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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 Co-Editor Ashanka Kumari (ashankakumari@gmail.com). 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.

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

  • Ayash, Nancy Bou. (2019). Toward translingual realities in composition: (Re)working local language representations and practices. Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Anderson, Daniel. (2021). Video scholarship and screen composing. University of Michigan Press.
  • NEW! Andrews, Deborah C., & Jason C.K. Tham. (2021). Designing technical and professional communication. Routledge.
  • NEW! Andrijasevic, Rutvica, Chen, Julie Yujie, Gregg, Melissa, & Steinberg, Marc. (2021). Media and management. University of Minnesota Press.
  • NEW! Anson, Chris M. & Flash, Pamela. (eds.) (2021). Writing-Enriched curricula: Models of faculty-driven and departmental transformation. The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • NEW! Badenhorst, Cecile, Amell, Brittany, & Burford, James. (eds.) (2021). Re-imagining doctoral writing. The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • NEW! Bartholomae, David. (2021). Like what we imagine: Writing and the university. University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • NEW! Beck, Estee, & Hutchinson Campos, Les. (eds.) (2021). Privacy matters: Conversations about surveillance, within and beyond the classroom. Utah State University Press.
  • Bialostosky, Don. (2016). Mikhail Bakhtin: Rhetoric, poetics, dialogics, rhetoricality. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • NEW! Blaauw-Hara, Mark. (2021). From military to academy: The writing and learning transitions of student-veterans. Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Borgman, Jessie, & McArdle, Casey. (eds.) (2021). PARS in practice: More resources and strategies for online writing instructors. The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • Boyle, Casey. (2018). Rhetoric as a posthuman practice. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
  • Butler, Paul, Ray, Brian, & Vanguri, Star Medzerian. (eds.) (2020). Style and the future of composition studies. Utah State University Press.
  • Callahan, Vicki & Kuhn, Virginia. (eds.). (2016). Future texts: Subversive performance and feminist bodies. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • NEW! Carillo, Ellen C. (2021). The hidden inequities of labor-based contract grading. Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Carter, Karen L. Ching. (2021). Photo-essays about Asian American women in LIFE magazine 1936 to 1965: Hidden narratives and breaking stereotypes. Lexington Books.
  • Contanza-Chock, Sasha. (2020). Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds we need. The MIT Press.
  • Dellinger, Mary Ann, & Hart, D. Alexis. (eds.) (2020). ePortfolios@edu: What we know, what we don’t know, and everything in-between. The WAC Clearinghouse & University Press of Colorado.
  • DeVoss, Danielle Nicole, & Wyatt, C.S. (eds.). (2017). Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Flynn, Elizabeth A. & Bourelle, Tiffany. (2018). Women's professional lives in rhetoric & composition. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Gramer, Rachel, Bearden, Logan, & Mueller, Derek. (2021). Radiant figures: Visual rhetorics in everyday administrative contexts. Computers and Composition Digital Press.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Hesford, Wendy S. (2021). Violent exceptions: Children’s human rights and humanitarian rhetorics. The Ohio State University Press.
  • Hess, Aaron & Davisson, Amber. (eds.) (2018). Theorizing digital rhetoric.New York: Routledge.
  • NEW! Hitt, Allison Harper. (2021). Rhetorics of overcoming: Rewriting narratives of disability and accessibility in writing studies. Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (SWR) Series.
  • Hodgson, Justin. (2019). Post-digital rhetoric and the new aesthetic. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.
  • NEW! Horner, Bruce, Hartline, Megan Faver, Kumari, Ashanka, & Matravers, Laura Sceniak. (2021). Mobility work in composition. Utah State University Press.
  • Hui, Yuk. (2016). On the existence of digital objects. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • NEW! Hutchinson, Glenn. (2021). Writing accomplices with student immigrant rights organizers. National Council of Teachers in English.
  • NEW! Inoue, Asao B. (2021). Above the well: An antiracist literacy argument from a boy of color. University Press of Colorado & CSU Open Press.
  • Inoue, Asao B. (2019). Labor-based grading contracts: Building equity and inclusing in the compassionate writing classroom. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado.
  • Karppi, Tero, Stäheli, Urs, Wieghorst, Clara, & Zierott, Lea. (2020). Undoing networks: Exploring and conceptualizing practices, technologies, and politics of disconnecting. 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! Kiernan, Julia E., Frost, Alanna, & Malley, Suzanne Blum. (eds.) (2021). Translingual pedagogical perspectives: Engaging domestic and international students in the composition classroom. Utah State University Press.
