To avoid duplication, I've just added works that aren't already in the off-site bibliographies (below). --Jackie


  • Alexander, Jonathan. Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2008.
  • Alexander, Jonathan, and David Wallace. "The Queer Turn in Composition Studies: Reviewing and Assessing an Emerging Scholarship." College Composition & Communication 61.1 (Sept 2009): 300-320.
  • Antle, Martine, and Dominique Fisher, eds.The Rhetoric of the Other: Lesbian and Gay Strategies of Resistance in French and Francophone Contexts. New Orleans: UP of the South, 2002.
  • Gil-Gómez, Ellen M. Performing La Mestiza: Textual Representations of Lesbians of Color and the Negotiation of Identities. New York: Routledge, 2000.
  • McRuer, Robert. Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability. New York: NYU P, 2006.
  • Ridinger, Robert B., ed. Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay & Lesbian Rights (1892-2000). Binghamton: Haworth, 2004.

Available Online

Doctoral Dissertations

  • Bauer, Danny Alan. Negotiating Cultural and Social Barriers Through Confrontation: The Textual Force of Liberation Theology and AIDS Rhetoric (Immune Deficiency, Gay Literature, Poverty) . Diss. New Mexico State U, 1997.
  • Blackburn, Mollie Virginia. Reading and Writing for Social Change: Exploring Literacy Performances and Identity Work with Queer Youth. Diss. U of Penn, 2001.
  • Comstock, Michelle Robin. Re-Mapping the Territory of "Youth": Youth-Generated Sites of Rhetorical, Cultural, and Political Practice. Diss. Purdue U, 1999.
  • Cruz, Cynthia. Testimonial Narratives of Queer Street Youth: Toward an Epistemology of a Brown Body. Diss. U of California-Los Angeles, 2006.
  • Digrazia, Jennifer. Style, Substance, Audience: A Qualitative Study of the Use of a Queer Text in Three Composition Courses. Diss. U Mass Amherst, 2005.
  • Driskill, Qwo-Li. Yelesalehe Hiwayona Dikanohogida Naiwodusv/ God Taught Me This Song, It is Beautiful: Cherokee Performance Rhetorics as Decolonization, Healing, and Continuance. Diss. Michigan State U, 2008.
  • Falc, Emilie Oline. An Analysis and Critique of the Vernacular Discourse in Selected Feminist Science Fiction Novels (Octavia Butler, C. J. Cherryh, Vonda McIntyre, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough). Diss. The Ohio State U, 1997.
  • Friedling, Melissa Pearl. Recovering Bodies: Rhetoric, Feminisms, and Addiction (Recovery, Drew Barrymore, Jewish Women, Orlan, France, Nan Goldin). Diss. U of Iowa, 1997.
  • Gardener, Mary Penelope. Weaving a Female Symbolic: Autobiography, a Method of Scholarship. Diss. Michigan State U, 2002.
  • Grindstaff, Davin. Rhetorical secrets: A Genealogy of Gay Male Identity in Twentieth-Century America. Diss. Penn State U, 2000.
  • Gunter, Kimberly K. Queering Composition and Identity: Moving Beyond Inclusion in Composition Classrooms and the Field. Diss. U of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, 2001.
  • Ilyasova, Ksenia Alex. Writing, Identity, and Practice: The Role of Sexual Identity in the Composition Classroom. Diss. Michigan Tech, 2007.
  • Kopelson, Karen. Teaching Trouble. Performativity and Composition Pedagogy: Composing Connections. Diss. Purdue U, 2002.
  • Lewis, Brian Charles. LGBT Student Negotiations of Academic Literacies: The Building of Disciplinary and Campus Literacy Communities. Diss. Michigan State U, 2004.
  • Malinowitz, Harriet. Lesbian and Gay Reality and the Writing Class (Rhetoric). Diss. New York U, 1993.
  • McKenzie, Charles B. Jr. Maverick Ethos: The Principles and Practice of Postidentification Rhetoric. Diss. U of Arizona, 2006.
  • Mitchell, Danielle. Composing Containment: Incorporating the Queer into Professional and Cultural Rhetoric. Diss. U of Arizona, 2003.
  • Peele, Thomas B. Queer Commentaries: Subjectivity, Sexuality, and Writing. Diss. U of South Florida, 2002.
  • Pauliny, Tara Suzanne. "I am Your King": A Theorization of Rhetorical Female-to-Male Drag. Diss. The Ohio State U, 2002.
  • Pritchard, Eric Darnell. A Litany for Survival": Black Queer Literacies. Diss. U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.
  • Rallin, Aneil. Rhetoric(s) of Rupture (Writing Pedagogy, Queer Theory). Diss. The Ohio State U, 1999.
  • Slagle, Ray Anthony. (Re)conceptualizing the Role of Identity in Rhetoric: Queer Theory and Communication Studies. Diss. The Ohio State U, 1998.
  • Spicer, Gregory Allen. "Victims of Desire" and Other Fragments Toward a Genealogy of the Sexual Subject: Rethinking the Ethos of Gay Liberation Discourse within the Rhetoric of Homo/Heterosexual Distinction. Diss. U of Pittsburgh, 1997.
  • West, Isaac. Legal Trans/scripts: Transgender Rhetorics of Law and Everyday Life. Diss. Indiana U, 2008.

Masters' Theses

  • Adsanatham, Chanon. Homosexuality, Rhetorics, Homophobia: A Postmodern Rhetorical Study. Thesis. U of Colorado at Denver, 2008.
  • Booth, Ewan Tristan. Enacting a Dual Rhetorical Strategy: Communicating Transsexual Gay Male Identity. Thesis. Arizona State U, 2007.
  • Duncan, Travis W. Silent Outsiders: Searching for Queer Identity in Composition Readers. Thesis. U of Central Florida, 2006.
  • Fitzgerald, Brandon B. Stylistic Configurations of the Gay Bishop Controversy in the Anglican Communion. Thesis. U of Colorado at Boulder, 2006.
  • Johnson, Kevin A. The Rhetorical Functions of Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage: A Burkean Associational Cluster Analysis of Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Arguments in Popular Discourse. Thesis. California State U-Long Beach, 2002.
  • Rearick, Katherine Tilllotson. Evaluation of a Code-Switching Composition Curriculum for Students who Speak African American Vernacular English. Thesis. U of Houston-Clearlake, 2008.
  • Rodriquez, Tiffany Sarkisian. The Rhetoric of the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori: Rhetoric of Reconciliation. Thesis. California State U-Fresno, 2008.

Off-Site Bibliographies

Flood, Michael, ed. The Men's Bibliography: Comprehensive Bibliography of Writing on Men, Masculinities, Gender, and Sexualities .
Howard, Rebecca Moore. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered language, discourses, and rhetorics: A bibliography for composition and rhetoric.
Ward, Gregory. Studies on LGBTQ Language: A Partial Bibliography (2006).