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Table of Contents By Author Alyan, Hijra........................................................................................................................................................ 2 Bond, Gold Bee................................................................................................................................................. 3 Brazeau, Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880–1910...................................... 7 Briscoe, Policy Debate: A Guide for High School and College Debaters........................................................... 9 Brush, Growing Up with Southern Illinois, 1820–1861: From the Memoirs of Daniel Harmon Brush................. 13 Dail, Stage for Action: U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s......................................................................... 6 Davis, Inventing Loreta Velasquez: Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity, and Con Artist............ 1 Dobrin and Jensen, Abducting Writing Studies............................................................................................... 8 Haynes, The Homesick Phone Book: Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict............................ 9 Henderson and Braun, Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy: History, Theory, Analysis.......................... 10 Hill, The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History................................................................................... 5 Kanter, Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover . to George W. Bush............................................................................................................................................. 6 Kennedy, Middleton, and Ratcliffe, Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular . Culture, Social Media, and Education............................................................................................................... 10 Mohlenbrock, Sedges: Carex, second edition............................................................................................... 14 Murphy, Demosthenes’ “On the Crown”: Rhetorical Perspectives....................................................................11 Okuda and Mulqueen, The Golden Age of Chicago Children’s Television....................................................... 4 Okuda and Yurkiw, Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows: From “Shock Theatre” to “Svengoolie”........................ 4 Pritchard, Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy.............................................................. 7 Remshardt, Staging the Savage God: The Grotesque in Performance........................................................... 15 Rice, Craft Obsession: The Social Rhetorics of Beer........................................................................................11 Schwieterman and Caspall, The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago ........................................ 5 Smith, When Lincoln Came to Egypt............................................................................................................... 13 Wu and Swearingen, “Guiguzi,” China’s First Treatise on Rhetoric: A Critical Translation and Commentary......... 12 Wyman, Immigrants in the Valley: Irish, Germans, and Americans in the Upper Mississippi . Country, 1830–1860......................................................................................................................................... 14 You, Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy..................................................................................................... 8

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Inventing Loreta Velasquez Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity, and Con Artist William C. Davis The astonishing truth behind a legendary figure of the Civil War She went by many names—Mary Ann

So little has been known of Velasquez’s

Keith, Ann Williams, Lauretta Williams,

real life that postmodern scholars have

and more—but history knows her best as

often glorified her as a “woman warrior”

Loreta Janeta Velasquez, a woman who

and used her as an example in cross-gen-

claimed to have posed as a man to fight

der issues and arguments concerning

for the Confederacy. In Inventing Loreta

Hispanic nationalism. Davis firmly refutes

Velasquez, acclaimed historian William

these notions by bringing the historical Ve-

C. Davis delves into the life of one of

lasquez to the surface. Drawing on hun-

America’s early celebrities, peeling back

dreds of sources including Velasquez’s

the myths she herself created to reveal a

personal correspondence, Inventing Lo-

startling and even more implausible reality.

reta Velasquez prompts a reevaluation of

This groundbreaking biography reveals a

historical representations of this complex

woman quite different from the public per-

public figure.

sona she promoted.

William C. Davis is the author or editor tof more than fifty books on the Civil War. His work has received the Jefferson Davis Award, the Fletcher Pratt Award, the Jules Landry Award, and in 2015, the Richard Nelson Current Award. He served as a professor of history at Virginia Tech and the executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies until his retirement in 2013.

October $39.95t Cloth 978-0-8093-3522-0 376 pages, 6 × 9, 20 illus.

“Truth is not only stranger than fiction; often, it’s even more fun. In Inventing Loreta Velasquez, William C. Davis reconstructs a fascinating life—not that of the female Civil War veteran Velasquez was believed to be—but of a pathological liar whose main accomplishment in life was hoodwinking the press and the public. Her true story is entertaining on every page.” —Christina Vella, author of George Washington Carver: A Life

Also of Interest

$22.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3375-2 232 pages, 6 × 9, 12 illus.

Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War

The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America’s Most Controversial First Lady

Victoria E. Ott

Edited by Frank J. Williams and Michael Burkhimer, with an epilogue by Catherine Clinton

$32.95t Cloth 978-0-8093-3124-6 392 pages, 6 × 8, 34 illus.

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Music and the Southern Belle: From Accomplished Lady to Confederate Composer Candace Bailey

$29.95sp Cloth 978-0-8093-2960-1 272 pages, 6⅛ × 9¼, 21 illus.



