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Table of Contents By Author

Ball, Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays, 35th Anniversary Edition...................................6 Barnette, Adapturgy: The Dramaturg’s Art and Theatrical Adaptation...............................................................................11 Berry, Doing Time, Writing Lives: Refiguring Literacy and Higher Education in Prison....................................................9 Bessette, Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives: Composing Pasts and Futures............................................................8 Booher/Jung, Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Human Bodies, Posthumanist Worlds.........................................8 Carwardine, Lincoln’s Sense of Humor.......................................................................................................................................2 Dubrow, Dots and Dashes...............................................................................................................................................................4 Elmore, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer.........................................12 Fraker, Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit.............................................................3 Galvin, Egg Island Almanac.............................................................................................................................................................5 Gogan, Jean Baudrillard: The Rhetoric of Symbolic Exchange...............................................................................................9 Horrell, Southern Illinois Coal: A Portfolio.................................................................................................................................12 Jacobson, Walter’s Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News.............................................................12 Kells, Vicente Ximenes, LBJ’s Great Society, and Mexican American Civil Rights Rhetoric...........................................7 Mackowski/White, Turning Points of the American Civil War...............................................................................................1 Mason, Until Antietam: The Life and Letters of Major General Israel B. Richardson, U.S. Army.................................12 Mohlenbrock, Flowering Plants: Asteraceae, Part 3..............................................................................................................11 Montez, Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina.....................................................10 Noriega/Santana, Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas ..............................10 Thompson, Emerson and the History of Rhetoric......................................................................................................................7

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Botany..............................................................11 Civil War.......................................................1, 12 Illinois.......................................................... 3, 12 Lincoln.................................................... 2, 3, 12 Literacy.............................................................. 9 Poetry............................................................ 4, 5 Rhetoric .....................................................7, 8, 9 Theater ..................................................6, 10, 11

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Emancipation Proclamation, the Federal move on to Richmond rather than retreat

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B. Hood as commander of the Army of Tennessee, and the 1864 presidential election. In their conclusion, editors

Mackowski and White suggest that the assassination of Abraham Lincoln might have been the war’s final turning point.

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rians with experience at Civil War battle

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Engineering O Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg n May 25, 1863, after driving the Confederate army into defensive lines surrounding Vicksburg, Mississippi, Union major general Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee laid siege to the fortress city. With no reinforcements and dwindling supplies, the Army of Vicksburg finally surrendered on July 4, yielding command of the Mississippi River to Union forces and effectively severing the Confederacy. In this illuminating volume, Justin S. Solonick offers the first detailed study of how Grant’s midwesterners serving in the Army of the Tennessee engineered the siege of Vicksburg, placing the event within the broader context of U.S. and European military history and nineteenth-century applied science in trench warfare and field fortifications. In doing so, he shatters the Lost Cause myth that Vicksburg’s Confederate garrison surrendered due to lack of provisions. Instead of being starved out, Solonick explains, the Confederates were dug out. After opening with a sophisticated examination of nineteenth-century military engineering and the history of siege craft, Solonick discusses the stages of the Vicksburg siege and the implements and tactics Grant’s soldiers used to achieve victory. As Solonick shows, though Grant lacked sufficient professional engineers to organize a traditional siege—an offensive tactic characterized by cutting the enemy’s communication lines and digging forward-moving approach trenches—the few engineers available, when possible, gave Union troops a crash course in military engineering. Ingenious midwestern soldiers, in turn, creatively applied engineering maxims to the situation at Vicksburg, demonstrating a remarkable ability to adapt in the face of

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A guide to the roads Lincoln traveled and the sites he visited as an Illinois lawyer For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln

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cuit in east central Illinois, and his legal

to the presidency. Fraker guides travelers

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Guy C. Fraker directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns in which Lincoln practiced law.

Twice a year, Lincoln’s work took him

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people who had an effect on Lincoln.

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coln’s Ladder to the Presidency: the Eighth Judicial Circuit. His articles have been published in the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Illinois Heritage, the Bloomington Pantagraph, and the Champaign News Gazette. He was a consultant for the WILL-TV documentary Lincoln, Prelude to the Presidency, and he cocurated Prologue to the Presidency: Abraham Lincoln on the Eighth Judicial Circuit, an exhibit on permanent display at the David Davis Mansion.

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they dwelt in different political, social, and cultural arenas, Abraham Lincoln and the pioneer generation of Latter-day Saints shared the same nineteenthcentury world. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln and Mormon Country relates more than thirty fascinating and surprising stories that show how the lives of Lincoln and the Mormons intersected. This abundantly illustrated book expands on some of the storyboards found on the Looking for Lincoln Story Trail, from the Mormon capital of Nauvoo to the state capital of Springfield. Created by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, this trail consists of wayside exhibits posted in sites of significance to Lincoln’s life and career across fifty-two communities in Illinois. The book’s maps, historic photos, and descriptions of battles, Mormon expeditions, and events connect the stories to their physical locations. Exploring the question of whether Lincoln and Mormon founder Joseph Smith ever met, the author reveals that they traveled the same routes and likely stayed at the same inns. The book also includes colorful and engaging looks at key figures such as Brigham Young, various Mormon apostles, and Mormon gunsmith Jonathan Browning. This engaging look at a long-past environment invites you to imagine social and cultural landscapes that have been lost in time. Bryon C. Andreasen, a historian at the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, is the author of Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln’s Springfield. He was formerly the research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and helped create the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. He lives in Bountiful, Utah.