  • King, Kathleen P. (2017). Technology and innovation in adult learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Klaren, Alexandra. (2019). On becoming neighbors: The communication ethics of Fred Rogers. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • NEW! Klein, Michael J. (2021). Effective teaching of technical communication: Theory, practice, and application. The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • NEW! Kuhn, Virginia, & Anke Finger. (eds.) (2021). Shaping the digital dissertation: Knowledge production in the arts and humanities. Open Book Publishers.
  • Kurlinkus, William C. (2018). Nostalgic design: Rhetoric, memory, and democratizing technology. Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • kyburz, bonnie lenore. (2019). Cruel auteurism: Affective digital meditations toward film-composition. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado.
  • NEW! Lewis, Richard S. (2021). Technology, media literacy, and the human subject: A posthuman approach. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers.
  • NEW! Lockett, Alexandria L., Ruiz, Iris D., Sanchez, James Chase, & Carter, Christopher. (2021). Race, rhetoric, and research methods. The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • NEW! Lockhart, Tara, Glascott, Brenda, Warnick, Chris, Parrish, Juli, & Lewis, Justin. (eds.) (2021). Literacy and pedagogy in an age of misinformation and disinformation. New City Community Press.
  • NEW! Lockridge, Tim, & Van Ittersum, Derek. (2021). Writing workflows: Beyond word processing. The University of Michigan Press.
  • NEW! Lotier, Kristopher M. (2021). Postprocess postmortem. The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • NEW! Lutkewitte, Claire, Kitchens, Juliette C., & Molly J. Scanlon. (2021). Stories of becoming: Demystifying the professoriate for graduate students in composition and rhetoric. Utah State University Press.
  • Malenczyk, Rita; Miller-Cochran, Susan; Wardle, Elizabeth; & Yancey, Kathleen Blake. (eds.) (2018). Composition, rhetoric, & disciplinarity. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Maraj, Louis M. (2020). Black or right: Anti/Racist campus rhetorics. Utah State University Press.
  • Matzen, Richard N. Jr. & Abraham, Matthew. (2019).Weathering the storm: Independent writing programs in the age of fiscal austerity. Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press.
  • McComiskey, Bruce. (2017). Post-truth rhetoric and composition. Current Arguments in Composition series. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Morrison, Bruce, Chen, Julia, Lin, Linda, & Urmston, Alan. (2021). English across the curriculum: Voices from around the world. The WAC Clearinghouse.
  • Mueller, Derek N. (2017.) Network sense: Methods for evaluating a discipline. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado.
  • NEW! Nguyen, Josef. (2021). The digital is kid stuff: Making creative laborers for a precarious economy. University of Minnesota Press.
  • NEW! Olson, Christa J. (2021). American magnitude: Hemispheric vision and public feeling in the United States. The Ohio State University Press.
  • NEW! Palmeri, Jason, & McCorkle, Ben. (2021). 100 years of new media pedagogy. University of Michigan Press.
  • NEW! Pesce, Mark. (2021). Augmented reality: Unboxing tech’s next big thing. Polity Books.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. (2017). Communicating mobility and technology: A material rhetoric for persuasive transportation. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Reid, Darren R., & Brett Sanders. (2021). Documentary making for digital humanists. Open Book Publishers.
  • Remley, Dirk. (2017). The neuroscience of multimodal persuasive messages: Persuading the brain. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • 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.
  • Ridolfo, Jim & Hart-Davidson, William. (2019). Rhet ops: Rhetoric and information warfare. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • NEW! Risam, Roopika, & Kelly Baker Josephs. (eds.) (2021). The digital Black Atlantic. University of Minnesota Press.
  • NEW! Sanchez, James Chase. (2021). Salt of the earth: Rhetoric, preservation, and white supremacy. Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (SWR) Series
  • Selber, Stuart A. (2020). Institutional literacies: Engaging academic IT contexts for writing and communication. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Selwyn, Neil. (2019). Should robots replace teachers? AI and the future of education. New York: Polity Books.
  • Serviss, Tricia & Jamieson, Sandra, eds. (2017). Points of departure: Rethinking student source use and writing studies research methods. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • NEW! Shivers-McNair, Ann. (2021). Beyond the makerspace: Making and relational rhetorics. University of Michigan Press.
  • NEW! Stone, Jonathan W. (2021). Listening to the Lomax Archive: The sonic rhetorics of African American folksong in the 1930s. University of Michigan Press.
  • Sundvall, Scott, ed. (2019). Rhetorical speculations: The future of rhetoric, writing, and technology. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Walton, Rebecca, & Agboka, Godwin Y. (eds.) (2021). Equipping technical communicators for social justice work. Utah State University 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.