For their final meeting in Spring 2019, TCU's Rhetoric and Composition Reading Group met to discuss selections from Ann George's recent book Permanence and Change: A Critical Companion. Gathering at the University Pub near campus, TCU rhet/comp faculty and graduate students posed questions to Dr. George about the content of the book and the publication process itself. Asserting the importance of understanding Burke through both the archival fragments that make up his book and the process of an archival scholar dwelling with materials, people, and emotions, George's work (and Burke's, for that matter) challenges scholars to think of scholarship, theory, and even publication differently. The conversation helped participants understand Burke and his process better, and it opened doors for new lines of inquiry into what it means to write and how to effect change through words.
The Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society serves as the student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America at Texas Christian University. In addition to sponsoring events that further rhetorical scholarship at TCU, the WBH Rhetoric Society also supports the Winifred Bryan Horner Reading Library in the TCU Graduate Instructor office. The WBH Rhetoric Society was founded by TCU English graduate students in 2011.