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Call for Reviews

Call for Reviews

Kairos, a refereed online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy, is actively seeking reviews of technologies (social networking and research tools, learning platforms, etc.) and nonprint as well as print texts. Initial query emails should be sent to the Reviews Editor at The query should, in 250-300 words, include the title of the text or webtext under consideration, a brief explanation of why you believe you have the background knowledge to review this text, and a description of your initial ideas regarding your review webtext's design. A CV should also be attached.

We want to encourage reviewers to remember that Kairos reviews are innovative in form as well as content, and we promote alternative modes of reviewing texts, such as video or audio. For video reviews, authors are welcomed to mix together their own original filmed material with other audio, video, and still imagery elements to create a compelling and intriguing review. When considering multimodal elements to include, please consult Kairos's copyright policies, style guide, and technical specifications. For audio reviews, reviewers are encouraged to compose podcast reviews. Along with single-text reviews, the Reviews section also publishes review essays—usually lengthier, more in-depth analyses of multiple texts focused around a unifying idea. Review essays (in any media) are usually solicited, but queries for this type of review are also encouraged. We accept reviews of video games, software, and websites as well.

Please query if you have questions or suggestions about composing a review.

We are also seeking reviews of the following print and online texts:

  • Barnard, Ian. (2015). Upsetting composition commonplaces. Boulder, CO: The University Press of Colorado.
  • Beach, Richard; Anson, Chris; Kastman Breuch, Lee-ann; & Thomas Reynolds. (2014). Understanding and creating digital texts: An activity based approach. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • NEW! Bessette, Jean. (2018). Retroactivism in the lesbian archives: Composing pasts and futures. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Bialostosky, Don. (2016). Mikhail Bakhtin: Rhetoric, poetics, dialogics, rhetoricality. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • NEW!Booher, Amanda K. & Jung, Julie. (2018). Feminist rhetorical science studies: Human bodies, posthumanist worlds. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Callahan, Vicki & Kuhn, Virginia. (eds.). (2016). Future texts: Subversive performance and feminist bodies. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • NEW! Craton, Lillian; Love, Renee; & Barnette, Sean. (eds.) (2018). Writing pathways to student success. Fort Collins: The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • Crick, Nathan. (2015). Rhetoric and power: The drama of classical greece. University of South Carolina Press.
  • Dayton, Amy E. (ed.) (2015). Assessing the teaching of writing: Twenty-first century trends and technologies. Boulder, CO: The University Press of Colorado.
  • NEW! DeVoss, Danielle Nicole, & Wyatt, C.S. (eds.). (2017). Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Dobrin, Sidney I. (ed.) (2015). Writing posthumanism, posthuman writing.Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Eddy, Robert & Villanueva, Victor. (2014). A language & power reader: Representations of race in a “post-racist era.” Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Edwards, Andrew V. (2015). Digital is destroying everything. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Ezzaher, Lahcen Elyazghi. (2015). Three Arabic treatises on Aristotle’s Rhetoric: The commentaries of al-Fararbi, Avicenna, and Averroes. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Fernheimer, Janice W. (2014). Stepping into Zion: Hatzaad Harishon, black Jews, and the remaking of the Jewish identity. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.
  • NEW! Flynn, Elizabeth A. & Bourelle, Tiffany. (2018). Women's professional lives in rhetoric & composition. Columbus: Ohio State Press.
  • Fountain, T. Kenny. (2014). Rhetoric in the flesh: Trained vision, technical expertise, and the gross anatomy lab. New York: Routledge.
  • George, Ann; Weiser, M. Elizabeth; & Zepernick, Janet. (eds.) (2013). Women and rhetoric between the wars. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • NEW! Glenn, Cheryl, & Mountford, Roxanne. (eds.) (2017). Rhetoric and writing studies in the new century: Historiography, pedagogy, and politics.Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Godfrey, Jeremy S. (2016). Rewriting homeless identity: Writing as coping in an urban homeless community. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield.
  • NEW! Gries, Laurie, & Gifford Brooke, Colin. (2018). Circulation, writing & rhetoric. Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Gogan, Brian. (2017). Jean Baudrillard: The rhetoric of symbolic exchange. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • NEW! Goggin, Maureen Daly, & Goggin, Peter N. (eds.) (2018). Serendipity in rhetoric, writing, and literacy research. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Hedrick, Tace. (2015). Chica lit: Popular Latina fiction and Americanization in the twenty-first century. Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Heilker, Paul & Vandenberg, Peter. (eds.) (2015). Keywords in writing studies. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Hess, Aaron & Davisson, Amber. (eds.) (2018). Theorizing digital rhetoric.New York: Routledge.
  • Hoang, Haivan V. (2015). Writing against racial injury: The politics of Asian American student rhetoric. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Jackson, Brian & Clark, Gregory. (eds.) (2014). Trained capacities. Columbia, South Carolina: The University of South Carolina Press.
