REMINDER: 2017 CSSR / SCÉR Accommodations & Banquet

If you plan to attend our conference in 2017, please make your plans for accommodation and sign up for our banquet, if you have not done so already.  We will meet in less than 6 weeks.

1. Accommodation is likely to fill up quickly. The Congress is attended by more than 7000 academics every year. Congress also offers discount codes for two airlines, WestJet and Air Canada. See the Congress website’s “Plan Your Trip” page: http://www.congress2017.ca/plan-your-trip

2. Please use the RSVP link below to sign up for the 2017 CSSR / SCÉR Banquet on Sign Up Genius:

Tuesday, May 30, 19:00 (after the first day of our conference).Lola’s Kitchen, 634 Church Street, Toronto, ON, http://lolaskitchen.ca/

RSVP online by May 25 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45a8a62aa1f58-banquet

Pay for your own meal at the restaurant.

Mardi, 30 mai, 19h00. (Après le premier jour de notre conférence)Lola’s Kitchen, 634 Church Street, Toronto, ON, http://lolaskitchen.ca/

RSVP en-ligne avant le 25 mai: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45a8a62aa1f58-banquet

Payez votre repas au restaurant.

 

Draft of CSSR 2017 Conference Programme

The draft programme for the 2017 Conference in Toronto is now available on Box.com:

Only registered presenters will appear on the FINAL programme, so please pay your Registration & Association fees soon.

The reduced rate for Congress Registration fees will end March 31.  Online registration will close May 15.  Register online at http://www.congress2017.ca/register

Presenters and suggested session chairs:  Please check your tentative dates and times, but keep in mind that minor changes may occur if there are unexpected last-minute cancellations.

The CSSR Banquet has been moved to the evening of Day 1, Tuesday May 30th at 19:00 (7pm). Our restaurant location has not yet been arranged.

On Wednesday, May 31, our association (among others) is invited to the Congress President’s Reception at 5pm, where refreshments are provided.

Titles of accepted proposals for CSSR 2017

Our peer review of proposals is now complete. Here is a list of titles of presentation proposals accepted for the CSSR/SCÉR 2017 conference. Hopefully this interesting set of titles will entice others to attend our conference in Toronto, ON, May 30-June 1, 2017.

In alphabetical order:

•    A neurocognitive ontology of rhetorical figures
•    Apartheid Legal Screens and Nelson Mandela’s Luminescence
•    Cautiously Optimistic: Imagining a Multicultural Canada in 1941
•    Communication across lay/expert divides: A rhetorical decision-making framework
•    From persuasion to presumption to standards and surveillance: Rhetorical mechanisms in the promotion of surgical checklists
•    From Usability to UX: Visual Rhetoric, Comics, and Technical Communication
•    Hidden in Plain Sight: Memory, Fake News and the Rhetoric of Ignorance
•    How to Survive Food-pocalypse: The Politics of Food Resilience Narratives
•    Hyperreal Gentrification in Istanbul
•    Identification Strategies in China’s National-Image Discourse Construction
•    Laughing Stocks: Prison, Surplus, Comic Relief
•    Les usages de l’ekphrasis / The uses of ekphrasis
•    “Liberals Lead:” The Rhetorical Influence of CBC’s Aggregate Polling Data on Voters in the 2015 Canadian National Election
•    Occupy Wall Street, C.S. Peirce’s Theory of Rhetoric, and the Right to the Commons
•    “On Earth as it is in Heaven”: Transitive Action in The Lord’s Prayer
•    Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Pirouette as Canadian Ideograph
•    Publicly Anonymous: Ethical Rhetorical Analysis Online
•    Reimagining the Political: Weaving Aesthetics & Sensation in Communication & Rhetoric Theory
•    Resonance Chambers & Industrial Nightmares: Big Wind’s Rhetorical Afflictions
•    Re-turning the Rhetorical Turn to Narrative Practice
•    Rhetoric And/ Rhetoric of
•    Rhetoric Meets Structuralism at the École Pratique des Hautes Études
•    Rhétorique et divination : comment rendre le divin évident dans la Grèce classique ?
Rhetoric and divination: how to make the divine obvious in classical Greece?
•    The Context of Melmoth’s 1749 English Translation of Tacitus’ Dialogue on Oratory
•    The Meme is the Message: Subtervising through Self-Care Internet Memes
•    The Transformative Power of Rhetoric:  Speaking to Become the President or Prime Minister
•    Une rhétorique critique et inclusive. L’enseignement des questions rhétoriques à des professionnels se formant en éthique appliquée
•    Vico’s rhetorical angle: geometry, genealogy, and argumentative ingenuity
•    Viral Vaccines: Proposed Policy and the Rhetoric of Redditors Response

The DRAFT programme will be in developement after Feb. 27, by which time I hope to have received replies from proposers indicating whether they are planning to attend.

Keynote speakers’ presentations may be added to the programme at a later date.

2017 CSSR Late proposals accepted until Jan. 21 (for members only)

Did you miss the deadline to submit your 2017 CSSR proposal?

It was Sunday, January 15th.

The good news is that we’ve got a wealth of proposals from new people! However, I am somewhat dismayed that some of our regulars haven’t submitted proposals.

Therefore, IF you are a currently paid CSSR member, OR you are a past paid CSSR member, and you would still like to submit a proposal for the 2017 conference,

  1. Please email me (Tania Smith) ASAP to declare your intention to submit a proposal. I would like to know how many are coming late so I can start preparing peer review now.
  2. I would be willing to receive your late proposal by end of day, Saturday, January 21 if you are a current paid member or a past member.  Consider this a bonus “membership benefit” this year!  See the 2017 conference page for information and the CFP.

I’m sorry we cannot afford an extended deadline of longer than 1 week for members. We must start reviewing right away. Several people who submitted proposals need early review results in order to obtain travel funding.

I also aim to give results in time for every presenter to register while Congress still offers a reduced “early bird” registration fee and to plan their accommodations before rooms are not sold out at conference hotels nearby.