Appel à communication: Rhetoric in Knowledge Society, Warsaw, 24-27 June 2015

Vous trouverez ci après un appel à communication pour les conférences bi-annuelles organisées par la société  qui auront lieu du 24 au 27 juin 2015 à l’Université de Varsovie.

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Rhetoric Society of Europe organizes a cycle of biannual conferences, unified by a common topic: Rhetoric in Society. The main purpose of the Rhetoric in Society conference series is to bring together scholars sharing a common interest in the modern applications of rhetoric as involved in different contemporary social phenomena.

After the success of the previous editions, the Rhetoric in Society 5 conference will be organized in collaboration with the Polish Rhetorical Society in Warsaw (24-27.06.2015). The venue of the conference is the University of Warsaw. The topic proposed for the 2015 edition is “Rhetoric in the Knowledge Society”.

Scientific and Organizational Local Committee:

Maria Załęska (Chair)
Agnieszka Kampka (Secretary of the conference)
Agnieszka Budzyńska-Daca (responsible for the Polish section)
Ewa Modrzejewska
Urszula Okulska
Adrianna Siennicka (responsible for the Italian section)

Scientific Committee:

Marc Angenot (McGill University, Canada)
Michael Burke (University of Middelburg, Netherlands)
Andrew Crines (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Emmanuelle Danblon (Université Libre de Bruxelles,Belgium)
John Aubrey Douglass (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Beata Gaj (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw)
Jean Goodwin (Iowa State University, USA)
Michael Hoppmann (Northeastern University in Boston, USA/Germany)
Jens Kjeldsen (University of Bergen, Norway)
Marie Lund Klujeff (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Ivanka Mavrodieva (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
Cyprian Mielczarski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Cezar Ornatowski (The California State University, USA)
Joanna Partyka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Francesca Piazza (University of Palermo, Italy)
Kris Rutten (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Hanna Serkowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Sabine Schwarze (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Anne Ulrich (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Hilde Van Belle (University of Leuven Campus Antwerpen, Belgium)
Lisa Villadsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Alejandra Vitale (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Annonce de parution de l’ouvrage Rhetoric and Cognition: Theoretical Perspectives and Persuasive Strategies, Herman et Oswald (eds.)

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution de l’ouvrage Rhetoric and Cognition : Theoretical Perspectives and Persuasive Strategies, sous la direction de Thierry Herman et Steve Oswald!

Rhétorique et cognition
Rhetoric and CognitionSPC 112 Herman-Oswald.indd

Perspectives théoriques et stratégies persuasives
Theoretical Perspectives and Persuasive Strategies

Collection: Sciences pour la communication – volume 112

Année de publication: 2014

Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2014.
354 p.
ISBN 978-3-0343-1547-0 br.

Pour davantage d’information: http://www.peterlang.ch/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=82102&cid=450&concordeid=431547

Texte de présentation

Ce volume met l’accent sur le lien entre démarches cognitives et art du discours qui a toujours été un des enjeux de la rhétorique. Sans ajouter une nouvelle couche à l’examen critique des sophismes, les contributions de cet ouvrage n’ont pas pour but de dénoncer les effets de certains schèmes argumentatifs que d’aucuns jugeraient fallacieux, mais d’étudier leur fonctionnement et leurs effets cognitifs hic et nunc. Quels sont les mécanismes qui expliquent la « performance » des arguments réputés fallacieux ? Comment fonctionnent les stratégies rhétoriques à l’intersection entre cognition, sciences du langage et société ?

This volume gathers contributions from two disciplines which have much to gain from one another – rhetoric and cognitive science – as they both have much to say in the broad realm of argumentation studies. This collection neither condemns the fallacious effects of specific argument schemes nor adds yet another layer to fallacy criticism, but studies how argumentation and fallacies work, hic et nunc. What are the linguistic and cognitive mechanisms behind the «performance » of fallacious arguments? How do rhetorical strategies work at the interface of cognition, language science and society?

