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ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT! Submit your RSA 2024 Conference Abstract Today!

April 17, 2023

Abstracts and proposals are due by this Tuesday, August 15, 2023,

no later than 11:59 pm ET.

Just Rhetoric – RSA 2024

21st Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America

Denver, Colorado

May 23-26, 2024

The theme of the RSA 2024 biennial conference, “Just Rhetoric,” is meant to be generative and provocative. The theme allows us to imagine the possibilities of rhetoric as well as grapple with the meaning and place of rhetorical studies in this contemporary moment. You can read the entire CFP here.

Individual paper abstracts (maximum of 500 words)

  • Panel proposals of no more than 4 presenters (maximum of 1250 words)
  • Roundtable proposals of no more than 6 presenters (maximum of 1250 words)
  • Special format sessions of non-traditional design (maximum of 500 words)
  • Discussion Group Proposals (maximum 1250 words, please see Discussion Group call here, at the bottom of the page)

All participants who are accepted will be required to renew their membership or join RSA to present at the conference. Proposals Due: August 15, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

We are excited to read your proposals and look forward to seeing you all in Denver, Colorado in 2024.

The Conference Co-Chairs: Gwendolyn D. Pough, Bernadette Calalfell, Tamika L. Carey, Andre E. Johnson, Lisa M. King, Erin J. Rand

SUBMISSION SYSTEM NOTES: You may need to create an Oxford Abstracts profile to log into the submission system. If you do, please choose “Continue with Email” and attach your submission to an email address rather than the options “Continue with Google” or “Continue with LinkedIn.” Thank you for your attention to this detail.

Also, please make a note of the email address you use to make your submission. This is the email address to which all conference correspondence will be sent, and the email address by which we will look you up if you have questions later.

If you think you might need childcare at the conference for a small fee, please be sure to answer the childcare questions on the submission form. This does not obligate you to use the service but will help us plan to have enough resources available to accommodate those who would like to use them. There will also be a lactation room, as well as a quiet room.

All inquiries can be sent to Given the volume of email that we anticipate may come in over the next few days, please be patient with our response times.

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