This is the Home page of the Jesuit Conference on Rhetoric and Composition (JCRC).

Rhetoricians, Rhetors, and Orators,

Welcome to the second iteration of the Jesuit Conference on Rhetoric and Composition (JCRC) website. These pages are intended to

  • serve as an archive of the JCRC’s past
  • serve as a bulletin board posting current activities, interests, and upcoming meetings
  • serve all who are interested in teaching, research, and administrative work emerging from the Ignation tradition or informed by Jesuit scholarship, and contemporary spiritual / intellectual endeavors.

Initially, the impetus behind this site was the creation of a bibliography.  Following the link above, you will discover a bibliography of sources of interest to scholars of the intersection of the Jesuit tradition, the rhetorical tradition, and composition studies. This bibliography is separated into primary sources that predate 1800 (sorted by date), followed by a bibliography of secondary sources (sorted alphabetically).

This bibliography is open to all contributors, contributions will be edited for accuracy, and we thank you in advance for your sources, corrections, and updates. When you contribute, please designate the source as primary or secondary, keeping in mind primary texts are currently designated as pre-1800.

Please send contributions, and as much information as you have including annotations or reviews, to the JCRC list serve.

To subscribe to the conference listserv, please send the following message to XXXX:

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Leave the subject line and the rest of the message blank.  If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to XXXX the “list owner,” who will authorize the addition of your name to the list.

When contributing to the bibliography, please use “Bibliography” as the subject heading. We will update the bibliography as often as possible. Thanks go to Steve Mailloux who provided the seeds of our first posted bibliography and to Maureen Fitzsimmons who organized the pages and will collate future contributions.  Also, when contributing to the JCRC Archives, please use “Archive” as subject heading. When contributing a correction or update, please use “Home Page Update.”

In keeping with the spirit of the JCRC, the contents, format, and structure of this site is a product of the JCRC rhetors and orators. As this web site has been donated, we must honor local IT policies, so please be patient as we make our way through these awkward first-steps.

We look forward to your suggestions, discussions, and contributions.