Darkness comes riding his chariot. Of course, the experimental balloonist heard precious little over the roaring fire that kept him aloft in the heavens. Instead, he observed the villagers’ kneeling as one in prayer. Perhaps he thought that they praised almighty God for the miracle of manned flight. All around them were strewn their antique implements: their reapers, their knives for slaughter—and on the air, a tang of guts, pigs’ insides suspended from iron hooks

Dear shadow, electric lights burn once more

that turned in the wind. The balloonist took off his cap

throughout this remote valley, though night

and waved to the villagers, who could make nothing of

arrived hours ago. Darkness will be restored

the letters in gold on the side of his basket. They knew

shortly. My only photograph of my brother

simply that from the earth, this infernal thing had risen

fell from the bedroom mantel and woke me

and that to the earth, it must return via a burning door.

from the dream in which I visited his grave. I always wanted to believe that the dead lay in undisturbed sleep. You, shadow, become still, listening to the footsteps and blunders of the fearful who retire one after the other in their homes above you. In the plane tree, the owl straightens its feathers, compacting its prey into a sphere of bone and gray hair.


Whatever the balloonist may have said then, as he fell, no one understood. He became lost within the brilliant folds of wreckage crowning a nearby hill. The villagers crossed themselves. And when the machine had finally grown cool, they heaped stones atop it—like, they said, the monuments once built by their heathen forefathers when terrible kings and warlords had been summoned to the halls of the death god in his mantle of white fur.

Southern Illinois University Press


No Acute Distress Poems by Jennifer Richter Crab Orchard Series in Poetry—Editor’s Selection

Bearing witness to the profound, merged experiences of illness and motherhood Jennifer Richter’s penetrating second

adult white female in no acute distress.”

collection of poems, No Acute Distress,

As the collection progresses, the speak-

introduces us to the unspoken struggles

er’s growing children bring new, wider

and unanticipated epiphanies of ill-

perspective to the poems; the heart of

ness and motherhood, subjects rarely

the book opens up to embrace the ad-

explored together in contemporary

olescents’ increasing self-sufficiency

poetry. The first poem of each section

and the body’s vibrant re-emergence

borrows from a classic joke form—one

into health.

begins, “An intractable migraine walks

No Acute Distress offers readers fresh

into a bar”—to consider the thin line this mother walks between the tragic and comic: debilitating pain met with increasingly absurd and desperate medical treatments.

language grounded in a masterful use of form, speaking with an urgency that acknowledges chronic pain’s cumulative damage to the body and spirit, and with an openness that allows for hope

Richter seasons her work with irony

and the inexplicable on the path to vic-

from the start, titling the book’s open-

torious recovery.

ing poem, “Pleasant, healthy-appearing

Jennifer Richter’s first book, Threshold, was chosen by former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey as a winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open

March $15.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3482-7 88 pages, 6 x 9 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

Competition. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, she has received an Oregon Literary Fellowship and currently teaches in Oregon State University’s MFA program.

I’m Used to Feeling Like I’m Moving Even When I’m Still In the ferry’s dim-lit belly we sit in seats our lives have recently assigned: father driver, mother passenger. Behind us, soothed by the boat’s loud drone, the baby finally sleeps. Yellow fluorescents stripe the hood, the dash, our laps. We squint to get a glimpse of what’s ahead; sea spray on the windshield settles into salt. A bit of home— damp waft of rumpled sheets—drifts in. Then fades. Lately my body’s felt docked, as in: all aboard.

“In this powerful and enthralling collection, Jennifer Richter struggles movingly to understand the relationship between self and body. With her finely tuned ear and her often wry humor, she faces how difficult it can be not only to survive physical and emotional trauma, but to preserve ourselves through it for those we love. Her unwavering vision makes it clear why this is worth fighting for, testifying with beautiful precision to the human intimacies it makes possible.” —Mary Szybist, winner of the

When he leans toward me, the boat’s black ramp starts

National Book Award for Poetry

grinding down. Mothers pull their children from the rails.

Pleasant, healthy-appearing adult white female in no acute distress Fancy seeing you here! my surgeon exclaims; his nurses roll their eyes above their masks. He drags a stool over, checks my line, winks Hi, Smiley. My chart notes say “cooperative.” Come here often? Three procedures, two years. One doctor. His findings are significant: put me under and I’ll laugh at anything. What’s a girl like you doing in a place like this? He’s warming up. He’s counting down. It only takes till 8—heavy velvet curtains rushing shut. House lights: down. His whisper from the wings: We’ve got to stop meeting like this. Did you hear the one about the woman whose illness made her confuse happiness and sadness? When her doctor said How are you? she grinned, Never better. Then she wailed, Never better.

