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CASLL-L November 2006

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CFP Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric

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"Doreen Starke-Meyerring, Dr." <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 13 Nov 2006 21:47:40 -0500

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Dear colleagues,

Some of you may be interested in the CSSR call for proposals for next May's rhetoric conference. 

Best,

Doreen
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR)
Société canadienne pour l'étude de la rhétorique (SCÉR)
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
May 28, 29, and 30, 2007

The CSSR invites you to send proposals for papers at its 
annual conference that will take place at the University of
Saskatchewan concurrently with the Congress of the 
Humanities and Social Sciences. This year the meeting will 
include a joint session with the Canadian Association of 
Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW) and a special session
on Aristotle.

* Theme of the conference: Bridging Communities: Making 
Public Knowledge - Making Knowledge Public

Scarcely a few centuries ago, scholars such as Leonardo da
Vinci could still explore all domains of learning. 
University researchers today, confronted by the mass of 
human knowledge, must resign themselves to mastering only a
part of it. The result is a compartmentalization into 
disciplines that sometimes become isolated. --- The bridge,
that ingenious structure that allows the connection between
separated points, owes its erection to an irrepressible 
need to communicate and to exchange with others. How can we
set up bridges between researchers and their communities? 
Rhetoric, by its very nature, can offer original solutions.
Based on language, that material common to all, rhetoric 
anchors its pillars in works, then establishes the roadway 
on which ideas will circulate. To express oneself is to 
communicate. To argue is to make oneself understood. In 
short, to use rhetoric is to bridge communities.


* Joint symposium - Rhetorical Approaches to the Teaching 
of Written and/or Oral Communication.

In collaboration with the  Canadian Association of Teachers
of Technical Writing (CATTW).


* Special Session: Reexamining Aristotle's Rhetoric

While Eugene Garver claims that there might "no simple road
back to Aristotle," the Rhetoric is central to historical 
and contemporary rhetorical inquiry: as Alan Gross and 
Arthur Walzer note, "[n]o other discipline would claim that
a single ancient text so usefully informs current 
deliberations on practice and theory." The renaissance of 
interest in the Rhetoric --- epitomised by three recent 
collections: Aristotle's 'Rhetoric': Philosophical Essays, 
ed. Furley and Nehemas (1994), Essays on Aristotle's 
'Rhetoric,' ed. A. O. Rorty (1996), and Rereading 
Aristotle's 'Rhetoric,' ed. Gross and Walzer (2000) --- 
suggests the timeliness of revisiting the Rhetoric in its 
historical and contemporary contexts. The Canadian Society 
for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR) invites papers that 
explore the contemporary relevance of Aristotle's Rhetoric,
that examine the status of the Rhetoric in histories of 
rhetoric, that propose innovative ways of reading of a text
offers us, according to Heidegger, a "life science, an 
account of our defining life capacities." We welcome 
critical and methodological diversity; topics might 
include, but are not limited to:

- the _Rhetoric_ in ancient contexts
- the _Rhetoric_ and its reception (ancient, medieval, 
early modern, modern)
- rhetoric and ethics
- rhetoric and poetics
- rhetoric and dialectic
- rhetoric and the human sciences
- the _Rhetoric_ in the histories of rhetoric

Nota bene: in order to facilitate discussion and easy 
reference, panellists are encouraged to utilise the August 
Immanuel Bekker numbers when referring to the Rhetoric 
[e.g., 1354a1-10].

For more information, please contact Stephen Pender, 
Director, Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor,
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 Canada, t: 519.253.3000 [3507] f: 
519.971.3676 e: [log in to unmask]


* Open topics

As always, projects concerning more general aspects of 
rhetoric are welcome:
- rhetorical theory
- rhetorical criticism
- history of rhetoric
- media communication
- discourse analysis
- rhetoric of political and social discourse
- composition theory and pedagogy of composition
- sociolinguistics
- semiotics
- professional and technical communication


* How to submit a proposal:

- A proposal can be submitted in either English or in 
French.
- Please submit a proposal for a paper of about 250 words 
that will be included in the program if your project is 
accepted.
- If possible, please submit your proposal by e-mail.
- If you would like to borrow electronic equipment for your
presentation, please send a request along with your 
project.
- Proposals must arrive on December 15, 2006 at the latest
to the following address:

Sylvain Rheault
Département de français
Université de Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2
CANADA

Phone: (306) 585-4317
Fax: (306) 585-4827
Email: [log in to unmask]


* Rules of presentation

- You must be a member of the CSSR/SCÉR. You must pay your
membership fees must be paid before the presentation of 
your paper.
- Please make sure that your presentation is no longer than
20 minutes.
- Rhetorical people love to exchange; you are invited to 
take part in discussions that follow the papers of other 
members. You will disappoint us if your intention is to 
leave immediately after your paper.

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