Hijra Poems by Hala Alyan

Poems of heritage, immigration, and diaspora through an Arab American perspective Crab Orchard Series in Poetry—Open Competition Winner In her third poetry collection, Hijra, Hala

what it is like for them to lose their home,

Alyan creates poems of migration and

language, and culture as the result of po-

flight reflecting and bearing witness to the

litical conflicts over which they have no

haunting particulars in her transnational

control. The speaker contemplates how

journey as well as those of her mother, her

to go about learning to rebuild life in exile

mother’s sister, the lost aunts of her father

within a city built for others. In prose, narrative, and confession-

in Gaza, and her Syrian grandmother. Alyan’s interest in issues of social jus-

al-style poems, Alyan reflects on how

tice, disparity, and occupation informs her

physical space is refashioned, transmit-

examination of the lives of women from

ted, and remembered. Her voice is dis-

an unnamed, war-torn village as they mi-

tinct, fresh, relevant, and welcoming.

grate to the West. These poems explore

Hala Alyan’s first poetry collection, Atrium, was awarded the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry. Her second book, Four Cities, was published in September 2015. She is a clinical psychologist in New York City.

August $15.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3540-4 80 pages, 6 × 9 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

Hijra Sleepwalkers, uterus dust, you heard the gunfire and folded into clay. We begged our bodies for alchemy, death into new lungs, we fed bread

The Prophecy You will wait two moons for the burning to end.

to the jinn. The clouds followed us, a scrap of summer moon as gazelles made a meal of ash.

When geese begin to feast on the eyes, one cobbled road will turn to smoke,

We became seamstresses, mapping departure into our eyelids. Allah’s calligraphy stitched

and you will catch crows with white beaks that fall from their skulls and dot the coastline with tents. Without this land you will become a drought, a musk of scorched bread will trail you aboard boats.

our vertebrae. We wrote their unsaid names on parchment, buried them in boxes, gave birth to our daughters in caves. When our breasts wept milk for months, we drank it ourselves.

Your mouth will become a tin cup. In the city of glass, you will harvest fog.


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Gold Bee Poems by Bruce Bond

Exploring the power of the imagination in daily life Crab Orchard Series in Poetry—Open Competition Winner In his collection Gold Bee, Bruce Bond

the confused / who yak out loud to their

takes his cue from Wallace Stevens’s

beleaguered angels.” At other times, his

Harmonium, bringing a finely honed tal-

intricately crafted lyrics weave together

ent to classic poetic questions concern-

myth and history to explore the various

ing music, the march of progress, and

roles music and art play in the human ex-

the relationship between reality and the

perience, as when Bond’s poems medi-


tate on Orphean themes, descending to

Blending humor and pathos, Bond ex-

the underworld of loneliness, commercial-

amines the absurdities of contemporary

ism, or death and emerging with hard (and

life: “The modern air so full of phantom

hard-won) truths.

wires, / hard to tell the connected from

Bruce Bond, a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas, is the author of ten books of poetry and has served as the poetry editor for American Literary Review since 1993. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, and Bond has received a number of awards and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in recognition of his work.

August $15.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3532-9 96 pages, 6 × 9 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

Bone Flute Music’s first instrument was everything in the wind’s path that made the sound called wind, being elsewhere, summoned to the field among the screams of reeds along the river. Or some such thing we cannot quite believe or disbelieve, since it makes no history, and we, historians by nature, are always late as those called late who came before us. In this way we see in them the moment we are in, the way music recalls its steps to walk ahead, and there is no music without that feeling of coming after, late as archeologists in love with something hollowed, and therefore made, by human nature remade, a bird bone with four small holes we take in hand and must imagine to see.

Charon When I took each coin from his eye in payment, I saw the minted eagle pressed into the skin there, its image laid so long, first in silver, then flesh, the lid too was coined, and thus only a thing of value when passed on, as cells in life are passed in trade for newer cells. But this day, like any, was unlike others, and as I pierced the harbor with my prow, he woke, then stepped ashore to look at the great white cliff, his eyes too quick to see the watery blink eyes need to see, to know the world we spin is winged in dark and never seen again.

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The Golden Age of Chicago Children’s Television Ted Okuda and Jack Mulqueen At one time every station in Chicago—a

shows often operated under strict budget-

maximum of five, until 1964—produced

ary constraints, these programs were rich

or aired some programming for children.

in imagination, inventiveness, and devoted

From the late 1940s through the early

fans. Now, discover the back stories and

1970s, local television stations created a

details of this special era from the peo-

golden age of children’s television unique

ple who created, lived, and enjoyed it—

in American broadcasting. Though the

producers, on-air personalities, and fans.

Ted Okuda is a Chicago-based film historian whose previous books include The Columbia Comedy Shorts and The Jerry Lewis Films (as coauthor). His articles and interviews have appeared in a variety of media-themed publications. Jack Mulqueen produced the golden-age kid shows The Mulqueens and The Mulqueens’ Kiddie-A-Go-Go (both starring his wife, Elaine) and the dance program The Swingin’ Majority, all of which received Chicago Emmy nominations.

