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RSA 2020 Research Network Forum – CFP

RSA 2020 Research Network Forum – CFP

Applications are now being accepted for the Sixth biennial RSA 2020 Research Network Forum held at the RSA Conference in Portland, OR, May 21st – May 24th. See below for a list of senior scholars who will be leading sessions.

The RSA 2020 Conference invites you to submit an application to participate in the RSA Research Network Forum. The Research Network will be held on Saturday, May 23 during the Conference. The Research Network provides newer members of our profession, especially graduate students and new faculty, with an opportunity to receive feedback on work-in-progress in a small group session led by a senior scholar. We especially encourage advanced graduate students, recent graduates, and beginning assistant professors whose circumstances allow them limited mentorship opportunities to apply this year. Whatever your professional situation, the Research Network is a wonderful opportunity to engage some of the field’s best mentors, improve your writing and argumentation, and strengthen your connections to rhetorical studies.

For the RSA 2020 Conference, the Research Network senior scholars include:

To participate in the Research Network, please *CLICK HERE* to submit your application.

Reviews will begin on January 10th, so potential participants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will formally close on February 10th. Feel free to contact Byron Hawk ( with any questions.

You will be asked to include the following information in your application:

  • Your name and contact information

  • The name of your educational institution

  • A ranked list of 3 of the scholars listed above with whom you would like to work
  • A title of your chapter or article draft, plus number of pages (no more than 7500 words)

  • A 200-word abstract of your chapter or article draft

Acceptances: If accepted, participants will be assigned (in groups of six) to a senior scholar who will lead a 165-minute group session on Saturday May 23rd. Lunch is provided. The senior scholars will contact those accepted for their groups by late February, and inform participants of the process and deadline for sharing drafts among group participants. Each participant will be expected to read and provide feedback on the drafts of all participants. Senior scholars will provide further instructions for the session as the conference approaches.

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