Cultural Rhetorics scholars study meaning-making practices and, sometimes, the things produced through those practices like baskets, books, dances, poems, web-sites, buildings, landscapes.
We use the term “cultural rhetorics” to emphasize an orientation to a set of constellating methodological and theoretical frames we engage in our scholarly and teaching practices. Those frames draw from and across Rhetoric & Composition Studies, various Ethnic Studies fields, Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, and others.
While cultural rhetorics covers a wide breadth of fields and disciplines, we haven’t had a central home or space to get together and share our work. The 2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation, hosted by the Cultural Rhetorics Theory Lab and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, is that space.
Please take a look at our call for proposals and join us at our inaugural gathering.
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Please note: All registrations must be completed and fees paid by September 1st, 2014 in order to present at the conference. Limited on-site registration will be available but with an additional fee. More information on deadlines