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“This brief volume contains a wealth of information shedding a bright light on both ‘Lincoln’s Springfield’ and ‘Springfield’s Lincoln.’ It is his twenty-three-year especially helpfulhroughout for those wishing to know more about Lincoln sites legal above and beyond thecareer, home,Abraham tomb, lawLincoln office, spent and capitol.” nearly as much time on the road as Distinguished —Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn for the Eighth Judicial Chairan inattorney Lincoln Studies, University of Illinois Springfield Circuit as he did in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Yet most historians gloss over fifty Abraham Lincoln stories—some familiar and beloved, some this time and instead have Lincoln emerge fresh and unexpected—Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln’s Springfield is a fully formed as a skillful politician in 1858. Illinois, locations carefully researched, richly illustrated guide to the Springfield, innovative volume, Guyby C.the Fraker on the Looking In forthis Lincoln Story Trail. Created Looking for Lincoln Heriprovides the first-ever of Lincoln’s tage Coalition, this trail consists of morestudy than two hundred illustrated storyboards personallife home posted at sites ofprofessional significanceand to Lincoln’s andaway careerfrom across fifty-two commuand demonstrates the Eighth Junities in Illinois.home The storyboards connecthow Lincoln-related tales to the geographical locations where dicial they occurred, giving visitors,propelled and now Linreaders, a tour of the social Circuit and its people and cultural landscape nineteenth-century world while revealing the coln to of theLincoln’s presidency. very human LincolnEach known by friends andLincoln associates. spring and fall, traveled Engaging stories the book bring Lincoln’s Springfield to as in many as fourteen county seats in the to life: Lincoln created controversy withEighth his Temperance Address, which in heconsecdelivered in a church on Fourth Judicial Circuit to appear Street in February 1842. He unexpectedly married Mary Todd in her sister’s home on utive court sessions over a ten- to twelvethe edge of Springfield later that year. The Lincolns’ sons used to harness dogs and week period. Fraker describes the people cats to small wagons and drive them around the dirt streets of town. When Lincoln and counties that Lincoln encountered, visited his dentist, he applied his own chloroform, because the practice of anesthesia discusses key cases played Lincoln and was not yet common. He reportedly thehandled, ball game Fives in a downtown alley important friends henomination. made, during the weekintroduces he awaitedthe news of his presidential And heavyweight friends who eventually the team boxing champion John C. Heenan visitedformed the presidential candidate in October that executed Lincoln’s nomination 1860. Through texts, historic photographs and images, stratand maps, you are invited at cultural the Chicago Republican Convention to imagine socialegy and landscapes that have been lost in time. in 1860 and won him the presidential nomiBryon C. Andreasen is a historian at the LDS Church History Museum in Salt nation. Lake City, Utah. HeAs previously was a research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Fraker shows, the Eighth Judicial Presidential Library andprovided Museumthe andperfect the editor of the Circuit setting forJournal the of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He lives in Bountiful, Utah, near Salt Lake City. growth and ascension of Lincoln. A complete


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August $15.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3609-8 88 pages, 6 x 9 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

Dots & Dashes

Poems by Jehanne Dubrow

Exploring the lives and conflicts of military spouses Moving between the languages of love and

the poet considers how the act of writing

valuable testimony to the experiences

granted to military spouses, even in the

war, Jehanne Dubrow’s latest book offers of military wives. Frequently employing rhyme, meter, and traditional forms, these

poems examine what it means to be both

a military spouse and an academic, strad-

dling two communities that speak in very different and often conflicting terms.

As in the poet’s earlier collection,

allows her autonomy and agency rarely

twenty-first century. Dubrow catalogs the

domestic life of a military spouse, illustrating what it is like to live in a tightly constructed world of rules and regulations, cer-

emony and tradition, where “every sacrifice already / knows its place.”

Navigating the rough seas of marriage

Stateside, the poems in Dots & Dashes

alongside questions about how civilians

riences of women whose husbands are

municate with one another, Dubrow argues

are explicitly feminist, exploring the expe-

deployed. But, while Stateside looked to masculine stories of war, Dots & Dashes incorporates the views and voices of fe-

male poets who have written about combat. Looking to Sappho and Emily Dickinson,

and those in the military can learn to comfor compassion and empathy on both sides.

In this timely collection, Dubrow offers the

hope that if we can break apart our preconceptions and stereotypes, we can find what connects all of us.

