October 30, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

Please join us as we celebrate Jess Enoch’s new book, Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work (Southern Illinois University Press, 2019) and her new co-edited essay collection, Women at Work: Rhetorics of Gender and Labor (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). Jess will be joined by Carly Woods, an Assistant Professor in the  Department of Communication and a contributor to Women at Work, to discuss the new book and essay collectionLight refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!

Praise for Domestic Occupations from the Southern Illinois University Press website:

“As a feminist rhetoric project, Domestic Occupations is a smart, savvy book written by a scholar well grounded in traditional rhetorics and able to think outside that box.” -- Krista Ratcliffe

“Enoch has unearthed a veritable treasure trove of archival and primary materials to demonstrate how networks of power animate the spaces that open up or close down opportunities for the women who inhabit them. This book will be taken up in graduate seminars across the country and will surely elicit a whole new generation of scholarship on women’s work and the spaces in which it occurs.” -- Andrea Lunsford

Domestic Occupations offers rich insights for rhetorical scholars, feminist scholars, and anyone interested in spatial rhetorics and the feminization of professions. Offering meticulous archival research and several fascinating case studies, Enoch significantly pays close attention to the assumed whiteness and middle class of the discourse she analyzes." -- Gesa Kirsch

Praise for Women at Work from the University of Pittsburgh Press website:

"Women at Work offers an expansive historical understanding of U.S. women's labor and rhetorical agency across time periods, communities, and occupations. Contributors examine how diverse women workers have negotiated complex power relations and social roles, often advocating for improvements in working conditions, representation, and recognition. This collection is a vital contribution to the scholarship on women’s rhetorical agency in the workplace." -- Eileen E. Schell, Syracuse University

"A fascinating, rich collection. Gold and Enoch present the best of what’s been written about gender, rhetoric, and work. The editors include a broad spectrum of sites, subjects, and contributors, from emerging scholars to well-known researchers. Inspiring and smart, at times sobering or haunting, these tight, readable chapters reveal the hidden history of women at work. A must-read for scholars in rhetoric, writing studies and women’s studies." -- Gesa Kirsch, Bentley University

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