Publication Notebook

 Publication Notebook

1. A list (or copy) of all possible papers (already drafted) for submission.

Building the New Cultural Babel with Multicultural Literacies—-Preparing Textbooks for World Citizens

Integrating Cosmopolitan Ideal into Composition Classrooms—-A Multicultural Perspective of Pedagogy

Yinhe Li—-A Chinese Woman Warrior

The Rhetoric of Nvshu—-The Silent Heritage of Chinese Female Narration

Doris Lessing—-An Everlasting Legacy of Female Formation/Bildung

2. Copies of “Calls For Papers” (chapter and article publications and conference presentations).

CCCC, ATTW, ELF7, and others, links available on my wordpress blog, deadlines available one week ahead on my calendar alarms

3. A list of journals in the area of concentration.


College English

Philosophy and Rhetoric

Rhetoric Review

International Journal of Communication

Asian Journal of Communication

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

Technical Communication

Technical Communication Quarterly

4. Submission guidelines with addresses and contact names for journals in the student’s concentration area (i.e. MLA Directory of Periodicals).



Technical Communication Quarterly:

 5. Information on presses committed to publishing in your concentration.

About CCC

College Composition and Communication publishes research and scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies that supports college teachers in reflecting on and improving their practices in teaching writing and that reflects the most current scholarship and theory in the field. The field of composition studies draws on research and theories from a broad range of humanistic disciplines—English studies, rhetoric, cultural studies, LGBT studies, gender studies, critical theory, education, technology studies, race studies, communication, philosophy of language, anthropology, sociology, and others—and from within composition and rhetoric studies, where a number of subfields have also developed, such as technical communication, computers and composition, writing across the curriculum, research practices, and the history of these fields.

Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ) is a refereed journal published four times per year with support from Taylor and Francis, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), and East Carolina University.

TCQ publishes research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. All articles have a sound basis in theory, use accessible examples and illustrations, and include implications for teaching, research, or practice in technical communication.

Articles cover a range of topics that include communication design, pedagogical approaches, the role of digital technologies, ethics, the rhetoric of workplaces or professions, the practices of publication management, dialogue between academics and practitioners, research methods, and connections between social practices and organizational discourse.

Rhetoric Review (RR) , a scholarly interdisciplinary journal of rhetoric, publishes in all areas of rhetoric and writing and provides a professional forum for its readers to consider and discuss current topics and issues. The journal publishes manuscripts that explore the breadth and depth of the discipline, including history, theory, writing, praxis, philosophy, professional writing, rhetorical criticism, cultural studies, multiple literacies, technology, literature, public address, graduate education, and professional issues.

Philosophy and Rhetoric is dedicated to publication of high-quality articles involving the relationship between philosophy and rhetoric. It has a longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and welcomes all theoretical and methodological perspectives that advance the journal’s mission. Philosophy and Rhetoric invites articles on such topics as the relationship between logic and rhetoric, the philosophical aspects of argumentation (including argumentation in philosophy itself), philosophical views on the nature of rhetoric held by historical figures and during historical periods, psychological and sociological studies of rhetoric with a strong philosophical emphasis, and philosophical analyses of the relationship to rhetoric of other areas of human culture and thought, political theory and law.

The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study.

College English is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English. Each issue also includes opinion pieces, review essays, and letters from readers. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types.

Published September, November, January, March, May, and July

ISSN: 0010-0994 (print); 2161-8178 (online)

6. An annotated list of bibliographical information related to your area of interest.

Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Winifred Bryan Horner. The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric: A Twenty-First Century Guide. University of Missouri Press. Columbia and London, 2010.

The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric: A Twenty-First Century Guide edited by Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Winifred Bryan Horner traces what have already been done in our field and calls for future research on unexplored areas. The book also provides different research perspectives and theoretical lenses, which can be used as a handbook for primary research investigation. Rhetoric and composition studies in different Chinese historical periods ARE scarce according to this book although there is already some brilliant scholarship after the book’s publication. Nevertheless, many classics still need to be explored to complete world rhetoric from the perspective of Chinese rhetoric and composition. I basically use this book as my handbook and guide to my future research possibilities. I believe my passion to enhance multicultural understandings and communication with additional efforts in reading, thinking,, and learning research skills will situate me to the right place at the right time for my dissertation.

Miriam Sobré-Denton and Nilanjana Bardhan. Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication: Communicating as Global Citizens. Routledge. 2013.

This book applies cosmopolitanism to intercultural communication, which emphasizes postcolonial perspective of pedagogy in the forming of world citizenship. This book offers a new and global aspect of teaching and research in intercultural communication.

George A. Kennedy. Comparative Rhetoric: A Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction. Oxford University Press. 1998.

Comparative Rhetoric: A Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction by Kennedy has a chapter on rhetoric in ancient China. The chapter will be an important reference for new horizons of comparative rhetoric. It mentions some classical books, great philosophers, and different schools of thinkers as well as literary criticism in ancient China. I will be able to learn from the research methods scholars apply in their study of Chinese rhetoric and figure out a better way for my own research project in different historical periods. More importantly, I will be able to do research on those unexplored figures and areas, or those explored, but misunderstood research areas.