Contenu

Contenu/Contents: Dan Sperber/Fabrice Clément/Christophe Heintz/Olivier Mascaro/Hugo Mercier/Gloria Origgi/Deirdre Wilson : La vigilance épistémique – Didier Maillat : Manipulation et cognition: un modèle pragmatique – Vasco Correia: Biased argumentation and critical thinking – Emmanuelle Danblon : Vers une naturalisation de la rhétorique? Problèmes épistémologiques – Evgenia Paparouni: A case for emotion awareness – Thierry Herman : L’argument d’autorité: de sa structure à ses effets – Sara Greco Morasso/Carlo Morasso: Argumentation from expert opinion in science journalism: The case of Eureka’s Fight Club – Ioana Agatha Filimon: Two-sided rhetorical strategies in top management’s letters to shareholders and stakeholders from corporate reports – Fabrizio Macagno: Presupposing redefinitions – Louis de Saussure : Présuppositions discursives, assertion d’arrière-plan et persuasion – Steve Oswald/Marcin Lewiński: Pragmatics, cognitive heuristics and the straw man fallacy.

Auteur(s)/Responsable(s) de publication

Thierry Herman est maître d’enseignement et de recherche dans les Universités de Neuchâtel et de Lausanne. Formé en linguistique textuelle et analyse du discours, il a fait état de recherches portant sur l’exploitation des techniques rhétoriques dans le discours politique, médiatique ou universitaire. Membre fondateur du Collectif Romand de Recherches en Argumentation (CoRReA), il s’intéresse aux formes langagières des schèmes argumentatifs et à leurs effets persuasifs.
Steve Oswald est chercheur post-doctoral dans les Universités de Fribourg et de Neuchâtel. Il a obtenu sa thèse en 2010 à l’Université de Neuchâtel avec un travail portant sur la communication manipulatoire et non-coopérative. Ses recherches actuelles se situent à l’interface de la pragmatique linguistique, l’argumentation, l’analyse du discours et les sciences cognitives. Egalement membre fondateur du Collectif Romand de Recherches en Argumentation (CoRReA), il étudie les liens entre les arguments fallacieux et leurs soubassements cognitifs pour l’élaboration d’une approche cognitive de la rhétorique.

Thierry Herman is a senior lecturer at the Universities of Neuchâtel and Lausanne. Trained in textual linguistics and discourse analysis, his research concerns the use of rhetorical techniques in political, media and academic discourse. Founding member of the Collectif Romand de Recherches en Argumentation (CoRReA), he is interested in the linguistic form of argumentative schemes and their persuasive effects.
Steve Oswald is a postdoctoral fellow at the Universities of Fribourg and Neuchâtel. His dissertation (2010, University of Neuchâtel) investigated uncooperative and manipulative communication. His current research explores the interface between linguistic pragmatics, argumentation, discourse analysis and cognitive science. He is also a founding member of the CoRReA and he studies the relationship between fallacious argumentation and its cognitive counterpart for the elaboration of a cognitive account of rhetoric.

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Calls for papers : Rhetoric and communication standards (24-25 nov. 2014) & Rhetoric in the Knowledge Society (24-27 june 2015)

You can find below two calls for papers : (1) Rhetoric and communication standards, Warsaw, Poland, 24-25 November 2014, (2) Rhetoric in the Knowledge Society,  University of Warsaw, Poland, 24-27 June, 2015.

Rhetoric and communication standards – 24-25 November 2014, Warsaw

Polish Rhetoric Society in association with The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences invites you to 13th Conference of Polish Rhetoric Society “Rhetoric and communication standards” (24-25 November 2014, Warsaw, Nowy Świat 72, Staszic Palace, room 144).

Ancient rhetoric had developed a comprehensive model of persuasion. Following its rules and recommendations was thought to increase the chances of the speaker to persuade the audience. The ancient ideal of the vir bonus dicendi peritus (a good man, an experienced speaker) was linked to ethical standards and oratorical competence. From antiquity till today a number of suggestions and recommendations on the principles of effective persuasion has been formulated. In addition to the normative approach, the current research interest lies in the descriptive approach: what standards, practices and cultural norms of persuasive communication developed over the centuries? How are they changing now? What are the new standards and expectations which shape contemporary persuasive communication? We invite you to a joint reflection on rhetoric in the context of norms, standards, practices and social expectations about persuasion. Your paper may addresses the following issues:

• Formulation of standards, rules and recommendations with reference to persuasion (logic, ethics, effectiveness, appropriateness, politeness, etc.)
• Genres of speech and principles of persuasion
• The standards, bans and requisitions in language policy (e.g., censorship, political correctness)
• Violations of communication standards and their impact on persuasion (e.g., provocation, scandal)
• Communication norms and ethics of persuasion in various professions (marketing, commerce, politics, PR, business, science)
• Cultural diversity of guidelines and rules regarding persuasion
• Historical changes of persuasive practices and recommendations for persuasion
• The didactics of persuasion (textbooks, guides, courses).

