Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2016 is Accepting Proposal Submissions!

Hosted by NCSU Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter, Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2016 will take place on March 17-18th, immediately before the CRDM Symposium on the 19th and 20th. The Planning Committee is led by co-chairs Chen Chen, 2nd-year CRDMer, and Kendra Andrews, 1st-year CRDMer.

Please see the CFP below and circulate!

Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2016: Rhetoric in the Making

March 17-March 18, 2016

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

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:


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