The International Rhetoric Workshop (IRW) is an international workshop for emerging scholars and PhD students in rhetoric. The workshop offers a space for young scholars in the global rhetoric community to engage each other’s work and to connect with internationally renowned scholars. Held over the course of three days, IRW consists of: workshop sessions in which participants review and discuss drafts of ongoing research with faculty; an opening keynote address on each day from internationally renowned scholars; and faculty discussion panels engaging with topics relevant to the theme and to workshop participants’ research.
The first workshop was hosted at Uppsala University (Sweden) in 2016.
The workshop theme, «Crossing Traditions: Reimagining the Political», pursued questions of how various traditions of rhetorical theory meet and merge within global rhetorical practices, and how these crossings can change and develop the concept of the political.
In 2018 the second workshop was hosted at Ghent University (Belgium).
«Rhetorical Cultures: Mapping Global Publics and the Crossroads of Democracy», encouraged broad-based reflection, inquiry, and collaboration, taking stock of the emergent rhetorical practices that shape and undergird the political world today in all of its contingency and heterogeneity.
The next workshop will be held in 2020. Stay tuned for more information on where and when.