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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.

Panel Sessions (more…)

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16th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference

“Border Rhetorics”

#RSA14

May 22-26, 2014

Marriot River Center – San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is an ideal city for thinking about borders.  Not only has the city been positioned along different national borders, but it also exists at the interesting intersection of diverse cultures and histories.  “Border Rhetorics” not only invites consideration of these kinds of geographic, political and cultural borders but also invites consideration of a wider range of borders: the borders between identities, between roles, between disciplines, between concepts, etc.  The 2014 conference theme seeks to spur a broad conversation about the borders that unite and divide us, the ways in which these borders are constructed and deconstructed, confirmed and contested. (more…)

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The Rhetoric in Society 4 conference is currently underway in Copenhagen. If you are attending the conference and are on Twitter you can post about the conference using the hashtag #RiS4.   I’ll then re-tweet them and they’ll appear in the box to the right of this screen, prefixed with an RT.

Twitter back-channels like this are a nice way to keep the discussion going whether or not you happen to be at the conference itself.  Hats off to Robert Craig for first use of the hashtag!

The lineup of speakers and sessions for Rhetoric in Society 4 looks very interesting indeed.  Here’s hoping the sessions spark as lively a discussion electronically as they no doubt do face-to-face!

*Note: Apologies for RT’s that appear out of order! I’m keeping up as best I can from the wrong end of the time difference. 🙂

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Rhetoric as Equipment for Living. Kenneth Burke, Culture and Education.

Ghent University
22nd to 25th May 2013
Ghent, Belgium

Enquiries: kbconference@ugent.be
Web address: http://www.cultureeducation.ugent.be/kennethburke
Extended deadline (!) for proposal submissions: February 1st 2013

Confirmed keynote speakers

Barry Brummett (University of Texas at Austin – USA)
Steven Mailloux (University of California, Irvine – USA)
Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University – UK)

Theme
The second half of the twentieth century has witnessed a number of different but related turns in the humanities and social sciences: linguistic, cultural, anthropological/ ethnographic, interpretive, semiotic, narrative… All these turns recognise the importance of signs and symbols in our interpretations of reality and more specifically the cultural construction of meaning through both language and narrative. The aim of this conference is to introduce rhetoric as a major term for synthesizing all the above-mentioned turns by exploring how rhetoric can make us self-aware about language and culture. We will specifically focus on ‘new rhetoric’, a body of work that sets rhetoric free from its confinement within the traditional fields of education, politics and literature, not by abandoning these fields but by refiguring them. (more…)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

You are cordially invited to submit proposals for Seminar 6, ‘Linguistic and rhetorical perspectives on argumentative discourse: Strategies across media and modes’, to be held at the 11th ESSE conference, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (4-8September 2012).

Those wishing to participate in the seminar are welcome to submit a 200-word abstract directly to the convenors by 31 January 2012. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 29 February 2012.

TOPIC description:

Argumentation is intrinsic to human communication, verbal and visual, oral and written,monologic and dialogic, private and public. One of the challenges facing the study of argumentation is to find appropriate analytical tools that capture the complex and multi-level argumentation strategies used in a wide range of discourses (academic, political, organisational, legal, journalism,advertising, etc.). This task is made even more challenging in contemporary society, in a context where increasing recourse is made to web-mediated communication, and the new social media.

The aim of this seminar is to bring about a cross-fertilisation of linguistic and rhetorical approaches to answer the following questions: In what ways can linguistic and rhetorical studies of argumentation provide new and deeper insights into postmodern communication and miscommunication? In what ways are argumentation strategies adapted to the interactive, multimodal and hypertextual options offered by the new media?

 

 CONVENORS:
Cornelia Ilie, Malmö University, Department of Cultureand Society (Sweden)
Giuliana Garzone, University of Milan, Department ofContemporary Languages and Cultures

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Nineteenth Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) will be held in Chicago, USA, from Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 27, 2013. The Biennial Conference of ISHR brings together several hundred specialists in the history of rhetoric from around thirty countries.

SCHOLARLY FOCUS OF THE CONFERENCE

The Society calls for papers that focus on the historical aspect of the theory and practice of rhetoric. The special theme of the conference will be “Rhetoric and Performance.” Papers dedicated to this theme will explore the theory and practice of rhetorical delivery, the historical contexts of rhetorical performance, the performativity of rhetorical texts, and other related topics.

Papers are also invited on every aspect of the history of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, art, religion, geographic areas and other elements of the cultural context.

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION

Proposals should be submitted for a 20-minute presentation delivered in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Latin. Group proposals are welcome, under the following conditions. The group must consist of 3 or 4 speakers dealing with a common theme in order to form a coherent panel. The person responsible for the panel has the task of introducing the papers and guiding the discussion. Each speaker in a panel should submit a proposal form for his or her own paper and send the finished paper to the head of the panel before the conference; proposals for such papers must specify the panel for which they are intended. In addition, the person who is responsible for the panel must complete and submit a separate form explaining the purpose of the proposed panel. (more…)

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Call for Proposals 2011

The CSSR invites you to submit proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference, to be held in conjunction with Congress 2012 at University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Dates for the CSSR conference will be May 31 – June 2, 2012.

We will feature a special session on Rhetoric and Uncertainty, chaired by Lyn Bennett of Dalhousie University. However, as always, papers concerning more general aspects of rhetoric are welcome (e.g., rhetorical theory; rhetorical criticism; history of rhetoric; rhetoric in popular culture; media communication; discourse analysis; rhetoric of political and social discourse; pedagogy of communication; rhetoric and the media; sociolinguistics; semiotics; professional and technical communication).

Deadline to submit proposals: January 9, 2012.

How to submit a proposal

Proposals (200-300 words) may be submitted in English or French. Proposals should include the title of the paper and indicate clearly the central importance of rhetoric to the inquiry. Work from various disciplines and from across all historical periods is welcome. Proposals that are accepted will be printed in the conference program. Proposals should be mailed or e-mailed to Jeanie Wills (
c/o Graham Centre for the Study of Communication
College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A9).

In order to present a paper, scholars must be members of the CSSR, and annual membership dues must be paid before the presentation of the paper. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes.

Conference Website

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