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of five poetry collections: The Arranged Marriage,

Red Army Red, Stateside, From the Fever-World, and The Hardship Post. Her poems, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in the Southern Review, the New York Times Magazine, and the Hudson Review, among others. She has received a number of awards and fellowships, including the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award and two fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is an associate professor at the University of North Texas.

The Long Deployment

From the Pentagon

For weeks, I breathe his body in the sheet and pillow. I lift a blanket to my face. There’s bitter incense paired with something sweet, like sandalwood left sitting in the heat or cardamom rubbed on a piece of lace. For weeks, I breathe his body. In the sheet I smell anise, the musk that we secrete with longing, leather and moss. I find a trace of bitter incense paired with something sweet. Am I imagining the wet scent of peat and cedar, oud, impossible to erase? For weeks, I breathe his body in the sheet— crushed pepper—although perhaps discreet, difficult for someone else to place. There’s bitter incense paired with something sweet. With each deployment I become an aesthete of smoke and oak. Patchouli fills the space for weeks. I breathe his body in the sheet until he starts to fade, made incomplete, a bottle almost empty in its case. There’s bitter incense paired with something sweet. And then he’s gone. Not even the conceit of him remains, not the resinous base. For weeks, I breathed his body in the sheet. He was bitter incense paired with something sweet.

He brings me chocolate from the Pentagon, dark chocolates shaped like tanks and fighter jets, milk chocolate tomahawks, a bonbon like a kirsch grenade, mint chocolate bayonets. He brings me chocolate ships, a submarine descending in a chocolate sea, a drone unmanned and filled with hazelnut praline. He brings me cocoa powder, like chocolate blown to bits. Or chocolate squares of pepper heat. Or if perhaps we’ve fought, he brings a box of truffles home, missiles of semisweet dissolving on the tongue. He brings me Glocks and chocolate mines, a tiny transport plane, a bomb that looks delicious in its cellophane.

“Dubrow examines the difficulty of communication between man and woman, military and civilian, service member and academic. . . . The speakers of Dots & Dashes . . . are often full of longing, but are also weary, wary, more mature and empathetic from too many past deployments. . . . Dubrow [is] one of our greatest poets, and the brilliance of Dots & Dashes reads loud and clear.” —Siobhan Fallon, award-winning author of You Know When the Men Are Gone


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Egg Island Almanac Poems by Brendan Galvin

Meditations on meaning and the natural world An endangered right whale attempting to

the smallest detail—bird-watching, rebuild-

foxgloves blooming in different places from

quail. Other poems recall the poet’s affec-

nurse her new calf in the December ocean, year to year, or the rescue of imperiled

Kemp’s ridley sea turtles—the bounty and

cruelty of nature infuses this latest collec-

tion of poems from Brendan Galvin, which takes as its maxim finding the extraordinary in the ordinary all around us.

The poems chronicle the waxing and

ing a woodpile, or the flight of bobwhite

tionate memories of his deceased wife and

the life they shared together, acknowledg-

question of where humans fit into this wild, ever-changing landscape.

In meditations that recall the poetry

dunes near a small seacoast town on the

increase readers’ appreciation for the nat-

chusetts. Galvin’s training as a naturalist and environmental writer is evident as his

practiced eye roves the waves, marshes, and forests, finding meaning and beauty in


Always present beneath the surface is the

and prose of Mary Oliver or W. S. Merwin,

outermost reaches of Cape Cod, Massa-


ing grief without veering into the maudlin.

waning of the seasons from one winter to the next in the area around Egg Island, the

Eg g Island A lmanac

Galvin sets off on a vivid journey sure to

ural world. Perhaps his most compelling message is that readers need not jet off to Everest or Kilimanjaro to experience mystery and beauty on Earth—there’s wonder aplenty in our own backyards.

Brendan Galvin is the author of seventeen poetry collections, including Habi-

tat: New and Selected Poems, 1965–2005, a finalist for the National Book Award. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA fellowships, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the first O. B. Hardison, Jr., Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. He has been a Wyndham Robertson Visiting Writer in Residence at Hollins University, a Coal Royalty Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Alabama, Tusca­ loosa, and a Whichard Chairholder in the Humanities at East Carolina University.

A Taut String Across the Path

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An Egg Island Equinox

between the marsh grass and the dunes, so I pulled it, though naturally even out here you tend to wonder about explosions these days. Out on the marsh as I tugged a black-and-white skull and crossbones stood up—a kite with red and black streamers. It climbed a little into the air so I saw I could fly it if I got it high enough to catch the breeze. And higher. I had to get it right this time. Running across Ferry Street sixty-five years ago my first kite tore open like tissue before I even got it to the gate of Glendale Park.

There is no radical shift of light or redwings calling areas of marsh their territories yet, nor plovers probing for copepods. Only a yellow front-end loader laying out a new berm on the beach, from tubes too heavy to be called hoses, its audience one man and his protesting dog. No frosted wedding cake on tour, no Cap’n Beauregard hailing us from the Texas deck, no Texas deck, just an unshaven crew launching zodiacs from the county dredge, its twin stacks staining itself and the air with smoke, as battered an emblem of hope as any other. So spring comes to Egg Island, squealing and unwilling. Sulfur and diesel, flywheel, gear and grind until one morning the equinox dawns and silences the whole shebang.

