Feminist Theory and Criticism: Rhetorical Sources

Comprehensive in rhetorical criticism of the second wave of feminism, or feminist rhetoric and rhetoric of gender after 1920. Selective in other works on the feminist movement.

List of Sources

Feminist Sources

Altman, Karen E. “Rhetorics of Difference in Feminist Argument.” Conference Proceedings — National Communication Association/American Forensic Association (Alta Conference on Argumentation), October 1989, 346–53.

Anderson, Karrin Vasby. "From Spouses to Candidates: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole, and the Gendered Office of U.S. President." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 5 (2002): 105-132.

Arthos, John. "'My Voice is Bound to the Mass of My Own Life': Private and Public Boundaries in Feminist Rhetoric." Southern Communication Journal 63 (1998): 113-130.

Bacon, Jen. "Until Death Do Us Part: Lesbian Rhetorics of Relational Divorce." Women's Studies In Communication 35, no. 2 (January 2012): 158-177.

Beasley, Vanessa B. "Engendering Democratic Change: How Three U.S. Presidents Discussed Female Suffrage." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 5 (2002): 79-103.

Berry, Elizabeth. "Emma Goldman: A Study in Female Agitation." Women's Studies in Communication 4 (1981): 32-46.

Bineham, Jeffrey L. "Theological Hegemony and Oppositional Interpretive Codes: The Case of Evangelical Christian Feminism." Western Journal of Communication 57 (1993): 515-529.

Bird, Phyllis A. ‘To Play the Harlot’: An Inquiry into an Old Testament Metaphor,” in Missing Persons and Mistaken Identities: Women and Gender in Ancient Israel. Fortress Press, 1997, pp. 79-86.

Blair, Diane M. "No Ordinary Time: Eleanor Roosevelt's Address to the 1940 Democratic National Convention." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 4 (2001): 203-222.

Borda, Jennifer L. The woman suffrage parades of 1910-1913: Possibilities and limitations of an early feminist rhetorical strategy. Western Journal of Communication. 66 (2002), 25-52.

Bordelon, Suzanne. “Louise Clappe and The Shirley Letters: Indirect Feminist Rhetoric and the Contradictions of Domestic Space.” College English, vol. 80, no. 5, National Council of Teachers of English, 2018, pp. 449–70.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. "Femininity and Feminism: To Be or Not to Be a Woman." Communication Quarterly 31 (1983): 101-108.

—-. "The Rhetoric of Women's Liberation: An Oxymoron." Quarterly Journal of Speech 59 (1973): 74-86.

Cuklanz, Lisa M. "Shrill squawk" or strategic innovation: A rhetorical reassessment of Margaret Sanger's "Women Rebel". Communication Quarterly. 43 (1995), 1-19.

Danner, Lauren, and Susan Walsh. "'Radical' Feminists and 'Bickering' Women: Backlash in U. S. Media Coverage of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 16 (1999): 63-84.

Deem, Melissa. "Scandal, Heteronormative Culture, and the Disciplining of Feminism." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 16 (1999): 86-93.

Dubriwny, Tasha N. "Consciousness-Raising as Collective Rhetoric: The Articulation of Experience in the Redstockings' Abortion Speak-Out of 1969. Quarterly Journal of Speech 91/4 (2005): 395-422.

Ede, Glenn. “Border Crossings: Intersections of Rhetoric and Feminism.” Rhetorica, vol. 13, no. 4, University of California Press, Nov. 1995, pp. 401–41.

Fabj, Valeria. "Motherhood as Political Voice: The Rhetoric of the Mothers of Plaza De Mayo." Communication Studies 44 (1993): 1-18.

Foss, Sonja K. "Feminism Confronts Catholicism: A Study of the Use of Perspective by Incongruity." Women's Studies in Communication 3 (1979): 7-15.

Gibson, Katie L. "In Defense of Women's Rights: A Rhetorical Analysis of Judicial Dissent." Women's Studies In Communication 35, no. 2 (January 2012): 123-137.