Southern Illinois University Press



Chicago Transformed

World War I and the Windy City Joseph Gustaitis Exploring how World War I altered Chicago It’s been called the “war that changed

developments, movements, and people

everything,” and it is difficult to think

that helped shape Chicago.

of a historical event that had a greater

Although its focus is Chicago, this book

impact on the world than the First World War. Events during the war profoundly changed our nation, and Chi≠cago, especially, was transformed during this period. Between 1913 and 1919, Chicago transitioned from a nineteenth-century city to the metropolis it is today. Despite the importance of the war years, this period has not been documented adequately in histories of Chicago. Now, just in time for the centennial of the war, Joseph Gustaitis fills this gap in the historical record with Chicago Transformed: World War I and the Windy City, covering the important wartime events,

provides insight into change nationwide, as many of the effects that the First World War had on the city also affected the United States as a whole. Drawing on a variety of sources and written in an accessible style that combines economic, cultural, and political history, Chicago Transformed: World War I and the Windy City portrays Chicago before the war, traces the changes initiated during the war years, and shows how these changes still endure in the cultural, ethnic, and political landscape of this great city and the nation.

Joseph Gustaitis, a freelance writer and editor living in Chicago, is the auJuly $29.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3498-8 328 pages, 6 x 9, 101 illustrations

thor of Chicago’s Greatest Year, 1893 and many articles in the popular history field. Previously, Gustaitis worked as an editor for Collier’s Year Book and Collier’s Encyclopedia. He has also worked in television and won an Emmy Award for writing for ABC-TV’s FYI program.

“World War I did not live up to its billing to end all wars, but it did start several national trends, including the Great Migration, the spread of jazz, anti-German sentiments (which contributed to Prohibition and thus to organized crime), labor unrest, Mexican immigration, and the first sexual revolution. In the highly readable Chicago Transformed, Joseph Gustaitis crisply describes these trends and expertly analyzes how Chicago—a microcosm of America—was the focal point for the forces these developments unleashed. He brings to life a sorely overlooked period of Chicago history—the momentous years 1907–13.” — Greg

Borzo, author of The Chicago “L” and RAGBRAI: America’s Favorite Bicycle Ride

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Chicago’s Greatest Year, 1893: The White City and the Birth of a Modern Metropolis

Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard

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Dennis H. Cremin $34.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3250-2 256 pages, 6.125 x 9.25, 50 illustrations

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A Decisive Decade: An Insider’s View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s Robert B. McKersie $29.95t Cloth 978-0-80933244-1 288 pages, 6 x 9, 34 illustrations



A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes Dave Baron A portrait of a remarkable African American town in northern Illinois and how it transformed the author With a population of about two thou-

his experiences with Pembroke and its

sand, Pembroke Township, in an iso-

people. A native of nearby Kankakee,

lated corner of Kankakee County, Illi-

author Dave Baron first traveled to Pem-

nois, is one of the largest rural, black

broke on a church service trip at age

communities north of the Mason-Dixon

fifteen and saw real poverty firsthand,

Line. It is also one of the poorest places

but he also discovered a community

in the nation. Many black farmers from

possessing grace and purpose.

the South came to this area during the

Based on research, interviews with resi-

Great Migration; finding Chicago to be overcrowded and inhospitable, they were able to buy land at low prices in the township just sixty-five miles south of the city. The poor soil made it nearly impossible to establish profitable farms, however, and economic prosperity has eluded the region ever since. Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes chronicles the history of this inimitable township and shows the author’s personal transformation through

dents, and the author’s own experiences during many return trips to Pembroke, this book—part social, cultural, legal, environmental, and political history and part memoir—profiles a number of the colorful, longtime residents and considers what has enabled Pembroke to survive despite a lack of economic opportunities. Although Pembroke has a August $26.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3502-2 248 pages, 6 x 9, 18 illustrations

reputation for violence and vice, Baron reveals a township with a rich and varied history and a vibrant culture.

Dave Baron is a constitutional litigator for the city of Chicago with a degree in political science and economics from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School. He has been involved in a number of groups dedicated to improving race relations and combating poverty.

