Online Resources for Visual Rhetoric

EServer TC Library: Visual Rhetoric. A collection of visual rhetoric resources oriented toward the needs and interests of technical
communicators. Indexes both peer-reviewed, scholarly work, as well as popular and practitioners’ resources.

No Caption Needed. A blog, also based on a book of the same name, focusing on photojournalism, visual rhetoric, and democracy.

Resources for Reading Kress and van Leeuwen’s Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design. An online resource for reading Kress and Van Leeuwen’s Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design. Created in Fall 1998 by members of the Markup Languages and Hypertext seminar at the University of Washington.

Sources in Visual Rhetoric. A bibliography by Margaret D. Zulick at Wake Forest U.

Spatial and Visual Rhetorics: Useful Web Sites. A list of resources from the syllabus for Spatial and Visual Rhetorics, a seminar taught by Amy C. Kimme Hea, at the University of Arizona’s program in Rhetoric Composition & the Teaching of English (RCTE).

University of Iowa Visual Communication: Visual Rhetorics Resources. A list of resources about visual communication and visual rhetorics.

Visual Culture and Language. A weblog for Kevin Brooks’ course, Visual Culture and Language, taught at North Dakota State University in Fall 2003.

Visual Rhetoric. A website that focuses on visual rhetoric. Stems from English 593, Visual Rhetoric, taught by David Blakesley at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Fall 1999.

Visual Rhetoric: argument, persuasion, narrative. The course website for the graduate seminar taught by Michael Salvo at Purdue University in Spring 2004.

Visual Rhetoric: Some Sources. A bibliography by Rebecca Moore Howard.

Viz. A website and blog that “explore the ways in which rhetoric, visual culture, and pedagogy interact with and inform each other.”


Enculturation 3.2: Visual Rhetoric. Published in Fall 2001, this special issue of the journal focuses on visual rhetoric.

Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture

Journal of Visual Culture

Journal of Visual Literacy

Social Semiotics

Visual Communication Quarterly

Visual Studies. Published by the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA).


RIT’s Department of Communication has hosted several conferences on visual communication and visual culture.

Visible Memories Conference. Syracuse University, October 2-4, 2008.

Visual Knowledges Conference. University of Edinburgh, September 17-20, 2003.


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