May 18

Programme book You can now download the full program booklet as a PDF file. You will receive a printed version of the booklet when you register, so you do not have to print it yourself. Please note that there have been some minor changes to the program. [N.B. The abstract of the paper by David Isaksen has been corrected in the on-line version of the programme; the paper by Steve Katz is added to the session on "Rhetoric and the Virtual (Un)real"]

Apr 05

Preliminary programme schedule We have now added a preliminary programme schedule for the conference to the website. A full programme will be announced before April 22nd.

Mar 07

Update and reminder We are happy to let you know that our list of keynote speakers is now complete. You can find the titles and abstracts of their lectures on keynotes section of the website.

We would like to remind you that registration is now open. If you haven't done so yet, please register for the conference and confirm your attendance.(For corresponding authors: please inform your co-authors / For panel chairs: please inform your panelists.)

Ghent is a popular tourist destination during the spring, so we advise you to book your stay well in advance. We have negotiated reduced prices with a number of hotels in Ghent. Be advised that most of these reduced price offers expire before March 10: after this date, rooms will be rented at regular prices and on a first come, first serve basis.)

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Feb 15

Letters of notification All letters of notification for all submitted conference papers and panels have now been sent. Please contact us at if you have not received a notification.

Feb 14

Confirmed keynote by Michel Meyer We are honoured to announce the fourth keynote speaker for the conference: Michel Meyer (Université libre de Bruxelles - Belgium). The website will be updated shortly to include the abstracts for all the keynote speakers.

Jan 11

Confirmed keynote by Jennifer Richards We are glad to announce the third keynote speaker for the conference: Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University - UK). The name of the fourth keynote speaker will be announced soon.

Jan 10

Confirmed keynotes and participants We have added the names of the first confirmed keynote speakers (Barry Brummett - University of Texas at Austin, and Steven Mailloux - Loyola Marymount University, Irvine - USA) and a preliminary list of participants to the programme section.

Jan 09

Deadline for proposals The deadline for submitting a proposal has been extended to February 1st.

Nov 27

Committees Both the scientific committee and the local organizing committee are now complete.

Oct 11

Conference announcement We are proud to announce the "Rhetoric as Equipment for Living: Kenneth Burke, Culture and Education" conference. We would like your attention for the following important dates:

- Conference dates: May 22-25th 2013
- CFP deadline: January 15th 2013 February 1st 2013
- CFP decision: by February 15th 2013
- Registration starts: February 15th 2013