Graban, Tarez Samra. "Feminine Irony and the Art of Linguistic Cooperation in Anne Askew's Sixteenth-Century Examinacyons." Rhetorica 25.4 (2007): 385,411,449.

Hancock, Brenda Robinson. "Affirmation by Negation in the Women's Liberation Movement." Quarterly Journal of Speech 58 (1972): 264-271.

Hayden, Sara. “Toward a Collective Rhetoric Rooted in Choice: Consciousness Raising in the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective’s Ourselves and Our Children.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 104, no. 3 (August 2018): 235–56. doi:10.1080/00335630.2018.1486034.

Hogeland, Lisa Maria. "Feminism, Sex Scandals, and Historical Lessons." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 16 (1999): 94-99.

Holland, Shannon L. "The Dangers of Playing Dress-up: Popular Representations of Jessica Lynch and the Controversy Regarding Women in Combat." Quarterly Journal of Speech 92/1 (2006): 27-50.

Hope, Diana Schaich. "Redefinition of Self: A Comparison of the Rhetoric of the Women's Liberation and Black Liberation Movements." Communication Quarterly 23 (1975): 17-25.

Jablonski, Carol J. "Promoting Radical Change in the Roman Catholic Church: Rhetorical Requirements, Problems and Strategies of the American Bishops." Central States Speech Journal 31 (1988): 282-289.

—-. "Rhetoric, Paradox, and the Movement for Women's Ordination in the Roman Catholic Church." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 164-183.

Jacquet, Catherine O. “Fighting Back, Claiming Power: Feminist Rhetoric and Resistance to Rape in the 1970s.” Radical History Review, vol. 2016, no. 126, Duke University Press, 2016, pp. 71–83.

Jensen, Richard J., and John C. Hammerback. "Feminists of Faith: Sonia Johnson and the Mormons for ERA." Central States Speech Journal 36 (1985): 123-137.

Kroll, Becky Swanson. "From Small Group to Public View: Mainstreaming the Women's Movement." Communication Quarterly 31 (1983): 139-147.

Kruse, Noreen Wales. "The Myth of the Demonic in Anti-ERA Rhetoric." Women's Studies in Communication 6 (1983): 85-95.

Kurs, Katherine, and Robert S. Cathcart. "The Feminist Movement: Lesbian-Feminism as Confrontation." Women's Studies in Communication 6 (1983): 12-23.

Linkugel, Wil A. "The Rhetoric of American Feminism: A Social Movement Course." Communication Education 23 (1974): 121-130.

Logan, Shirley Wilson. With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. 1995

——“ We Are Coming": The Persuasive Discourse of Black Women. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1999.

Perkins, Sally J. "The Rhetoric of Androgyny as Revealed in The Feminine Mystique." Communication Studies 40 (1989): 69-80.

Poirot, Kristan. A Question of Sex : Feminism, Rhetoric, and Differences That Matter. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.

Ratcliffe, Krista. Anglo-American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Traditions: Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, Adrienne Rich. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1996.

Madison, D. Soyini. "'That Was My Occupation': Oral Narrative, Performance, and Black Feminist Thought." Text and Performance Quarterly 13 (1993): 213-232.

Mattina, Anne F. "Rights as Well as Duties”: The Rhetoric of Leonora O'Reilly Communication Quarterly , 42, (1994): 196-205

McPherson, Louise. "Communication Techniques of the Women's Liberation Front." Communication Quarterly 21 (1973): 33-38.

Olson, Lester C. "Liabilities of Language: Audre Lord Reclaiming Difference." Quarterly Journal of Speech 84 (1998): 448-470.

Palczewski, Catherine Helen. "Bodies, Borders and Letters: Gloria Anzaldúa's 'Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers'." Southern Communication Journal 62 (1996): 1-16.

Parry-Giles, Shawn. "Image-Based Politics, Feminism and the Consequences of their Convergence." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 15 (1998): 460-468.

Pearce, Kimber Charles. "The Radical Feminist Manifesto as Generic Appropriation: Gender, Genre, and Second Wave Resistance." Southern Communication Journal 64 (1999): 307-315.

