The Making of Available Means

Lisa Shaver

Abstract: Drawing on interviews with Joy Ritchie and Kate Ronald, this essay shares the story behind the making of Available Means: An Anthology of Women’s Rhetoric(s), published in 2001. This story not only provides valuable historical context for this widely- used and referenced anthology, it captures an important early moment in the field of rhetoric and composition, and even gleans a few teaching suggestions from the collection’s creators. 

Keywords: Available Means; women’s rhetoric; collaboration 


Shaver, Lisa. "The Making of Available Means." Peitho 20.2 (2018): 198-211.