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Keith S. Lloyd

College of Arts & Sciences
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Keith Lloyd is Professor of English at Kent State University Stark. He has spoken worldwide on comparative rhetoric, the rhetoric of India, feminist argumentation, and argumentation theory, as well as their intersections. He has published in the journals Rhetoric Review, Rhetorica, Rhetoric Society Quarterly (RSQ), College English Association (CEA) Forum, Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC), Intertexts, Foreign Language and Literature Studies, and Advances in the History of Rhetoric, as well as chapters in edited collections.  He serves as a reviewer for Rhetorica, Rhetoric Review, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Soundings, and the Howard Journal of Communication.

Selected publications are listed below. See attached vita for complete list.

His continuing interest is in developing fruitful models of rhetoric, writing, and communication based in global models and methods sensitive to and welcoming of gender and cultural diversity. Lately his work focuses on rhetorics of resistance and rhetorics of democratic deliberation. 


Dr. Lloyd is now editing the most comprehensive collection on Comparative Rhetorics to date, the Routledge Handbook on Comparative World Rhetorics, to be released in the spring of 2020. He is also co-authoring, with Donghong Liu of China Normal University, Wuhan, a handbook of rhetoric designed for Chinese undergraduate and graduate students.



  • “Logic and religion working together: implications within India's Nyāya reasoning.” International Journal of Hinduism and Philosophy. A Journal of the Bhagavad Gita Research Foundation (BGRF) www.bgrfuk . November 2019. 1-12.
  • "The Impulse to Rhetoric in India: Rhetorical and Deliberative Practices and their relation to the Histories of Rhetoric and Democracy." Advances in the History of Rhetoric. International Society for the History of Rhetoric. 21.3.2018.
  • “Beyond “Dichotonegative” Rhetoric: Interpreting Field Reactions to Feminist Critiques of Academic Rhetoric through an Alternate Multivalent Rhetoric.” Rhetorica 34.1 2016.
  • “The Rhetoric of Performance in India: The Confluence of Nyaya Vada (logic) and Sadharanikaran (performance) in Past and Present Discourses.” Foreign Language and Literature Research. 2 (2015). 88-99. ISSN1003-6822. Published by the International Rhetoric
  • “Reinterpreting Enthymemes to Include the Non-Verbal.” JAC (Journal of Advanced Composition) 33.3. (2014). 732-749.
  • “Feminist Challenges to ‘Academic Writing’ Writ Large: Changing the Argumentative Metaphor from War to Perception to Address the Problem of Argument Culture.” Intertexts 18.1 (2014): 29-46.
  • “Learning from India's Nyāya Rhetoric: Debating Analogically through Vāda's Fruitful Dialogue.” Mao, Lu Ming Ed. Comparative Rhetoric: The Art of Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places, and Spaces. New York: Routledge, April 16, 2014.