Available Now $19.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3536-7 274 pages, 6 × 9, 81 illus.

Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie Ted Okuda and Mark Yurkiw Although the motion picture industry ini-

by genre so programmers could showcase

tially disparaged and feared television, by

them accordingly. It was in this spirit that

the late 1950s, studios saw the medium

Chicago’s tradition of TV horror movie

as a convenient dumping ground for thou-

shows was born. Chicago TV Horror Movie

sands of films that had long been gath-

Shows is the first comprehensive look at

ering dust in their vaults. As these films

Chicago’s horror movie programs, from

found their way to local TV stations, en-

their inception in 1957 to the present.

terprising distributors grouped the titles

Ted Okuda is a Chicago-based film historian whose previous books include The Columbia Comedy Shorts and The Jerry Lewis Films (as coauthor). His articles and interviews have appeared in a variety of media-themed publications. Mark Yurkiw is a journalist for the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark newspaper; his articles have also appeared in Suburban Life, Wednesday Journal, and Forest Park Review.

Available Now $19.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3538-1 270 pages, 6 × 9, 240 illus.


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The Chicago River

A Natural and Unnatural History Libby Hill An intimate biography of the heroic creek that Chicago made Chicago owes its existence to the Chicago

river by everything from preglacial forces

River. Had the Chicago portage French

to the interventions of the emerging and

explorers Jolliet and Marquette used to

mighty city of Chicago. Libby Hill brings

access the Mississippi River system not

together years of original research and the

been so near to Lake Michigan, the city

contributions of dozens of experts to tell

would never have developed into the na-

the Chicago River’s epic tale from its con-

tion’s central transcontinental shipping

ception in prehistoric bedrock to the glo-

point. The Chicago River: A Natural and

rious rejuvenation it is undergoing today,

Unnatural History presents the story of

and every exciting episode in between.

the making and perpetual remaking of the

Libby Hill has been enamored with the Chicago River since strolling along its North Branch many years ago. She has a master’s degree in library science and a master’s in geography and environmental studies and has been both a school librarian and a college instructor. She volunteers throughout Evanston on environmental projects.

Available Now $20.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3530-5 322 pages, 6 × 9, 78 illus.

The Politics of Place

A History of Zoning in Chicago Joseph P. Schwieterman and Dana M. Caspall Chicago is renowned for its distinc-

such as Marina City, Illinois Cen-

tive skyline, its bustling Loop busi-

ter, and Dearborn Park. It tells the

ness district, and its diverse neigh-

story of the bold visions compro-

borhoods. How the face of Chicago

mised by political realities, battles

came to be is a story of enterprise,

between residents and developers,

ingenuity, opportunity—and zoning.

and occasional misfires from the city

The Politics of Place reviews the in-

council and city hall. What emerges

terplay among development, plan-

is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes

ning, and zoning in the growth of the

inspection of the evolving character

Gold Coast, the Central Area, and

of the city’s landscape.

massive “Planned Developments”

Joseph P. Schwieterman is a professor in the School of Public

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Service and the director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. He is the author of several books on urban issues and works closely with DePaul’s Real Estate Center. He holds a PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.

Dana M. Caspall is an experienced auditor who works for the federal government and has spent much of her professional life investigating business and governmental programs. She earned an MS in public service management from DePaul University and has written extensively on zoning, housing, and building-code matters.

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Stage for Action

U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s Chrystyna Dail Challenging the widely held belief that 1940s American theatre was apathetic toward political issues Drawing on underexplored and only re-

between performance and politics and the

cently available archives, author Chrystyna

direct impact of the arts on social activism,

Dail examines the influence of Stage for

Dail argues Stage for Action is a theatrical

Action, a theatre group founded in 1943,

reflection of progressivism and the pro-

on social activist theatre in the 1940s, early

working-class theatrical aesthetic of the

1950s, and later. The group embraced


subjects not taken up by earlier activist

Calling into question the widely held

theatre companies—advocating for the

belief that U.S. theatre in the early years of

rights of Puerto Ricans, calling attention

the Cold War was indifferent to activism,

to the lack of child care for working moth-

Stage for Action offers historians a new in-

ers, and demanding the cessation of all

terpretation of social activist performance

nuclear warfare. Exploring the intersection

at midcentury.

