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International Society for the History of Rhetoric
Amsterdam, July 1999

International Society for the History of Rhetoric Amsterdam, July 13-17th, 1999
The Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric will be held in Amsterdam at the Free University from Tuesday, July 13, until Saturday, July 17, 1999. Council will meet the day before, Monday, July 12. Registration also will begin Monday afternoon. The theme of the conference is the history and theory of rhetoric from the classical period to its adaptations in our age, including western and other traditions. A part of the program will be devoted to special sessions. Proposals have already been received for sections on Rhetoric and the Arts, Rhetoric and Emblematics, Rhetoric and Preaching, and Rhetoric and Philosophy. A focus on particular authors is of course also invited. Other suggestions, as well as group proposals, are welcome. Prospective participants should keep in mind that by 'rhetoric' herein is meant an art or discipline with a textual and/or institutional history, and that the Program Committee does not seek proposals that extend the term indiscriminately to include all forms of verbal or pictorial communications. Proposals for 20-minute papers in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, should be submitted by May 15, 1998 to the ISHR President, Prof. Marijke Spies, Department of Literature, Vrije Uniersiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: 31 20 444 6467 Fax: 31 20 444 6500 email: The organisers intend to inform those who submit a proposal as to its acceptance by August 1998. In September 1998 the conference program and local arrangements will be announced. Member of the Program Committee, with whom you are encouraged to liaise, include: Prof. Lucia Montefusco, Dipartimento di Filologia Classica, Via Zamboni 34, 1-40126 Bologna, Italy Tel: 51 258506 email: Prof. Craig W. Kallendorf, Dept. of English Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4277, USA Tel: 1-409 845 3452 Fax: 1-409 862 2292 email: Dr. Colette Nativel, 17 Rue Pavee, 75004 Paris, France Tel: 33 1 42 72 81 58 Prof dr. Wulf Wulfing, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germanistisches Institut, D-44780 Bochum email: Tel: 49 234 700 5100 Fax: 49 234 709 4254 Prof Lynette Hunter, School of English, University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT, England email: Tel: 44 113 233 4747 Fax: 44 113 233 4774