Xing Lu. Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century B.C.E. University of South Carolina Press. Columbia, South Carolina, 1998.

Xing Lu analyses ancient Chinese rhetoric from fifth to third century B.C.E., aiming at both bridging the research gap of Chinese rhetoric as related to Western rhetorical canons, and enhancing understandings between Western and non-Western rhetoric and communication patterns, Lu uses hermeneutical method and anthropological approach from a multicultural perspective, Lu conceptualizes ancient Chinese rhetoric from a certain historical period, giving exemplary scholarship on how to conceptualize Chinese rhetoric through hermeneutics and anthropology. I will be able to use Gadamer’s hermeneutics as illustrated in his Truth and Method to explain and translate the cultural and philosophical implications in Chinese rhetoric from a different historical period. The method Lu uses also reminds me of using Chinese philosophy and definitions of rhetoric to illustrate it rather than via Western theoretical frames.

Heping Zhao. “The Rhetorical Invention in ‘Wen Xin Diao Long’”. Rhetorical Quarterly. Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (Summer-Autumn 1994.) pp. 1-15.

Heping Zhao did a brilliant research on one of Chinese classic “Wen Xin Diao Long” from the perspective of invention, one of the five Western rhetorical canons. Zhao’s opinion is one of the first and foremost to academically regard “Wen Xin Diao Long” as a rhetorical piece and to interpret it from the Western notions of rhetoric. His paper implies a call for scholars to revalue and retranslate some of the Chinese classics to rediscover the histories and truths that been somehow neglected or forgotten, for it is a global loss if we do not codify more rhetorical voices and traces from “the other.” He’s study of “Wen Xin Diao Long” from the perspective of invention would naturally lead to the further exploration of the work’s value on arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. I will try to analyze this piece from other perspectives of the canon, from ethos, pathos, and logos if possible.

Carol S. Lipson and Roberta A. Binkey. Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks. State University of New York Press. 2004.

Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks is a collection of papers on Mesopotamian rhetoric, Egyptian rhetoric, cross-cultural rhetoric studies, and so on. Three of the papers deal with Chinese rhetoric, among which two talk about Confucian rhetoric. I found the third one written by Liu Yameng quite inspiring because it deals with the invention of classical Chinese discourse before Qin Dynasty, such as Han Feizi’s “Whence Comes Argumentation: A reply” and “On the Difficulties of persuasion.”

Liu Xie. The Literary Mind and The Carving of Dragons: A Study of Thought and Pattern in Chinese Literature. Translated and Annotated by Vincent Yu-Chung Shih. The Chinese   University Press. Hong Kong, 1983.

Liu’s aesthetic, philosophical, and ethical views can all be interpreted within the framework of the cannons in a broader sense. Liu’s criticism in Wen Xin Diao Long of classical Chinese writings can be viewed as composition guide or a rhetorical manual, but scholars fail to do extensive research on it due to the relatively narrow definition of rhetoric in China. I will use this version to either appreciate certain works of Shakespeare or to compare it with Boethius or other Western rhetoricians who are from the same period with Liu.

  1. Yuan Hui and Zong Tinghu. Han Yu Xiu Ci Xue Shi/ A Rhetorical History of the Chinese Language. Shanxi People’s Publishing House. Taiyuan, 1995.
  2. Zheng Ziyu, Zong Tinghu, et al. Zhong Guo Xiu Ci Xue Tong Shi/ A Complete History of Chinese    Rhetoric. Jilin Educational Publishing House. Jilin, 1998.
  3. Zhou Zhenfu. Zhong Guo Xiu Ci Xue Shi/ A History of Chinese Rhetoric. The Commercial Press. Beijing, 1999.

These three versions help me to get a general idea of the rhetoric history in China. Important figures are listed and placed in each historical period, making it very convenient to look up anything I want and compare the figures and historical periods with Western rhetoric history. I am so happy that one of my friend who is doing rhetorical studies provided me with the sources in such a time of need for me, yet my work will be challenging due to the difficulty of doing translation on my own while referring to the Western rhetorical tradition. Of the three versions written in Chinese, I love the second version most because it is a series of books that talk about different rhetoricians in different historical periods in details. I will definitely refer to it when I talk about Liu’s Wen Xin Diao Long.

Bizzell and Herberg. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Bedford/St’.Martins’, 2001.

The sole book that is the kind of rhetorical handbook for any rhetoric and composition student. I love the book in the way that it introduces the rhetorical features and practices of each period, as well as the selected readings for further research plans.


7. A list of working titles or topics you would like to explore.

Building the New Cultural Babel with Multicultural Literacies—-Preparing Textbooks for World Citizens

Integrating Cosmopolitan Ideal into Composition Classrooms—-A Multicultural Perspective of Pedagogy

Yinhe Li—-A Chinese Woman Warrior

The Rhetoric of Nvshu—-The Silent Heritage of Chinese Female Narration

Doris Lessing—-An Everlasting Legacy on Female Bildungsroman

8. A list of organizations, e-mail lists, etc. in your area.







9. Grant writing information.


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