Chrystyna Dail is an assistant professor of theatre history at Ithaca College in New York. She has published essays in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre History Studies, and the collection Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. November $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3542-8 216 pages, 6 × 9, 9 illus. Theater in the Americas

Presidential Libraries as Performance Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush Jodi Kanter How presidential libraries perform American character Who has a stake in the way a president’s

author Jodi Kanter considers these ques-

public image is presented? How do the

tions and more and analyzes presidential li-

performances—exhibitions across a range

braries and museums as performances that

of media—in a presidential museum shape

create important models for civic behavior.

our understanding of the president as a

Kanter demonstrates how the various

subject? And how do diverse performances

library settings, designs, and exhibits re-

of the presidency create radically different

flect, shape, and sometimes interrogate

opportunities for the practice of American

the office of the presidency, normative

citizenship? In Presidential Libraries as

narratives about individual presidents and

Performance: Curating American Character

their legacies, and what it means to be an

from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush,


Jodi Kanter is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the George Washington University. She is the author of Performing Loss: Rebuilding Community through Theater and Writing.

August $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3520-6 184 pages, 6 × 9, 17 illus. Theater in the Americas


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Circulating Literacy

Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880–1910 Alicia Brazeau The role of popular magazines in promoting literacy in America Near the dawn of the twentieth century,

influential periodicals published between

more than a million Americans had sub-

1880 and 1910, including the farming mag-

scriptions to popular magazines, and

azines Michigan Farmer, Ohio Farmer, and

many who did not subscribe read the pe-

Maine Farmer, which catered to rural resi-

riodicals. Far more men and women were

dents, and two women’s magazines, Harp-

becoming literate through reading these

er’s Bazar and the Ladies’ Home Journal,

magazines than by attending college.

that catered to very different populations

Yet this form of popular literacy has been

of women.

relatively ignored by scholars, who have

In Circulating Literacy, Brazeau

focused mainly on academic institutions

speaks to and connects the important

and formal educational experiences. In

topics of rural studies, gender, profes-

Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in

sionalization, and literacy sponsorship and

American Periodicals, 1880–1910, author

identity, arguing for the value of the study

Alicia Brazeau concentrates on the format,

of periodicals as literacy education tools.

circulation, and function of popular and

Alicia Brazeau is the director of the writing center at the College of Wooster. Her writing has appeared in College English and Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. November $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3544-2 216 pages, 6 × 9, 8 illus.

Fashioning Lives

Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy Eric Darnell Pritchard Examining the literacy practices of Black LGBTQ people Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the

by repurposing literacy through literacy

Politics of Literacy analyzes the life sto-

performances fueled by accountability

ries of sixty Black lesbian, gay, bisexual,

to self and communal love towards social

transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people

and political change, a process the author

along with archival documents, literature,

calls “restorative literacies.” Pritchard calls

and film. Author Eric Darnell Pritchard pro-

attention to restorative literacies in literacy

vides a theoretical framework for studying

institutions (e.g., libraries, schools), histori-

the literacy work of Black LGBTQ people,

cal records repositories, religious and spir-

who do not fit into the traditional catego-

itual spaces, parties, community events,

ries imposed on their language practices

activist organizations, and digital spheres.

and identities.

This trailblazing study draws connections

Examining the myriad ways literacy is

between race and queerness in literacy,

used to inflict harm, Pritchard discusses

composition, and rhetoric and provides

how these harmful events prompt Black

the basis for a sustainable dialogue on

LGBTQ people to ensure their own survival

their intersections in the discipline.

Eric Darnell Pritchard is an assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His article “For Colored Kids Who Committed Suicide, Our Outrage Isn’t Enough: Queer Youth of Color, Bullying, and the Discursive Limits of Identity and Safety” in Harvard Educational Review won the 2014 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship.

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Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy Xiaoye You A transliterate cosmopolitan approach to writing studies Despite the vast number of multilingual

differences can be explored to recover

speakers in the United States and the per-

human connections normally severed by

vasive influence of globalization, writing

geographical and semiotic borders.

studies in this country is still inextricably

By introducing cosmopolitan per-

linked to a nationalistic, monolingual En-

spectives into the composition classroom,

glish ideology. In Cosmopolitan English

You challenges traditional assumptions

and Transliteracy, Xiaoye You addresses

about language, identity, and literacy as

this issue by proposing that writing studies

they relate to writing studies. Innovative

programs adopt a cosmopolitan perspec-

and provocative, Cosmopolitan English

tive. Emphasizing local and global forms of

and Transliteracy charts a new way for-

citizenship and identification, You merges

ward for writing programs, with a call to fo-

a humanistic vision with the rigor of social

cus on global rather than national identity.

science, arguing that linguistic and cultural

Xiaoye You is an associate professor of English and Asian Studies at Penn State University and a Yunshan chair professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. He is the recipient of the 2011 CCCC Outstanding Book Award for Writing in the Devil’s Tongue: A History of English Composition in China. September $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3524-4 304 pages, 6 × 9, 5 illus.

