Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp

Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp

RSBS is recognized as an official student chapter by the Rhetoric Society of America, a national professional organization for scholars, teachers, and students interested in the study of rhetoric. The organization is also affiliated with the Rhetoric and Writing Doctoral Program in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University, but is an independent body. The purpose of RSBS is to provide a forum for gathering as rhetoricians and serves a variety of functions related to the study of rhetoric and the practice of scholarship. The organization’s goals include advancing scholarship among the graduate community, as well as providing fertile ground for discussion and support among students of rhetoric.  The organization is also involved with organizing and hosting a yearly regional graduate student conference on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Officers for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

  • Brandie Bohney, President
  • Emma Guthrie, Vice President
  • Morgan McDougall, Secretary
  • Annie Cigic, Rachel Flynn, and Laura Menard, 21st Century Englishes Conference Co-Chairs
  • Clay Chiarelott, Graduate Student Senate Representative 

Officers for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

  • Lena Ziegler, President
  • Brandie Bohney, Vice President
  • Renee Drouin, Secretary
  • Emma Guthrie and Morgan McDougall, 21st Century Englishes Conference Co-Chairs
  • Travis Hein, Graduate Student Senate Representative
East Hall Rhetoric & Writing
21st Century Englishes CFP
Previous Conference Themes