Rhetoric and the Temporal Turn: Race, Gender, Temporalities

  title={Rhetoric and the Temporal Turn: Race, Gender, Temporalities},
  author={Matthew T. Houdek and Kendall R. Phillips},
  journal={Women's Studies in Communication},
  pages={369 - 383}
7 Citations
Recontextualizing responsibility for justice: the lynching trope, racialized temporalities, and cultivating breathable futures
ABSTRACT This essay critically engages the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) Lynching in America report to illuminate how it uses lynching as a trope to gesture to an otherwise temporality ofExpand
Resisting Temporal Regimes, Imagining Just Temporalities
The coronavirus pandemic has inundated the globe with discussions of time. Incubation periods, contagion intervals, exponential growth curves, hospitalization timelines, belated government responses,Expand
Temporal Containment and the Singularity of Anti-Blackness: Saying Her Name in and across Time
ABSTRACT This essay prompts us to explore how dominant temporalities work to contain racialized experiences. Engaging Say Her Name (SHN) as an archive of anti-Black policing, this essay illustratesExpand
The Lost Cause, Trump Time, and the Necessity of Impatience
In many ways, “Resisting Temporal Regimes, Imagining Just Temporalities” reads as the second installment of a two-part series on temporal rhetorics that continues questions on temporality raised inExpand
Lynching in Times of Suffocation: Toward a Spatiotemporal Politics of Breathing
Abstract Drawing from theories of race and time, this article examines how discourse policing the continuities of lynching’s past and present manifests temporally to construct the hegemony of whiteExpand


  • 2019
Queer Times, Black Futures
Contestations over “the future” and “futurity” have been central to formulations of time throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Queer Times, Black Futures considers theExpand
Rhetoric’s rac(e/ist) problems
ABSTRACT This introductory essay makes the case that rhetorical studies as a field and the Quarterly Journal of Speech as the journal of record for that field are racist. Racism need not imply thatExpand
‘Get Over It’? Racialised Temporalities and Bodily Orientations in Time
  • Helen Ngo
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
  • 2019
ABSTRACT In this paper I examine the temporal dimensions of racialised and colonised embodiment. I draw on the work of Alia Al-Saji, whose phenomenological reading of Frantz Fanon examines theExpand
  • 2018
  • Journal of Communication
  • 2018
A reconsidering chronos: Chronistic criticism and the first ‘Iraqi national calendar
ABSTRACT Chronos is a traditionally marginalized term in rhetorical studies. Historically paired with kairos, chronos is commonly taken to refer to chronology, empty, homogenous, and external time. IExpand
Out of Sync: Complex Temporality in Transgender Men's YouTube Transition Channels
abstract:Since 2006, transgender men have been using YouTube to document their physical transition. Building on queer temporality scholarship and the concept of transing, this article analyzes theExpand