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The Communication University of China (CUC) and the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA) are pleased to announce a co-sponsored summer conference to be held in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016. The conference will be held at the CUC International Convention Center, creating public space for scholars, media practitioners, government officials, and students to participate in open discussions and dialogue. Presentations will be made in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translations available via headsets.

Rationale

China and the United States are positioned to influence notions of democracy, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, environmental priorities, and public health for the foreseeable future.

This international conference will address these broad issues as questions about communication; about how our two nations envision each other and how our interlinked imaginaries create both opportunities and obstacles for greater understanding and strengthened relations. Within the overarching theme of “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization,” the conference will address eight key topics, each to be explored in panel sessions, workshops,graduate student panel sessions, and poster sessions.

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The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR / SCÉR) invites members to submit proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference, to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2016 (http://congress2016.ca) at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB., May 31 – June 2, 2016.

The deadline for proposals is 10 January 2016. See the conference website for more information.

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via the Blogora, website of the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA):

After a warm and beautiful summer with a very inspiring conference at the University of Warsaw, most of us are back from holiday and continue to work, think, write, or teach in the realm of rhetoric. In order to keep us all informed and to enable a more vivid exchange among the members, the Board of the Rhetoric Society of Europe (RSE) has decided to launch a regular newsletter. It will contain information on the following issues:

1. News from the society
2. Upcoming events (conferences, summer schools, workshops, etc.)
3. Calls for papers
4. Job posts
5. Important book publications
6. Miscellanous (projects, member inquiries, reviews, etc.).

To get a rich and informative newsletter, we need your help. Please send your news to eusorhet@gmail.com before October 25th, 2015.

View the whole post at the RSA website here: http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/node/7824

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The University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in rhetorical studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a scholar-teacher with demonstrated theoretical fluency and a research record in contemporary rhetorical criticism, rhetorical theory, and/or critical histories of rhetoric. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching program will be concerned with civic engagement and the ways in which individuals and groups use rhetorical strategies to engage public controversies at the local, national, and/or global level. Possible areas could include (but are not limited to): civic engagement, environmental rhetoric, gender and sexuality, health and technology, political communication, race and ethnicity, social justice, and transnational rhetorics. Candidates will build on existing strengths among Communication Studies faculty in the areas of health, technology and/or social change.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related discipline in hand by August 15th, 2016. A strong record, or promise of, outstanding teaching and scholarship and evidence of a demonstrated or potential ability to mentor graduate students are required qualifications for this position. The ability to collaborate across specializations in the Department and with other disciplines is desirable.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community, with faculty from diverse research backgrounds. The University of Iowa is a large public university in a friendly, culturally diverse community. The Department of Communication Studies and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, two writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation through the UI’s online application system (https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/67245). Screening will begin October 1st, 2015, with applications considered until the position is filled.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the search chair, Dr. Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, at darrel-wanzer-serrano@uiowa.edu.

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WILL – Workshops in Informal Logic and Linguistics

23rd April 2016
University of Łódź, Poland
http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/WILL/

Call for Participants:

The Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Łódź invites you to participate in the first session of WILL: An Argumentation Forum, to be held at the Faculty of Philology in Łódź.

The aim of this meeting is to discuss the theory and practice of argument and reasoning from a linguistics perspective. Topics will depend on the interests of the participants, but are likely to include:

  • The Language of Argumentation
  • Argumentation and Experiment in Linguistics
  • The Nature of Evidence
  • Informal Logic Fallacies
  • Materials for Teaching Argumentation
  • Rhetoric and Persuasion

Rather than presentations followed by a few minutes for discussion, this meeting will feature workshops of about one hour, concentrating on providing a forum for discussion and co-operation.

For more information please visit the Workshops website: http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/WILL/

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“Truth and Persuasion”

September 24-26, 2015,
Sassari (Italy)

Call for Papers

The S.I.F.A. (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy) is pleased to announce its Midterm Conference on Truth and Persuasion.

General Aim

The conference aims to advance our understanding of the relationships between the concepts of truth and persuasion. While the absolute conception of truth has been widely criticised, the philosophical implications of this critique are far from clear. There is a general agreement that we need a conception of truth sensitive to contexts and to historically situated subjects. Some have concluded that truth is local and rational argumentation culturally bounded. Others have suggested that sound argumentation is culturally relative. What is the role of truth and rational argumentation in the exchange among different cultures? Are conversations among cultures based on persuasion, rather than truth? The Conference aims to refocus the discussion on the intricacies and
complexities of the relation between truth and persuasion, a theme that has been largely neglected in the last decades.

Keynote Speakers

The Keynote speakers will include:

Simon Blackburn
Marian David
Wolfgang Huemer
Frans van Eemeren
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Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Atlanta, Georgia
May 27-29, 2016
#RSA16

via the RSA website:

The 2016 theme “Rhetoric and Change” can be read in two directions. Rhetoric prompts change, but we also bring change to rhetoric. Even our various definitions of rhetoric begin from the shared premise that rhetoric is the study and theory of adaptation, transformation, improvisation, alteration. In essence, rhetoric is the study of change.

The 2016 conference theme invites inquiries about all kinds of change: evolutions and revolutions, transformations and deformations, progresses and failures. We encourage presenters to consider rhetorics of change and the material effects (or lack thereof) of such rhetorics. As we near the 50th anniversary of the Rhetoric Society of America, we may also consider our own disciplinary (r)evolutions.

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