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LINGUIST List 24.2248

Fri May 31 2013

Calls: Ling & Literature, Anthropological Ling, Philosophy of Lang/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-May-2013
From: Paul De Palma <depalmagonzaga.edu>
Subject: Technology, Rhetoric, and Cultural Change: The Thought of Walter J. Ong
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Full Title: Technology, Rhetoric, and Cultural Change: The Thought of Walter J. Ong

Date: 07-Feb-2014 - 08-Feb-2014
Location: Spokane, WA, USA
Contact Person: Paul De Palma
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.gonzaga.edu/ongconf

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2013

Meeting Description:

An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Thought of Walter J. Ong, S.J.

Technology, Rhetoric, and Cultural Change: Walter J. Ong, S. J. in the Age of Google, Facebook, and Twitter

Walter Ong was among the foremost theorists of rhetoric and culture in the 20th century. A student of Marshall McLuhan and Perry Miller, his dissertation on the importance of Peter Ramus, a 16th century logician and developer of a deeply influential pedagogy, brought him an international audience. Over the course of his long career, he published many books and hundreds of essays, most arguing that the technology of human communication is reflected, however indirectly, in human consciousness. This interdisciplinary conference will celebrate Ong's legacy and the tradition of Jesuit scholarship. As enthusiasts of new media daily claim its transformative status - the Tunisians Twittered their way to revolution, Coursera will end classroom teaching, etc. - the conference will take us a step closer to understanding their significance and the role of Walter Ong in our understanding of the emerging world they promise.

The conference will take place on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington on Friday and Saturday, February 7-8, 2014.

Call for Papers:

Papers from any field welcomed. Please send abstracts (only) of approximately 200 words to walterongconferencegmail.com by September 1. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by October 1. Please include a contact email address with the abstract. Questions should be sent to the above email address.

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