Abducting Writing Studies Edited by Sidney I. Dobrin and Kyle Jensen Confronting the future of writing studies In the past, scholarship in rhetoric and

which involves studying facts and devis-

composition has primarily focused on

ing a theory to explain them, to expand

composition instruction, but lately, writ-

the purview of what can count as writing

ing itself has emerged as an area of study.

studies research.

Whereas most writing studies scholars

Each of the twelve essays in this vol-

employ inductive or deductive logics and

ume moves writing studies research out-

build their work on past scholarship in the

side its traditional insularity, making new

field, the contributors to Abducting Writ-

connections and sparking new insights

ing Studies use a concept introduced by

about the phenomenon of writing.

Charles Sanders Peirce, abductive logic,

Sidney I. Dobrin is a professor of English at the University of Florida. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of numerous books, including Postcomposition, winner of the 2011 W. Ross Winterowd Award for best book published in composition theory.

Kyle Jensen is an associate professor of English at the University of North Texas. He is the author of Reimagining Process: Online Writing Archives and the Future of Writing Studies and has published essays in several edited collections and in a number of journals, including JAC and Rhetoric Review. December $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3563-3 288 pages, 6 × 9


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The Homesick Phone Book Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict Cynthia Haynes Exploring the complicated relationship between rhetoric and atrocity Terrorist attacks, war, and mass shoot-

phone book entry, with a discussion of

ings by individuals occur on a daily basis

violent events at a particular location giv-

all over the world. In The Homesick Phone

ing way to explorations of larger questions

Book, author Cynthia Haynes examines the

related to rhetoric and violence; each is

relationship of rhetoric to such atrocities.

tied to Haynes’s call for a writing peda-

Aiming to disrupt conventional modes of

gogy based on abstraction that would al-

rhetoric, logic, argument, and the teaching

low students to appeal to emotional and

of writing, Haynes illuminates rhetoric’s ties

ethical grounds in composing arguments.

to horrific acts of violence and the state of

Written in a lyrical style, the book weaves

perpetual conflict around the world, both

rhetorical theories, poetics, philosophy,

in the Holocaust era and more recently.

works of art, and personal experience into

Each chapter, marked by a physical address, functions as a kind of expanded

a complex, compelling, and innovative mode of writing.

Cynthia Haynes is an associate professor of English and the director of firstyear composition at Clemson University. She is a coauthor of MOOniversity: A Student’s Guide to Online Learning Environments and articles in JAC, Enculturation, and many other publications. September $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3508-4 232 pages, 6 × 9, 33 illus.

Policy Debate

A Guide for High School and College Debaters Shawn F. Briscoe A new approach to teaching forensics’ oldest form of debate In Policy Debate: A Guide for High School

affirmative and negative teams, and the

and College Debaters, Shawn F. Briscoe

evaluation of policy proposals through the

introduces educators, coaches, and stu-

use of disadvantages, counterplans, and

dents at the high school and college levels

critical argumentation. The book models

to the concepts at the foundation of policy

for readers how to effectively cross-exam-

debate, also known as cross-examination

ine an opposing team, features a transcript

debate, and uses conceptual analysis and

of a mock debate designed to help clarify

real-world examples to help students en-

the lessons taught in previous chapters,

gage in competitive debates and deploy

and includes a glossary of key terms.

winning strategies.

Briscoe also considers contemporary

Over the course of fourteen chapters,

trends in the debate community.

Briscoe addresses all aspects of policy

Offering a unique approach presented

debate, including stock issues, judging

by a seasoned debate coach, Policy Debate

paradigms and effective engagement

goes beyond the basics to explore how pol-

with judges, the responsibilities of both

icy is an ever-evolving form of debate.

Shawn F. Briscoe, the program director for the St. Louis Urban Debate League, has won multiple awards for his coaching and is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association, the American Forensic Association, the National Debate Coaches Association, and Phi Delta Kappa International.

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December $25.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3558-9 224 pages, 6 × 9, 9 illus.



Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy History, Theory, Analysis

Edited by Gae Lyn Henderson and M. J. Braun, with a foreword by Charles Bazerman A call for renewed attention to the topic of propaganda in rhetoric and writing studies The study of propaganda’s uses in modern

Bowen—examining the development of

democracy highlights important theoret-

the theory of propaganda during the rise

ical questions about normative rhetorical

of industrialism and the later changes of

practices. Is rhetoric ethically neutral? Is

a mass-mediated society. Modeling a va-

propaganda? How can facticity, accu-

riety of approaches, case studies in the

racy, and truth be determined? Do any

book consider contemporary propaganda

circumstances justify misrepresentation?

and analyze the means and methods of

Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy

propaganda production and distribution,

advances our understanding of propa-

including broadcast news, rumor produc-

ganda and rhetoric. Essays focus on

tion and globalized multimedia, political

historical figures—Edward Bernays, Jane

party manifestos, and university public

Addams, Kenneth Burke, and Elizabeth


Gae Lyn Henderson, an associate professor at Utah Valley University, has received the Elizabeth A. Flynn Award for her writing. She has published articles in Rhetoric Society Quarterly and Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service-Learning. M. J. Braun, a former professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke,

October $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3506-0 296 pages, 6 × 9, 7 illus.

is a coeditor of Entertaining Fear: Rhetoric and the Political Economy of Social Control and has authored numerous articles.

