Introducing Rhetoric / Archives / Information

Morris, Charles E. “The Archival Turn in Rhetorical Studies; Or, The Archive’s Rhetorical (Re)Turn.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs, vol. 9, no. 1, 2006, pp. 113-15.

Biesecker, Barbara A. “Of Historicity, Rhetoric: The Archive as Scene of Invention.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs, vol. 9, no. 1, 2006, pp. 124-31.

Blair, Ann M., and Jennifer Milligan. “Introduction” to Toward a Cultural History of Archives, a special issue of Archival Science, vol. 7, no. 4, 2007, pp. 289-96.

Geoghegan, Bernard. “Information.” Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information, Society & Culture, edited by Benjamin Peters, Princeton UP, 2016, pp. 173-83.

Peters, John Durham. “Information: Notes Toward a Critical History.” Journal of Communication Inquiry, vol. 12, no. 2, 1988, pp. 9-23.      

Archival Research in Rhetoric

Harris, Leslie J. “Archival Analysis.” The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, edited by Mike Allen, SAGE, 2017, pp. 44-46.

Houck, Davis W. “On or About June 1988.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, vol. 9, no. 1, 2006, pp. 132-37.

Parry-Giles, Shawn J. “Archival Research and the American Presidency: The Political and Rhetorical Complexities of Presidential Records.” The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address, edited by Shawn J. Parry-Giles and J. Michael Hogan, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 157-83.

Stuckey, Mary E. “Presidential Secrecy: Keeping Archives Open.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, vol. 9, no. 1, 2006, pp. 138-44.

Zaeske, Susan, and Sarah Jedd. “From Recovering Women’s Words to Documenting Gender Constructs: Archival Research in the Twenty-First Century.” The Handbook, pp. 184-202.

Glenn, Cheryl, and Jessica Enoch. “Drama in the Archives: Rereading Methods, Rewriting History.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 61, no. 2, 2009, pp. 321-42.          

Archival Methods 

Ramsey, Alexis E., Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa S. Mastrangelo, editors. Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition. Southern Illinois UP, 2010.

Digital Archives

Harris, Katherine D. “Archive.” Digital Keywords, pp. 45-53.

Theimer, Kate. “What Is the Meaning of Archives 2.0?” The American Archivist, vol. 74, no. 1, 2011, pp. 58-68.

Haskins, Ekaterina. “Between Archive and Participation: Public Memory in a Digital Age.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 37, no. 4, 2007, pp. 401-22.

Solberg, Janine. “Googling the Archive: Digital Tools and the Practice of History.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric, vol. 15, 2012, pp. 53-76.

Enoch, Jessica, and David Gold. “Seizing the Methodological Moment: The Digital Humanities and Historiography in Rhetoric and Composition.” College English, vol. 76, no. 2, 2013, pp. 105-14.

Enoch, Jessica, and Pamela VanHaitsma. “Archival Literacy: Reading the Rhetoric of Digital Archives in the Undergraduate Classroom.” College Composition and Communication,vol. 67, no. 2, 2015, pp. 216-42.

Note:   Class meets in Special Collections, Mann Assembly Room (Paterno 103), 2:30-4, for session facilitated by Julie M. Porterfield, Instruction & Outreach Archivist. Class concludes back in 302 Boucke, 4:30-5:30.

Theorizing the Archive

Manoff, Marlene. “Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy, vol. 4, no. 1, 2004, pp. 9-25.

Foucault, Michel. “The Historical a priori and the Archive.” The Archeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language. 1969. Translated by A.M. Sheridan Smith, Pantheon, 1972, pp. 126-31.

Derrida, Jacques. “Note” and “Exergue.” Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. 1995. Translated by Eric Prenowitz, U of Chicago P, 1998, pp. 1-23.

Steedman, Carolyn.  “Preface,” “In the archon’s house,” and “‘Something she called a fever’: Michelet, Derrida and dust.” Dust: The Archive and Cultural History, Rutgers UP, 2001, pp. ix-37.

Freshwater, Helen. “The Allure of the Archive.” Poetics Today, vol. 24, no. 4, 2003, pp. 729-58.

Note:   Class begins in Special Collections, Reading Room (Paterno 104), at 2:30.

Note:   CHI talk by Alberto Cairo, “Visual Trumpery,” 2/9, 6-7:30, Foster Auditorium.

Rhetorical Theory in the Archives

Anderson, Dana, and Jessica Enoch, editors. Burke in the Archives: Using the Past to Transform the Future of Burkean Studies. U of South Carolina P, 2013.

Reintroducing Information

Hobart, Michael E., and Zachary S. Schiffman. “Introduction: Information Present and Past.” Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution. Johns Hopkins UP, 1998, pp. 1-8.

Gleick, James. “Prologue.” The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. Pantheon, 2011, pp. 3-12.

Blair, Ann M. “Introduction.” Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age, Yale UP, 2010, pp. 1-10.

Shannon, Claude E., and Warren Weaver. The Mathematical Theory of Communication. 1949. U of Illinois P, 1963, pp. 3-57.

Keilty, Patrick. “Introduction.” Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader, edited by Patrick Keilty and Rebecca Dean, Litwin, pp. 1-9.

Note:   Class begins in Special Collections, Reading Room (Paterno 104), at 2:30.

Information Technologies & Infrastructures

Hobart, Michael E., and Zachary S. Schiffman. “Printing and the Rupture of Classification.” Information Ages, pp. 87-111.

