DEADLINE EXTENDED 7/16/17: President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter
Call for Proposals
President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter
Michele Lockhart seeks contributors for her fourth collection of essays, which analyzes a segment of language used by the 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump.
Having published three co-edited collections, Political Women: Language and Leadership (September, 2013), Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric (September, 2014), and Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Election: Her Political and Social Discourse (November, 2015), she is shifting her focus from the language used by women in politics and leadership positions to examine how various audiences are instantaneously affected, for better or worse, by President Trump’s rhetoric via Twitter.
The book, tentatively entitled President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter, will demonstrate the ways in which the following areas have been the subject of President Trump’s tweets:
- International & U.S. Relations; Government Affairs
- Economies and Financial Markets
- Media & “Fake News”
- Marginalized Groups
Tangible effects and post-tweet evidence should be included and explicit. Qualitative-quantitative analyses should focus exclusively on language via Twitter; analytics and visualization tools for both the text and Twitter trends are encouraged. While the collection will focus primarily on President Trump’s rhetoric as president, a broader lens may be used to capture pre-presidential language shifts and/or patterns of tweets.
Chapters should delve into the psychology of the speaker (or writer, in this case), which may consider personality traits, socialization, and/or cognitive performance. The interdisciplinary approach lends itself to: rhetoric; political rhetoric; political discourse; leadership studies; psychology; neurolinguistics; computational linguistics; media; international relations; sociology.
Proposals of approximately 300 words must be submitted no later than June 25, 2017, but acceptance into the collection will be based on completed essays of approximately 20-25 double-spaced pages submitted no later than September 24, 2017. Include contact information, previous publications, and academic affiliation, if any. Please title the e-mail subject line of the proposal “Trump Tweets” when e-mailing the proposal.
CFP Released: May 20, 2017
Deadline for Proposals: June 25, 2017 EXTENDED to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Notification will be no later than July 2, 2017
First Complete Draft due: September 24, 2017
Various Draft Revisions: October 15 through December 3, 2017
Final Draft due: January 14, 2018
Estimated publication date: June 2018
Prospective contributors may send proposals to:
Michele Lockhart, Ph.D.