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[cfp] Image Events (Collection)

Posted 22 Dec, 2004

Image Events: From Theory to Action (edited collection)
Eds. Joe Wilferth and Kevin DeLuca

In a world awash in images, in a culture wherein images constitute the most influential form of public discourse, constructing image events (namely staged acts of protest designed for media dissemination) has become a crucial rhetorical strategy for corporate hegemony and citizen resistance. Such events, as has been demonstrated by Greenpeace, by PETA, by the Truth campaign against big tobacco and so many more, aim to heighten public awareness and affect cultural or mainstream ideographs.

The editors of a new collection on image events and visual rhetoric invite colleagues (graduate students included) from both English and communication studies to contribute original work on image events, on visual rhetoric, and on the rhetorical analysis of those events/rhetorics. Specifically, the editors invite submissions for three main areas of the collection: 1) theory, 2) analysis (i.e., individual cases and analyses according to a specific method of rhetorical criticism), and 3) pedagogy/action.

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