CSSR Conference 2007 in the news

CSSR Conference 2007

The CSSR held its annual conference in conjunction with the Congress of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from May 27-29, 2007.

Conférence 2007

La SCÉR tient un congrès annuel, habituellement en même temps que le congrès des sciences humaines et de la Science sociale. En 2007, la SCÉR a réuni à l’université de Saskatchewan à Saskatoon, Saskatchewan de 27 mai à 29 mai, 2007.

PDF Program 2007Five of our presenters were discussed in newspapers:

  • Ugly People Should Qualify for Surgery: Speaker” (The StarPhoenix, Monday, May 28, 2007): refers to Shannon Purves-Smith’s paper “Pity and Fear and the Problem of Ugliness: Opposing Opinions from Aristotle and Victor Hugo”
  • The Office represents accurate, dull reality” (The StarPhoenix, Wednesday, May 30, 2007): refers to Julian Demkiw’s paper “Working Fiction: Can The Office Provide Clues to Understanding Real-Life Organizations?””
  • Presenters ring out clothes, arguments in downpour” (The StarPhoenix, Wednesday, May 30, 2007): refers to Burton Urquhart’s paper “‘Squirm’: The New Rhetorical Device?: Humour and Discomfort as Enthymematic Social Satire in Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
  • Maclean’s rankings labelled a ‘pseudo-event‘” (The StarPhoenix, Tuesday, May 29, 2007): refers to Janelle Hutchinson’s paper “A Pseudo-Event for Sale: A Further Examination of the Maclean’s University Rankings”
  • Stop telling me how to run my life” (The Calgary Herald, Thursday, May 31, 2007): refers to Donna Lillian’s paper “The Politics of Courtesy Titles: Traditionalists versus Abolitionists”
  • “She answers to Miss and looks pretty in pink” (The National Post, Monday, May 28, 2007): refers to Donna Lillian’s paper “The Politics of Courtesy Titles: Traditionalists versus Abolitionists”
PDF Program 2007Cinque de nos présentateurs ont été discutés dans le journal.

  • Ugly People Should Qualify for Surgery: Speaker” (The StarPhoenix, Lundi, Mai 28, 2007): se rapporte à Shannon Purves-Smith’s présentation de papier “Pity and Fear and the Problem of Ugliness: Opposing Opinions from Aristotle and Victor Hugo”
  • The Office represents accurate, dull reality” (The StarPhoenix, Mercredi, Mai 30, 2007): se rapporte à Julian Demkiw’s présentation de papier “Working Fiction: Can The Office Provide Clues to Understanding Real-Life Organizations?””
  • Presenters ring out clothes, arguments in downpour” (The StarPhoenix, Mercredi, Mai 30, 2007): se rapporte à Burton Urquhart’s présentation de papier “‘Squirm’: The New Rhetorical Device?: Humour and Discomfort as Enthymematic Social Satire in Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
  • Maclean’s rankings labelled a ‘pseudo-event’” (The StarPhoenix, Mardi, May 29, 2007): se rapporte à Janelle Hutchinson’s présentation de papier “A Pseudo-Event for Sale: A Further Examination of the Maclean’s University Rankings”
  • Stop telling me how to run my life” (The Calgary Herald, Jeudi, May 31, 2007): se rapporte à Donna Lillian’s présentation de papier “The Politics of Courtesy Titles: Traditionalists versus Abolitionists”
  • “She answers to Miss and looks pretty in pink (The National Post, Lundi, May 28, 2007): se rapporte à Donna Lillian’s présentation de papier “The Politics of Courtesy Titles: Traditionalists versus Abolitionists”
Joint Session: Rhetorical Approaches to the Teaching of Written and/or Oral Communication: A joint symposium in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW).Special Session: Re-examining Aristotle’s Rhetoric

While Eugene Garver claims that there might “no simple road back to Aristotle,” the Rhetoric is central to historical and contemporary rhetorical inquiry: as Alan Gross and Arthur Walzer note, “[n]o other discipline would claim that a single ancient text so usefully informs current deliberations on practice and theory.” The renaissance of interest in the Rhetoric — epitomised by three recent collections: Aristotle’s ‘Rhetoric’: Philosophical Essays, ed. Furley and Nehemas (1994), Essays on Aristotle’s ‘Rhetoric,’ ed. A. O. Rorty (1996), and Rereading Aristotle’s ‘Rhetoric,’ ed. Gross and Walzer (2000) — suggests the timeliness of revisiting the Rhetoric in its historical and contemporary contexts.

The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR) invited papers that explore the contemporary relevance of Aristotle’s Rhetoric, that examine the status of the Rhetoric in histories of rhetoric, that propose innovative ways of reading of a text offers us, according to Heidegger, a “life science, an account of our defining life capacities.” We welcomed critical and methodological diversity; topics could include, but were not limited to: the Rhetoric in ancient contexts; the Rhetoric and its reception (ancient, medieval, early modern, modern); rhetoric and ethics; rhetoric and poetics; rhetoric and dialectic; rhetoric and the human sciences; the Rhetoric in the histories of rhetoric.

Atelier Commun: Approches rhétoriques à l’enseignement d’écrit et/ou à la communication orale: Un colloque commun en collaboration avec l’Association canadienne de rédactologie (ACR).Atelier Spécial: Réexamen de La rhétorique d’Aristote.

Tandis qu’Eugene Garver réclame que là pourrait “aucune route simple de nouveau à Aristote,” la rhétorique est centrale à l’enquête rhétorique historique et contemporaine: comme Alan note brute et de Arthur Walzer, “[a]ucune autre discipline réclamerait qu’un texte antique simple informe tellement utilement des discussions courantes sur la pratique et la théorie.” La Renaissance de l’intérêt pour la rhétorique — epitomised par trois collections récentes: La rhétorique D’Aristote: Essais philosophiques, ED. Furley et Nehemas (1994), Essais sur La rhétorique d’Aristote, ED. A. O. Rorty (1996), et Relecture La rhétorique d’Aristote, ED. Brut et Walzer (2000) — suggère l’opportunité de revisiter la rhétorique dans ses contextes historiques et contemporains.

La société canadienne pour l’étude de la rhétorique (SCÉR) à invité les papiers qui explorent la pertinence contemporaine de La rhétorique d’Aristote, qui examinent le statut de la rhétorique dans les histoires de la rhétorique, qui proposent des manières innovatrices de la lecture d’un texte offre nous, selon Heidegger, à une “science de vie, un compte de nos capacités définissantes de la vie.” Nous avons fait bon accueil à la diversité critique et méthodologique; des matières pourraient inclure, mais ne pas être limitée: la rhétorique dans des contextes antiques;La rhétorique et son moderne de réception (antique, médiéval, tôt moderne); rhétorique et éthique; rhétorique et poetics; rhétorique et dialectique; rhétorique et les sciences humaines; La rhétorique dans les histoires de la rhétorique.


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