Rhetorics of Whiteness

Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education Edited by Tammie M. Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton, Krista Ratcliffe, with a foreword by Peter MacLaren and Lilia D. Monzó With the election of our first black pres-

manifest themselves in American culture.

ident, many Americans began to argue

The sixteen essays that comprise

that we had finally ended racism. Yet near-

this collection not only render visible

daily news reports regularly invoke white

how racialized whiteness infiltrates twen-

as a demographic category and recount

ty-first-century discourses and material

instances of racialized violence. Clearly,

spaces but also offer critical tactics for

American society isn’t as color-blind as

disrupting this normative whiteness. This

people would like to believe. In Rhetorics

volume emphasizes the importance of a

of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in

rhetorical lens for employing whiteness

Popular Culture, Social Media, and Edu-

studies’ theories and methods to identify,

cation, contributors reveal how identifica-

analyze, interpret, and interrupt represen-

tions with racialized whiteness continue to

tations of whiteness.

Tammie M. Kennedy is an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has published essays in a number of journals and chapters in several books.

Joyce Irene Middleton is an associate professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Her work has appeared in many journals and in a number of rhetoric anthologies. January $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3546-6 344 pages, 6 × 9, 17 illus.

Krista Ratcliffe

is a professor and the head of English at Purdue University. Her books include the award-winning Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness.


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Demosthenes’ On the Crown Rhetorical Perspectives Edited by James J. Murphy A translation and rhetorical analyses of the most acclaimed speech in history Demosthenes’ speech On the Crown (330

The volume also includes biographical

B.C.E.), in which the master orator spec-

and historical background on Demosthe-

tacularly defended his public career, has

nes and his political situation; a structural

long been recognized as a masterpiece.

analysis of On the Crown; and an abstract

The speech has been in continuous cir-

of Aeschines’ speech Against Ctesiphon

culation from Demosthenes’ lifetime to the

to which Demosthenes was responding.

present day, and multiple generations have

By bringing together contextual ma-

acclaimed it as the greatest speech ever

terial about Demosthenes and his speech

written. In addition to a clear and acces-

with a translation and astute rhetorical

sible translation, Demosthenes’ “On the

analyses, Demosthenes’ “On the Crown”

Crown”: Rhetorical Perspectives features

highlights the oratorical artistry of Demos-

four essays that provide a thorough anal-

thenes and provides scholars and students

ysis—based on Aristotelian principles—of

with fresh insights into a landmark speech.

Demosthenes’ superb rhetoric.

James J. Murphy, a professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis, is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty-four books on rhetoric, including A Short History of Writing Instruction and A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric. October $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3510-7 232 pages, 6 × 9 Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address

Craft Obsession

The Social Rhetorics of Beer Jeff Rice Exploring the operation of social media through the lens of craft beer Denied access to traditional advertis-

repetition, aggregation, delivery, sharing,

ing platforms by lack of resources, craft

and imagery—and examines how each

breweries have proliferated despite these

helps to transform small, personal expe-

challenges by embracing social media

riences with craft into a more widespread

platforms, and by creating an obsessed

movement. When shared via social media,

culture of fans. In Craft Obsession, Jeff

craft anecdotes—such as the first time one

Rice uses craft beer as a case study to

had a beer—interrupt and repeat one an-

demonstrate how social media platforms

other, building a sense of familiarity and

such as Facebook and Twitter function to

identity among otherwise unconnected

shape stories about craft.


Rice weaves together theories of writ-

Both an objective scholarly study and

ing, narrative, new media, and rhetoric

an engaging personal narrative about craft

with a personal story of his passion for

beer, Craft Obsession provides valuable

craft beer. He identifies six key elements

insights into digital writing, storytelling,

of social media rhetoric—anecdotes,

and social media.

Jeff Rice is the chair and a professor of writing, rhetoric, and digital studies at the University of Kentucky. He is the author, the editor, or a coeditor of six previous books. November $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3528-2 296 pages, 6 × 9, 50 illus.

