Published Writings

Edited Collection

Lynée Lewis Gaillet, Helen Diana Eidson, & Don Gammill, Jr., eds. Landmark Essays on Archival Research. New York: Routledge. 2015. Landmark Essays in Rhetoric & Composition.  

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Eidson, Diana. “Stetson Kennedy & the CIO-PAC: Labor Education for Civic Literacy.” Journal of Labor & Society. 2018. 1–18. DOI: 10.1111/lands.12368

Eidson, Diana. “‘What Is to Be Done?’: A Discourse on Discourse in Post-Truth America.” South Atlantic Review. 83:3 (Fall 2018): 17–23.

Eidson, Diana. “The Celsus Library at Ephesus: Literacy & Hegemony in the Eastern Roman Empire.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 16:1/2 (April 2013; October 2013): 189–217. DOI: 10.180/15362426.2013.828663

Essays & Reviews

Eidson, Diana. “Low Cotton: A Class on Class.” Working Class Perspectives. 19 February 2018. <;

Eidson, Diana. “Getting over in the Heart of Dixie.” Working Class Perspectives. 14 August 2017. <;

Eidson, Helen Diana. Review of Jeff Bale & Sarah Knopp’s Education & Capitalism: Struggles for Learning & Liberation, for Working USA: The Journal of Labor & Society 18.1 (March 2015): 151–56.

Eidson, Diana. Review of Nancy Welch’s Living Room: Teaching Public Writing in a Privatized World, for Community Literacy Journal 6.2 (Spring 2012): 151–56.

Yildiz, Diana. Review of Hariman & Lucaites’s No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, & Liberal Democracy,  for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, & Pedagogy, 15.1 (2010).


Yildiz, Diana. Review of Stevens & Malesh’s Active Voices: Composing a Rhetoric for Social Movements, for Composition Studies Quarterly, 38.1 (Spring 2010): 141–43.

Under Review

Book Chapter

Eidson, Helen Diana & Greg Schmidt. “Down the Up Staircase: First-Year Writers Discover the Archives.” In Teaching Rhetoric & Composition through the Archives, Co-Editors Tarez Samra Graban & Wendy Hayden. Under final review by Southern Illinois University Press.


Eidson, Helen Diana. “Four Dimensions of Critical Literacy for Teaching Writing.” Under review by Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education.

Eidson, Helen Diana. “La Vía Campesina International Peasant’s Movement: The Online Ethos of Food Sovereignty.” Under review by Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

Eidson, Helen Diana. “The Genealogy of My Ideology: Using Metacognitive Analysis to Teach Ethical Research and Writing.” Under review by Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments.

Eidson, Helen Diana. “Stetson Kennedy’s Rhetorical Analysis of the Ku Klux Klan: A Model of Literacy Education for Workers.” Under review by Community Literacy Journal.

Work in Progress

Eidson, Helen Diana. Inside Agitator: A Rhetorical Biography of Stetson Kennedy. Book/monograph manuscript.