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Subject:Please distribute this Call for Papers From:COMMWLB -at- MIZZOU1 -dot- BITNET Date:Thu, 7 Jul 1994 13:15:52 CDT
Submissions are invited for an issue of the _Electronic Journal
of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication_ on:
"The Role of Rhetoric in Contemporary Society"
Rhetoric may be viewed as a means for accomplishing goals within the
constraints of society. Therefore, as society changes, rhetorical
theory and practice should also evolve. Among the most important
changes in today's social world are innovations in new communication
technologies (such as cellular telephones, cable television, and
computer networking), global political and ecconomic realignments
following the fall of communism, renewed focus on domestic concerns
at the federal level, and heightened cultural fragmentation.
Accordingly, this issue is devoted to exploring the role rhetoric plays
in our changing contemporary society.
Although this topic may be interpreted in a variety of ways, three
particular approaches are suggested. First, essays may adopt a
conceptual approach to address the role of rhetoric in contemporary
society, reflecting on the nature and function of rhetorical practice or
theory in today's society. Second, manuscripts may address the
rhetorical possibilities and effects of the recent explosion of
electonic media (e.g., television, cable, CD-ROMs, E-mail). Third,
papers may critically analyze particular instances of situated
rhetorical discourse in the 1990's. Questions regarding the
appropriateness of a potential submission may be directed to the
Special Issue Editor.
All submissions must be received _in electronic form_ (ascii text
file over BITNET/INTERNET or by DOS disk) by the Special Issue Editor by
December 2, 1994. (It is not possible to process submissions on paper
or by FAX; individuals wishing to send papers on Mac disks should
contact the Special Issue Editor.) All essays will be blind reviewed.
Specific submissions guidelines may be obtained from the Special Issue
William L. Benoit
Special Issue Editor, _Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue
Electronique de Communication_