Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Assistant Professor Casey Boyle Edited and Contributed to New Collection: "Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics"

Mon, May 21, 2018
Assistant Professor Casey Boyle Edited and Contributed to New Collection:
Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics book cover

A new collection of essays detailing personal stories about or related to Texas is now available through Southern Illinois University Press. From the publisher's website:

About the Book

Bringing together methods and scholars from rhetoric and related disciplines, essays in Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics blend personal and scholarly accounts of Texas sites, examining place as an embodied poiesis, an understanding and composition formed through the collaboration of a body with a particular space.

Divided into five sections corresponding to Texas regions, essays consider aesthetics, buildings, environment, food and alcohol, private and public memory, and race and class. Among the topics covered by contributors are the Imagine Austin urban planning initiative; the terroir of Texas barbecue; the racist past of Grand Saline, Texas; Denton, Texas, and authenticity as rhetorical; negative views of Texas and how the state (or any place) is subject to reinvention; social, historical, and economic networks of place and their relationship to the food we eat; and Texas gun culture and working-class character.
 
Contributors to the book include Casey Boyle, Jenny Rice, Megan Gianfagna, Will Burdette, Barry Brummett, and more.
 
Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics can also be purchased through Amazon now.
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