Centenary Prof Wins Rhetoric Review Award

Dr. Lisa Mastrangelo, an Associate Professor of English at Centenary University in Hackettstown, has been selected as a top-three finalist for the 2017 Theresa J. Enos Anniversary Award, and in the meantime she has won an Honorable Mention from Rhetoric Review for her summer 2017 publication in their journal.

Dr. Mastrangelo’s essay “Changing Ideographs of Motherhood: Defining and Conscribing Women’s Rhetorical Practices during World War I” focuses on the roles of women in the peace and preparedness movements in the first World War. Throughout both of these movements, women were labeled as “maternal” and “protective.”  The essay details the two movements, as well as the language of motherhood that was used for, by, and against the women as they fought for their causes.

Rhetoric Review is a scholarly interdisciplinary journal of rhetoric that publishes in all areas of rhetoric and provides a professional forum for its readers to consider and discuss current topics and issues.  The journal publishes manuscripts that explore the breadth and depth of the discipline, including history, theory, writing, praxis, philosophy, professional writing, rhetorical criticism, cultural studies, multiple literacies, technology, literature, public address, graduate education, and professional studies.

“I am so pleased that Dr. Mastrangelo was recognized in the Rhetoric Review for her essay,” says Dr. Sharon Decker, Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English and Foreign Languages Department at Centenary University.  “Rhetoric Review is a highly regarded scholarly publication and it is excellent news that she received accolades for her great work.”

Dr. Mastrangelo teaches Composition and Rhetoric and Professional Writing courses at Centenary University.  Before coming to Centenary, she taught at College of St. Elizabeth.  Dr. Mastrangelo currently serves as the President for the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Composition and Rhetoric.  Among her published works is Writing a Progressive Past: Women Teaching and Writing in the Progressive Era, which was published by Parlor Press in 2012.

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