“When Americans think about black-white racial inequalities, they typically conjure images of urban settings. Dave Baron’s Pembroke shows us that these racial gaps persist in rural areas as well. His rich historical account illustrates how labor markets, housing policies, and the political arena in small-town America hold the same potential to expand or truncate African American life chances as they do in big cities. Baron’s book also documents the dedication and resilience demonstrated by residents as they struggle to improve their communities. This book is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the roots of the racial gaps that plague post–Civil Rights America.” —Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., Northwestern University Also of Interest

A New Deal for Bronzeville: Housing, Employment, and Civil Rights in Black Chicago, 1935–1955

Knock at the Door of Opportunity: Black Migration to Chicago, 1900–1919

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It’s Good to Be Black Ruby Berkley Goodwin $19.95t 978-0-8093-3122-2 280 pages, 5 x 8



The Natural Heritage of Illinois Essays on Its Lands, Waters, Flora, and Fauna John E. Schwegman The perfect companion for exploring the natural wonders of Illinois The Natural Heritage of Illinois is an en-

Ecosystem preservation is discussed,

gaging collection of ninety-four essays

including prescribed burning tech-

on the lands, waters, plants, and ani-

niques and volunteers aiding in natural

mals found in Illinois. Written in lively,

land management.

accessible prose, the book discusses

Animal and plant conservation in Illinois

how wind, water, glaciers, earthquakes, fire, and people have shaped Illinois’ landforms, natural habitats, rivers and streams, and the ways in which native plants and animals, from individual species to entire ecosystems, have thrived, survived, or died out.

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“These essays on Illinois plants, animals, rocks, landforms, and other natural phenomena in the state reflect the author’s lifetime of study. Many readers will feel as if they are with Schwegman in the field as they read these eloquently written vignettes of nature.” —Robert H. Mohlenbrock,

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University

is illustrated by essays that examine the efforts to save our dwindling Prairie Chicken population and to reintroduce river otters, the return of nesting bald eagles and cormorants to the state, the discovery of armadillos in southern Illinois, the pros and cons of feeding birds,

John E. Schwegman looks at the state’s

and the biological significance of frog

early natural history, including its pre-

calls. Essays on Illinois’ native plants

historic vegetation and wildlife. He de-

cover a wide range of topics, from de-

scribes surviving remnants of formerly

fensive strategies to poisonous and

widespread species, such as biting

edible species, prairie’s dependence on

horseflies so abundant they could kill

fire, how to recognize our wild roses,

a horse and flights of passenger pi-

orchids, prairie grasses, and more. Full

geons dense enough to block the sun.

of fascinating information and expert

He addresses issues of species decline,

knowledge, this book will prove invalu-

the ways animals adapt to climate

able to scholars, students, teachers, and

change and dwindling habitats, and

casual nature lovers.

the problem of invasive exotic species.

John E. Schwegman is the principal author of The Natural Divisions of Illinois, a classification of the state’s natural lands that guides the development of the Illinois Nature Preserves System. He established the Division of Natural Heritage at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and has served as a commissioner of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. In 2004 he received the Conservationist of the Year Award from the Illinois Native Plant Society. Currently, he serves as a consultant to the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.

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20 Day Trips in and around the Shawnee National Forest

The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History

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The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois Paul Powell, Clyde L. Choate, John H. Stelle Robert E. Hartley An unprecedented look at the groundbreaking work of three powerful southern Illinois politicians Many people are unaware that from

the battlefield courage that earned

1945 to 1975, downstate lawmakers

Choate the Medal of Honor as well as

dominated the Illinois political arena.

Stelle’s World War I participation and later

In The Dealmakers of Downstate Illi-

entrepreneurship, the book continues with

nois, Robert E. Hartley details the lives

an exploration of the groundwork for their

and contributions of three influential

collaborative legislative agenda and their

southern Illinois politicians, Paul Pow-

roles in the growth of Southern Illinois Uni-

ell, Clyde Choate, and John Stelle. He

versity and the passage of income tax leg-

describes how these “dealmakers”

islation. Hartley reviews the importance

were able to work with Democrats

of Powell’s relationship with Governor

and Republicans throughout the state

Stratton, Choate’s leadership of the 1972

to bring jobs and facilities to their re-

Democratic National Convention and his

gion. Using a variety of coalitions,

relationships with Governor Walker and

they maintained downstate political

with Chicago interests.

strength in the face of growing Chi-

The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois is a

cago influence.

vivid, straightforward tale of fighting in

Hartley traces the personal histories of

the legislative chambers, backstabbing

Powell, Choate, and Stelle, shows how

behind the scenes, and trading special

they teamed up to advance a downstate

favors for votes in pursuit of not only per-

political agenda, and reviews their chal-

sonal gain but also the advancement of a

lenges and successes. Beginning with an

neglected region.

