>Rhetoric, Politics, Ethics
>April 21-23 2005
>J. Hillis Miller
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>Papers are invited on aspects of rhetoric that explore the political and
>ethical dimensions of language use in both literary and cultural discourse:
>If we are to take the legacy of post-structuralism seriously, that is to
>say, literally, and agree that identity is principally linguistic and
>language instrumental in shaping our realities, might we not also
>conclude there is an ethical and political dimension inherent to
>language itself, and at least entertain the thought that certain
>tropological constellations map out distinct avenues for change and action?
>We encourage contributions from a variety of theoretical, philosophical
>and political approaches to the question of ethics and language.
>Possible panel topics include:
> * Rhetorical capital
> * History as trope
> * Ethics and identity
> * Tropologies of psychoanalysis
> * Allegories of Nationalism and Globalism
> * Rhetoric and the "War on Terror"
> * Language and violence
> * Aesthetics, Ideology and Discourse
> * Death and other linguistic predicaments
> * Materiality and the State
>Panels on ethics, politics and specific rhetoricians, ancient and modern
>are also welcomed, as are suggestions for specific panel sessions.
>Contributions may come from any field including but not limited to film
>theory, gender studies, postmodernism/structuralism, psychoanalytic
>criticism, literary theory and postcolonialism etc.
>Please submit 1 page abstracts by July 1, 2004 to [log in to unmask] Or
>by regular mail to:
>Dr. Sigi J–ttkandt
>Department of English
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