Landmark Essays is a series of anthologies providing ready access to key rhetorical studies in a wide variety of fields. The classic articles and chapters that are fundamental to every subject are often the most difficult to obtain, and almost impossible to find arranged together for research or for classroom use. This series solves that problem.
Each book encompasses a dozen or more of the most significant published studies in a particular field, and includes an index and bibliography for further study.
Guidlines for Proposals
To be considered for the Landmark Essays Series, a volume proposal should:
Proposals should be emailed to:
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Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference
Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Genre Studies
Landmark Essays on Tropes and Figures
Landmark Essays on Historiographies of Rhetorics
Landmark Essays on Archival Research
Landmark Essays on Speech and Writing
Landmark Essays on Basic Writing: Volume 18
Landmark Essays on ESL Writing: Volume 17
Randy Allen Harris
October 08, 2019
Landmark Essays in Rhetoric of Science: Issues and Methods compiles the essential readings of the vibrant field of rhetoric of science, tracing the growth and core concerns of the field since its development in the 1970s. A companion to Randy Allen Harris’s foundational Landmark Essays in Rhetoric...
Kelly Ritter, MELISSA IANETTA
January 11, 2019
Leading with the provocative observation that writing programs administration lacks “an established set of texts that provides a baseline of shared knowledge . . . in which to root our ongoing conversations and with which to welcome newcomers,” Landmark Essays on Writing Program Administration...
Damian Baca, Ellen Cushman, Jonathan Osborne
November 20, 2018
Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference challenges the Eurocentric perspective from which the field of rhetoric is traditionally viewed. Taking a step beyond the creation of alternative rhetorics that maintain the centrality of the European and Greco-Roman tradition, this volume argues on behalf...
Carolyn R. Miller, Amy J. Devitt
September 24, 2018
Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Genre Studies gathers major works that have contributed to the recent rhetorical reconceptualization of genre. A lively and complex field developed over the past 30 years, Rhetorical Genre Studies is central to many current research and teaching agendas. This...
Randy Allen Harris
October 26, 2017
Now in its Second Edition, Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies presents fifteen iconic essays in science studies, rhetorical criticism, and argumentation. Integral to the launch of the Landmark Essays series and renowned for its impact on the then-nascent field of rhetoric of...
June 05, 2017
Landmark Essays on Tropes and Figures offers a thorough overview of the most influential essays on rhetorical tropes and figures, providing a solid foundation for understanding this area of study. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with essays on the development of the...
Victor J Vitanza
June 15, 2016
This reader presents essays that editor Victor Vitanza describes as "efforts at revisionary histories that are either quasi-traditional histories or radical subversive histories." They are influential works published over the past four decades by major rhetoricians and historians with radically...
Lynee Lewis Gaillet, Helen Diana Eidson, Don Gammill Jr.
December 15, 2015
Landmark Essays on Archival Research gathers over twenty years of essays addressing archival research methodologies and methods. They give readers a sense of how scholars have articulated archival research over the last two decades, providing insight into the shifts research methods have undergone...
December 02, 2014
Classical rhetoric was originally all about speech; then as the new technology emerged, it took an interest in writing. We are at a kind of mirror moment now. The present field of composition and rhetoric has been preoccupied with writing for the last fifty or more years, but scholars are looking...
Cheryl Glenn, Andrea Lunsford
September 25, 2014
"Feminism" and "rhetoric" have not always been overlapping terms. While neglected as subjects of scholarly interest for many years, women were nonetheless developing rhetorical practices and traditions all along. In recent decades women writers, speakers, and feminist scholars have forged new...
Kay Halasek, Nels P. Highberg
May 01, 2001
The essays selected for this volume address debilitating assumptions that place both students and teachers of basic writing, as well as the discipline itself, on the margins of educational, economic, and political localities of influence. The collection presents readers with previously published...
Tony Silva, Paul Kei Matsuda
January 01, 2001
In recent years, the number of nonnative speakers of English in colleges and universities in North America has increased dramatically. As a result, more and more writing teachers have found themselves working with these English as a Second Language (ESL) students in writing classes that are...