Camp Rhetoric 2016

Camp Rhetoric 2016 will take place on Friday, February 19th, and Saturday, February 20th, at Toftrees Resort and Conference Center, State College, PA. On Friday afternoon, Professor Shawn Parry-Giles will present for the CAS department's colloquium. On Saturday morning, Camp Rhetoric will feature student work-in-progress submmissions, with faculty serving as respondents. Saturday afternoon will feature a keynote address from Professor Adam Banks alongside discussion sessions co-led by faculty members and graduate students on a range of topics relevant to graduate students in rhetorical studies.

Schedule of Events
February 19
--3:35 p.m., Communication Arts and Sciences Colloquium, featuring Dr. Shawn J. Parry-Giles: "Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign Memoirs: A Study in Contrasting Identities," 113 Carnegie
--6 p.m., Happy Hour at Happy Valley Brewing Company

February 20
--8-8:30 a.m., Registration/Light Breakfast

--8:30-10 a.m., Works in Progress Session 1
    Faculty Respondents: Dr. Kirt Wilson, Dr. David Marshall, Dr. Anne Demo

--10:15-11:45 a.m., Works in Progress Session 2
    Faculty Respondents: Dr. Adam Banks, Dr. Shawn Parry-Giles, Dr John Jasso

--12-1 p.m., Lunch

--1-2:15 p.m., Keynote, featuring Adam Banks: ""Black Joy in the Hours of Chaos: Rhetoric, Community, and        Resistance on the Twittas"

--2:30-3:30 p.m., Discussion Panel Session One,
    Presenters: Dr. Cheryl Glenn; Dr. Bradford Vivian and Mehr Mumtaz

--3:45-4:45 p.m., Discussion Panel Session Two
    Presenters: Dr. Keith Gilyard and Dr. Adam Banks; Dr. Jeremy Engels and Dr. John Minbiole

--5-6 p.m., Discussion Panel Section Three
    Presenters: Dr. Dana Cloud; Dr. Andrea Ritivoi

--6:30 p.m., Dinner at Champs

Keynote Address
Professor Adam Banks will deliver a presentation titled "Black Joy in the Hours of Chaos: Rhetoric, Community, and Resistance on the Twittas," on Saturday afternoon. Here is that presentation's abstract:

"While the topic of ‪#‎BlackTwitter‬ has received significant media attention, ranging from genuine curiosity to lazy reporting and outright appropriation, and growing scholarly attention, very little of that attention has taken up the question of what rhetorical features allow it to operate as such a powerful and important space for Black community online. This talk will explore those rhetorical features and functions as they operate not only in Black Twitter as a communal space, but in this very particular contemporary moment of activism. From the sharing of memes and music to phenomena like social watching to specifically Black language and rhetorical forms and emerging ideas about ethics and kairos, Black Twitter demonstrates a "changing same" in Black rhetorical traditions: built on modes of discourse and persuasive strategies rooted in Black oral traditions and yet constantly shifting more quickly than updated passwords and software."

Works-In-Progress Respondents

Adam Banks (Stanford University, English)

David Marshall (University of Pittsburgh, Communication)

Kirt Wilson (Penn State University, CAS)

Anne Demo (Penn State University, CAS)

Shawn J. Parry-Giles (University of Maryland, Communication)

John Jasso (Penn State University, English)

Session Leaders

Bradford Vivian (Penn State University, CAS)

Dana Cloud (Syracuse University, Communication and Rhetorical Studies)

Andrea Ritivoi (Carnegie Mellon University, English)

Jeremy Engels (Penn State University, CAS)

Cheryl Glenn (Penn State University, English)

Keith Gilyard (Penn State University, English)

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