“Brendan Galvin is one of our best poets of place, perhaps the best. Egg Island Almanac takes us again to . . . the woods and marshes at the outer reaches of Cape Cod, and in line after line he renders the physical world of changing seasons with a fine eye.” —Peter Makuck, author of Long Lens: New and Selected Poems, Pulitzer Prize nominee

This is the way things will go for you, a thought told me then, but here at the other end of my string, the dog dancing around for me to explain myself, barking for me to tell him what it was, the skull and crossbones dancing up there too—if this is to be my banner, so be it.

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Backwards & Forwards

A Technical Manual for Reading Plays 35th Anniversary Edition

David Ball, with forewords by Michael Langham and Joseph Haj

The best-selling script analysis book for thirty-five years Considered an essential text since its

what the playwright considers a play’s

guide for students and practitioners of

interpretation based on the foundation of

publication thirty-five years ago, this both theater and literature complements, rather than contradicts or repeats, tra-

most important elements, thus permitting the play rather than its details.

Using Shakespeare’s Hamlet as il-

ditional methods of literary analysis of

lustration, Ball assures a familiar base

Ball developed his method during his

as well as exemplifying the kinds of mis-


work as literary director at the Guthrie

Theater, building his guide on the crafts

playwrights of every period and style use to make their plays stageworthy. The

text is full of tools for students and prac-

titioners to use as they investigate plot, character, theme, exposition, imagery, conflict, theatricality, and the other crucial parts of the superstructure of a play.

Also included are guides for discovering

for clarifying script-reading techniques interpretation readers can fall prey to

by ignoring the craft of the playwright. Of immense utility to those who want to

put plays on the stage (actors, directors, designers, production specialists) Backwards and Forwards is also a fine playwriting manual because the structures it describes are the primary tools of the playwright.

David Ball was one of the nation’s first theater literary directors when he served

under Michael Langham at Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater. He later taught acting, directing, and script analysis at Lawrence, Carnegie Mellon, and Duke Universities. He was artistic director of Pittsburgh’s renowned Metro Theater and the literary director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. David Ball’s plays and adaptations have been frequently staged at professional repertory theaters throughout the United States and in Europe, including most recently his landmark adaptations of Moliere’s Tartuffe, The Miser, and The Imaginary Invalid. His former theater and film students hold Oscars, Obies, Tonys, and Emmys, and his own work has been supported by the Ford, McKnight, and Shubert Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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PRAISE FOR BACKWARDS & FORWARDS “Our editor says he learned more about dramatic structure in the few hours he spent with this ninety-six-page book than he has in his twenty years of theater experience.”

“David Ball’s Backwards and Forwards is the standard for anyone trying to understand the nature of dramatic action. No book has more succinctly and pragmatically described how plays actually work than this one.”

—Stage Directions “David Ball’s Backwards and Forwards is without a doubt the most practical, useful, and inspiring book I’ve used in my graduate playwriting classes. . . . It’s the bible for all theatre practitioners.”

—Michael M. Chemers, author of Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy “Backwards and Forwards is succinct, clear, and incisive. As long as stories are valued, this book will stay young. I just keep going back to it. Students love it. And so do their teachers.”

—Stephen DiMenna, faculty at New York University “For decades, David Ball’s Backwards and Forwards has been my secret weapon for every class that I have taught in theatre arts.”

—David Feldshuh, Cornell University “This book is invaluable for teaching writers how to read a play and hence how to craft their own. . . . It is a classic in theatre pedagogy. I can’t teach without it.” —Darrah Cloud, Goddard College

—Theresa Larkin, California State University, Los Angeles


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Vicente Ximenes, LBJ’s Great Society, and Mexican American Civil Rights Rhetoric

Michelle Hall Kells, with a foreword by Juan C. Guerra The rhetorical history of a pivotal activist

Beginning as a grassroots organizer in the

speeches and writings. In Vicente Ximenes,

of the movement for Mexican American civil

Civil Rights Rhetoric, Michelle Hall Kells elu-

1950s, Vicente Ximenes was at the forefront

rights through three presidential administrations, joining Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great

Society and later emerging as one of the highest-ranking appointees in Johnson’s administration. One of the most influential

government representatives of Mexican

American issues in recent history, Ximenes succeeded largely because he could adapt

his rhetoric for different audiences in his

LBJ’s Great Society, and Mexican American

cidates Ximenes’s achievements through a

rhetorical history of his career as an activist. Kells shows us a remarkable man who dedicated the majority of his life to public service,

using rhetoric to mobilize activists for change

at the grassroots level as well as at the highest levels of government to secure civil rights

advances for his fellow Mexican Americans.

