UPDATE: [Rhetoric–Composition] A Symposium in Rhetoric: Phronesis and Political Rhetoric––Deadline Extended

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Rochelle Gregory
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A Symposium in Rhetoric
Phronesis and Political Rhetoric: Campaigns, Compromise, and the Crusade
for Civic Discourse

Phronesis (Greek: φρόνησιÏ') from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the
emphasis on practical wisdom that combines elements of wisdom, knowledge,
virtue, and decorumâ€"from Sloan's Encyclopedia of Rhetoric.

The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area
Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
February 8, 2008

The Rhetoric Symposium is now accepting proposals for papers and panels
from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars addressing
contemporary concerns with and applications of phronesis, which we define
broadly to include topics related to political rhetoric, civic discourse,
public political speeches, private political discourses, technology, and
critical theory.

We welcome submissions from areas including but not limited to: Rhetorical
Theory, Rhetorical History, Discourse Analysis, Genre Analysis, Composition
Theory, Communication Studies, English, Journalism, History, Film Studies,
Disability, Gender and Minority Studies, Political Science, and Media Studies.

Suggestions for possible areas of interest:

Critical Theory Academia/Professional Issues
Rhetoric & Philosophy ESL & Composition
Pop Culture Rhetoric of Mass Media
Literary Studies Writing Center Theory & Practice
Computers and Writing Basic Writing
Rhetoric & Technology Composition & Rhetoric

Dr. Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Winans-Wichelns Book Award winner and
distinguished scholar of rhetoric and public address, will be our keynote
speaker at the annual conference in 2008. Dr. Campbell has authored or
edited eight books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of speeches for
both academic and popular audiences on topics as diverse as women’s
studies, political campaigns, and presidential communication.

**Deadline for Submission of 250-Word Abstract: January 14, 2008**

Individual and Panel Proposals Welcome. Prizes for outstanding student
papers will be awarded!

Electronic Submissions Preferred
For further information, please refer to the conference website:
Or Email: frs2008.information_at_gmail.com

Please send proposals and inquiries to: frs2008.submission_at_gmail.com or
via USPS to:

Federation Rhetoric Symposium
c/o Rochelle Gregory and Donna Souder
Texas Woman’s University
English, Speech, and Foreign Languages
Box 425829
Denton, Texas 76204-5829

ADA Statement: It is the policy of the Federation of North Texas Area
Universities and the Federation Rhetoric Symposium to provide reasonable
and appropriate accommodations for individuals with documented
disabilities. This college will adhere to all applicable federal, state,
and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing
reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal opportunities. It is
the presenter/attendee's responsibility to contact the conference
chairperson, Rochelle Gregory at rgregory_at_twu.edu by January 25, 2008 if
he/she desires accommodations.

Texas Woman’s University and the Federation Rhetoric Symposiumâ€"“Connecting
Excellence to the Real World”

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