During the English part of the conference we will be pleased to present our guest speaker Alejandra Vitale (Universidad de Buenos Aires), the President of the Rhetoric Society in Argentina.

Practical information

Calendar:

30 September 2014 – deadline for on-line submissions of paper proposals (20 min presentation) via form

15 October 2014 – notification of acceptance

30 October 2014 – registration deadline: conference fee 350 zł (70 EURO), includes conference materials, lunches and coffee breaks;

31 January 2015 – sending a text for publication. The articles will be selected after a review process.

For additional information please contact us at retoryka.ptr@gmail.com.

Website

Rhetoric Society of Europe
Polish Rhetorical Society and Italian Language Department of the University of Warsaw

Fifth “Rhetoric in Society” Conference (RiS 5)
Rhetoric in the Knowledge Society
University of Warsaw, Poland

24-27 June, 2015

Call for papers

The ideal of sapere aude (”do dare to know”) has been known since antiquity. However, the conceptualization of the Knowledge Society is relatively recent. Knowledge, as one of the key concepts in modern society, may also be viewed from a rhetorical perspective. Knowledge is created within discourses and articulated in texts. These texts contribute to creating the very concept of knowledge and its internal qualifications such as scientific and non-scientific knowledge. The texts persuade the audience to various knowledge claims and dissuade it from others.

The goal of the conference is to articulate ways in which knowledge is conceptualized and made manifest through different rhetorical practices in various contexts of communication within society. We invite papers that address at least one of the two notions of ‘rhetoric’: rhetoric as an object of analysis and rhetoric as a theoretical and methodological framework. Rhetoric as an object of analysis may include, e.g., texts constitutive of academic discourse, scientific popularization, expert discourse, lay discourse on knowledge and dealing with knowledge, as well as representations of knowledge in literature, advertising, art, or humor. Rhetoric as a theoretical and methodological framework encompasses the conceptual and methodological tools elaborated within the long tradition, from the Aristotelian naturalist model of rhetoric to modern developments and innovative approaches that foster the theoretical progress of the discipline.

Proposals may include, but need not be limited to, such areas as:

  • rhetorical strategies involved in the creation, transmission, criticism, and evaluation of knowledge in academic and non-academic settings
  • rhetorical features of texts qualified as conveying scientific knowledge, pop-knowledge, folk-knowledge, common knowledge, pseudo-knowledge
  • the rhetorical analyses of discourses on and carried out within institutions of knowledge (e.g. universities, schools, museums, think-tanks)
  • social mobilization of emotions related to knowledge (e.g. concepts of risk society; confidence or diffidence towards experts; appreciation or depreciation of the humanities)
  • knowledge and power (“disciplinarization” through knowledge vs. empowerment through knowledge; policies of knowledge)
  • knowledge and knowledge workers as object of cultural representations in literature, art, film, humor, advertising.

The above topics is by no means closed; we are open to further proposals. Please do not hesitate to contact us with other suggestions and ideas that best satisfy your expectations concerning the programme. We welcome also ideas for panels from scholars willing to lead a session.

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Appel à communications : Argumentation & Langage

Le Collectif romand de recherches sur l’argumentation (CoRReA) organise du 9 au 11 septembre 2015 un colloque international à l’Université de Lausanne (Suisse):

Argumentation & Langage

Marqueurs linguistiques, processus discursifs, opérations cognitives

L’appel à communications et à panels se trouve ici dans une version bilingue.

Conférenciers invités:

Ruth Amossy (Université de Tel Aviv)
Marianne Doury (CNRS)
Hugo Mercier (Université de Neuchâtel)
Francisca Snoeck Henkemans (Université d’Amsterdam)
Douglas Walton (Université de Windsor)

Renseignements : www.unil.ch/argage2015

 

 

 

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