ASHR at NCA 2017

PANEL: New Challenges to Plato, Aristotle, Gorgias, Aristophanes, and Sophocles
Thu, 11/16: 8:00 AM  – 9:15 AM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Chair: Allison M. Prasch, Colorado State University

The Porous Polis: Comedy and Commonality in Ancient Athens
Adam Cody, Penn State University

A Pataphysical Interpretation of Aristotle’s Rhetoric
Scott Koslow, Penn State University

Gorgianic Conversion: An Irrational Expansion of Kairos
Jonathan Henson, University of Texas, Austin

Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle as a Rhetorical Artifact
Timothy Giles, Georgia Southern University

PANEL: Classical Rhetorics in Contemporary Political Speech
Thu, 11/16: 11:00 AM  – 12:15 PM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Chair: T. Kenny Fountain, Case Western Reserve University
Respondent: Damien Smith Pfister, University of Maryland

Ars Memoriae and the Cultivation of New Memory Places in Political Speech
Nathan R. Johnson, University of South Florida

Enargeia and the Lurid Details of Fake News
T. Kenny Fountain, Case Western Reserve University

Laboring with Our Pussyhats; or, How to Craft an Intersectional Metis
Jennifer LeMesurier, Colgate University

Tiny Hands and Big Walls: The Role of Megethos in the Trump Era
Jenny Rice, University of Kentucky

PANEL: Utilizing Digital Archives for Communication Research: Possibilities and Challenges
Thu, 11/16: 2:00 PM  – 3:15 PM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Chair: Abbe S. Depretis, Temple University
Respondent: Michelle Gibbons, University of New Hampshire

Becoming a Rhetorical Detective: Methodological Considerations for the use of Archives by Rhetorical Scholars
Jessica L. Furgerson, Western Kentucky University

Outsourcing Digital Archives: The Potential to Rewrite the History of U.S. Military Conflict
Abbe S. Depretis, Temple University
David W. Seitz, Penn State University, Mont Alto

Serendipity and Materiality: The (Necessary) Cost of Convenience in Digital Archives
Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp, Lynchburg College

Using Digital Archives to Bring History Alive
Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Ashland University

PANEL: Echos of the Past: Racialized Rhetorics of Then and Now
Thu, 11/16: 3:30 PM  – 4:45 PM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Chair: Robert J. Razzante, Arizona State University

How Did We Go From ‘Equal Protection’ to ‘Separate but Equal’? Chattel Slavery’s Effect on the Rhetorical/Legal Dynamics of African American Citizenship Rights
Sally Paulson, Delta State University

Interpellating a White Audience Through Racialized Vernaculars in I Am Not Your Negro
Katrina N. Hanna, Arizona State University
Robert J. Razzante, Arizona State University

May Irwin: Vaudeville and the Perpetuation of Racial Stereotypes
Kathleen M. Golden, Edinboro University

Rendering Post-Racial Justice Racially Recognizable
Jennifer Heusel, Coker College

Respect Yourself: Post-Racial Narratives in Southern Soul Music
Vince Meserko, University of Kansas

PANEL: New Directions in the History of Rhetoric
Fri, 11/17: 9:30 AM  – 10:45 AM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Chair: Brandon Katzir, Louisiana State University

Ordering the Passions: Sensing Aristotle’s Rhetoric in the Middle Ages
Jordan Loveridge, Mount St. Mary’s University

Reclaiming Gertrude Bonnin and American Indian Voices: Considering Issues in Rhetorical Historiography
Emily Robinson, Arizona State University

Rhetorical Education at Christian Schools in Late 19th-century Japan
Junya Morooka, Rikkyo University

Three Arabic Treatises on Aristotle’s Rhetoric: The Commentaries of Al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes
Lahcen Ezzaher, University of Northern Colorado

PANEL: A Legacy of Deliberative Discussion Through Public Forums

Fri, 11/17: 12:30 PM  – 1:45 PM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom B – Third Floor

Chair: Timothy Shaffer, Kansas State University

William Keith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Timothy Steffensmeier, Kansas State University
Amato Nocera, University of Wisconsin-Madison

PANEL: Dispatches from “the Field”: Rhetoric in Situ
Fri, 11/17: 2:00 PM  – 3:15 PM
Marriott, Room: Nice – Third Floor

Chair: Phaedra C. Pezzullo, University of Colorado, Boulder

Wendy Atkins-Sayre, University of Southern Mississippi
Ashli Q. Stokes, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dave Tell, University of Kansas
Catherine E. Waggoner, Wittenberg University