Perkins, Sally J. "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs: Subversive Rhetoric and Feminist Ideology." Women's Studies in Communication 16 (1993): 34-54.

Ratcliffe, Krista. “A Rhetoric of Textual Feminism: (Re)Reading the Emotional in Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas.” Rhetoric Review 11, no. 2 (Spring 1993): 400–417.

Rawson, K. J., and Eileen E. Schell. Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies.University of Pittsburgh, 2010.

Renegar, Valerie R., and Stacey K. Sowards. "Liberal Irony, Rhetoric, and Feminist Thought: A Unifying Third Wave Feminist Theory." Philosophy & Rhetoric 36/4 (2003): 330-352.

Reynolds, Beatrice K. "An Interview with Ti-Grace Atkinson: Her Speeches and Speechmaking." Today's Speech 21 (1973): 3-10.

Rosenwasser, Marie J. "Rhetoric and the Progress of the Women's Liberation Movement." Communication Quarterly 20 (1972): 45-56.

Schuetz, Janice. Secular and Sectarian Conflict: A Case Study of Mormons for ERA." Women's Studies in Communication 5 (1982): 41-55.

Shepler, Sherry R., and Anne F. Mattina. "'The Revolt against War': Jane Addams' Challenge to the Patriarchy." Communication Quarterly 47 (1999): 151-165.

Solomon, Martha. "Ideology as Rhetorical Constraint: The Anarchist Agitation of 'Red Emma' Goldman." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 184-200.

—-. "The 'Positive Woman's' Journey: A Mythic Analysis of the Rhetoric of Stop ERA." Quarterly Journal of Speech 65 (1979): 262-274.

—-. "Redemptive Rhetoric: The Continuity Motif in the Rhetoric of Right to Life." Communication Studies 31 (1980): 52-62.

—-. "The Rhetoric of Stop ERA: Fatalistic Reaffirmation." Southern Communication Journal 44 (1978): 42-59.

—-. "Stopping ERA: A Pyrrhic Victory." Communication Quarterly 31 (1983): 109-117.

—-. "'The Total Woman': The Rhetoric of Completion." Communication Studies 32 (1981): 74-84.

Triece, Mary E. "Rhetoric and Social Change: Women's Struggles for Economic and Political Equality." Women's Studies in Communication 23 (2000): 238-260.

Turner, Kathleen J. "Ego Defense and Media Access: Conflicting Rhetorical Needs of a Contemporary Social Movement." Communication Studies 31 (1980): 106-116.

Vanderford, Marsha L. "Her Feminism Doesn't Fit: A Response to Parry-Giles." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 15 (1998): 474-477.

—-. "Vilification and Social Movements: A Case Study of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 75 (1989): 166-182.

Wang, Bo. "Rethinking Feminist Rhetoric and Historiography in a Global Context: A Cross-Cultural Perspective". Advances in the History of Rhetoric. 15-1 (2012) 28-52.

White, Cindy L., and Catherine A. Dobris. "A Chorus of Discordant Voices: Radical Feminist Confrontations with Patriarchal Religion." Southern Communication Journal 58 (1993): 239-246.
Good BooksEdit

Woodyard, Kerith M. "Depatriarchalizing in Rhetorical Theory: Toward a Feminist Prophetic Tradition." Ohio Communication Journal 48 (2010): 27-42.

Cott, Nancy F. The Grounding of Modern Feminism. New Haven: Yale UP, 1987.

Davis, Flora. Moving the Mountain: The Women's Movement in America since 1960. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Duberman, Martin B. Mother Earth: an Epic Drama of Emma Goldman's Life. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991.

Evans, Sara M. Personal Politics : the Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left. New York: Vintage Books, 1980.

Falk, Candace. Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1984.

Robnett, Belinda. How Long? How Long?: African-American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Wexler, Alice. Emma Goldman: an Intimate Life. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Wilkins, Karin G. “Celebrity as Celebration of Privatization in Global Development: A Critical Feminist Analysis of Oprah, Madonna, and Angelina.” Communication, Culture & Critique, vol. 8, no. 2, Mar. 2014, pp. 163–181.

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