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Guiguzi, China’s First Treatise on Rhetoric

A Critical Translation and Commentary Translated by Hui Wu, with commentaries by Hui Wu and C. Jan Swearingen When Gorgias, Plato, and Aristotle were

provides an indigenous rhetorical theory

discussing and defining rhetoric in ancient

and key persuasive strategies, some of

Greece, many students in China, including

which are still used by those involved in

Sun Bin, a descendant of Sun Tzu, who

decision making and negotiations in China

wrote The Art of War, were learning the

today. In “Guiguzi,” China’s First Treatise

techniques of persuasion from Guiguzi,

on Rhetoric, Hui Wu and C. Jan Swearin-

“the Master of the Ghost Valley.” This

gen present a new critical translation of

pre–Qin dynasty recluse provided the

this foundational work, which has great

basis for what is considered the earliest

historical significance for the study of Chi-

Chinese treatise devoted entirely to the

nese rhetoric and communication and yet

art of persuasion. Called Guiguzi after its

is little known to Western readers.

author, this translation of the received text

Hui Wu is a professor of English and the chair of the Department of Literature and Languages at the University of Texas at Tyler, and the Distinguished Guest Professor of English at Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce, China. She is the editor and translator of Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women.

C. Jan Swearingen is a professor of English emerita at Texas A&M University, August $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3526-8 160 pages, 6 × 9 Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address

the author of Rhetoric and Irony: Western Literacy and Western Lies, and the editor of Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Village.

Also of Interest

Stanley Fish, America’s Enfant Terrible: The Authorized Biography Gary A. Olson $32.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3476-6 192 pages, 6 × 9, 27 illus.


Antebellum American Women’s Poetry: A Rhetoric of Sentiment Wendy Dasler Johnson $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3500-8 248 pages, 6 × 9, 12 illustrations Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms

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Secret Habits: Catholic Literacy Education for Women in the Early Nineteenth Century Carol Mattingly $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3492-6 280 pages, 6 × 9, 25 illus.

Rethinking Ethos: A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric Edited by Kathleen J. Ryan, Nancy Myers, and Rebecca Jones $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3494-0 320 pages, 6 × 9, 8 illus. Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms


Growing Up with Southern Illinois, 1820–1861

From the Memoirs of Daniel Harmon Brush Daniel Harmon Brush, with a foreword by Michael C. Batinski Edited by Milo Milton Quaife The founder of Carbondale, Illinois, recounts the story of his life on the American frontier Daniel Harmon Brush came to southern

and practicing law, among other pursuits.

Illinois from Vermont with his parents in the

That Brush never let go of his pious New

1820s, finding a frontier region radically

England roots often put him at odds with

different from his native New England. In

most other citizens in the region, many of

this memoir, Brush, the eventual founder

whose families emigrated from the south-

of Carbondale, Illinois, describes his early

ern states and thus had different cultural

life in the northeast, his pioneer family’s

and religious values. The memoir ends in

move west, and their settlement near the

1861, as the Civil War starts, and Brush

Illinois River in Greene County, Illinois.

describes the growing unrest of southern

Beginning as a store clerk, Brush worked

sympathizers in southern Illinois. Brush’s

hard and became very successful, serving

story shows how an outsider achieved

in a number of public offices before found-

success through hard work and perse-

ing the town of Carbondale in the 1850s,

verance and provides a valuable look at

commanding a regiment in the Civil War,

life on the western frontier.

Daniel Harmon Brush (1813–1890), a native of Vermont, was a store clerk in the Jackson County river town of Brownsville and later held the offices of county clerk, circuit clerk, recorder, and probate judge. He bought land and founded the town of Carbondale in the 1850s. He served in the Civil War, commanding the 18th Illinois Regiment, but resigned in 1863. After his military service, he became a prominent attorney and important member of the business community in Carbondale.

October $22.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3548-0 318 pages, 6 × 9, 1 illus. Shawnee Classics

When Lincoln Came to Egypt George W. Smith, with a foreword by Daniel Stowell A rare account of Lincoln’s political travel in southern Illinois In When Lincoln Came to Egypt, George

Lincoln’s trips to Egypt thus broadened his

W. Smith provides a detailed record of

experience and understanding of the state

Abraham Lincoln’s travel in the southern-

as well as the nation. Smith discusses the

most region of Illinois, commonly referred

origins of the people of the region and

to as Egypt. These visits began in 1830,

Lincoln’s early public life and provides

before Lincoln had held public office, and

historical and political background for his

continued through 1858, when he debated

detailed discussion of the Lincoln-Douglas

Stephen A. Douglas in Jonesboro and

debates. The culmination of fifty years of

Alton as they ran against each other for

extensive research, When Lincoln Came

a seat in the U.S. Senate. Lincoln found

to Egypt provides a glimpse into an often

in the southern third of Illinois a political

overlooked part of Lincoln’s development

climate very different from that of cen-

as a politician.

tral Illinois, where his career had begun.

