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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 EFleitz@lindenwood.edu. 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 EFleitz@lindenwood.edu if you have questions or suggestions about composing a review.

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

  • Bialostosky, Don. (2016). Mikhail Bakhtin: Rhetoric, poetics, dialogics, rhetoricality. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Boyle, Casey. (2018). Rhetoric as a posthuman practice. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
  • NEW! Brock, Kevin. (2019). Rhetorical code studies: Discovering arguments in and around code. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Buehl, Jonathan. (2015). Assembling arguments: Multimodal rhetoric and scientific discourse. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
  • Callahan, Vicki & Kuhn, Virginia. (eds.). (2016). Future texts: Subversive performance and feminist bodies. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Colton, Jared S. & Holmes, Steve. (2018). Rhetoric, technology and the virtues. Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press.
  • Crick, Nathan. (2015). Rhetoric and power: The drama of classical greece. University of South Carolina Press.
  • 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.
  • Edwards, Andrew V. (2015). Digital is destroying everything. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Flynn, Elizabeth A. & Bourelle, Tiffany. (2018). Women's professional lives in rhetoric & composition. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.
  • NEW! Gere, Anne Ruggles. (ed.) (2019). Developing writers in higher education: A longitudinal study. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Glenn, Cheryl, & Mountford, Roxanne. (eds.) (2017). Rhetoric and writing studies in the new century: Historiography, pedagogy, and politics.Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • NEW! Gold, Matthew, & Klein, Lauren F. (eds.) (2019). Debates in the digital humanities 2019. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gries, Laurie, & Gifford Brooke, Colin. (2018). Circulation, writing & rhetoric. Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press.
  • Gogan, Brian. (2017). Jean Baudrillard: The rhetoric of symbolic exchange. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Goggin, Maureen Daly, & Goggin, Peter N. (eds.) (2018). Serendipity in rhetoric, writing, and literacy research. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Haas, Angela M. & Eble, Michelle F. (2018). Key theoretical frameworks: Teaching technical communication in the twenty-first century. Louisville, CO: University Press of Colorado.
  • Hawk, Byron. (2018). Resounding the rhetorical: Composition as a quasi-object. Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Haynes, Cynthia. (2016). The homesick phone book: Addressing rhetorics in the age of perpetual conflict. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Heilker, Paul & Vandenberg, Peter. (eds.) (2015). Keywords in writing studies. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Hess, Aaron & Davisson, Amber. (eds.) (2018). Theorizing digital rhetoric.New York: Routledge.
  • NEW! Hodgson, Justin. (2019). Post-digital rhetoric and the new aesthetic. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.
  • Hui, Yuk. (2016). On the existence of digital objects. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Khadka, Santosh & Lee, J. C. (eds.) (2019). Bridging the multimodal gap: From theory to practice. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
  • King, Kathleen P. (2017). Technology and innovation in adult learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kurlinkus, William C. (2018). Nostalgic design: Rhetoric, memory, and democratizing technology. Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Malenczyk, Rita; Miller-Cochran, Susan; Wardle, Elizabeth; & Yancey, Kathleen Blake. (eds.) (2018). Composition, rhetoric, & disciplinarity. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • McComiskey, Bruce. (2017). Post-truth rhetoric and composition. Current Arguments in Composition series. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Mehlenbacher, Ashley Rose. (2019). Science communication online: Engaging experts and publics on the internet. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.
  • Micciche, Laura. (2017). Acknowledging writing partners. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
  • Miller, Carolyn, & Kelly, Ashley R. (2017). Emerging genres in new media environments. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mueller, Derek N. (2017.) Network sense: Methods for evaluating a discipline. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. (2017). Communicating mobility and technology: A material rhetoric for persuasive transportation. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • NEW! Poe, Mya; Inoue, Asao B.; & Elliot, Norbert. (eds.) (2019). Writing assessment, social justice, and the advancement of opportunity. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
  • Pope-Ruark, Rebecca. (2018). Agile faculty: Practical strategies for managing research, service, and teaching. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Propen, Amy D. (2018). Visualizing posthuman conservation in the age of the anthropocene. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
  • Punday, Daniel. (2015). Computing as writing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Remley, Dirk. (2017). The neuroscience of multimodal persuasive messages: Persuading the brain. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • NEW! Rettberg, Scott. (2019). Electronic literature. Medford, MA: Polity Press.
  • Rice, Rich & St. Amant, Kirk. (eds.) (2018). Thinking globally, composing locally: Rethinking online writing in the age of the global internet. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Sabatino, Lindsay A. & Fallon, Brian. (eds.) (2019). Multimodal composing: Strategies for twenty-first-century writing consultations. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • 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.
  • Sullivan, Patricia Suzanne. (2012). Experimental writing in composition: Aesthetics and pedagogies. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • NEW! Sundvall, Scott, ed. (2019). Rhetorical speculations: The future of rhetoric, writing, and technology. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Sutton, Mark & Chandler, Sally. (eds.) (2018). The writing studio sampler: Stories about change. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado.
  • Swarts, Jason. (2018). Wicked, incomplete, and uncertain: User support in the wild and the role of technical communication. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.
  • Tulley, Christine E. (2018). How writing faculty write: Strategies for process, product, and productivity. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Walls, Douglas, & Vie, Stephanie. (eds.) (2018). Social writing/social media: Publics, presentations, and pedagogies. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado.

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.