May $27.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3474-2 200 pages, 6 x 9, 11 illustrations

“Veteran journalist Hartley captures neatly the ‘do good and do well’ political culture of southern Illinois through incisive portraits of three of the region’s most colorful and effective political leaders.”

account of early experiences, including

Robert E. Hartley is the author of many books published by Southern Illinois University Press, including Battleground 1948: Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the Most Surprising Election in Illinois History and Paul Powell of Illinois: A Lifelong Democrat. He was a journalist for Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers in Illinois from 1962

—Jim Nowlan, coauthor

to 1979 and served as executive editor of the Toledo Blade and as publisher of the

of Illinois Politics and Fixing Illinois

Journal-American in Bellevue, Washington.

Also of Interest

A Just Cause: The Impeachment and Removal of Governor Rod Blagojevich Bernard H. Sieracki. Foreword by Jim Edgar $32.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3463-6 232 pages, 6 x 9.25, 16 illustrations

Battleground 1948: Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the Most Surprising Election in Illinois History Robert E. Hartley $39.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3266-3 264 pages, 6 x 9, 14 illustrations

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John Dewey, America’s Peace-Minded Educator Charles F. Howlett and Audrey Cohan The pacifist activism of one of America’s leading educational theorists One of America’s preeminent educa-

In America’s Peace-Minded Educator,

tional philosophers and public intellectu-

authors Charles F. Howlett and Audrey

als, John Dewey is perhaps best known

Cohan take a close look at John Dewey’s

for his interest in the study of pragmatic

many undertakings on behalf of world

philosophy and his application of pro-

peace. Exploring his use of pragmatic

gressive ideas to the field of education.

philosophy to build a consensus for

Carrying his ideas and actions beyond

world peace, Howlett and Cohan illumi-

the academy, he tied his philosophy to

nate a previously neglected aspect of

pacifist ideology in America after World

his contributions to American political

War I in order to achieve a democratic

and social thought and remind us of the

world order. Although his work and life

importance of creating a culture of peace

have been well documented, his role in

through educational awareness.

the postwar peace movement has been generally overlooked.

Charles F. Howlett, a professor of education at Molloy College, is a coeditor of Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader and the author, coauthor, or coeditor of seven other books and numerous July $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3504-6 328 pages, 6 x 9, 15 illustrations


Audrey Cohan, a professor and a former department chair of education at Molloy College, is a coauthor of Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving the Not-So-Common Learner and a coauthor or coeditor of six other books and many articles.

“Although John Dewey’s reputation as a leading philosopher and educator is well established, far less is known about his participation in the quest for a peaceful world. This book helps restore the balance by providing an important, detailed, and well-researched study of Dewey’s intense, sometimes painful engagement with issues of war and peace.” —Lawrence S. Wittner, professor of history emeritus, SUNY at Albany Also of Interest

John Dewey and Continental Philosophy

Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy

Edited by Paul Fairfield

John Dewey. Edited and with an Introduction by Phillip Deen. Foreword by Larry A. Hickman

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John Dewey’s Educational Philosophy in International Perspective: A New Democracy for the Twenty-First Century Edited by Larry A. Hickman and Giuseppe Spadafora

$55.00s Cloth 978-0-8093-2911-3 192 pages, 6 x 9


Experiments in Democracy

Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre, 1912–1945 Edited by Cheryl Black and Jonathan Shandell Modeling a more inclusive, democratic America through cross-cultural and interracial performances In the first half of the twentieth century,

into the nation’s broader cultural

a number of American theatres and the-


atre artists fostered interracial collab-

Focusing on questions of race, ethnicity,

oration and socialization on stage, behind the scenes, and among audiences. In an era marked by entrenched racial segregation and inequality, these artists used performance to bridge America’s persistent racial divide and to bring African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, Native American, and Jewish American communities and traditions

gender, and sexuality on the stage in the decades preceding the Civil Rights era, Experiments in Democracy fills an important gap in our understanding of the history of the American stage— and sheds light on these still-relevant questions in contemporary American society.