Michelle Hall Kells is an associate professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of Hector P. Garcia: Everyday Rhetoric and Mexican American Civil Rights and first editor of Latino/a Discourses: On Language, Identity, and Literacy Education and Attending to the Margins: Writing, Researching, and Teaching on the Front Lines. Her articles focusing on civil rights rhetoric, community literacy, and ethnolinguistic diversity have appeared in many edited collections and journals.

January $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3639-5 352 pages, 6 x 9, 21 illustrations

Emerson and the History of Rhetoric Roger Thompson

The first book-length examination of Emerson’s contributions to rhetorical theory Much has been written about Ralph Waldo

Drawing on Emerson’s manuscript

Emerson’s fundamental contributions to

notes, journal entries, and some of his rarely

ist, philosopher, lecturer, and poet. However,

more famous works, the author demonstrates

American literature and culture as an essaydespite wide agreement among literary and rhetorical scholars on the need for further

study of Emerson as a rhetorical theorist, not much has been published on the subject. Emerson and the History of Rhetoric fills this gap

in our knowledge, reenvisioning Emerson’s work through his significant engagement with

rhetorical theory throughout his career and

discussed essays and lectures as well as his

not only Emerson’s relevance to rhetorical history but also rhetorical history’s relevance to Emerson and nineteenth-century Ameri-

can literature and culture. This book bridges

the divide between literary and rhetorical studies, expanding our understanding of

this iconic nineteenth-century man of letters.

providing a more profound understanding of Emerson’s influence on American ideology.

Roger Thompson is an associate professor and the graduate coordinator of the

Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University. He is the coeditor of four books, including The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo: “De Doctrina Christiana” and the Search for a Distinctly Christian Rhetoric. His articles and book chapters on rhetoric and Emerson have been published in a number of journals and books. He is a member of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society advisory board.

Southern Illinois University Press


November $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3612-8 176 pages, 6 x 9



Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies Human Bodies, Posthumanist Worlds

Edited by Amanda K. Booher and Julie Jung The essays in Feminist Rhetorical Science

How can feminist rhetoricians of science en-

ence studies to dismiss rhetoric as having

the posthuman? Some contributors respond

Studies disrupt tendencies in feminist sciconcern only for language; they counter

posthumanist theories that ignore human

materialities and asymmetries of power as co-constituted with and through distinctions

such as gender, sex, race, and ability; they

model methodologies for doing feminist research in the rhetoric of science; and collectively they build innovative interdisciplinary

bridges across the related but divergent fields of feminism, posthumanism, new materialism, and the rhetoric of science.

Each essay addresses the question,

gage responsibly with emerging theories of

with case studies in medical practice (fetal ultrasound; patient noncompliance), medical science (the neuroscience of sex differ-

ences), and health policy (drug trials of the FDA); others respond with a critical review

of object-oriented ontology and a framework for researching women technical writers in

the workplace. The editors argue that a key contribution of feminist posthumanist rheto-

ric is that it rethinks the agency of people,

things, and practices in ways that can bring about more ethical human relations.

Amanda K. Booher is an assistant professor of English at the University of Akron. She has published essays in Intercom, Present Tense, Disability Studies Quarterly, and the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

Julie Jung

is a professor of English at Illinois State University. Her book Revisionary Rhetoric, Feminist Pedagogy, and Multigenre Texts won the 2005 W. Ross Winterowd Award for most outstanding book on composition theory.

January $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3633-3 272 pages, 6 x 9, 2 illustrations Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms

Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives Composing Pasts and Futures Jean Bessette

Retroactivism, archives, and the shaping of lesbian identity Grassroots historiography has been essen-

have revised and replaced dominant ac-

the twentieth century. Retroactivism in the

reveals inventive rhetorical strategies lever-

tial in shaping American sexual identities in

Lesbian Archives examines how lesbian collectives have employed “retroactivist� rheto-

rics to propel change in present identification and politics. By appropriating and composing versions of the past, these collectives question, challenge, deconstruct, and reinvent

historical discourse itself to negotiate and contest lesbian identity.

Jean Bessette considers a diverse ar-

ray of primary sources, including grassroots newsletters, place-based archives, experi-

mental documentary films, and digital video collections, to investigate how retroactivists

counts of lesbian deviance. Her analysis

aged by these rhetors to belie the alienating, dispersing effects of discourses that painted

women with same-sex desire as diseased and criminal. Focusing on the Daughters of Bilitis, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and

the June L. Mazer Archives, and historiographic filmmakers such as Barbara Ham-

mer and Cheryl Dunye, Bessette argues that these retroactivists composed versions of a

queer past that challenged then-present oppressions, joined together provisional communities, and disrupted static definitions and associations of lesbian identity.

Jean Bessette is an assistant professor at the University of Vermont whose essays have been published in Rhetoric Review, College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly.


