Relevant Rhetoric: A new Journal of
is a refered online journal created to publish pieces of academic rhetorical criticism that are of value not only to academic scholars and historians interested in persuasion, but also to the educated lay-public. The journal seeks to further our understanding of and conversation about modern persuasive practices with the largest possible audience.
Our journal emphasizes traditional, modernist paradigms to understand the persuasive efforts and effects of texts and other artifacts using classical or contemporary rhetorical theories and traditional methods of evidence based argumentation.
It focuses on the broadest range of rhetorical texts and artifacts produced by modern culture. These texts include but are not limited to political rhetoric—both historical and contemporary—the rhetoric of religion, popular culture rhetoric, including music, television, movies, and digital media, the rhetoric of the news, persuasive appeals in advertising and public relations campaigns, organizational rhetoric, and visual rhetoric.
The journal is published and disseminated online. The writing conventions of the traditional academic journal are altered here to meet the needs of the journal’s broader audience. (See the Submission Guidelines for more information) As an online journal, free of the limitations and expense of paper-bound medium, Relevant Rhetoric: A New Journal of Rhetorical Studies accepts and encourages authors to include linked photos, video clips, audio clips, web pages, or any other or any other digital media necessary for a thorough and understandable analysis.