Cheryl Black is a professor of theatre and an administrator at the University of Missouri. She is the author of The Women of Provincetown, 1915–1922, the president of the American Theatre and Drama Society, and a fellow of the Mid-America Theatre Conference.

June $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3468-1 312 pages, 6 x 9, 19 illustrations Theater in the Americas

Jonathan Shandell is an associate professor of theater arts at Arcadia University. His work has been published in the anthologies The Cambridge Companion to African American Theater and Authentic Blackness–“Real” Blackness: Essays on the Meaning of Blackness in Literature and Culture. He is the president of the Black Theatre Association.


When the Cock Crows

A History of the Pathé Exchange Richard Lewis Ward The story of an independent film and distribution company in early Hollywood Influential during Holly wood’s si-

in ownership, to its final years under

lent-film era, the Pathé Exchange was

the controversial leadership of Joseph

a multinational film company with a

P. Kennedy and the eventual merger of

production and distribution model very

the company’s production department

different from the self-contained units

with RKO.

of most major studios. When the Cock

Film historians have largely ignored the

Crows: A History of the Pathé Exchange, by Richard Lewis Ward, tells the unconventional story of this unique company, examining its triumphs and failures on the margins of the Hollywood system and its legacy in the movie business.

Pathé Exchange, despite its having produced some of the most famous early serials (including The Perils of Pauline) and distributed the first films of comedy legends Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, Laurel and Hardy, and Our Gang. When

Ward traces the company’s turbulent

the Cock Crows reveals the promise and

evolution from its roots as an American

peril of early Hollywood and establishes

distributor for its French parent studio,

the company’s vital place in film history,

through its many subsequent changes

creating a more vivid picture of this era.

Richard Lewis Ward is an associate professor at the University of South Alabama. He is the author of A History of the Hal Roach Studios, as well as numer-

June $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3496-4 248 pages, 6 x 9, 19 illustrations

ous articles about film history, particularly in the silent era.

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Secret Habits

Catholic Literacy Education for Women in the Early Nineteenth Century Carol Mattingly The forgotten contributions of Catholic women to literacy in early America Literacy historians have credited the Prot-

became important educators of women

estant mandate to read scripture, as well

in many areas of America. Using a per-

as Protestant schools, for advances in

formative rhetoric of good works that

American literacy. This belief, however,

emphasized civic involvement, Catholic

has overshadowed other important efforts

women were able to educate large num-

and led to an incomplete understanding of

bers of women and expand opportunities

our literacy history. In Secret Habits: Cath-

for literacy instruction.

olic Literacy Education for Women in the

A needed corrective to studies that have

Early Nineteenth Century, Carol Mattingly restores the work of Catholic nuns and sisters to its rightful place in literacy studies.

focused solely on efforts by Protestant educators, Mattingly’s work offers new insights into early nineteenth-century

Mattingly shows that despite widespread

women’s literacy, demonstrating that lit-

fears and opposition, including attacks by

eracy education was more religiously and

vaunted northeastern Protestant pioneers

geographically diverse than previously

of literacy, Catholic women nonetheless


Carol Mattingly is a professor emerita at the University of Louisville. She is July $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3492-6 280 pages, 6 x 9, 25 illustrations


the author of Appropriate(ing) Dress: Women’s Rhetorical Style in Nineteenth-Century America. Her writing has won the Elizabeth A. Flynn Award.

An Indispensable Liberty The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America Edited by Mary M. Cronin Most Americans today view freedom of

tradition, gender stereotypes, religion,

speech as a bedrock of all other liberties,

and fear of social unrest often led to nar-

a defining feature of American citizen-

row judicial and political protection for

ship. During the nineteenth century, the

freedom of expression by people whose

popular concept of American freedom

views upset the status quo.

of speech was still being formed. In An

The volume’s contributors blend social,

Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America, contributors examine attempts to restrict freedom of speech and the press during and after the Civil War.

cultural, and intellectual history to untangle the complicated strands of nineteenth-century legal thought. By chronicling the development of modern-day notions of free speech, this timely collec-

The nine essays that make up this collec-

tion offers both a valuable exploration of

tion show how, despite judicial, political,

the First Amendment in nineteenth-cen-

and public proclamations of support

tury America and a useful perspective on

for freedom of expression, factors like

the challenges to civil liberties today.