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December $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3623-4 192 pages, 6 x 9, 10 illustrations Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms

Jean Baudrillard



The Rhetoric of Symbolic Exchange Brian Gogan

The first book-length treatment of Jean Baudrillard as a rhetorical theorist

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard, a French social theorist and

more comprehensive approach presents

has been studied as a sociologist, philoso-

a whole.

critic often associated with postmodernism, pher, cultural theorist, political commenta-

Jean Baudrillard: The Rhetoric of Sym-

Jean Baudrillard

tor, and photographer. In Jean Baudrillard:

bolic Exchange makes the French theorist’s

Gogan establishes him as a rhetorician,

relates them to the work of important phi-

The Rhetoric of Symbolic Exchange, Brian

The Rhetoric of Symbolic Exchange

fresh perspectives on Baudrillard’s work as

demonstrating how the histories, traditions, and practices of rhetoric prove central to his

use of language. In addition to Baudrillard’s standard works, Gogan examines many of the scholar’s lesser-known writings that have

never been analyzed by rhetoricians, and this

complex concepts understandable and losophers and intellectuals, including Plato, Aristotle, Ferdinand de Saussure, Hannah

Arendt, and Kenneth Burke, providing a thorough and accessible introduction to Baudrillard’s ideas.

Brian Gogan is an associate professor of rhetoric and writing studies in the depart-

Brian Gogan

ment of English at Western Michigan University. His articles have appeared in College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies.

October $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3625-8 256 pages, 6 x 9 Rhetoric in the Modern Era


Doing Time, Writing Lives

Refiguring Literacy and Higher Education in Prison Patrick W. Berry

Analyzing college writing in U.S. prisons Doing Time, Writing Lives offers a much-

education will help them.

writing in U.S. prisons, a racialized space

with the author’s own personal experiences

lion people—remains nearly invisible to the

ing Lives chronicles how incarcerated stu-

needed analysis of the teaching of college

that—despite housing more than 2.2 milgeneral public. Through the examination of a college-in-prison program that promotes the belief that higher education in prison can reduce recidivism and improve life prospects

for the incarcerated and their families, author

Patrick W. Berry exposes not only incarcerated students’ hopes and dreams for their

futures but also their anxieties about whether

Combining case studies and interviews

teaching writing in prison, Doing Time, Writdents attempt to write themselves back into

a society that has erased their lived histories. It challenges polarizing rhetoric often used to describe what literacy can and cannot deliver, suggesting more nuanced and ethical

ways of understanding literacy and possibility in an age of mass incarceration.

Patrick W. Berry is a coauthor of Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times, which

received the 2013 CCCC Research Impact Award and the Advancement of Knowledge Award, and a coauthor of a collaborative webtext published in Kairos that received the Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award. He is a cochair of the CCCC special interest group Teaching in Prison: Pedagogy, Research, and Literacies and, since 2014, has led CCCC workshops related to prison research and teaching.

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DOING TIME, WRITING LIVES Refiguring Literacy and Higher Education in Prison Patrick W. Berry


January $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3637-1 160 pages, 6 x 9, 2 illustrations



Theatre and Cartographies of Power Repositioning the Latina/o Americas

Edited by Jimmy A. Noriega and Analola Santana From the colonial period to independence

and into the twenty-first century, Latin American culture has been mapped as a sub-

histories have been constructed in the Americas.

Contributors—scholars and artists from

ordinate “other” to Europe and the United

throughout the Americas, including well-

dynamics, theatre scholars and artists have

ers—imagine how to reposition the Latina/o

States. In reaction to these shifting power continuously rewritten and remapped Latina/o American cultural histories. Theatre

and Cartographies of Power reconsiders

geographical space and power and the ways in which theatrical and performance

known playwrights, directors, and performAmericas in ways that offer agency to its

multiple peoples, cultures, and histories. In addition, they explore the ways artists

can create new maps and methods for their creative visions.

Jimmy A. Noriega, an assistant professor of theatre at the College of Wooster, is the recipient of the 2013 Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy from LMDA and the 2015 Collaborative Research Award from ASTR. He has published essays in Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy, Theatre Topics, Latin American Theatre Review, and Lateral. Analola Santana, an assistant professor at Dartmouth College, works as a profes-

sional dramaturg and is a company member of Mexico’s famed Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes. She has published in several journals, including Gestos, Latin American Theatre Review, Letras Femeninas, Paso de gato, Hispanic Issues, Chasquí, Theatre Topics, and Cuadernos de Literatura.

February $60.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3631-9 320 pages, 6 x 9, 15 illustrations Theater in the Americas


Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina


Noe Montez

The impact of theatre on collective memory and politics In Memory, Transitional Justice, and The-

trials, amnesties and pardons, and memorial

Montez considers how theatre, as a site of

in the last decade of the twentieth century

atre in Postdictatorship Argentina, Noe

activism, can produce memory narratives

events and spaces—that have taken place

and the first two decades of the twenty-first



regime’s human rights violations. Drawing

American theatre history and performance

in Postdictatorship Argentina

justice strategies, memory studies, and

postdictatorship Argentina, analyzing plays


that change the public’s reception to gov-

ernmental policies that address a previous on contemporary research in transitional theatre history, Montez examines the Argentine theatre’s responses to the numerous

changes in the country’s transitional justice

policies—truth and reconciliation hearings,


This book fills an important gap in Latin

studies, exploring theatrical engagement in

by artists who have not yet been addressed

in English-language articles and books, and

exploring the practicalities of staging performances in Latin America.