  • NEW! Jocson, Korina M. (2018). Youth media matters: Participatory cultures and literacies in education. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Johnson-Eilola, Johndan & Selber, Stuart. (eds.) (2013). Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Kassen, Maxat. (2016). Understanding systems of e-government. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • Kennedy, Tammie M., Middleton, Joyce Irene, & Ratcliffe, Krista. (eds.) (2017). Rhetorics of whiteness: Postracial hauntings in popular culture, social media, and education. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • King, Lisa; Gubele, Rose; and Anderson, Joyce Rain. (2015). Survivance, sovereignty, and story: Teaching American Indian rhetorics. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! King, Kathleen P. (2017). Technology and innovation in adult learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Knoblauch, C.H. (2014). Discourse idealogies: Reading western rhetoric. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Kuypers, Jim. (2014). Purpose, practice, and pedagogy in rhetorical criticism. Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Lamp, Kathleen S. (2013). A city of marble: The rhetoric of Augustan Rome. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press.
  • Lockhart, Tara & Roberge, Mark. (2015). Informed choices: A guide for teachers of college writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • NEW! Losh, Elizabeth (ed.). (2017). MOOCs and their afterlives: Experiments in scale and access in higher education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Lynch, Paul; & Rivers, Nathaniel. (eds.) (2015). Thinking with Bruno Latour in rhetoric and composition. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • NEW! Malenczyk, Rita; Miller-Cochran, Susan; Wardle, Elizabeth; & Yancey, Kathleen Blake. (eds.) (2018). Composition, rhetoric, & disciplinarity. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Markel, Mark. (2016). Practical strategies for technical communication. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • McComiskey, Bruce. (2015). Dialectical rhetoric. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! McComiskey, Bruce. (2017). Post-truth rhetoric and composition. Current Arguments in Composition series. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • McKee, Heidi A., & DeVoss, Danielle Nicole. (eds.) (2013). Digital writing assessment & evaluation. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press.
  • McKinney, Jackie Grutsch. (2013). Peripheral visions for writing centers. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Micciche, Laura. (2017). Acknowledging writing partners. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
  • Milburn, Trudy. (ed.) (2015). Communicating user experience: Applying local strategies research to digital media design. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • NEW! Miller, Carolyn, & Kelly, Ashley R. (2017). Emerging genres in new media environments. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Modern Language Association. (2016). MLA Handbook. (8th edition). New York: The Modern Language Association of America.
  • Morey, Sean, & Tinnell, John. (eds.) (2017). Augmented reality: Innovative perspectives across art, industry, and academia. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Pauliny, Tara. (2016). Neoliberal rhetorics and body politics. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. (2017). Communicating mobility and technology: A material rhetoric for persuasive transportation. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Pullman, George (2013).  Persuasion: History, theory, practice.  Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Pub.
  • Remley, Dirk. (2017). The neuroscience of multimodal persuasive messages: Persuading the brain. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • NEW! Rice, Rich & St. Amant, Kirk. (eds.) (2018). Thinking globally, composing locally: Rethinking online writing in the age of the global internet. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Roundtree, Aimee K. (2014). Computer simulation, rhetoric, and the scientific imagination. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • Ruecker, Todd. (2015). Transiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos writing in high school and college. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.
  • Salter, Anastasia. (2014). What is your quest? From adventure games to interactive books. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press.
  • NEW! Serviss, Tricia & Jamieson, Sandra, eds. (2017). Points of departure: Rethinking student source use and writing studies research methods. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Stenberg, Shari J. (2015). Repurposing composition: Feminist interventions for a neoliberal age. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Taylor, Rod C. (ed.)  (2014). ETunes. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press.
  • NEW! Tulley, Christine E. (2018). How writing faculty write: Strategies for process, product, and productivity. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Vieregge, Quentin; Stedman, Kyle; Mitchell, Taylor; & Moxley, Joseph M. (2012). Agency in the age of peer production. Urbana, IL: Conference on College Composition and Communication.
  • Walters, Shannon. (2014). Rhetorical touch: Disability, identification, haptics. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
  • NEW! Willinsky, John. (2017). The intellectual properties of learning: A prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Additional suggestions for this list are welcome. If you have a text you would like to review, just propose it to us.

All reviews should be authored specifically for publication on the World Wide Web, and they should focus on "exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy," in keeping with Kairos's mission as a journal.