Category: News

New Managing Editors!

"We're excited to announce our two new Co-Managing Editors: Jessica Clements, an Associate Professor of rhetoric and composition, and previously a Style Editor for Present Tense, and John Pell, an Associate Professor of rhetoric and composition and Associate Dean."

Spring COVID-19 Update

"Our editors are currently busy putting courses online, helping graduate students run their courses, and doing our best to remain healthy, happy, productive members of our communities. It is likely that our editorial timelines will change and our typical turnaround times will be longer."

Welcome Matt Cox!

Present Tense would like to welcome our new Annotated Bibliography Editor Matt Cox, an Associate Professor at East Carolina University. Matt has a background in Cultural Rhetorics and in technical and professional communication and will take over the responsibilities of providing developmental editing assistance for all new annotated bibliographies. Currently, Dr. Cox is working on

Patricia Fancher’s Article Wins Award!

Present Tense would like to congratulate Patricia Fancher for being accepted into The Best of the Journals in Rhetoric & Composition, 2018 (Parlor Press). Patricia’s article, “Composing Artificial Intelligence: Performing Whiteness and Masculinity,” was published in Vol. 6 Iss. 1. Congrats!

andré carrington’s Article Wins Award

"Present Tense would like to congratulate andré carrington for being accepted into The Best of the Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals, 2017 (Parlor Press). André's article, "Implicating the State: Black Lives, A Matter of Speculative Rhetoric," was published in Vol. 5 Iss. 2. Congrats!"

Welcome New Editors!

Present Tense would like to welcome two new editors: our new Multimedia Editor Shreelina Ghosh and our new Review Editor Ryan Skinnell. Shreelina is an Assistant Professor at Gannon University and Ryan is currently Assistant Professor and Assistant Writing Program Administrator at San Jose State University. We’re thrilled that they have joined the Present Tense

Special Issue CFP!

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society invites proposals that investigate, theorize, and/or analyze the rhetorical work of platforms. By platforms, we draw on Tarleton Gillespie to mean “sites and services that host public expression, store it on and serve it up from the cloud, organize access to it through search and recommendation, or install

Call for Applications: Multimedia Editor and Review Editor

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society is currently looking to bring two new editors to our current editorial team: Multimedia Editor and Review Editor. Multimedia Editor: The Multimedia Editor serves as the chief decision-maker for the technical and stylistic use of video, audio, and other means of persuasive presentation. As a member of the editorial staff, this person

2017 CCCC Editors’ Roundtable

Present Tense will once again have a number of editors attending and presenting at the CCCC Annual Convention and the ATTW Annual Convention, this year in Portland, OR. Be on the lookout for Editors wearing Present Tense pins, stop by the CCCC Editors’ Roundtable, and feel free to ask us questions about the upcoming issue or about your

A Goodbye and Future Hellos

Present Tense is sad to announce that Allen Brizee is leaving his position as Review Editor. He will be pursuing new editing and publishing avenues, though wishes to continue the legacy of editorial work he began at Present Tense. On a related note, Present Tense will soon be issuing a call for new Editors, including Review Editor and

Award-Winning Annotated Bibliography!

Present Tense would like to congratulate Matthew B. Cox and Michael J. Faris for being accepted into The Best of the Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals, 2015 (Parlor Press). Their annotated bibliography, “An Annotated Bibliography of LGBTQ Rhetorics,” was published in Vol. 4 Iss. 2. Congrats!

New Positions and a Goodbye

Present Tense is happy to announce that two of our Editors have found new academic homes this past year. Megan Schoen, our co-Managing Editor, is now an Assistant Professor at Oakland University, and Elizabeth Angeli, our Annotated Bibliography Editor, will be moving to Marquette University. We also say goodbye to Alexandra Hidalgo, our outgoing Multimedia Editor, as

Present Tense at 4Cs

Present Tense will once again have a number of editors attending and presenting at the CCCC Annual Convention and the ATTW Annual Convention, this year in Houston, TX. Be on the lookout for Editors wearing Present Tense pins and feel free to ask us questions about the upcoming issue or about your own submissions.

New Position for Editor

Present Tense is happy to announce that one of our Editors has started a tenure-track position this year. Don Unger, our Social Media Editor, is now an Assistant Professor of Professional Writing at St. Edward’s University.
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