Noe Montez is an associate professor and the director of graduate studies in drama

and dance at Tufts University. His essays have been published in Theatre Topics, Latin American Theatre Review, Texas Theatre Journal, New England Theatre Journal, the Journal of Religion and Theatre, Theatre History Studies, American Theatre, and the edited collection Public Theatres and Theatre Publics.


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November $50.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3629-6 264 pages, 6 x 9, 13 illustrations Theater in the Americas



The Dramaturg’s Art and Theatrical Adaptation


Jane Barnette

The pivotal role of the dramaturg in adaptation


Jane Barnette has put together an essential

case study—for analyzing theatrical adap-

seeking to understand and participate in the

the dramaturg: dramaturgy for the adapted

guide for theatre scholars and practitioners process of adaptation for the stage. Employing the term “adapturgy”—her neologism for

the art of adaptation dramaturgy—Barnette redefines the dramaturg’s role and refutes

the view that adapted works are somehow less creative than “original” plays..

The dual nature of dramaturgy and

adaptation as both process and product is

tations. Part 3 offers concrete strategies for script, the production dramaturgy of stage adaptations, and the role of the dramaturg in the postmortem for a production. Rounding out the book are two appendixes containing

interviews with adapters and theatre makers and representative program notes from different play adaptations.

Plays adapted from literature and other

reflected in the book’s organization. Part 1

media represent a rapidly growing segment

dramaturgy advances our understanding of

Art and Theatrical Adaptation offers both

explores the ways that linking adaptation to

both practices. Part 2 demonstrates three different methods—each grounded in a detailed

in the theatre. Adapturgy: The Dramaturg’s practical and theoretical tools for understanding and creating these new works.

Jane Barnette is an assistant professor and the director of graduate studies in the theatre department at the University of Kansas. She has published essays in the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance and Text and Performance Quarterly and in the edited collection The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy.

November $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3627-2 256 pages, 6 x 9, 10 illustrations Theater in the Americas


Flowering Plants

The Illustrated Flora of Illinois

Asteraceae, Part 3

Flowering Plants

Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Asteraceae, Part 3 Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Third and final volume on the aster family of plants Flowering Plants: Asteraceae, Part 3, is the third and final volume in botanist Robert H.

Mohlenbrock’s comprehensive sequence of

applied to species and lesser taxa in Illinois are given under each species.

In addition, Mohlenbrock has identified

books on the aster family in Illinois. In this

the overall range for each species. Ranges

in 49 genera with 11 hybrids and 57 lesser

northeastern to the northwestern extrem-

volume, Mohlenbrock identifies 128 species

taxa. He provides an easy-to-use key to the genera and species and a complete description and nomenclatural and habitat notes for

are described more specifically, from the

ities, south to the southwestern limit, then eastward to the southeastern limit.

As important to amateurs as to profes-

each plant, including its uses, if applicable.

sional botanists and land planners, this last

of the species and includes common, locally

essential addition to the esteemed Illustrated

The book details the most important features used names. Synonyms that have been

volume of Mohlenbrock’s Asteraceae is an Flora of Illinois series.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

for thirty-four years. Since his retirement, he has served as senior scientist for Biotic Consultants, teaching wetland identification classes around the country. Among his more than sixty books are Vascular Flora of Illinois and Field Guide to U.S. National Forests. September $30.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3605-0 200 pages, 6 x 9 The Illustrated Flora of Illinois

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“A. E. Elmore demonstrates Lincoln’s skill as a wordsmith and shows in intricate and persuasive detail how his language in the Gettysburg Address closely reflected both the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. Lincoln borrowed from these texts, refracted the words through his own experience and sense of rhythm, and produced the most elegant public address in American history. Elmore’s book should be essential reading for anyone interested in the language, ideas, and impact of Lincoln’s statement.” —John B. Boles, author of The South through Time: a History of an American Region

Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer “This book offers an extraordinarily thorough examination of the words, concepts, and literary associations of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Its arguments about the connections of this famous speech to the King James Bible are convincing; its examination of connections to Shakespeare, the Book of Common Prayer, and landmark statements of American political history are provocative in the best way.” —Mark A. Noll, author of The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

A. E. Elmore

“Just when it seemed that everything that could be said about the Gettysburg Address had been said, A. E. Elmore has provided a new way to think about the speech and the man who made it. The result is a fascinating study of the mind of Abraham Lincoln.” —Michael S. Green, author of Freedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party in the Civil War


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our score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate

