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Rhetoric Society of America - 2017 Awards Presented

I am pleased to announce the following awards given by the Rhetoric Society of America in 2017. All recipients will be honored at the 2018 conference in Minneapolis. 

Vanessa B. Beasley, RSA Awards Chair
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 

Knuepper Award

Heather Lee Branstetter,
“‘A Mining Town Needs Brothels’: Gossip and the Rhetoric of Sex Work in a Wild West Mining Community.”
RSQ 46 (2016): 381-409 

Book Award

Cynthia Haynes,
The Homesick Phone Book: Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2016) 

Dissertation Award 

Christopher Earle,
“Dead Words: Prisoners’ Constrained Rhetorical Agency and the Possibility of Rhetorical Action,”
University of Wisconsin, co-chairs Michael Bernard-Donals and Christa Olson 

RSA Fellows’ Early Career Award 

Casey Boyle, University of Texas at Austin


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