[Air-l] CFP: Cultural Rhetorics Conference

Douglas Eyman eymand at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 25 09:24:43 PDT 2006

Conference on Cultural Rhetorics
May 16-18, 2007
Michigan State University

Call for Papers, Performances, and Exhibits

What are cultural rhetorics? What is the relationship between the study of
rhetoric and the study of culture?

Who writes, performs, displays, digitizes, crafts, and creates these rhetorics?
What do these rhetorics look like?

How do specific cultural rhetorics differ from, overlap with, and/or engage in
dialogue with work Cultural Studies, Digital Studies, Ethnic Studies, African
American Studies, Asian American Studies, American Indian Studies, Arab and
Middle Eastern American Studies, Chicano/a, Latina/o Studies, Indigenous
Studies, Disability Studies, Queer/LGBT Studies, Performance Studies, and
Working-Class Studies?

What relationship does Cultural Rhetoric Studies have to Rhetoric Studies,
Theory, and Pedagogy? to Composition Studies? to American Studies? to Literary
Studies? to Digital, Visual, and Material Rhetorics? to Scientific, technical,
and professional communication studies?

Are there pedagogies of cultural rhetorics? Methodologies? Theories?
Performances? Materialities?

We welcome papers, performances, and exhibits that articulate, engage with,
provoke, analyze, theorize, and practice cultural rhetorics.

We are particularly interested in scholars/artists/performers/writers/knowledge
workers that engage rhetorics that are too often marginalized, tokenized,
silenced, and ignored.

We welcome work that happens at the intersection of various disciplines and
fields in the humanities and invite scholars, artists, and writers to join us at
these intellectual and creative crossroads.

Please join us in creating a space of radical interdisciplinarity in which to
explore rhetoric as a distinctive constellation of methods, methodologies, and
pedagogies for the study of culture and to think through how the frame of
"culture" expands our understanding of rhetoric and the responsibility for
rhetoric to be ethical in its engagement with culture.

While we are very interested in proposals for individual papers and panel
presentations that address these questions and/or further scholarship in these
areas, we especially encourage art, craft, multimedia, or imaginative
presentations/demonstrations/installations that provoke other methods of
intellectual engagement as well.

Proposals of 300-500 words may be submitted via the conference website at
The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2007.

Questions about the conference should be directed to Malea Powell at
powell37 at msu.edu or to Mike McLeod at mcleodm3 at msu.edu

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