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Rhetoric of War, Terrorism, and Politics

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From Our Graphic Medicine Series: Olivier Kugler’s Escaping Wars and Waves

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unlocked book of the month

Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: Literary Obscenities, part of our Refiguring Modernism series.

“This comparative historical study explores the broad sociocultural factors at play in the relationships among U.S. obscenity laws and literary modernism and naturalism in the early twentieth century. Putting obscenity case law’s crisis of legitimation and modernism’s crisis of representation into dialogue, Erik Bachman shows how. . . ” (more)

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Philosophy and Rhetoric

Philosophy and Rhetoric article included in Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2017

“Seeming and Being in the ‘Cosmetics’ of Sophistry: The Infamous Analogy of Plato’s Gorgias” by Robin Reames (University of Illinois at Chicago) was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition (Parlor Press).

Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2017 represents the result of a nationwide conversation—beginning with journal editors, but expanding to teachers, scholars, and workers across the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition—to select essays that showcase the innovative and transformative work now being published in the field’s independent journals.

“Seeming and Being in the ‘Cosmetics’ of Sophistry” was originally published in Philosophy and Rhetoric 49:1 (2016), and will be free to read on JSTOR until December 17, 2018.

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