Call for Papers

Important Dates

Abstracts Due

July 1, 2004

Registration Opens

December 15, 2004

Programme Finalized

February 1, 2005

Opening Plenary

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:

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 Or by regular mail to:

Dr. Sigi Jöttkandt

Department of English

Ghent University

Rozier 44

9000 Ghent