Jesuit Rhetoric and Composition Network

The Jesuit Rhetoric and Composition Network seeks to promote the study of rhetoric and writing at Jesuit colleges and universities. Through a listserv, website and meetings, members work to realize the main goal of developing connections among rhetoric/writing teachers and programs at the 27 Jesuit institutions in the United States.

Network By-laws, Article II. Purpose: 
The purposes of this organization shall include (but not be limited to)

  • Promoting professional relationships among faculty at AJCU institutions whose teaching, research and/or administrative works includes rhetoric and composition;
  • Encouraging cross-institutional collaboration in scholarly, pedagogical and administrative work in issues relating to rhetoric and composition;
  • Examining how the rhetorical tradition, Jesuit educational tradition and the Ignatian identity interact in contemporary Jesuit education;
  • Exchanging institutional information among members to support the teaching of writing and rhetoric in Jesuit institutions.


Chair: Renea Frey, Xavier University

Next Meeting

Date: May 25, 2024
Location: Denver, CO (gathering will be held during the annual meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America)