The first meeting of the WBH Rhetoric Society convened on the second Monday of the semester, August 29, 2016. After the requisite discussion of business, led by the WBH president, Rachel Chapman, the faculty and graduate students who attended the last RSA conference spoke about their experience at the conference. They identified trends they have noticed in the last few years at RSA, and they highlighted the importance of having good presentation etiquette, particularly regarding timing and argument organization. The speakers also emphasized that another key to a strong conference presentation is clearly situating the argument in relevant research conversations within the field. Overall, each individual spoke highly of the professional and personal benefits of attending RSA, as attending the conference provides a chance for both networking and engaging with new arguments within rhetoric. As RSA 2017 presentation proposals are due shortly, hopefully TCU will continue to have an impressive presence at future RSA conferences!
Thank you to those who shared about their experiences at RSA: Dr. Richard Enos, Dr. Brad Lucas, Dr. Charlotte Hogg, Dr. Ann George, Chase Sanchez, and Kassia Waggoner.
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.