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Call for Reviews

Call for Reviews

Kairos, a refereed online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy, is actively seeking reviews of technologies (social networking and research tools, learning platforms, etc.) and nonprint as well as print texts. Initial query emails should be sent to the Reviews Editor at EFleitz@lindenwood.edu. The query should, in 250-300 words, include the title of the text or webtext under consideration, a brief explanation of why you believe you have the background knowledge to review this text, and a description of your initial ideas regarding your review webtext's design. A CV should also be attached.

We want to encourage reviewers to remember that Kairos reviews are innovative in form as well as content, and we promote alternative modes of reviewing texts, such as video or audio. For video reviews, authors are welcomed to mix together their own original filmed material with other audio, video, and still imagery elements to create a compelling and intriguing review. When considering multimodal elements to include, please consult Kairos's copyright policies, style guide, and technical specifications. For audio reviews, reviewers are encouraged to compose podcast reviews. Along with single-text reviews, the Reviews section also publishes review essays—usually lengthier, more in-depth analyses of multiple texts focused around a unifying idea. Review essays (in any media) are usually solicited, but queries for this type of review are also encouraged. We accept reviews of video games, software, and websites as well.

Please query EFleitz@lindenwood.edu if you have questions or suggestions about composing a review.

We are also seeking reviews of the following print and online texts:

  • Adler-Kassner, Linda, & Wardle, Elizabeth. (2015). Naming what we know. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Apkon, Stephen. (2013). The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux.
  • Barnard, Ian. (2015). Upsetting composition commonplaces. Boulder, CO: The University Press of Colorado.
  • Beach, Richard; Anson, Chris; Kastman Breuch, Lee-ann; & Thomas Reynolds. (2014). Understanding and creating digital texts: An activity based approach. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Buchanan, Lindal. (2013). Rhetorics of Motherhood. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Crick, Nathan. (2015). Rhetoric and Power: The Drama of Classical Greece. University of South Carolina Press.
  • Dayton, Amy E. (ed.) (2015). Assessing the teaching of writing: Twenty-first century trends and technologies. Boulder, CO: The University Press of Colorado.
  • Eddy, Robert & Villanueva, Victor. (2014). A Language & Power Reader: Representations of race in a “post-racist era.” Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Edwards, Andrew V. (2015). Digital is destroying everything. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Eyman, Douglas (2015). Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice. University of Michigan Press.
  • Ezzaher, Lahcen Elyazghi. (2015). Three Arabic treatises on Aristotle’s Rhetoric: The commentaries of al-Fararbi, Avicenna, and Averroes. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Fernheimer, Janice W. (2014). Stepping into Zion: Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the remaking of the Jewish identity. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.
  • Fink, Ben, & Brown, Robin. (2016). The Problem with education technology. (Hint: it’s not the technology). Boulder, Colorado: USU Press Current Arguments in Composition.
  • Fountain, T. Kenny. (2014). Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained vision, technical expertise, and the gross anatomy lab. New York: Routledge.
  • George, Ann; Weiser, M. Elizabeth; & Janet Zepernick. (eds.) (2013). Women and Rhetoric Between the Wars. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Godfrey, Jeremy S. (2016). Rewriting Homeless Identity: Writing as coping in an urban homeless community. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield.
  • Gold, Matthew. (ed.) (2012). Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Graves, Heather, & Graves, Roger. (2012). A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication. 2nd ed. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.
  • Hedrick, Tace. (2015). Chica lit: Popular Latina fiction and Americanization in the twenty-first century. Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Heilker, Paul & Vandenberg, Peter. (eds.) (2015). Keywords in writing studies. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Hewett, Beth. (2015). Reading to learn and writing to teach: Literacy strategies for online writing instruction. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • Hewett, Beth. (2015). The online writing conference: A guide for teachers and tutors. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • Hoang, Haivan V. (2015). Writing against racial injury: The politics of Asian American student rhetoric. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Jackson, Brian & Gregory Clark. (eds.) (2014). Trained Capacities. Columbia, South Carolina: The University of South Carolina Press.
  • Johnson-Eilola, Johndan & Stuart Selber (eds.) (2013). Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Jurecic, Ann. (2012). Illness as narrative. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Kassen, Maxat. (2016). Understanding systems of e-government. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • King, Lisa; Gubele, Rose; and Joyce Rain Anderson. (2015). Survivance, sovereignty, and story: Teaching American Indian rhetorics. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Knoblauch, C.H. (2014). Discourse idealogies: Reading Western Rhetoric. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Krapp, Peter. (2011). Noise channels: Glitch and error in the creative potential of digital culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Kuypers, Jim. (2014). Purpose, Practice, and Pedagogy in Rhetorical Criticism. Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Lamp, Kathleen S. (2013). A city of marble: The rhetoric of Augustan Rome. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press.
  • Lockhart, Tara & Mark Roberge. (2015). Informed choices: A guide for teachers of college writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • Lynch, Paul; and Nathaniel Rivers, eds. (2015). Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition. Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Markel, Mark. (2016). Practical strategies for technical communication. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • McComiskey, Bruce. (2015). Dialectical rhetoric. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • McCorkle, Ben. (2012). Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • McKee, Heidi A., & DeVoss, Danielle Nicole, eds. (2013). Digital writing assessment & evaluation. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. http://ccdigitalpress.org/dwae.
  • McKinney, Jackie Grutsch. (2013). Peripheral visions for writing centers. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.
  • Milburn, Trudy. (ed.) (2015). Communicating user experience: Applying local strategies research to digital media design. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • Modern Language Association. (2016). MLA Handbook. (8th edition). New York: The Modern Language Association of America.
  • National Writing Project. (2011). Digital IS. http://digitalis.nwp.org.
  • Nickoson, Lee & Mary P. Sheridan. (eds). (2012). Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Opipari, Benjamin. (2013). Songwriters on Process. http://www.writersonprocess.com/.
  • Owens, Kim Hensley. (2015). Writing childbirth: Women’s rhetorical agency in labor and online. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Palmeri, Jason. (2012). Remixing Composition. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Pauliny, Tara. (2016). Neoliberal Rhetorics and Body Politics. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • Pullman, George (2013).  Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice.  Indianapolis: Hackett Pub.  
  • Rickert, Thomas. (2013). Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Roundtree, Aimee K. (2014). Computer Simulation, Rhetoric, and the Scientific Imagination. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • Ruecker, Todd. (2015). Transiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos writing in high school and college. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.
  • Salter, Anastasia. (2014). What is your quest? From adventure games to interactive books. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.
  • Sampson, Tony. (2012). Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Stenberg, Shari J. (2015). Repurposing composition: Feminist interventions for a neoliberal age. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Taylor, Rod C. (ed.)  (2014). ETunes. Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead Press.
  • Vieregge, Quentin; Stedman, Kyle; Mitchell, Taylor; & Joseph M. Moxley. (2012). Agency in the Age of Peer Production. Urbana, Illinois: CCCC.
  • Weiss, Dennis; Propen, Amy; & Colbey Emmerson Reid. (eds.) (2014). Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Additional suggestions for this list are welcome. If you have a book you would like to review, just propose it to us.

All reviews should be authored specifically for publication on the World Wide Web, and they should focus on "exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy," in keeping with Kairos's mission as a journal.