Research Articles, Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society

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  • Autism and Rhetoric
    Heilker, Paul V.; Yergeau, M. (National Council of Teachers of English, 2011-05)
    By understanding the verbal and nonverbal manifestations of autism as a rhetorical imperative, a perspective that involves applying Krista Ratcliffe's concept of rhetorical listening, scholars can do much to dissolve the idea of otherness that appears in discussions of this topic.
  • Research Centers as Change Agents: Reshaping Work in Rhetoric and Writing
    Gogan, Brian; Belanger, Kelly R.; Patriarca, Ashley S.; O'Neill, Meagan (National Council of Teachers of English, 2010-12)
    This article defines research centers as associative enterprises for solving scholarly and societal problems that cannot be adequately addressed by individuals. We identify more than fifty research centers in rhetoric and writing, past and present, and argue that they function as change agents by emphasizing collaboration and conducting research focused on publics.