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K.J. Rawson and Abbie Levesque DeCamp (PhD ’22) Publish Chapters on Queer Rhetoric

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Associate Professor of English K.J. Rawson and English PhD candidate Abbie Levesque DeCamp both have chapters published in The Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric, edited by Jacqueline Rhodes and Jonathan Alexander. From the publisher’s website:

The Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric maps the ongoing becoming of queer rhetoric in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, offering a dynamic overview of the history of and scholarly research in this field.

The handbook features rhetorical scholarship that explicitly uses and extends insights from work in queer and trans theories to understand and critique intersections of rhetoric, gender, class, and sexuality. More important, chapters also attend to the intersections of constructs of queerness with race, class, ability, and neurodiversity. In so doing, the book acknowledges the many debts contemporary queer theory has to work by scholars of color, feminists, and activists, inside and outside the academy. The first book of its kind, the handbook traces and documents the emergence of this subfield within rhetorical studies while also pointing the way toward new lines of inquiry, new trajectories in scholarship, and new modalities and methods of analysis, critique, intervention, and speculation.” 

Rawson’s chapter is entitled, “The Trans Rhetorical Practice of Archive Building”; DeCamp’s chapter is entitled, “Queer Memes as Rhetorical Scenes.”

Purchase the text on the Routledge website.

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