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REMINDER - Rhetoric Society of America - Sixth Annual Graduate Student Webinar

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Webinar
Rhetoric Society of America

Call for Proposals

The Rhetoric Society of America calls for innovative proposals for the sixth annual graduate student webinar, an event designed to be accessible to all student members of RSA.

The webinar should focus on either professional development or a topic of scholarly interest. The principal consideration in selecting a webinar proposal will be the extent to which the topic invites wide interest and bridges institutional affiliations (i.e., English and Communication). The webinar should seek to incorporate an interactive forum for participants, regardless of its specific format (e.g., scholarly talk, panel discussion, roundtable). Potential webinar topics might address professional concerns including publishing, the job market, or applying for grants. Or, applicants may design the webinar to explore broader disciplinary questions. A webinar that highlights the recipient of the RSA annual book award is also an option. Ultimately, we are looking for inventive proposals that both speak and would be attractive to rhetoric teachers and scholars across the RSA’s membership.

The student chapter selected will be responsible for designing, organizing, and facilitating the webinar; therefore, chapters must also be able to provide the necessary technology. RSA will assist with promoting the event, which would ideally take place in the second quarter of 2017 (March or April).

Webinar proposals should be submitted online no later than January 27, 2017

Proposals must include the following:

  1. a primary contact person
  2. a rationale for the webinar (500 words or fewer)
  3. a description of the technology that will be used.

Submissions may also include an event budget if your chapter anticipates needing support (funding is available up to $500). 

CLICK HERE to submit your proposal.

Selected proposals will be notified by February 17, 2017.

Questions may be directed to Katie Irwin and Erica Fischer at

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