Weiss, Kathryn Books

Kathryn Weiss is currently a Visiting Professor of Rhetoric at Wabash College. She received her Ph.D. from Kent State’s Literacy, Rhetoric and Social Practice program.

Kent State Memorial to the Slain Vietnam War Protestors: Interpreting the Site and Visitors’ Responses
2008 0-7734-5121-8
Through the lenses of Multimodal literacy and material rhetoric, this book examines the site where, in 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen dispersing a Vietnam War protest shot into a crowd of Kent State students, killing four and wounding nine. Weiss brings twelve local visitors to the area three decades later and explores the role that subsequent construction, including an official memorial, plays in its local public sphere. Overall, the study offers two significant contributions to the related fields of literacy and rhetoric. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.