Assistant Teaching Professor Publishes New Books

Wood Book 2015Dr. Henrietta Rix Wood, Assistant Teaching Professor of the Honors College, was recently published by the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Press. Wood’s book, Praising Girls: The Rhetoric of Young Women, 1895-1930, explores the rhetorical activities schoolgirls practiced during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the United States. Click here for more information, including a full table of contents.

Wood co-edited In the Archives of Composition: Writing and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in early 2015.

Her work has also appeared in American Periodicals, Rhetoric Review, and Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetoric? Locations, Scholarship, Discourse (Cambridge Scholars, 2014).

Wood teaches writing, reading and general education courses at UMKC. To learn more about Wood, please visit the Honors College Faculty and Staff page.

You can order Praising Girls: The Rhetoric of Young Women, 1895-1930 through SIU Press or on Amazon.

A reception and book signing will be held by the Honors College on Thursday, May 5 from 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. in Miller Nichols Library 325. To RSVP, please email the Honors College.

Written by Chelsea Wheeler, Honors College Student Assistant