CFP: "Acts of Scholarship are Acts of Friendship" -- A Special Issue of Argumentation & Advocacy on the Works of Jim Aune

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David Gore and David Beard, Editors of Special Issue of Argumentation and Advocacy, a publication of the American Forensic Association
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dgore@d.umn.edu

CFP: "Acts of Scholarship are Acts of Friendship" -- A Special Issue of Argumentation & Advocacy on the Works of Jim Aune

The recent death of James Aune is a striking loss to multiple communities within the Communication and Rhetorical Studies discipline(s). Jim was an innovator in the development of critical theories of rhetoric, including the pioneering synthesis of Marxism and the rhetorical tradition. But Jim's interest in Marxism was a reflection of his deep interest in the social dimension of rhetoric, a dimension that was fostered in his early years within the Debate community. Therein, Aune learned to understand rhetoric and rationality as fundamentally social, not primarily individual or psychological phenomena. That understanding drove him work as a scholar, as a teacher, as a mentor and as a friend.

In a 2008 visit to the University of Minnesota Duluth, Jim addressed a small room of graduate students and junior faculty. His primary work was mentorship -- helping these new members of the academic community find their place and find their path. His thesis, however, was deeply profound: the best acts of scholarship are also acts of friendship. It is with that claim in mind that we offer an act of friendship to our colleague, mentor and teacher, James Aune, in this special issue of Argumentation and Advocacy.

We seek submissions of three types:
Full-length articles that respond to Aune's work, picking up his projects and extending, correcting, or subverting them in the best academic fashion.
Critical engagements of 2,000 words or less that respond specifically to one of Aune's books or articles.

Timeline: Critical Engagements (Editorial Review Only)
Proposal to Editors by April 15, 2013
Notification on Critical Engagements and Personal Reflections by May 1, 2013.
Draft of Critical Engagements and Personal Reflections to Editor by June 30, 2013
Revisions of Critical Engagements and Personal Reflections to Editor by August 15, 2013

Timeline: Full-Length Articles (Both Editorial and Blind Peer Review)
Proposal to Editors by April 15 1, 2013
Editorial Acceptance of Proposal by May 1th.
Draft of Full-Length Articles to Editor by June 30, 2013
Blind Peer Review completed by August 15, 2013
Final Drafts of Articles by September 30, 2013
Review of Proofs of Articles by Thanksgiving, 2013
Publication in January 2014, the anniversary of Jim's passing.

This timeline has some negotiation space; please contact us with questions. Send questions to: David Gore (dgore@d.umn.edu) and David Beard (dbeard@d.umn.edu)

Send submissions to David Gore at dgore@d.umn.edu

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journals_and_collections_of_essays
rhetoric_and_composition