Animal Rhetorics at RSA Summer Institute 2017

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Event Dates: 
May 25, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States


Dear Friends, 

Alex Parrish and I are offering a workshop at next summer’s RSA institute - we would love for you to join us as a participant! It’s a great opportunity to start or finish a paper or develop a syllabus and assignments for that course you’ve been longing to offer! Information about the workshop is available here:

If you haven’t already done so, check out our books now available in paperback (& order them for your library!):

And here is the CRTNET post about the RSA summer institute and the seminars you can take before our fabulous workshop: 

Reminder - Call for Applications for 2017 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute

Summer is ending and semesters are beginning again! Have you applied to the 2017 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute? The Institute will host seminars from Monday, May 22 through the morning of Thursday, May 25, and workshops from the afternoon of Thursday, May 25 through noon on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Applications can be found online at The application deadline is October 1st, 2016. Acceptances will be announced by the end of 2016. The registration deadline will be April 1st, 2017.

At the plenary lunch on Thursday between seminars and workshops, the institute will have a keynote by Eric King Watts titled “Racism, Race, and the Rhetorical Labors of (Bio)Diversity.”

You can find a complete list of seminars and workshops at the RSA webpage (, or at the Institute webpage (

While on the Indiana University campus for the Institute, you can check out the Art Museum, designed by I. M. Pei, which holds an incredible collection of art, or the Lilly Rare Book library with a wide collection of rare books and special holdings, including a Gutenberg Bible (you can actually touch it you like!), the original manuscript for Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, and some of Kenneth Burke’s letters (for you Burkophiles out there). We also have a state of the art, world class cinema. We have secured blocks of hotel rooms at the Biddle Hotel in the Indiana Memorial Union, as well as low cost housing for graduate students in newly renovated, single occupation dormitories.

If you have any questions, please email John Louis Lucaites at

You can also find us on Facebook at

We hope you’ll apply and plan on joining us at Indiana University for #RSA17!


Best wishes,


Dr. Emily Plec
Communication Studies
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 838-8819