Abigail Lambke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English Phone 816-501-3633

Dr. Lambke received her Ph.D. in English from Saint Louis University. She specializes in rhetoric and composition with particular interest in the intersections of technology and rhetoric. While she researches and composes in various modes, including multimodal and textual composition, much of her scholarship is designed to be heard. Such sonic compositions are an intricate mix of speaking and writing afforded by 20th and 21st century technological innovation. Her publications can be listened to in the online journals Present TenseHarlot, and Kairos.

Composition, Rhetoric, Literature, Women's and Gender Studies
B.A., Rockhurst University
M.A. & Ph.D Saint Louis University
“Kansas City Hear I Come: Sonic Curation for Civic Impact,” Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, vol. 4, no. 1, 2020,
“Arranging Delivery, Delivering Arrangement: A Sonic Rhetoric of Podcasting,” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy vol. 23, no. 2, 2019,
"Breaking Silence and Bringing Change: A Soundscape of Feminist Protest,” Rhetorics Change / Rhetoric’s Change: Rhetoric Society of America Digital Proceedings Collection 2016, edited by Jenny Rice, Chelsea Graham, & Eric Detwiler, Parlor Press & Intermezzo, 2018,
“The Oral Aural Walter Ong,” Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, no. 9, 2013,
“Voices in Egypt: Sound and Revolution,” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol. 3, no. 1, 2013,
“Refining Secondary Orality,” Explorations in Media Ecology, vol. 11, no. 3&4, 2013
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