Tenure-Track Rhetoric position at Lousiana State University

The Department of English at Louisiana State University is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, with a preference for expertise in rhetorics of ethnicity. The candidate should be prepared to teach a range of courses in rhetorical theory and the history of rhetoric. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Competitive candidates should be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate courses at a Research Intensive university and to engage in program enhancement. They will also be expected to maintain an active research agenda in a diverse department that has concentrations in literature; rhetoric, writing, and culture; secondary education in English; and creative writing.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D., with demonstrated preparation and expertise in rhetoric, by the time the position begins.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.  Screening begins November 20, 2019 and will continue until candidate is selected.  Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype. Applications will be acknowledged in writing.

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.  LSU values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Details: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Professor_R00041489


Annonce de parution: « The Rhetoric of Prejudice: Can Europe be still inclusive?” Dans Nordicum-Mediterraneum 12(3)

L’équipe du GRAL est heureuse d’annoncer la parution du dernier numéro de la revue Nordicum-Mediterraneum : The Rhetoric of Prejudice: Can Europe be still inclusive?

Dans ce volume édité par Prof. Giorgio Baruchello (University of Akureyri), vous trouverez les contributions suivantes:

The Rhetoric of Prejudice: can Europe still be Inclusive? Some Remarks 

par Mirella Pasini

Populism, Prejudice and the Rhetoric of Privilege

par Alberto Giordano

Prejudice and Presupposition in Offensive Language

par Carlo Penco

Poets/Trump/Philosophers: Reflections on Richard Rorty’s Liberalism, Ten Years after His Death

par Giorgio Baruchello

Prejudices, Philosophies and Language: Spinoza and his strategies of liberation

par Paola de Cuzzani

Inner Speech and Prejudice in Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu

par Pascal Nouvel

Exercising Empathy: Ancient rhetorical tools for intercultural communication

par Victor Ferry

Parution du volume « Building Consensus », édité par Salvatore Di Piazza et Francesca Piazza

L’équipe du GRAL est heureuse d’annoncer la parution du numéro spécial de la Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, « Building Consensus« , édité par Salvatore Di Piazza et Francesca Piazza.

Ce volume, auquel ont contribué plusieurs membres et collaborateurs du GRAL, est accessible en ligne à l’adresse suivante: http://www.rifl.unical.it/index.php/rifl

Annonce de parution: « Aristole’s Topics » dans la Revue Internationale de Philosophie (vol. 68 no. 270)

L’équipe du GRAL est heureuse d’annoncer la parution du dernier numéro de la Revue Internationale de Philosophie consacrée aux Topiques d’Aristote. Au sommaire de ce numéro:

Michel MEYER

Accepted by whom? On the Empirical Roots of Aristotle’s Dialectic

Victor FERRY – Emmanuelle DANBLON
The Places of Inventio: Towards a Rhetorical Approach to the Topics

Fabrizio MACAGNO – Douglas WALTON – Christopher W. TINDALE
Analogical Reasoning and Semantic Rules of Inference

Aristotle’s Classification of Topoi

Michel MEYER
What is the Use of Topics in Rhetoric?

Voir la couverture (PDF)

Commander le volume

Rhetoric in Society 4 – 15-18 janvier 2013 (Université de Copenhague)

L’équipe du GRAL a le plaisir d’annoncer l’organisation d’un Colloque en rhétorique sur le thème : « Contemporary Rhetorical Citizenship: Purposes, Practices, and Perspectives », à Copenhague, du 15 au 18 janvier 2013. Cet évènement est organisé par la Section de Rhétorique du Département « Média, Cognition et Communication » de l’Université de Copenhague.

