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FYI: Call: Rhetoric and Mass Media Discourse


Author: Marianne Mason

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

FYI Body: Call for Papers for Edited Volume

Exploring the Intersections of Rhetoric and Mass Media Discourse

With the purpose of evaluating, exploring, and focusing on the role of
media discourse in evoking social, cultural, and/or ideological
viewpoints, we are creating an edited volume that explores the
intersections of rhetoric and mass media discourse. We invite
contributors who are doing research on media discourse to participate
in this volume. Papers dealing with the analysis of either theoretical or
practical-applications based rhetoric and linguistics in a wide-range of
media discourses (e.g., the press, television discourse, internet
discourse, radio discourse, etc.,) are welcome. Some possible topics
include:

1. Rhetorical Features of Politics-based Articles in Newspapers in the
United States and Abroad
2. The Use of Rhetorical Devices, such as Humor, Figurative
Language, or other Forms of Implied Meaning in Mass Media
3. The History of Media Discourse
4. The Stylistics of News Reporting
5. Propagandist Rhetoric in Journalism
6. Style and Register in Internet Discourse
7. Rhetorical and Discursive Devices in the Reporting of Campaigns
and Political Speeches/Debates
8. The Use of Figurative Language in the Media
9. Stylistic and Pragmatic Devices in the Reporting of Conflict (e.g.,
war, protests, international conflicts, etc.)
10. Language Use in the Representation of a Political or Economic
Crisis
11. The Rhetoric and Linguistics of Political Blogs and Social Media
12. Stylistic and Discursive Choices in the Reporting of Crime and
Violence
13. The Reporting of Medical/Health Campaigns and News
14. Language Use and Ideology in Mass Media
15. Gender-sensitive Discourse in the Media
16. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Interviews and/or News
Reports
17. The Role of Rhetorical Devices in Social Media to Mobilize and
Organize Groups and Political/Social Agendas

The language of the proposed publication is English. Submissions
should be typed in double space using MS Word. Submissions should
range between 5500 and 8000 words and be sent no later than July
15th as an email attachment to:

mmason14@gsu.edu

The subject line should read 'Submission to Rhetoric and Mass Media
Discourse Edited Volume'.

Each paper should contain a cover page (included in the email
attachment containing the document) with the following information:
title of paper, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, contact address
(postal and email) and telephone number.

Every paper submitted will be assessed and authors will be contacted
through their email addresses by August 30th.

For more information please contact the editors:

Dr. Marianne Mason
Modern and Classical Languages Department
Georgia State University
Email: mmason14@gsu.edu

Dr. Jason Mosser
Associate Professor, English
School of Liberal Arts
Georgia Gwinnett College
Email: jmosser@ggc.edu

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