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RSA - Applications Open for 2017 Summer Institute

RSA2017We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. The Institute will host both seminars and workshops. Seminars will run from Monday, May 22 through the morning of Thursday, May 25, and workshops will run from the afternoon of Thursday, May 25 through noon on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Applications can be found online at RSA 2017 Institute application. The application deadline is October 1st, 2016. Acceptances will be announced by the end of 2016. The registration deadline will be April 1st, 2017.

The seminars will investigate the racial contract (Mark McPhail and Keith Miler), the new materialism (Diane Davis and Thomas Rickert), rhetoric’s affect and the affect of rhetoric (Joshua Gunn and Jenny Rice), digital rhetoric beyond the screen (James Brown, Casey Boyle, and Steph Ceraso), in/visible bodies and human rights (Wendy Hesford and Wendy Kozol), post-cold war presidential rhetoric (John Murphy and Mary Stuckey), the rhetorical spaces of memory (Carole Blair and Greg  Dickinson), and queer archival immersion—to be held in the world famous Kinsey Institute and working with its collections (Charles Morris, E. Cram, Eric Darnell Pritchard, K.J. Rawson, and Jennifer Tyburczy).

The Institute Workshops will feature a workshop on academic publishing led by the immediate past editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech and the current editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly, as well as another on how to convert your dissertation to a book manuscript. Of course, we will have a wide array of topical workshops on argumentation, the archive, animal rhetoric, computational rhetoric, decolonizing rhetoric in the 21st century, disability rhetorics, rhetoric and environmental justice, rhetoric and the scientific object, rhetoric and sport, rhetoric and law, non-western rhetorical traditions, cinema and social movement, sonic rhetoric, textual criticism, rhetoric and violence, and much more!

You can find a complete list of seminars and workshops at the RSA webpage or at the Institute webpage.

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