Mary M. Cronin is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is a March $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3472-8 312 pages, 6 x 9, 22 illustrations


coauthor of The Mass Media: Invention, Development, Application, and Impact and has published numerous essays and articles.

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Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism Literacy, Education, and Class Kelly Susan Bradbury

Redefining what it means to be an intellectual in the twenty-first century The image of the lazy, media-obsessed

Reimagining Popular Notions of Amer-

American, preoccupied with vanity and

ican Intellectualism demonstrates that

consumerism, permeates popular culture

Americans have engaged and do engage

and fuels critiques of American education.

in the process and exercise of intellectual

In Reimagining Popular Notions of Ameri-

inquiry, contrary to what many people

can Intellectualism, Kelly Susan Bradbury

believe. Addressing a topic often over-

challenges this image by examining and

looked by rhetoric, composition, and lit-

reimagining widespread conceptions of

eracy studies scholars, it offers methods

American intellectualism that assume in-

for helping students reimagine what it

tellectual activity is situated solely in elite

means to be intellectual in the twenty-first

institutions of higher education.


Drawing on case studies as well as Bradbury’s own experiences with students,

Kelly Susan Bradbury teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado Boulder and Front Range Community College in Longmont, Colorado. Her work has been published in Computers and Composition, Community Literacy Journal, Journal of Teaching Writing, and other journals and essay collections.

April $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3488-9 192 pages, 6 x 9, 6 illustrations


The Green Ghost

William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind Chad Weidner Rereading Burroughs from an ecocritical perspective The Green Ghost, by Chad Weidner, uncov-

questions embedded in Burroughs’ later

ers the ecological context of literary texts

works. The author’s analysis of unknown

by William Burroughs. Until now, much

and miniature “cut-ups,” texts that have

scholarly work on Burroughs has focused on

been disassembled and rearranged to cre-

the sensational aspects of his life and inno-

ate new texts, provides a new understand-

vative writing. By rereading canonical and

ing of these cryptic forms. Weidner also

ignored texts while pushing the boundaries

examines in detail books by Burroughs

of ecocritical theory and practice, Weidner

that have been virtually ignored by critics,

provides a fresh perspective on Burroughs

exposing the deep ecology of the Beat writ-

and suggests new theoretical and method-

er’s vision.

ological approaches to understanding the

In calling attention to Burroughs’ narrative

work of other Beat writers.

strategies that link him to an environmental

Using an ecocritical lens, Weidner explores

political position, The Green Ghost reveals

the toxicity in Naked Lunch, while at the

the work of the Beat writer as a ripe source

same time teasing out latent ecological

for ecocritical dialogue.

Chad Weidner

teaches English and film at University College Roosevelt,

Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. He has published on ecocriticism, experimental aesthetics, Dadaist film, Burroughs, and other Beat writers.

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April $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3486-5 208 pages, 6 x 9



Rethinking Ethos

A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric

Edited by Kathleen J. Ryan, Nancy Myers, and Rebecca Jones Using ecological thinking and feminist rhetorical theory to reimagine ethos Labels traditionally ascribed to women—

With its rich mix of historical examples

mother, angel of the house, whore, or

and contemporary case studies, Re-

bitch—suggest character traits that do not

thinking Ethos offers a range of new per-

encompass the complexities of women’s

spectives, including queer theory, trans-

identities or empower women’s public

national approaches, radical feminism,

speaking. Rethinking Ethos redefines the

Chicana feminism, and indigenous points

concept of ethos—classically thought of as

of view, from which to consider a feminist

character or credibility—as ecological and

approach to ethos.

feminist, negotiated and renegotiated, and implicated in shifting power dynamics.

Kathleen J. Ryan is an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition and the coordinator of the writing major at Montana State University. She is a coauthor of GenAdmin: Theorizing WPA Identities in the Twenty-First Century.

Nancy Myers is an associate professor of English and the director of college writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a coeditor of The Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook, fourth edition. May $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3494-0 312 pages, 6 x 9, 8 illustrations Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms


Rebecca Jones is a University of Chattanooga Foundation associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her coauthored article “Counter-Coulter: A Story of Craft and Ethos” is featured in Parlor Press’s The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2013.

