CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2009

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Brandi Westmoreland

Memory: Rhetoric’s Forgotten Canon

***Open to faculty, graduates, independent scholars, and undergraduates***

Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2009
Texas A&M University-Commerce
February 6, 2009

The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area
In partnership with English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) at

Submission Deadline: November 21, 2008
Acceptance Notification: December 31, 2008

“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.”
â€"Cicero, De Oratore

At the Federation Rhetoric Symposium two years ago, composition scholar
Kathleen Blake Yancey focused our attention on The Fifth Canon â€" Delivery,
foregrounding the many ways that this largely forgotten canon shapes and
defines 21st century literacies. This year we’re extending the discussion
by considering the fourth canon â€" Memory.

In what ways does memory live in current rhetorical practices?
How does this classical device both focus and fragment our research?
How does memory mediate our pedagogy and practice?
How are 21st century literacies mediated by memory?
How does new/old media mediate memory? (And vice versa?)

Deborah Brandt (University of Wisconsin-Madison), noted scholar in
literacy studies, is the keynote speaker this year. Her book Literacy in
American Lives (2001) was awarded the 2002 MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize,
the 2003 Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the 2003 CCCC Outstanding Book
Award. Brandt has additionally published Literacy as Involvement: The Acts
of Writers, Readers, and Texts (1990) and has Literacy and Learning:
Reflections on Reading, Writing, and Society forthcoming.

We welcome submissions from all areas including but not limited to:
Rhetoric and Composition, English, Journalism, Political Science,
Education, History, Film Studies, Media Studies, Art, Psychology, and
Sociology. We also welcome presentations via non-traditional modalities â€"
video, audio-/image-based.

Suggestions of possible areas of interest:
Literacy Studies
Critical Theory
Rhetoric & Technology
Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Writing Center Theory & Practice
Basic Writing Theory & Practice
Rhetoric & Philosophy
TESOL, ESL & Composition
Pop Culture
Film Studies
Rhetoric of Mass Media
New Media
Literature, All Genres

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

Deadline for Submission of a 250-Word Abstract (electronic format
preferred): November 21, 2008.

Submissions and Additional Information:



Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2009
c/o Melissa Knous
Department of Literature and Language
PO Box 3011
Texas A&M University â€" Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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