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
Image description: a drawing by Jody Shipka of a woman’s head and shoulders, done in pencil, against a black background. The woman’s hair is very short, and she is looking into the distance with a scornful expression. In the lower left corner are the words “Peitho at 10: Narrating the Past and Mobilizing the Future of Feminist Rhetorical Studies. Volume 24.4 Summer 2022.

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.

FemRhet 2023 & FemRhet 2025 Hosts Announced!

The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric is thrilled to announce that Spelman College will be the site for the 2023 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference! Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson and her colleagues at Spelman will host what will surely be an amazing event. The conference theme is “Feminisms and Reckonings: Interrogating Histories and Harms, Implementing Restorative Practices.” The conference will be held in Fall 2023; please keep an eye out for the Call for Proposals!

The Coalition is also excited to announce the site for the 2025 conference: The University of New Hampshire! Dr. Cristy Beemer is heading the host committee for this event. More details will be circulated close to the event.

The Coalition’s Conference Standing Committee, which reviewed site proposals, will support both Dr. Robinson and Dr. Beemer in their efforts to host conferences that are antiracist and inclusive, affordable, accessible, and transparent in their conference planning. The current members of the Conference Committee are Jen Almjeld, Erin Banks-Kirkham, Erica Cirillo-McCarthy, Ruth Osorio, Britt Starr, and Patrick Thomas. Please be in touch with Coalition President, Jess Enoch (president@cfshrc.org) regarding opportunities, questions, or concerns.

Resources

Here we will provide resources for a wide variety of issues that impact Coalition members and supporters. Check back regularly for updates!