Echoes of the


has shown the precise ways in

which the specific language of that


Until Antietam

The Life and Letters of Major General Israel B. Richardson, U.S. Army

hile it has long been determined that Abraham Lincoln’s writings were influenced by the King James Bible, until now no full-length study has shown the precise ways in which the Gettysburg Address uses its specific language. Refuting the view that the address was crafted with traditional classical references, this revealing investigation provides a new way to think about the speech and the man who wrote it. A. E. Elmore offers chapterand-verse evidence from the Bible, as well as specific examples from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, to illustrate how Lincoln borrowed from these sources to imbue his speech with meanings that would resonate with his listeners. He cites every significant word and phrase—conceived, brought forth, struggled, remaining, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, devotion, new birth, to name a few—borrowed by Lincoln from these two religious texts for use in his dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Elmore demonstrates how Lincoln transformed the lovely old language of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer into something as close to perfection as any public speech has ever achieved. He further reveals how Lincoln used and transformed the language of his political enemies to promote his antislavery agenda and to advance the gospel of equality, borrowingf or example his controversial “proposition that all men are created equal” in nearly equal parts from John C. Calhoun and the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address focuses on a number of overlooked themes and ideas, such as the importance of literary allusion and the general public’s knowledge of the Bible in the age of Lincoln. It provides fresh answers to old questions and poses new ones. No one who reads this highly engaging study will ever think about Lincoln or the Gettysburg Address in the same way again.

Jack C. Mason

While researching this book, Jack

C. Mason found more than one hundred unpublished and unknown

letters from Union general Israel B.

Richardson to his family, written from his time as a West Point cadet

Bible, until now no full-length study

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ication of 19, 1863.

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who wrote it.

A former trial lawyer and professor of law and literature, A. E. Elmore (1938–2016) contributed essays to a number of books, including American Fiction: Form and Function and The Vanderbilt Tradition, among others. “[This book] proves to be quite revelatory. . . . Elmore digs deep into the religious context of the time and fleshes out more completely here than other writers Lincoln’s wealth of understanding of the Bible.”

Jack C. Mason is retired both as a Department of the Army civilian and as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is a member of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame. “Mason has done a valuable service in bringing Richardson’s fascinating story to life.” —The Civil War Times

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A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News

“In this lively romp through Chicago politics and the world of broadcast news, Jacobson provides key insights into the workings of the city and the high-stakes world of broadcast reporting. Told in the same lively, conversational, and forthright tone he has used to report and comment on the news over several decades, Jacobson’s memoir makes for great reading for anyone interested in the news business or seeking more insight into how Chicago works.” —Jacqueline Taylor, dean of the College of Communications, DePaul University, and author of Waiting for the Call

Walter Jacobson Foreword by Bill Kurtis

“Walter Jacobson is as much a Chicago landmark as Wrigley Field (where he stole other teams’ signals as a Cubs bat boy) or City Hall (where he tormented two mayors named Daley and all those in between). Walter’s Perspective takes us inside the newsrooms, pressrooms, and courtrooms that shaped his legendary career and defined Chicago broadcast journalism for a generation. Though he defies every conventional notion of a TV anchorman, he’s still one of the very best in town.” —Robert Feder, media critic, Time Out Chicago

A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News

Celebrated anchor, investigative reporter, and political commentator, Walter Jacobson has won more than forty Emmys for his reporting and commentaries on three different television stations, CBS-WBBM, NBC-WMAQ, and Fox-WFLD—more than have been won by all the anchors in the history of Chicago combined.

“It’s Walter’s story of a remarkable chapter in the history of local television news, a memoir of a remarkable Chicago journalist who’s been a thorn in the sides of mayors Daley and Washington, Byrne and Emanuel, and of the managers of his newsrooms. He punctures arrogance, spies on abuses of power, and is a prickly inquisitor of Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali; Hillary Clinton, Bill O’Reilly, and Barack Obama; Luciano Pavarotti, Liv Ulmann, and Boy George.”


interactions with Chicago mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley, Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, and Rahm Emanuel; recounts his coverage of such fascinating news stories as the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention and the execution of convicted mass murderer John Wayne Gacy; and recalls his reporting on and interviews with Louis Farrakhan, governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, and Barack Obama. Jacobson’s story concludes with him back on the air after a brief retirement, paired once again with his former coanchor Bill Kurtis. More than a memoir, Walter’s Perspective is the extraordinary journey of one reporter whose distinctive career followed the rise and fall of local television news. Jacobson gives us a glimpse into the man who became one of Chicago’s most renowned television figures, and once again gives us his perspective, this time on the news industry itself.

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This book provides a unique glimpse into the rough-and“Jacobson, a legend in Chicago journalism, reveals the origin of his rivalry with columnist Mike Royko, takes readers inside local TV newsrooms, and describes how bad news decisions get made and mistakes haunt journalists forever. He trains his plain-speaking, “in-your-face” style, honed over decades of writing Perspectives, on himself and his industry. Reading his memoir, you can almost see him bobbing and weaving at his desk, taking aim this time not only at corrupt politicians but also at the corruption that has undermined the quality of television news.” —Phil Kadner, columnist for the SouthtownStar

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