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>From: "dean papas" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Rhetoric and Intentionality (3/29/05; MLA '05)
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>Revisiting Intention through Rhetoric:
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>	Directed towards the production of effects through speech, rhetoric and
>rhetorical study posit a belief in intention, and in the ways that language
>can effectively symbolize intention. The very fact of our having
>intentions--intentions we wish recognized by others and intentions we seek
>to actualize--is at the very heart of rhetoric, motivating its use and
>reception and, more importantly, connecting rhetoric to the sense of a
>public space in which intentions can be acted on (as well as resisted). Of
>course, this isnít a complete definition of rhetoric, only one meant to
>underscore the significance of intentionality to rhetorical study, to invite
>reconsideration of the role of intention in the practice and theory of
>rhetoric.
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>	For a Special Session of the 2005 MLA Convention entitled "Revisiting
>Intention through Rhetoric," potential panelists are invited to submit
>proposals on any of the following topics, or some variation or combination
>of them:
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>--Intention and Classical Rhetoric Reconsidered
>--Intention in The Rhetorical Theory of Kenneth Burke
>--Rhetoric and Theories of Agency
>--Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Intention
>--Intention and Rhetorical Identity
>--Interpreting Intention in Rhetorical Texts
>--The ìIntentional Fallacyî in Literary Study
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>Email a brief proposal and CV by Mar 29th to: [log in to unmask]
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>Dean Papas
>Department of English
>University of California, Riverside
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