Rhetoric in Motu
Baltimore, Maryland | May 25-27, 2022
Immediately prior to the 2022 Rhetoric Society of America Convention
Many definitions of rhetoric center around the ability to move, inspire, motivate, or energize. From the ability to call masses to action, to the catalyzing of social movements that interrogate and redefine the status quo, rhetoric is about mobility, motion, movement, potentiality, and energy.
Rhetoric in motu, a counterpart to our past symposium theme of rhetoric in situ, is the theme of the 2022 American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) Symposium, the first after a global pandemic that had forced many to stop and stay mostly in one place, location, nation, while challenging notions of presence and movement through technological and digital innovations. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified and made visible inequalities, differences as systemic, historic, stubborn in their stasis, yet moving many to new or renewed action. Rhetoric in motu is about mobility, motion, movement, energy, corporeality, connecting back to the 2020 symposium theme of excess, superfluidity, infinity, extravagance, and immoderation.
We are excited to announce three keynote speakers who will address the theme of the 2022 ASHR Symposium, rhetoric in motu: Maryam Ahmadi, Dr. Rudo Mudiwa, and Dr. Karrieann Soto Vega.
For more information on the 2022 ASHR Symposium, including the full CFP, click here.