Antebellum American Women’s Poetry A Rhetoric of Sentiment

Wendy Dasler Johnson Recovering a nineteenth-century system of women’s social commentary in poetry At a time when a woman speaking before

poems by African American abolitionist

a mixed-gender audience risked acquir-

Frances Watkins Harper, working-class

ing the label “promiscuous,” thousands

prophet Lydia Huntley Sigourney, and

of women presented their views about

feminist socialite Julia Ward Howe.

social or moral issues through sentimen-

Antebellum American Women’s Poetry

tal poetry, a blend of affect with intellect that allowed their participation in public debate. Bridging literary and rhetorical histories, traditional and semiotic interpretations, Antebellum American Women’s Poetry: A Rhetoric of Sentiment considers the logos, ethos, and pathos—aims, writing personae, and audience appeal—of

makes a strong case for restoration of a compelling system of persuasion through poetry usually dismissed from studies of rhetoric. This remarkable book will change the way we think about women’s rhetoric in the nineteenth century, inviting readers to hear and respond to urgent, muffled appeals for justice in our own day.

Wendy Dasler Johnson is an associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver whose writing and research focus on women and August $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3500-8 248 pages, 6 x 9, 12 illustrations Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms


cultural rhetorics. She has published articles in Rhetoric Review, South Atlantic Review, Rhetorica, Journal of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, and other journals.

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Making the Heartland Quilt

A Just and Righteous Cause Benjamin H. Grierson’s Civil War Memoir

A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois

Edited by Bruce J. Dinges and Shirley A. Leckie In A Just and Righteous Cause: Benjamin H. Grierson’s Civil War Memoir, General Benjamin H. Grierson tells his story in forceful, direct, and highly engaging prose. A non–West Point officer, Grierson owed his developing career to his independent studies of the military and his connections to political figures in his home state of Illinois and later to important Union leaders. A helpful introduction gives background on the memoir and places Grierson’s career into historical context.

Douglas K. Meyer

August $24.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3512-1 480 pages, 6.125 x 9.25, 16 illustrations

Bruce J. Dinges is the director of publications for the Arizona Historical Society and the editor in chief of the Journal of Arizona History. A professor emerita at the University of Central Florida, Shirley A. Leckie is the author or a coauthor of numerous books, including Unlikely Warriors: General Benjamin H. Grierson and His Family; The Colonel’s Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson; and Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals ReVisioning the American West.

Shattered Sense of Innocence

In Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-NineteenthCentury Illinois, Douglas K. Meyer reconstructs the settlement patterns of thirty-three immigrant groups and confirms the emergence of April $35.00s discrete culture regions and regional Paper 978-0-8093-3514-5 way stations. Meyers argues that 354 pages, 6 x 9, 67 illustrations midcontinental Illinois symbolizes a historic test strip of the diverse population origins that unfolded during the Great Migration. Among the more than sixty maps and numerous tables and charts, thirty-three benchmark immigrant region maps provide cartographic diagrams of immigrant clusterings and dispersions.

Douglas K. Meyer is a retired professor of geography at Eastern Illinois University. He is a coauthor of both Common Houses in America’s Small Towns: The Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley and A Pictorial Landscape History of Charleston, Illinois.

Southern Illinois Birds An Annotated List and Site Guide

The 1955 Murders of Three Chicago Children

W. Douglas Robinson

Richard C. Lindberg and Gloria Jean Sykes Shattered Sense of Innocence tells the gripping story of three murdered boys and the quest to find and bring to justice their killer. The authors recount the bungled police investigation, the failures of law enforcement, and the questionable conviction of Kenneth Hansen, and present new information concerning two suspects overlooked by police for five decades. The authors deftly examine all sides of this tragic story, drawing on exclusive interviews with law enforcement agents, with horse trainers affiliated with the so-called horse mafia, and with the man convicted of the murders, Kenneth Hansen.

September $22.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3513-8 440 pages, 6 x 9, 50 illustrations Elmer H. Johnson & Carol Holmes Johnson Series in Criminology

Richard C. Lindberg is the author of seventeen critically acclaimed volumes of history about the City of Chicago. He is a past president of both the Illinois Academy of Criminology and the Society of Midland Authors.

Gloria Jean Sykes is a documentary film producer and investigative

Designed to help bird watchers in the field and at home discover the significance of their observations, Southern Illinois Birds surveys both the published literature on southern Illinois birds and the unpublished field notes of active observers. Robinson has produced a definitive reference for ornithologists and amateur bird watchers alike, conservation and government agencies, college students in biology, and future researchers who wish to determine the status and abundance of southern Illinois birds.

