Mission Statement

Rhetoric@Reno is the local graduate student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, a professional organization for scholars and students who are interested in the study of rhetoric, the art of effective communication.

Welcome to Rhetoric@Reno

We are a graduate student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, a national organization of scholars and teachers in every discipline who are interested in rhetoric. Rhetoric@Reno provides a forum to gather as rhetoricians and welcomes students from all disciplinary backgrounds. The club activities are organized around research, writing, and professionalization. We have a journal club that discusses contemporary scholarship, an agraphia group that writes and workshops together, and an ongoing series of professionalization workshops. We recently hosted the 2014 Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference and are excited to be hosting Susan Jarratt as this Spring's invited speaker. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our faculty advisor, Dr. Catherine Chaput, or our co-presidents, Kat Lambrecht and Phillip Goodwin. Thank you for your interest in our club. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Thanks to everyone who helped make possible Susan Jarratt's public lecture "Ancient Rhetoric as an Imperial Project." For thos who missed out here is the audio from that talk:

R@R Group Photo 2013