George Washington Smith served on the faculty of the History Department at Southern Illinois University from 1890 to 1935 and was a professor emeritus from 1935 until his death in 1945. September $20.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3552-7 186 pages, 6 × 9, 10 illus.

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Immigrants in the Valley

Irish, Germans, and Americans in the Upper Mississippi Country, 1830–1860 Mark Wyman Thousands of newcomers flocked into the

and waterways of the Upper Mississippi

Upper Mississippi country in the decades

Valley during those crucial decades.

leading up to the Civil War. Illinois, Wis-

Wyman has drawn extensively on family

consin, Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota

letters sent home to Europe, missionary

received immigrants from most areas of

reports, employment records, and other

Europe, as well as Americans from the

diverse materials from 1830 to 1860. The

Upper South, New England, and the Mid-

result is a lively, extensively illustrated ac-

dle Atlantic states. They all carried with

count that will help Americans everywhere

them religious beliefs, experiences, and

better understand their diverse heritage

expectations that differed widely, attitudes

and the environment in which their family

and opinions which often threw them into

trees took root. A new preface in this pa-

conflict with each other.

perback edition helps to bring the schol-

This book shows the interplay be-

arship up to date.

tween the major groups traveling the roads

Mark Wyman is a professor emeritus of history at Illinois State University. He is the author of six books on labor, frontier, and immigration history.

November $24.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3556-5 280 pages, 6⅛ × 9¼, 38 illus.


Sedges: Carex Second Edition

Robert H. Mohlenbrock Updated edition introduces new species for Illinois Sedges: Carex is the fourteenth volume

For each species of Carex in Illinois,

of the Illustrated Flora of Illinois series

there is a full illustration showing the habit

and the sixth and last volume devoted to

of the plant and close-ups of various veg-

monocots—plants that have a single seed

etative and reproductive structures that

leaf, or cotyledon, upon germination.

are crucial for the identification of the

Since the volume’s original publica-

individual species. There is also a com-

tion in 1999, thirty-four additional spe-

plete description of each species as well

cies of plants have been recognized in

as a detailed discussion of the nomen-

Illinois. Some are discoveries from recent

clature and habitats. Range maps show

field work, some are from more thorough

the county distribution of each species in

searches of herbaria, and others are from

Illinois. A new and detailed key is provided

different taxonomic philosophies.

for identification of the species.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Car-

July $30.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3550-3 450 pages, 6 × 9, 194 illus. The Illustrated Flora of Illinois


bondale for thirty-four years. Since his retirement in 1990, he has served as senior scientist for Biotic Consultants, teaching wetland plant identification classes around the country. Among his more than sixty books are Vascular Flora of Illinois and The Field Guide to U.S. National Forests.

Southern Illinois University Press


Staging the Savage God The Grotesque in Performance Ralf Remshardt In this broadly conceived study, Ralf

grotesque theatre from antiquity—in works

Remshardt delineates the theatre’s deep

such as The Bacchae and Thyestes—to

connection with the grotesque and traces

modernity—in Ubu Roi and Hamletma-

the historically extensive and theoreti-

chine—and opens up new critical possi-

cally intensive relationship between per-

bilities for the analysis of both classical

formance and its “other,” the grotesque.

and avant-garde theatre.

Staging the Savage God: The Grotesque

Written in an engaging and frequently

in Performance examines the aesthetic

polemical style and aided by nine illus-

complicity shared by the two in both art

trations, Staging the Savage God is a

and theatre and presents a general theory

comprehensive and rigorous study that

of the grotesque.

incorporates critical approaches from

Performing the grotesque is both a

disciplines such as philosophy, psycho-

challenge to a culture’s order and the af-

analysis, art history, literature, and theatre

firmation of certain ethical principles that

to fully investigate the historical function

it recognizes as its own. Remshardt in-

of the grotesque in performance.

vestigates the aesthetics and ideology of

Ralf Remshardt is a professor of theatre at the University of Florida.

August $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3551-0 320 pages, 6 × 9, 9 Illus.

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Childhood and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: The Work of the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Actors

Edited by Cheryl Black and Jonathan Shandell

Shauna Vey

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Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre Yael Prizant $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3308-0 192 pages, 6× 9, 22 illus. Theater in the Americas



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Chicago Transformed: World War I and the Windy City

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The Wreck of the America in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River

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Dividing the Union: Jesse Burgess Thomas and the Making of the Missouri Compromise

The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois: Paul Powell, Clyde L. Choate, John H. Stelle

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

Matthew W. Hall $29.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3456-8 288 pages, 6 × 9, 27 illus.

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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln’s Springfield

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A Decisive Decade: An Insider’s View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s

Bryon C. Andreasen $19.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3384-4 136 pages, 6 × 9, 115 illus.

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