Cfp: Rhetoric as Equipment for Living

Kenneth Burke, Culture and Education – May 22-25, 2013, Ghent University, Belgium

In what will be the first major conference devoted to Kenneth Burke outside the United States, we aspire to introduce the ideas of this seminal thinker to disciplines that might benefit from them. We therefore welcome both paper abstracts as panel proposals that broadly explore the topic of Rhetoric as Equipment for Living from the perspective of education, citizenship, literature, literacy, technology, games, (new) media… and from the perspective of disciplines such as pedagogy, social work, psychology, cultural studies, management and communication. The committee especially welcomes contributions that examine the possible use of rhetoric for education or educators, as well as contributions that explore affinities between Burke and European scholars or scholarship, or that apply new rhetoric to political, economic or social issues.

  • Conference dates: May 22-25th 2013
  • CFP deadline: January 15th 2013
  • CFP decision: by February 15th 2013
  • Registration starts: February 15th 2013

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