Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cfp: Thirteenth Biennial Wake Forest University Argumentation Conference, Wake Forest University, March 19-21, 2010.

The Biennial Wake Forest Argumentation Conference began in November 1982, with a one-day conference on the Wake Forest University campus. After again meeting on the Wake Forest campus in 1984, the Conference was convened in 1988 in the Wake Forest study abroad facility, Casa Artom, in Venice, Italy, co-sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA). The conference has subsequently alternated between Venice and domestic sites, including Florida Atlantic University. In 2010, the conference returns to Wake Forest University and will feature keynote addresses by Narahiko Inoue (Kyushu University), Lenore Langsdorf (Southern Illinois University), Frans van Eemeren (University of Amsterdam) and Carol Winkler (Georgia State University). We welcome ideas for workshops and seminars from scholars willing to lead sessions (of 4 to 6 hours over two days) by September 30. We will notify the workshop/seminar leaders by October 15 and then issue an additional call for participants for the accepted workshops / seminars. Workshop/seminar leaders are also encouraged to invite participants. We also welcome proposals for papers, panels, and other creative contributions addressing all aspects related to argumentation, including but not limited to: • Argumentation theory and practice • Argumentation and democracy • Argumentation and citizenship • International views and approaches to argumentation • Argumentation and politics • Debate theory and practice • Public debate and argumentation • Argumentation in the media (traditional and new media) • Argumentation and science • Argumentation ethics • Legal argumentation Workshops/Seminars proposals: • Format: must include a title, a 250-word abstract, a 250-word rationale, the name/s of the leading scholar/s, their affiliation and contact information. • Deadline: September 30, 2009. • Procedure: workshop/seminar leaders will be notified by October 15. A subsequent call will publicize the workshop/seminars and solicit participant self-nominations. Papers and Panel Proposals: • Papers: must not exceed 25 pages and include a separate cover page with the author’s/s’ affiliation and complete contact information. No information identifying the author/s should appear on the paper. • Panel proposals: must include a title, a 250-word abstract, a 250-word rationale, the titles of all papers/contributions, the names of all participants, their affiliation and contact information. • Deadline: December 1, 2009. Participants will be notified within two weeks. Small grants for travel and lodging expenses are available. If you wish to be considered for a grant, please include a short letter with your submission. For questions and submissions, contact Alessandra Beasley Von Burg, Conference Director (, or Conference Co-Directors Michael David Hazen (, Allan Louden (, or David Cratis Williams (

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