Call for Editor for Special Issue of
Advances in the History of Rhetoric

Advances in the History of Rhetoric (AHR) invites proposals for a special issue, to be published as the Spring issue of 2018. The specific subject of the special issue is open. In keeping with the scope of AHR, however, the subject should be treated historically or related to history; the proposed subject need not, however, be limited to a particular historical era. The evolution of an important rhetorical concept or concepts would fit within the guidelines, as would reflections on our methods or on canon formation or on historiography itself.

The special issue will be limited to 45,000 words so we envision 5-8 essays and an introduction written by the editor of special issue. Proposals are due 6 April 2017. Contact the current editor of AHR, Art Walzer, with any questions or to submit your proposal.

Proposals should be about 500 words and address the following concerns:

  • Co-editor (with AHR editor) of the issue. (If you are not proposing yourself, be sure the person proposed is committed to co-editing.)
  • Subject of the issue.
  • Rationale (50-100 words): Why is attention to subject needed? What makes subject timely?
  • Contributors: Names, Affiliations.
  • Tentative Titles of the Proposed Essays, with brief (50 word) descriptions of each essay.

Schedule:

  • Proposals Due: 6 April 2017
  • Manuscripts due: 30 January 2018
  • If revision is needed, Revised manuscripts due: 15 April
  • Manuscripts would go into production in May for publication in June 2018.

Proposals and ultimately essays will be reviewed by an editorial committee.

Send your proposal, or any questions you may have, to the current editor of AHR, Art Walzer <awalzer@umn.edu>.