Welcome to the Wiki for LSU's Program in RHETORIC, WRITING & CULTURE


Pyxis (jar for personal items), Ampersand Painter, c. 580-570 B.C., Orientalizing/Archaic Period. Source: ArtStor

LSU's English Department offers an undergraduate track in RWC and a strong graduate program led by some of the nation's top scholars. We welcome questions from prospective students. Contact Michael Hegerty, the Coordinator of RWC, Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, WikiMistress and Professor; or any of the members of the RWC Group at LSU.


  • Propose potential content and navigation for the RWC presence on the English Website by building pages here. Eventually, we will seek permission to transfer content to the official English site.

The Undergraduate Writing and Culture Track
The Graduate Program in Rhetoric, Writing and Culture

Students in Rhetoric, Writing & Culture employ a range of disciplinary and theoretical models as they study language, literacy, and representation in their social and cultural contexts, through history and across modes of communication. Working from Aristotle to Žižek, scholars in these fields analyze language as a dynamic force in cultural formation, representation, and interpretation. Participants in multidisciplinary RWC projects at LSU come from fields such as linguistics, literary studies, folklore, gender studies, film and digital media, and the teaching of writing. Drawing on the strength of senior and newly recruited faculty, Rhetoric, Writing & Culture is making its mark on national and international academic scenes. Graduates in this area find careers in publishing, media, non-profit organizations, and other fields. Our undergraduate program sends many students on to graduate and professional schools; our graduate program, which already yields a high placement rate, is poised to place more Ph.D. students in top-tier academic institutions.

About this Wiki:

  • Pages, readings, links, and syllabi that participants are willing to share with colleagues at LSU.
  • Membership in this wiki is limited to the members of the RWC Program.
  • Contact Michael Hegarty, Coordinator, if you have suggestions for agenda items at our meetings. Contact Lillian Bridwell-Bowles for details about the wiki itself.