Call for Papers
July 1, 2004
December 15, 2004
February 1, 2005
April 21, 2005
The Rhetoric, Politics, Ethics conference submission period has ended.
If we are to take the legacy of post-structuralism seriously, that is to say, literally, and agree that identity is principally linguistic and language instrumental in shaping our realities, might we not also conclude there is an ethical and political dimension inherent to language itself, and at least entertain the thought that certain tropological constellations map out distinct avenues for change and action?
We encourage contributions from a variety of theoretical, philosophical and political approaches to the question of ethics and language.
Possible panel topics include:
- Rhetorical capital
- History as trope
- Ethics and identity
- Tropologies of psychoanalysis
- Allegories of Nationalism and Globalism
- Rhetoric and the "War on Terror"
- Language and violence
- Aesthetics, Ideology and Discourse
- Death and other linguistic predicaments
- Materiality and the State
Panels on ethics, politics and specific rhetoricians, ancient and modern are also welcomed, as are suggestions for specific panel sessions.
Contributions may come from any field including but not limited to film theory, gender studies, postmodernism/structuralism, psychoanalytic criticism, literary theory and postcolonialism etc.
Please submit 1 page abstracts by July 1, 2004 to rhetoric@UGent.be. Or by regular mail to:
Dr. Sigi Jöttkandt
Department of English