About Us

About Us

The genesis of this peer-reviewed student journal was the desire to showcase work imagined and created in Writing & Rhetoric classrooms. We wanted to encompass the full range of creative projects we knew came out of our courses, and include multimodal and digital formats as well as traditional written works. We were also interested in forms of collaboration and interdisciplinary trends we see emerging from the variety of minors and other majors our students pursue. We hope you enjoy our issues, and we also hope you might consider submitting your own work.

Fair Use

Convergence/Rhetoric asks authors and content creators to educate themselves about the law and, accordingly, to make judicious decisions about when to seek permission for the use of copyrighted works. If you cannot craft a persuasive fair use argument that works within the structure of current copyright and intellectual property law, then you should err on the side of requesting permission. Authors and content creators bear full responsibility for their choices at all times. Please see the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index for information.

Human Subject Research

Authors and content creators submitting work to Convergence/Rhetoric are responsible for securing and archiving any human subjects permissions pertaining to their work. Typical human subjects work in the journal includes representations of writers and their texts (in any medium), many types of surveys, and other forms of qualitative and quantitative data collection. Even if your work does not require IRB approval, Convergence/Rhetoric requires authors to have obtained, at a minimum, recorded written or oral consent (or assent) to use their work or their likeness. Please see UCF’s IRB office for details on what would require IRB approval.