Routledge Handbook of Descriptive Rhetorical Studies and World Languages - call for reviewers

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Weixiao Wei / The University of Houston
contact email: 

The Routledge handbook below is now recruiting editorial members who will each review 4-5 papers and give feedback to help enhance the quality of the paper. Their names will be shown on the title page as members of the editorial board for this handbook and each will receive a hardcopy of the book when published. 

Routledge Handbook of Descriptive Rhetorical Studies and World Languages

Editors: Weixiao Wei and James Schnell

I.          English rhetoric in the US and UK

  1. Silence and Rhetoric: History, theory, Methods and Application
  2. Identity Construction in British Political Rhetoric
  3. The Ethos- Pathos continuum in the "obrigado" campaign during SARS-cov-2 pandemic
  4. The Failing Essay: Critical Pedagogy and the Shifting Rhetoric within Academic Discourse Modes
  5. Diverse Voices?: A Rhetorical Analysis of First-Year Composition Textbooks and Open Education Resources
  6. Demonstrating and debating climate change: the function of rhetoric from scientific texts to the public
  7. Discursive Strategies of Persuasion in Media Rhetoric: the Case of the Film Review Genre
  8. Rhetorical Appeals in Social Media  
  9. Political rhetoric in Jonathan Swift´s Conduct of the Allies. Boosting and hedging as persuasive devices


II.         Rhetoric in European languages

  1. The rhetoric of the immigration discourse of far-right parties in Europe: A case study
  2. Visual Rhetoric of Otherness
  3. Discursive Strategies of Persuasion in Media Rhetoric: the Case of the Film Review Genre Jim and I
  4. Between adversariness and compromise: a rhetorical analysis of contemporary Greek political discourse in times of crisis
  5. A descriptive study of rhetoric in a Croatian political discourse
  6. Rhetoric of Polish political discourse on family
  7. Emotional rationality as an indicator of rhetoric discourse in Polish agricultural texts
  8. Multimodal nationalist rhetoric in Finland
  9. From the learning of classical rhetoric to the learning of communication
  10. Rhetoric of protest, tradition and identity:Polish songs of freedom and resistance


III.       Rhetoric in Asian languages

  1. Rhetorical devices in modern Japanese
  2. A descriptive study of rhetoric in the Korean business text
  3. Rhetorical Evidence on Oracle Bone Inscriptions in Shang Dynasty: The Real Origin of Chinese Rhetoric from 1600 B.C. 
  4. A Descriptive Study of Rhetoric in Arabic
  5. Modern studies on Arabic rhetoric
  6. Stand-up Comedy in India: A Rhetorical Perspective on Humor and Othering


IV.       Towards a new paradigm in rhetorical studies

  1. Gods of the Thresholds: Liminality and Analogy as Rhetorical Theory in Ancient Global Myth
  2. A/cross Languages: Interaction, Hierarchization, and African Linguistic Conditions
  3. The rhetoric of linguists: proposition of an analytical framework
  4. Rhetoric of Russian Civilizational Identity: Case Study of Patriarch Kirill’s Discourse
  5. Gastronomy: A representation as cultural phenomenon in cinema
  6. Hate rhetoric: racism, machismo, sexual prejudice and xenophobia in Brazil today

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