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RSA 2024 Denver: Submission Portal NOW OPEN

Just Rhetoric

RSA 2024

21st Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America

Denver, Colorado

May 23-26, 2024

Proposals Due by August 15, 2023, 11:59 pm ET.



The RSA 2024 Conference Portal is now open! You can submit here:

PLEASE NOTE: You may need to create an Oxford Abstracts profile to log into the submission system. If you do, please choose "Continue with Email" and attach your submission to an email address rather than the options "Continue with Google" or "Continue with LinkedIn." Thank you for your attention to this detail.

Also, please make a note of the email address you use to make your submission. This is the email address to which all conference correspondence will be sent, and the email address by which we will look you up if you have questions later.

If you think you might need childcare at the conference for a small fee, please be sure to answer the childcare questions on the submission form. This does not obligate you to use the service but will help us plan to have enough resources available to accommodate those who would like to use them. There will also be a lactation room, as well as a quiet room.

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The theme of the RSA 2024 biennial conference, “Just Rhetoric,” is meant to be generative and provocative. The theme allows us to imagine the possibilities of rhetoric as well as grapple with the meaning and place of rhetorical studies in this contemporary moment. “Just Rhetoric” allows us to examine rhetoric in relationship to social justice and freedom movements of the past and present. “Just Rhetoric” calls on us to question what is just, what is fair, and how rhetoric can help us achieve justice today. “Just Rhetoric” encourages us to explore the possibilities of public-facing rhetoric and gives us cause to question rhetoric’s role in the public sphere. “Just Rhetoric” is a space for us to just do rhetoric. And “Just Rhetoric” is about reclamation. For too long “just rhetoric” has been used to dismiss rhetoric. The 2024 conference will be a place to refute and refuse such dismissals. You can read the entire CFP here.

We invite members to join us in the magnificent and scenic city of Denver as we continue old discussions and spark new ones. The submission portal will be open until August 15th, 2023. It will feature more guidance and instructions for submitting:

  • Individual paper abstracts (maximum of 500 words)
  • Panel proposals of no more than 4 presenters (maximum of 1250 words)
  • Roundtable proposals of no more than 6 presenters (maximum of 1250 words)
  • Special format sessions of non-traditional design (maximum of 500 words)
  • Discussion Group Proposals (maximum 1250 words, please see Discussion Group call here, at the bottom of the page)

Individuals may not submit more than two proposals either individually or as part of a panel or special session. Discussion Group proposals and Super Session participation do not count against the two submissions. All participants who are accepted will be required to renew their membership or join RSA to present at the conference. Proposals Due: August 15, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

We are excited to read your proposals and look forward to seeing you all in Denver, Colorado in 2024.

The Conference Co-Chairs: Gwendolyn D. Pough, Bernadette Calalfell, Tamika L. Carey, Andre E. Johnson, Lisa M. King, Erin J. Rand


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