Call for Papers for volume 10, n° 1(19)/ 2017
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
Rhetoric and Peace at Crossroads: Public and Civic Discourse, Culture and Communication Perspectives
Dr. Noemi Marin, Professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Lara Martin Lengel, Department of Communication, School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University, USA (email@example.com)
This special issue examines rhetorical and/or cultural-critical perspectives on peace, non-violence, and the role of civic discourse in contemporary times. The issue intends to cover scholarship that focuses mainly on the last 30 years, including the historic period following 1989 that created a democratization of discourse throughout the world, yet engaged even more peace and conflict as paradigmatic perspectives on migration, terrorism, communism, and political and social change. Accordingly, some areas of scholarship pertinent to this special issue are: geopolitics and discourse of peace; historical public arguments for non-violence; theoretical approaches to communication and conflict as cultures of peace; migration and its peace-related consequences in the 21st century; nationalism as cultural or political paradigm of national identity; international contexts for rhetoric of peace, to name a few. Of note that this issue intends to present an interdisciplinary set of scholarly articles open to all disciplines such as but not limited to political communication, rhetorical studies, intercultural and/or international communication, and peace and conflict studies.
– December 20, 2016: submission of the proposal in the form of an abstract of maximum 2 pages. The proposal must include a list of recent references;
– January 5, 2017: acceptance of the proposal;
– April 30, 2017: full paper submission;
– June 15, 2017: full paper acceptance.
Full papers should be between 6,000-8,000 words in length. Papers can be submitted in English or French. The abstracts should be in English and French, max. 2 pages followed by 5 keywords. Please provide the full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all authors, indicating the contact author. Papers, and any queries, should be sent to:
Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by e-mail. The journal will be published in July 2017.
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