The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition fosters inquiry in feminist histories, theories, and pedagogies of rhetoric and composition. As a network of diverse teachers and scholars, the Coalition promotes intersectionality, collaboration, and communication in the following areas:

    • the advancement of feminist research and pedagogy across histories, locales, identities, materialities, and media;
    • the education and mentoring of feminist faculty and graduate students in scholarship, research methods, praxis, and the politics of the profession.

The Coalition cultivates a dynamic, intellectually challenging, and professionally nurturing community. We welcome and sustain all who do feminist work, inclusive of all genders, sexualities, races, classes, nationalities, religions, abilities, and other identities, in their research and classrooms.

Coalition members…

  • attend the biennial Feminism and Rhetorics Conference
  • publish in Peitho, our peer-reviewed journal
  • receive mentoring through one of our mentoring venues,
  • serve on the Coalition’s Advisory and Executive Boards
  • forward our mission through work on one of our task forces
  • receive awards and scholarships pertaining to their work in feminist rhetoric or the history of rhetoric and composition

Peitho is the peer-reviewed journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.

Published quarterly, Peitho seeks to encourage, advance, and publish original research in the history of rhetoric and composition.

We invite article-length submissions on a wide range of topics related to feminist theories and gendered practices.

We also invite shorter submissions for “Recoveries and Reconsiderations,” an annual forum for sharing innovative perspectives on existing feminist work, as well an incubator for new feminist research projects.

FemRhet Conference

The CFSHRC co-hosts a biennial meeting dedicated to defining and demonstrating excellent research at intersections of feminisms and rhetorics—historical, theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical.

The next FemRhet conference will be held in 2023. While we have temporarily suspended our call for hosts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage members, in the meantime, to be thinking about interdisciplinary, as well as cross-institutional, collaborative hosting and to consider ways to address the Coalition’s ongoing efforts to engage the full diversity of feminist scholars currently working in rhetoric and composition—and beyond.

Please check back for updates: we hope to have the call for hosts open again by mid-September, 2020.