About

Rhetoric@ISU is the website of the Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication (RCTC) programs in the Department of English at Illinois State University.

We understand rhetoric, composition, and technical communication as robust and mutually informing areas of inquiry. By examining symbolic action in relation to cultural, material, and embodied practices, faculty and graduate students in RCTC strive to produce innovative, interdisciplinary research and pedagogies that transform the world.

This website is maintained by RCTC faculty in conjunction with members of the Rhetoric Society of America at Illinois State University (RSISU). The mission of RSISU is to promote activities that enhance the study of rhetoric at Illinois State University in accordance with the tenets of the Rhetoric Society of America. RSISU encourages the collaborative learning of scholars and teachers of rhetoric through various activities including reading and writing groups and an annual conference.