2021 International Rhetoric Workshop

deadline for submissions: 
February 14, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
IRW
contact email: 

We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. For 2021, we have conscientiously chosen to hold the 2021 workshop in San Luis Potosí, Mexico at El Colegio de San Luis (also referred to as COLSAN), in order to gather academics, scholars, and activists who are thinking about language and communication as we stay critical of its limits and consequences. In alignment with this purpose, the working languages in 2021 will be English and Spanish with the aid of translation software and technology.

The IRW is an international workshop that creates space for emerging and early-career rhetorical scholars and critics to participate with one another in an informal setting that facilitates engaging discussion, developing scholarship, and bridging communities. The workshop theme allows for broad interpretation, enabling scholars to pursue pertinent questions related but not limited to the suggested themes on our conference website (see link below). 

The 2021 IRW planning committee has brought together diverse experiences attending international conferences to design a workshop format that can better take advantage of our short time together. The workshop session will be composed of two separate phases: First, an online workshop meeting in June 2021, followed by workshop meetings to be held at the conference location. This hybrid format will allow participants to become familiar with the projects of their peers, and get advice ahead of the in-person workshop sessions to better their research.

More information, and to submit an abstract, please click here: http://www.internationalrhetoric.com/workshop-2021/