International Society for the History of Rhetoric: Eleventh Biennial Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, 21-26 July 1997; The Greco-Roman Rhetorical Tradition: Alterations, Adaptations, Alternatives


Alterations The tradition of classical rhetoric has changed throughout its history in response to new social conditions and new ideas.
Adaptations Rhetoric, originally the art of public speaking, has been adapted to many different uses in the arts, education, law, politics, religion and other aspects of the cultural context.
Alternatives Other discourses have challenged and continue to challenge the Greco-Roman tradition wherever Europeans have transplanted it throughout the world.

"The Greco-Roman Rhetorical Tradition: Alterations, Adaptations, Alternatives" will be the theme of the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 21-26 July 1997.

The focus on "Alterations" and "Adaptations" recognizes that the art of rhetoric has emerged and changed with the societies that have produced the Greco-Roman tradition of discourse or adapted it to new institutional and cultural conditions and uses throughout its history. The focus on "Alternatives" acknowledges other discourses that have challenged and continue to challenge the Greco-Roman tradition wherever Europeans have transplanted it throughout the world.

Almost two hundred presentations are planned, with as many as seven seminars running concurrently. Plenary addresses will be presented by Professors Laurent Pernot of Strasbourg, France; Christine Sutherland of Calgary, Canada; Thomas M. Conley of Urbana, Illinois, USA; and Marijke Spies of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Conference participants can pre-register for one of two computer workshops (Mac or IBM-PC) to discover resources in the history of rhetoric on the World Wide Web.

The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR) is meeting July 21 at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, in conjunction with Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR).

More information about the ISHR and CSSR 1997 conferences is available via the following links:

ISHR Special Events

Special events have been planned to show international visitors the history and cultures of the Canadian prairies. They include visits to the Western Development Museum, with its main street "Boomtown 1910", and to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a sheltered river valley near Saskatoon where University archaeologists have found evidence of 6000 years of human habitation. The program will conclude with a banquet at Saskatoon's luxurious Canadian National Railways hotel, the Delta Bessborough, an historic landmark set amid gardens on the South Saskatchewan River. For those staying through Saturday night, a guided coach tour will take visitors to two important sites in Western Canadian history (Fort Carlton and Batoche) and to a typical prairie farm.

ISHR Conference Organization

The Chair of both the Program and Local Arrangements Committees is

Professor Judith Rice Henderson
ISHR President
Department of English
9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7N 5A5
Tel. 306-966-5497
Fax 306-966-5951
Email hendrsnj@duke.usask.ca

The Program Committee includes:

The Local Arrangements Committee includes:

Assistants to the President

Conference Hosts

The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge receipt of a Congress Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

About the International Society for the History of Rhetoric

The International Society for the History of Rhetoric promotes the study of both the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the cultural context. The Society is not concerned with the furthering of practical rhetorical skills as such.

Scholars may joins the ISHR by subscribing to its official journal, Rhetorica, published quarterly. To subscribe, send US $42 (US $17 for students) to:

Rhetorica
University of California Press, Journals Division
2120 Berkeley Way #5812
Berkeley, CA 94720-5812
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu:8080/ucalpress/journals/rhetori/
International Society for the History of Rhetoric: 11th Biennial Conference, 21-26 July 1997
International Society for the History of Rhetoric 1997

Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric 1997

ISHR and CSSR 1997 Registration and Housing Information

University of Saskatchewan
For information about the ISHR conference, please contact Judith Henderson, hendrsnj@duke.usask.ca;
for information about the CSSR conference, please contact Joanne S. Norman, jnorman@hera.ubishops.ca.

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