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Call for Submissions: Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2016 (March 17-18)

Rhetoric in the Making

Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2016

NC State’s Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter invites you to submit scholarly work for presentation at the 2016 Carolina Rhetoric Conference. This year’s theme is rhetoric in the making.

Rhetoric from antiquity to now has been about invention, as rhetors shape situations through persuasive practice. The productive capacities of technologies available in the contemporary moment offer new meanings to rhetoric and create spaces for new rhetorical actions. With the historical and contemporary in mind, the CRC invites presentations on the theme of “Rhetoric in the Making.” How have technologies and media changed the way we practice, understand and theorize rhetoric? How do we “make” rhetoric now? Presenters may explore questions/topics such as:

  • rhetoric and new media
  • digital rhetoric
  • critical making
  • new means of invention and delivery
  • rhetoric and embodiment
  • performative rhetoric
  • rhetoric and social movements
  • digital activism

Presenters are invited to submit proposals in the following formats:

    • Individual Presentations


  • Paper Presentations: Individual papers will be grouped into panels based on common themes.


  • Panel Presentations: Each panel should include three 20-minute individual presentations focused on a central topic, with 15 minutes for Q&A.   


  • Roundtable Discussions: Roundtable discussions should have at least four presenters, focusing on subjects that reflect current conversations in the field and extend the conference themes. Presentations should be short, and presenters should conversationally engage the audience in dialogues and discussions.  

Individual proposals should be no more than 350 words. Panel or roundtable proposals should be no more than 750 words.

In an effort to extend the conference both spatially and temporally, the CRC will produce and distribute a series of conference recordings that will serve as the digital proceedings. Once your proposal is accepted, we will ask for your consent to have your presentation recorded and included in the digital proceedings.

Proposals due: Jan 31, 2016.  Presenters will be notified February 15, 2016, of acceptance. Submit your proposal abstract or panel presentation via this Google Form:

*** Submissions that embrace the conference theme are encouraged, but all submissions will be welcomed for consideration.


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