CFP: Modern Rhetoric and Argumentation (8/3/07; 5/17/08-5/21/08)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

THE PROMISE OF REASON:
THE NEW RHETORIC AFTER FIFTY YEARS

University of Oregon – May 17-20, 2008

Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to submit proposals for papers and panels for this international conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca’s Le nouvelle rhétorique: Traité de l‘argumentation (1958), one of the most influential twentieth-century rhetorical works.

Submissions are welcome dealing with any aspect of Perelman’s work and influence, or argumentation, informal reasoning, or modern rhetoric in general. Interdisciplinary work in rhetoric and/or argumentation theory is welcome. Of specific interest are proposals dealing with the following:

• legal argument and justice
• rhetoric and human rights
• ethical rhetoric and communications
• argumentation as a substitute for violence
• international diplomacy and conflict resolution
• rationality and reasonableness in international relations

Featured speakers at the conference will include: Jeanne Fahnestock, University of Maryland; Alan G. Gross, University of Minnesota; Michael C. Leff, University of Memphis; Noemi Mattis Perelman; Francis J. Mootz III, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University; Christopher W. Tindale, University of Windsor, and Barbara Warnick, University of Pittsburgh.

250 words abstracts and/or proposals may be sent electronically via the conference website at: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/perelman/perelman08.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: August 3, 2007

For more information, visit our website at: www.uoregon.edu/~promreas or email: promreas_at_uoregon.edu.

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