International Rhetoric Workshop


Jessica Enoch


Gendered Barriers: Examning Historical and Present-day Issues concerning Professional and Academic Access.
Read abstract here.


Lisa Storm Villadsen

Rhetorical Citizenship and Public Moral Argument: Too Quaint an Idea for Neoliberal Times?Read abstract here.


Raka Shome


Gender, Nationalism, and the ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) Movement
Read abstract here.

About IRW

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.

Read all about the last workshop in Uppsala here. 


The 2nd International Rhetoric Workshop will be hosted in association with the Rhetoric Society of Europe (RSE). We are happy to announce that the workshop will take place in Ghent, Belgium July 4th – 6th 2018 with the theme «Rhetorical Cultures: Mapping Global Publics and the Crossroads of Democracy». 

Read the CfP here.

See our list of Keynotes and Faculty here.

Find useful information about Ghent, how to get there, how to get around there and what to do there on the Venue-page.