Appel à contributions : American Society for the History of Rhetoric (nov. 2010)

Call For Papers : American Society for the History of Rhetoric at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Sunday, November 14 – Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric invites submissions of program proposals and competitive papers. ASHR welcomes work that examines both the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages, and that deals with the relation between rhetoric and politics, law, philosophy, religion, poetics and other cultural contexts.

The Society welcomes papers related to NCA’s convention theme, « Building Bridges, » whether bridges among cultures, periods, theories, or thinkers. However, submissions need not be restricted to this conference theme. All submissions relevant to the interests of the Society are welcome.

The Society also sponsors a Student Paper Award. To be considered for the Society’s Student Paper Award, student-authored papers should be marked « Student Paper. » Because all submissions will be processed and reviewed via All Academic, authors and panel organizers should upload their papers and proposals online, rather than send them to the unit planner. *All author identification should be removed from papers.

Submission Guidelines: All papers, paper sessions, and panel discussion proposals must be submitted online using the All Academic system using one of the following file formats in order to be accepted Microsoft Word, PDF, RTF. Compressed or zip files will not be accepted. You can access the system at : http://convention3.allacademic.com/one/nca/nca10

Please include all audio and visual needs in your online submission. NCA is able to supply standard equipment (e.g., projector and screens) but presenters with other requirements (e.g., CD, DVD) must supply their own.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 9:00pm Eastern Time
Specify student papers: yes
Specify debut papers: no
Maximum paper length: 25 pages including references

Ned O’Gorman
President, American Society for the History of Rhetoric
Department of Communication
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
325 Communication Building, MC-456
1207 Oregon St.
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
Office Phone: 217.265.0859

Appel à contribution, RSQ (Rhetoric Society of America)

Call for Proposals for RSQ 2011 Special Issue

RSQ invites proposals for the 2011 special fifth issue. The fifth issue will be a themed publication developed by a Guest Editor, with the aim of enabling the journal to help set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, to encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, to attract participation by top scholars, and to stimulate scholarly activity within? the RSA, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, or RSA workshops.

Proposals should identify the Guest Editor, provide a descriptive rationale of no more than 500 words, a list of authors, as well as a brief discussion (150-250 words) of each individual essay. The rationale should demonstrate the timeliness of the topic, discuss how the topic falls within the scope of RSQ as described in its general submission guidelines, and where applicable, address the proposal’s relationship to other similar-themed issues or edited collections, and note the qualifications of its guest editor and contributors to speak to the field on the topic’s behalf. 

The special fifth issue is allotted the same amount of space as the regular four quarterly issues, 102 pages, which will accommodate a guest editor’s introduction and 4-6 articles totaling 40,000 words. It will be published in the fall of 2011. 

Deadline for proposal submission : February 15, 2010 

RSA will make available to the guest editor up to $1,000 reimbursement for expenses related to the special issue. First drafts of manuscripts for the selected proposal will be due in mid-January 2011; final versions will be due June 1.

Please submit proposals electronically to : Debra Hawhee, RSQ Associate Editor for Special Issues, hawhee@psu.edu