Argumentaire scientifique : With the concept of rhetorical citizenship we want to draw critical attention to the ways in which being a citizen in a modern democratic state is in many respects a discursive phenomenon. Citizenship is not just a condition such as holding a passport, it is not just behavior such as voting; citizenship also has a communicative aspect: Some perform citizenship when they watch a political debate on TV or discuss a program about homeless people with their colleagues over lunch – or when, one day, they don’t duck behind the fence but engage their cranky neighbor in conversation about her views on city street lighting. Others enact citizenship when they engage in political debates on Facebook or Twitter or join their friends in coming up with the most poignant wording for a protest sign the day before a street demonstration. And for others still, « rhetorical citizenship » is a distant ideal far from the realities of their everyday life; because the legal citizenship, literacy, and media access that such a conception of citizenship often presupposes aren’t within their reach, their experience with rhetorical citizenship is one of exclusion.

Rhetoric, with its double character as academic discipline and practice, stands in a unique position to engage the linguistic and discursive aspects of collective civic engagement. Drawing on and in collaboration with neighboring fields of inquiry such as political science, discourse studies, linguistics, media studies, informal logic, practical philosophy and social anthropology, scholars of rhetoric are able to study actual communicative behavior as it circulates in various fora and spheres – from face to face encounters to mediated discourse. With our diverse theoretical and methodological backgrounds we hold many keys to pressing concerns such as the alleged polarization and coarsening of the ‘tone’ in public debate, the turning away from political engagement toward smaller spheres of interest, and the general difficulty in making politics work constructively in many parts of the world, not least the EU.We invite attendees – scholars, teachers, students, and citizens across a range of disciplinary traditions – to extend our knowledge of the social roles of rhetoric through theoretical and critical study, and to consider our roles as public intellectuals: how are we to name, describe, criticize, analyze, and, indeed, undertake or teach rhetorical action on matters of communal concern whether locally, nationally, or internationally?

We invite papers that help address questions such as, e.g.:

– How is rhetorical citizenship to be defined and developed as a critical frame for studying rhetoric in society?

– What conditions must obtain for rhetorical citizenship to be possible and thrive?

– What rhetorical processes and maneuvers can be observed in practitioners of rhetorical citizenship?

– How is rhetorical citizenship instantiated across genres, settings, and cultural or geographical settings?

– How is rhetorical citizenship experienced differently, even controversially, depending on power differentials and social or regional constraints?

– How can rhetorical history and pedagogy serve as a resource for contemporary theory, practice and critique of rhetorical citizenship?

– What disciplinary connections need to be made or reinvigorated for fruitful interdisciplinary work on rhetorical citizenship?

– What are potentials and pitfalls for sound and dynamic public rhetorical engagement?

– What is good and what is poor rhetorical citizenship?

Url de référence : http://rhetoricinsociety.hum.ku.dk/

Contact : RiS4@hum.ku.dk

Annonce de parution : « La libertà di Marx. O una ‘lossodromia’ retorica sulle Tesi su Feuerbach », par Philippe-Joseph SALAZAR

L’équipe du GRAL est heureuse d’annoncer la publication de l’article de Philippe-Joseph SALAZAR (Distinguished Professor of rhetoric, Université du Cap, Afrique du Sud) : « La libertà di Marx. O una ‘lossodromia’ retorica sulle Tesi su Feuerbach » sur le site Consecutio Temporum – Hegeliana / Marxiana / Freudiana – Rivista critica della postmodernità.

L’article est consultable en ligne :


Abstract : Reading Marx’s Theses is a challenge for philosopher of rethoric, and Marxists. TheTheses pose a series of questions: what is the status of a philosophical manuscript? What is a philosophical “summary”? What is the relation between the private freedom of philosophizing and the manufacturing of a canon for public use? How does an editor intervene in a text of/for philosophy and enables its projection and distortion? Who are the readers of such a philosophical construction? What happens to an argument regarding the foundation of a philosophy when the text in question is read as foundation? Once these questions are addressed a larger issue comes to the foreground: should not the questions of both the uses of dialectics and of “materialism” be tested against the problematic nature of the text, and should not its political argument regarding “freedom” be tested against the enacting of “freedom” (its “clinamen”) the Theses, as manufactured and fractured by its own material production, place on the stage of philosophy?