International Society for the Study of Jesuit Rhetoric:
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 9AM-4PM
Queen Mary University, London, UK
“Prospects for Research on Jesuit Rhetoric”
A new scholarly association, the International Society for the Study of Jesuit Rhetoric, is being formed to promote the burgeoning interest in the global, multi-century Jesuit engagement with rhetoric. The first step has been to create a list-serve to connect scholars internationally: Jesuit_rhetoric@ucdavis.edu. This is a closed list. To be added, please contact email@example.com. After you have been added, if you want to share news, ideas, proposals with the whole list, you can use REPLY ALL at any time.
There will be an inaugural meeting to establish the Society formally on July 26, 2017, the day before the beginning of the formal meeting sessions of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (Queen Mary University, London, July 27-29, 2017).
The meeting will include (1) a panel of international speakers moderated by James J. Murphy to set the context (Manfred Kraus, Cecilia de Miranda N. Coehlo, Jan Swearingen); (2) brief presentations or progress reports by scholars in a research network format that will help identify and inventory key areas of interest (Steven Mailloux, Sophie Conte, Belmiro Fernandes, Patricia Bizzell, Janika Pall, Jaewon An, Elizabethada Wright and others) and (3) planning for the development of the Society and its activities. Topics will be developed from participants’ interests, such as research on individual Jesuits or Jesuit-trained figures, relevant rhetorical texts and treatises, educational traditions, area studies, historical and historiographic trends, spiritual and sermonic traditions, language, linguistic, and cultural scholarship.
If you are interested in attending, please fill out the participation form, Prospects for ISSJR Participation, and simply send it to Dr. Cinthia Gannett at firstname.lastname@example.org by FEBRUARY 15. There is no registration fee for the meeting, but space is very limited, so please respond as soon as possible. Lunch will be provided. For lodging, go directly to the ISHR site: www.ishr-web.org. You do not need to register for the ISHR conference to attend the one-day Jesuit Rhetoric Society meeting.
The Ad Hoc Planning Committee for the ISSJR
John Brereton (US), Sophie Conte (France), Maria Cecilia de Miranda Nogueira Coelho (Brazil) Cinthia Gannett (US, Chair), Deborah Holdstein (US), Manfred Kraus (Germany), Steven Mailloux (US), James J. Murphy (US), John W. O’Malley, S.J. (US), Belmiro Fernandes Pereira (Portugal), C. Jan Swearingen (US)