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Meet our acquisitions editor:

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Tara Cyphers, Managing Editor and Assistant Director
tara@osupress.org
Acquires in: Rhetoric and communication studies, including for the New Directions in Rhetoric and Materiality and Intersectional Rhetorics series.

Welcome to our virtual booth! I oversee our rhet/comm list and am especially interested in projects that make important connections to pressing social, cultural, and political issues. I acquire for both of our rhet/comm series as well as works on our general rhetoric list. I am interested in hearing about your work and welcome both informal email queries and formal proposals.

View our proposal guidelines


Recent Award Winners:

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Zoetropes and the Politics of Humanhood

Allison Rowland
Finalist, 2021 RSA Book of the Year Award

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Inconvenient Strangers: Transnational Subjects and the Politics of Citizenship

Shui-Yin Sharon Yam
Winner, 2021 CCCC Outstanding Book Award

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Vaccine Rhetorics

Heidi Lawrence
Honorable Mention, 2021 CCCC Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication

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Culturally Speaking: The Rhetoric of Voice and Identity in a Mediated Culture

Amanda Nell Edgar
Winner, 2020 Outstanding Book Award, Critical/Cultural Studies Division, NCA

Recent Rhetoric & Communication Books:

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At Home in the Anthropocene

Amy D. Propen

$29.95 $20.97 Paper

Forthcoming September 2022

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Decolonial Conversations in Posthuman and New Material Rhetorics

New Directions in Rhetoric and Materiality

Jennifer Clary-Lemon and David M. Grant, Eds.

$34.95 $24.47 Paper

Forthcoming August 2022

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Stigma Stories: Rhetoric, Lived Experience, and Chronic Illness

Molly Margaret Kessler

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

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Writing Maternity: Medicine, Anxiety, Rhetoric, and Genre

Dara Rossman Regaignon

$69.95   $48.97  Hardcover

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Where’s the Rhetoric? Imagining a Unified Field

S. Scott Graham

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

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Zoetropes and the Politics of Humanhood

New Directions in Rhetoric and Materiality

Alison L. Rowland

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

Winner, 2021 ARSTM Book Award
Finalist, 2021 RSA Book of the Year Award

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Apocalypse Man: The Death Drive and the Rhetoric of White Masculine Victimhood

Casey Ryan Kelly

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

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Vaccine Rhetorics

Heidi Yoston Lawrence

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

Finalist, 2021 ARSTM Book Award
Honorable Mention, 2021 CCCC Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication

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The Ethics of Persuasion: Derrida's Rhetorical Legacies

Brooke Rollins

$34.95   $24.47  Paper

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Culturally Speaking

Intersectional Rhetorics

Amanda Nell Edgar

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

"Winner, 2020 Outstanding Book Award, Critical/Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2021"

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Metafilm: Materialist Rhetoric and Reflexive Cinema

Christopher Carter

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

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Rhetoric as a Posthuman Practice

Casey Boyle

$29.95   $20.97  Paper

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Women’s Professional Lives in Rhetoric and Composition: Choice, Chance, and Serendipity

Elizabeth A. Flynn and Tiffany Bourelle, Eds.

$24.95   $17.47  Paper