PANEL: Rhetorical History of Persuasion as Sweet, Indecorous, Discontinuous
Sat, 11/18: 9:30 AM  – 10:45 AM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Chair: Kathleen Suzanne Lamp, Arizona State University
Respondent: G. Thomas Goodnight, University of Southern California

The Sweet Strains of Persuasion
Michele Kennerly, Penn State University
Caroline C. Koons, Penn State University

The Moral Imperative of Philosophical Decorum
Krista Klocke, Iowa State University

Whatever Happened to the “Critics of the Intermediate Period”? A Genealogy of Rhetorical Criticism
Thomas R. Dunn, Colorado State University

PANEL: Decolonizing Rhetorical Studies: A Discussion of Darrel Wanzer-Serrano’s The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation
Sat, 11/18: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Chair: Heather Ashley Hayes, Whitman College

Lisa A. Flores, University of Colorado, Boulder
Kent A. Ono, University of Utah
Vincent Pham, Willamette University

Respondent: Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, University of Iowa

American Society for the History of Rhetoric Business Meeting
Sat, 11/18: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Marriott, Room: Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

PANEL: The Forgotten Relevance of Figures in the History of Rhetoric
Sun, 11/19: 8:00 AM  – 9:15 AM
Sheraton, Room: Majestic 10 – 37th Floor (Center Tower)

Chair: Alessandra Von Burg, Wake Forest University

“An Unholy War of Conquest”: The Anti-War Rhetoric of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner
Andre E. Johnson, University of Memphis

Marcus Garvey’s Crusade for Self-Respect
Jansen B. Werner, Florida Gulf Coast University

Decolonizing the Rhetorical Canon: Cracking the Canonical Foundation via the Nyaya Sutra
William Sipe, Ball State University

PANEL: The Legacy and Relevance of Rhetorical Voice(s)
Sun, 11/19: 9:30 AM  – 10:45 AM
Sheraton, Room: Pearl 1 – Second Floor

Chair: Taylor Hahn, Johns Hopkins University

Veiled Rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus
Christopher Adamczyk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Voices that Matter
Nathan Henry Bedsole, University of Colorado, Boulder

Uncovering Topoi in Contemporary Higher Education Policy
Taylor Hahn, Johns Hopkins University

Coming Out In Binary: A Narrative Inquiry
Jack Spencer, California State University, Los Angeles

Call for Papers:

NCA’s 103rd Annual Convention, “Our Legacy, Our Relevance,” November 16-19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) invites submissions in the form of individual papers, paper sessions, and panel discussions for the 103rd NCA Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas.

ASHR’s goal is to promote the study of both the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and its relationship with poetics, politics, religion, law, and other cultural influences. ASHR understands the history of rhetoric in expansive terms. As such, it promotes conversation and scholarship on all historical aspects, facets, and traditions of rhetoric, and with reference to all intellectual, national, and cultural communities.

The convention theme, “Our Legacy, Our Relevance” encourages scholars, researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners to “take stock of where we are, where we have been, and where we want to go next, but also to imagine what impact we want to have on lived communities.” As NCA urges us to consider how and why our work may bridge “the gap” between and across public, technical, and professional fields, we invite each other and our audiences to engage our scholarship for its relevance in every day life. ASHR is deeply committed to the legacy of our discipline and encourages submissions that connect the rich history of rhetoric to present practices in politics, education, science, technology, and other fields.

ASHR encourages submissions linking the theory and practice of rhetoric to communication’s legacy and relevance, but welcomes all submissions relevant to the society’s aims.

Submission Formats:

1) Individual Papers: We will consider complete papers of no more than 8,000 words (including references). Please remove all author identifying information from the paper and include a description of no more than 250 words. If you are a student, please select “student authored” in the submission form to be considered for the ASHR Top Student Paper award, which will be presented with fanfare at the ASHR Business Meeting and featured on the ASHR website.

2) Paper Sessions: We also invite cohesive proposals for paper sessions. The proposal should include a session title, a 200-300 word thematic description and overall rationale for the panel, a paper title and 250-word description for each paper, a designated chair, respondent (if applicable), and participant contact information. Please do not submit full papers with paper session proposals.

3) Panel Discussions: While ASHR generally prefers papers and paper sessions, we will also review proposals on timely, well-grounded, and focused topics particularly suitable for discussion format. Panel discussion proposals should include a panel title, a thematic description of 200-300 words, a rationale that both justifies the topic and why a discussion format is required, a designated chair, and participant contact information

Submission Details:

Note: Submissions are now closed.

2017 NCA ASHR Program Planner: Alessandra Von Burg, Wake Forest University, or 336-758-5405.