Call for Papers: The Rhetoric of Otherness, Special Issue in Rhetoric and Communications Journal. Editors: Paola Giorgis, Ivanka Mavrodieva, & Andrea Valente. Deadline: November 15, 2021.
Rhetoric and Communications Journal is accepting manuscripts for a special issue on The Rhetoric of Otherness that can illustrate different genres, media channels, and platforms dealing with issues of Otherness/Othering as a measure of society’s treatment towards individuals and out-groups in terms of dignity, human rights, justice, and welfare. It invites authors to explore old and new forms of Otherness and Othering in various texts such as literary, journalistic, political speeches, new media, social media, visual texts, and films, by focusing on the role of linguistic, rhetoric, and discourse strategies in the representation, construction or deconstruction of us/them, sameness/difference, etc. The co-editors welcome contributions that are either original research, systematic review, or theoretical articles.