March $20.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3517-6 488 pages, 5.5 x 8, 39 illustrations

W. Douglas Robinson,

born and raised in southern Illinois, earned two degrees at Southern Illinois University and a PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He studies responses of birds to environmental change in North America and Panama. In addition to scientific research, he enjoys traveling the world in search of avian adventures. He is currently a professor of wildlife science at Oregon State University.

journalist-reporter, criminal profiler, author, and radio show host. Three of her specials have won Emmy nominations. Her first feature movie, the HBO Original Cheaters, also earned an Emmy nomination.

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Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay Craig Turner and Tony Soper. Foreword by Joseph Papp Featuring period drawings and prints of swordplay, this book examines and compares the only three existing Elizabethan fencing manuals written in English before 1600: Giacomo Di Grassi’s His True Arte of Defense (1594), Vincentio Saviolo’s His Practice in Two Bookes (1595), and George Silver’s Paradoxes of Defence and Bref Instructions upon My Paradoxes of Defence (1599). April $19.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3518-3 More than a technical manual on 168 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 swordplay, this book explores the 11 illustrations influence of a new form of violence introduced into Elizabethan culture by the invention of the rapier. As producer Joseph Papp notes in his foreword, this is a book that “makes a difference in performance.”

Craig Turner

is a professor of theater at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Tony Soper is an actor and a fight director who has handled fight roles ranging from Shakespeare to samurai.

Plato, Derrida, and Writing

Krista Ratcliffe In Anglo-American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Traditions, Ratcliffe explores ways in which the rhetorical theories of Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, and Adrienne Rich may be extrapolated from their Anglo-American feminist texts through examination of the June $30.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3516-9 interrelationship between what these 256 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 authors write and how they write. Thus Ratcliffe shows how feminist texts about women, language, and culture may be reread from the vantage point of rhetoric to construct feminist theories of rhetoric. In extrapolating rhetorical theories from three feminist writers not generally considered rhetoricians, Ratcliffe creates a new model for examining women’s work.

Krista Ratcliffe is a professor and the head of the English Department at Purdue University. She is the author of the award-winning Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness and the author or a coauthor of many other books and articles.

The Study of Discourse beyond Language and Culture Stephen R. Yarbrough

In Plato, Derrida, and Writing, Jasper Neel analyzes the field of composition studies within the epistemological and ontological debate over writing precipitated by Plato, who would have us abandon writing entirely, and continued by Derrida, who argues that all human beings are written. This book offers a three-part exploration of that debate. In the first part, a deconstructive reading of Plato’s May $30.00s Phaedrus, Neel shows the elaborate Paper 978-0-8093-3515-2 sleight of hand that Plato must employ 272 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 1 illustration as he uses writing to engage in a semblance of spoken dialogue. The second part describes Derrida’s theory of writing and presents his famous argument that “the history of truth, of the truth of truth, has always been . . . the debasement of writing, and its repression outside full speech.” The concluding section of the book juxtaposes the implications of Platonic and Derridean views of writing, warning that Derrida’s approach may lock writing inside philosophy. is a professor of English at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches writing, rhetorical theory, and literature. His books have won the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize and the James L. Kinneavy Award.


Mary Daly, Adrienne Rich

After Rhetoric

Jasper Neel

Jasper Neel

Anglo-American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Traditions Virginia Woolf,

Aware that categorical thinking imposes restrictions on the ways we communicate, Stephen R. Yarbrough proposes discourse studies as an alternative to rhetoric and philosophy, both of which are structuralistic systems of inquiry. Discourse studies, Yarbrough argues, does not support the idea that languages, cultures, or conceptual schemes in general June $30.00s adequately describe linguistic Paper 978-0-8093-3519-0 competence. He asserts that a belief 288 pages, 6 x 9 in languages and cultures “feeds a false dichotomy: either we share the same codes and conventions, achieving community but risking exclusivism, or we proliferate differences, achieving choice and freedom but risking fragmentation and incoherence.” Discourse studies, he demonstrates, works around this dichotomy.

Stephen R. Yarbrough is the Class of ’52 Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His books include Inventive Intercourse: From Rhetorical Conflict to the Ethical Creation of Novel Truth and Deliberate Criticism: Toward a Postmodern Humanism.

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