Bade, David. “Ethos, Logos, Pathos or Sender, Message, Receiver?: A Problematological Rhetoric for Information Technologies.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 7, 2009, pp. 612-30.

Johnson, Nathan R. “Information Infrastructure as Rhetoric: Tools for Analysis.” Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis & Invention, vol. 8, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1-3.

Boyle, Casey. “Pervasive Citizenship through #SenseCommons.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 269-83.

Rosenzweig, Roy. “Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving the Past in a Digital Era.” The American Historical Review, vol. 108, no. 3, 2003, pp. 735-62.

Mattern, Shannon. “The Big Data of Ice, Rocks, Soils, and Sediments: Inside the Material Archives of Climate Science.” Places Journal, Nov. 2017.

Description & Metadata

MacNeil, Heather, and Jennifer Douglas. “Generic Evolution and the Online Archival Catalogue.” Archives and Records, vol. 36, no. 2, 2015, pp. 107-27.

Finnegan, Cara A. “What Is This a Picture Of?: Some Thoughts on Images and Archives.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, vol. 9, no. 1, 2006, pp. 116-23.

Rawson, K.J. “The Rhetorical Power of Archival Description: Classifying Images of Gender Transgression.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 2017, pp. 1-25.

Graban, Tarez Samra. “From Location(s) to Locatability: Mapping Feminist Recovery and Archival Activity through Metadata.” College English, vol. 76, no. 2, 2013, pp. 171-93.

Sternfeld, Joshua. “Archival Theory and Digital Historiography: Selection, Search, and Metadata as Archival Processes for Assessing Historical Contextualization.” The American Archivist, vol. 74, 2011, pp. 544-75. 

Knowledge, Power & Empire

Richards, Thomas. “Archive and Utopia.” Representations, vol. 37, 1992, pp. 104-35.

Schwartz, Joan, and Terry Cook. “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory.” Archival Science, vol. 2, 2002, pp. 1-19.

Stoler, Ann Laura. “Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance.” Archival Science, vol. 2, 2002, pp. 87-109.

Adams-Campbell, Melissa, Ashley Glassburn Falzetti, and Courtney Rivard. “Introduction: Indigeneity and the Work of Settler Archives.” Settler Colonial Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 2015, pp. 109-16.

Rivard, Courtney. “Archival Recognition: The Pointe-au-Chien’s and Isle de Jean Charles Band of the Biloxi-Chitmacha Confederation of Muskogees’ Fight for Federal Recognition.” Settler Colonial Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 2015, pp. 117-27.

Decolonial Methodologies

Powell, Malea. “Dreaming Charles Eastman: Cultural Memory, Autobiography, and Geography in Indigenous Rhetorical Histories.” Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process, edited by Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan, Southern Illinois UP, 2008, pp. 115-27.

Driskill, Qwo-Li. “Asegi Stories: Memories Between the Basket Walls.” Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. U of Arizona P, 2016, pp. 3-20.

Cushman, Ellen. “Wampum, Sequoyan, and Story: Decolonizing the Digital Archive.” College English, vol. 76, no. 2, 2013, pp. 115-35.

Taylor, Diana. “Acts of Transfer.” The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas. Duke UP, 2003, pp. 1-52.

Houdek, Matthew. “The Rhetorical Force of ‘Global Archival Memory’: (Re)Situating Archives along the Global Memoryscape.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, vol. 9, no. 3, 2016, pp. 204-21.

Critical Race Methodologies 

Dunbar, Anthony W. “Introducing Critical Race Theory to Archival Discourse: Getting the Conversation Started.” Archival Science, vol. 6, no. 1, 2006, pp. 109-29.

Ramirez, Mario H. “Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative.” The American Archivist, vol. 78, no. 2, 2015, pp. 339-56.

Stone, Jonathan W. “Listening to the Sonic Archive: Rhetoric, Representation, and Race in the Lomax Prison Recordings.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, 22 May 2015.

Caswell, Michelle, Ricardo Punzalan, and T-Kay Sangwand. “Critical Archival Studies: An Introduction.” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 2017.

Williams, Stacie M., and Jarrett M. Drake. “Power to the People: Documenting Police Violence in Cleveland.” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 2017.

Queer Methodologies

Cvetkovich, Ann. “In the Archive of Lesbian Feelings.” An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. Duke UP, 2003, pp. 239-71.

Morris, Charles E. “Archival Queer.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, vol. 9, no. 1, 2006, pp. 145-51.

Rawson, K. J. “Archive This! Queering the Archive.” Practicing Research in Writing Studies: Reflexive and Ethically Responsible Research. Hampton, 2012, pp. 237-50.

Pritchard, Eric Darnell. “‘Like signposts on the road’: The Function of Literacy in Constructing Black Queer Ancestors.” Literacy and Composition Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 2014, pp. 29-56.

Cram, E. “Archival Ambience and Sensory Memory: Generating Queer Intimacies in the Settler Colonial Archive.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, 2016, pp. 109-29.

Squires, David. “Roger Casement’s Queer Archive.” PMLA, vol. 132, no. 3, 2017, pp. 596-612.

Note:  Class will meet at 2 and conclude early to accommodate attendance at Burke Lecture by Robert Asen, 4/10, 4-5:30, 100 Life Science Building.

Archival Activism

Bessette, Jean. Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives: Composing Pasts and Futures. Southern Illinois UP, 2017.

Archival Stories

Burton, Antoinette, editor. Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History. Duke UP, 2005.

Note:   CHI co-sponsored talk by Haun Saussy, 4/23, 12:15, 102 Kern