"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (Extended Deadline)

deadline for submissions: 
July 10, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
contact email: 




“Rhetorical Theory”
UCLA, November 11-13
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)


This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.


In addition to expanding rhetoric’s disciplinary relations, this panel hopes to push rhetoric beyond persuasion—beyond rhetoric as purposeful action toward some given end, but also as reception, listening, responsivity, relationality, resonance, presence, aurality, and the like. In this way, the panel hopes to push rhetoric’s boundaries and find kinship in new frontiers beyond its disciplinary and historically sanctioned borders.

This panel invites papers which explore rhetorical theory in general, but prefers papers which relate rhetoric, specifically or generally, to the below topics: 

  • Rhetorical listening
  • New/materialism
  • Quantum/physics
  • Atomism
  • Vitalism
  • Agential realism
  • Posthumanism
  • Empiricism
  • Object-oriented rhetoric
  • Object-oriented ontology
  • Reason and resonance
  • Affect theory 

Abstract Deadline: July 10th, 2022

Please Submit Abstract through PAMLA website:https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18424 

* This panel has been approved by PAMLA, yet is contingent upon reception of 3-4 quality papers/presentations in the field of Rhetorical Theory.