Visual Rhetoric in Visual and Digital Cultural Spaces

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Dr. Mary Hocks/South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel invites participants to explore the ways in which visual rhetoric is defined and operates in various visual cultures and digital spaces. Presentations may seek to answer any of the following questions: How do we as scholars and educators define and use visual rhetoric to foster the critical examination of visual texts, locations, performances, embodiments? In what ways does visual rhetoric help explicate the rhetorical activities of digital and social media? What teaching strategies help students learn how to critically examine visual and digital spaces? How do the practices of visual rhetoric connect or move among various academic disciplines?
Proposals for any presentation connected to the field of visual rhetoric are welcome, or they may offer any perspective on visual rhetoric that connects to the convention theme. By July 25, 2011, please submit 500-word abstracts for fifteen-minute presentations, along with presentation format/technology requirements, to Mary Hocks, Georgia State University, at