A Journal of the History of Rhetoric

ISSN: 0734-8584
eISSN: 1533-8541
Frequency: Quarterly
Published: February, May, August, November


The journal publishes articles, book reviews, and bibliographies which further the aims of the Society as stated in its Constitution (Article Two):

  • The purpose of this society is to promote the study of both the theory and the practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and its relationships with poetics, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the cultural context.
  • Official languages of the Society are English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.


Please review the details for manuscript preparation:

Rhetorica Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts submitted to Rhetorica should not be under consideration elsewhere. Because the identity of authors is concealed from evaluators of manuscripts, each manuscript should be absent of author name or email address. The author’s identity should not otherwise be revealed in the manuscript. The title should be repeated on the first page of the text. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract. 

All manuscripts are to be uploaded through ScholarOne Manuscripts at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-rh

Books for review should be submitted to David Marshall, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (email: dlm91@pitt.edu) or to the associate editor for the relevant language. 

Please email the editors with questions: rhetoricaeditors@gmail.com

Editorial Staff

Robert Gaines, Sewanee:The University of the South

Editorial Assistant
Fielding Montgomery, University of Maryland, College Park

Associate Editors
Manfred Kraus, Tübingen (German language manuscripts)
Caroline Petit, University of Warwick (French language manuscripts)
María Violeta Pérez Custodio, Cádiz (Spanish language manuscripts)
Cristina Pepe, Università della Campania 'L. Vanvitelli' (Italian language manuscripts)i

Book Review Editor
David Marshall, University of Pittsburgh

Editorial Board

Don Abbott, California Davis
Martin Camargo, Illinois
Maria Silvana Celentano, Chieti
Francisco Chico Rico Alicante
Pierre Chiron, Paris
Thomas Conley, Illinois
Christopher Craig, Tennessee
Diana Desrosiers-Bonin, Montreal
Mike Edwards, London
Eugene Garver, St. John’s Minnesota
Lawrence Green, Southern California
Claude La Charité, Rimouski
Peter Mack, Warwick
Lucia Calboli Montefusco, Bologna
Laurent Pernot, Strassbourg
Tina Skouen, Oslo
Dietmar Till, Tübingen University
Harvey Yunis, Rice

Past Editors

James J. Murphy

U of California-Davis, USA (1983-1987)

Michael Leff

U. of Wisconsin, USA (1987-1992)

Craig Kallendorf

Texas A & M, USA (1992-1997)

Peter Mack

Warwick, United Kingdom (1997-2003)

Harvey Yunis

Rice University, USA (2003-2005)

Michael Edwards

University of London, United Kingdom (2005-2011)

Marc van der Poel

Nijmegen, Netherlands (2011- 2018)

Debra Hawhee

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA (2018 - 2021)