CSSR President’s message
Welcome to the Canadian Society of Rhetoric (CSSR), a scholarly society dedicated to the study of rhetoric in the broadest possible terms. We welcome scholars from a wide range of disciplines: music, communications, literature, history, medieval and renaissance studies, political science, philosophy, etc… The society provides a forum of exchange for everything rhetorical, and we publish an on-line biennial journal (Rhetor) of peer-reviewed rhetoric scholarship.
Message du Président SCÉR
Bienvenue à la Société canadienne pour l’étude de la rhétorique (SCÉR), une société savante consacrée à l’étude de la rhétorique au sens le plus large. Nous accueillons les chercheurs de diverses disciplines: musique, communication, la littérature, l’histoire, études médiévales et de la Renaissance, sciences politiques et philosophie, etc.). La société constitue un forum d’échange pour tout ce qui concerne la rhétorique et nous éditons une revue bisannuelle en ligne (Rhetor) avec évaluation des articles par des spécialistes.
|The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR) invites members to submit proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference, to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2014 (http://congress2014.ca) at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON., May 28-30, 2014.||La Société Canadienne pour l’Étude de la Rhétorique (SCÉR) invite ses membres à soumettre des propositions de communication pour son Congrès annuel qui se tiendra en même temps que le Congrès 2014 de la Fédération Canadienne des Sciences Humaines (http://congress2014.ca) à Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario) du 28 au 30 mai 2014.|
Call for Papers – Rhetor Volume VI
Rhetor: Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric invites submissions for its sixth volume, slated for publication in 2015.
|Appel à propositions d’articles, Rhetor, Volume VI
Rhetor, revue de la Société Canadienne pour l’étude de la rhétorique, lance un appel à propositions pour son sixième numéro, qui paraîtra en 2015.
Dear CSSR members,
The annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW / ACR) will be held May 24 to 26, 2014, at the Congress at Brock University, just a few days before the CSSR conference.
If you are thinking of attending the Congress this year, we invite you to consider proposing a paper for the CASDW conference and coming to St. Catharines a few days early. The CASDW call for papers (in English and French) can be found at this link:
St. Catharines, Ontario, is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Niagara Falls and 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Buffalo, NY. For more information about the Congress, please visit congress2014.ca
I and my team of reviewers look forward to receiving your proposals by the January 15 deadline.
2014 Program Chair, CASDW / ACR
Visit CASDW online at http://casdwacr.wordpress.com/
I’m pleased to send you here the Call for papers for the Conference that I organize in Brussels in April 2014 about the relation between rhetoric and precarity : “Le fragile et le flou. Apprivoiser la précarité : un art rhétorique.” Please distribute widely.
- Dates and place : April 3-5, 2014 – Brussels (Free University of Brussels)
- Call for Papers PDF: ColloqueULB_Lefragileetleflou.pdf
- Proposal Deadline: 15 December 2013
- Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Rhetmap.org website has recently posted A Report on the 2012–13 Composition and Rhetoric Category of the MLA Job Information List. It may be of interest to CSSR members and website viewers.
Of the 282 job postings posted to the Modern Languages Association’s Job Information List between September 2012 and July 2013, 52 positions had “Rhetoric and Composition” in the job title, and 10 positions had “Rhetoric” in their job title. Interestingly, 11 postings were from locations outside of the US, 6 of them being from “Asia.”
This post brings to CSSR members’ attention some of the international speeches (including some by Canadians) currently in the American Rhetoric website’s database of speeches (audio, video and transcripts). These may be useful for teaching or research in rhetoric.
Links are copied directly from the American Rhetoric speech bank indexes. [Descriptors are adapted from Wikipedia].
- Ahmed Zewail: Caltech Commencement Address [T] [A] [Egyptian scientist]
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Harvard Commencement Address [T] [Russian novelist]
- Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Prize Lecture [T] [V] [Burmese/Myanmar politician]
- Aung San Suu Kyi: Congressional Gold Medal Acceptance [T] [A] [V]
- Avigdor Lieberman: Speech to the United Nations General Assembly [T] [A] [V] [Soviet-born Israeli politician]
- Benjamin Netanyahu: Various speeches listed under “B” on the AmericanRhetoric site [Israeli politician and president]
- Bertrand Russell: “Why I am not a Christian”[T] [British philosopher]
- Bono: Various speeches listed under “B” on the AmericanRhetoric site [Paul David Hewson, Irish musician]
The International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) sponsors Research Fellowships to support individuals engaged in advanced research related to the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the socio-cultural context.
They are now calling for applicants for next year’s Fellowships. The deadline is October 25, 2013. For more information see the ISHR Fellowship page.
The Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (CMRS) will hold an interactive symposium on “Rhetoric in Time and Space: Antiquity to Modernity” in Oxford, England
June 28 – July 2, 2014. For more details, go to the CMRS Rhetoric Symposium 2014 webpage.