ASHR Interview: Ned O’Gorman

In the latest ASHR interview, I speak with Professor of Communication Ned O’Gorman (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and new editor of Journal for the History of Rhetoric (formerly Advances in the History of Rhetoric). Professor O’Gorman is the author of Politics for Everybody: Reading Hannah Arendt in Uncertain TimesLookout America! The Secret Hollywood Film Studio at the Heart of the Cold WarThe Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America since the Kennedy Assassination, and Sprits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy. In addition to discussing his interest in the history of rhetoric, I also spoke to Professor O’Gorman about the change of our journal’s name to Journal for the History of Rhetoric, as well as what first-time submitters can expect from the review and publication process.  

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Call for Papers: ASHR at ECA

A Call for Papers from the American Society for the History of Rhetoric for the 111th Annual ECA Convention

Baltimore, Maryland: April 1 to April 5, 2020

Submission Deadline: October 14, 2019

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric invites completed papers and panel or roundtable proposals from scholars who take a historical approach to the study of rhetoric. We welcome submissions on all historical aspects of rhetoric, in all historical periods, and with reference to all intellectual, national, and cultural communities. Our scope includes, but is not limited to, historical approaches to rhetorical theory, discourse, criticism, pedagogy, and media studies. We especially welcome proposals that address the convention theme: HARBORING INNOVATION.

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Statement from the Officers and Steering Committee of ASHR

The officers and Steering Committee of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric acknowledge and support the efforts of NCA (and many of its divisions) and RSA to examine assumptions about and change protocols governing the ways scholars and scholarship gain official recognition.

We also acknowledge and support those scholars in our discipline who have long been striving for more diverse and inclusive institutions within and without the academy. We know there is lots of work to do. For our part, we pledge to better orient ASHR’s practices, programming, spaces, and pages around matters and realities of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Our founding and continuing mission is to promote the study of rhetoric in all periods, languages, and cultural contexts, and we hope to help make the history of rhetoric a more diverse and inclusive sub-field within Communication and Rhetorical Studies.