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.
IRW was founded by Frida Buhre, David Miguel Molina, Erik Bengtson and Robert Topinka – all Ph.D. students at the time. The first workshop was hosted in Uppsala in Sweden in 2016. Two years later, in 2018, the second workshop was hosted in Ghent in Belgium by a new group of Ph.D. students. The next workshop is planned to be in 2020.