CFP: Kairos in Mass Communications Panel (12/1/05; 2/24/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Janet Johnson
contact email: 
jljohn71@verizon.net

CFP: Mass Communications Panel

 

A Symposium in Rhetoric: "Rhetoric & Kairos"

Open to faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars

 

The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area
Universities

 

Texas Woman's University - Denton, Texas

Where: ACT Bldg. 2nd Floor

When: February 24, 2006

 

"News.is both pulled and pushed through our society.through all societies:
the uninformed anxious to obtain news, the informed eager to give it away.
Even without the benefit of sophisticated information technologies, the
news, driven by these complementary desires, can attain impressive speeds."
Mitchell Stephens A History of News

 

We are seeking proposals for papers that address the idea of Kairos in mass
communications.

 

Kairos: Definition

"The opportune occasion for speech. The term kairos has a rich and varied
history, but generally refers to the way a given context for communication
both calls for and constrains one's speech. Thus, sensitive to kairos, a
speaker or writer takes into account the contingencies of a given place and
time, and considers the opportunities within this specific context for words
to be effective and appropriate to that moment. As such, this concept is
tightly linked to considerations of audience
<http://rhetoric.byu.edu/Encompassing%20Terms/audience.htm> (the most
significant variable in a communicative context) and to decorum
<http://rhetoric.byu.edu/Encompassing%20Terms/decorum.htm> (the principle
of apt speech)." Quoted courtesy of Silva Rhetoricae (rhetoric.byu.edu)

 

Journalism

Citizen Journalism

Internet

Web Blogs

Vlogs

Television/Radio

Film Studies

Media studies

Advertising

Disability Rhetoric in Mass Communications

Historical papers

Media Ethics

Advertising

Public Relations

 

 

The Rhetoric Symposium broadly defines Kairos to incorporate a wide variety
of research interests. The panel is interested in papers which present an
interdisciplinary approach to mass communications.

 

Submission guidelines:

 

* Proposals should be in abstract form (approximately 250 words);
electronic submissions are preferred.

 

* Please send abstracts and a brief biography to Janet Johnson
janet_at_janetnews.com

 

* The deadline for submission of all proposals is December 1, 2005

 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brenda Brueggeman of Ohio State University.

For additional details about the symposium, please visit the conference web
site: www.frs.suavecat.com <http://www.frs.suavecat.com/>

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