Special Issue of POROI on Rhetoric and Translation
Guest Editor: Russell Valentino, Indiana University
Rhetorical theorists since Aristotle have known that rhetoric is a temporally and spatially situated form of communication that forges (or fails to forge) a bond between a speaker and an audience through the use of commonplaces (topoi): canned formulas that can be varied to generate appropriate action and novel insights. The form of communication called translation offers fertile ground for rhetorical exploration. A good translator skillfully manipulates a receiving culture’s language and expressive modes, soliciting readers’ participation in worlds beyond their own.
POROI: Special Issue: Rhetoric, Economics, Culture, and Time
Guest Editor: David Hingstman, University of Iowa
Rhetorical studies of economic exchange, some inspired by the pioneering work of Deirdre McCloskey, have been an integral part of the Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry’s mission since its inception. This special issue of the POROI: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Analysis and Invention, calls for studies of the various ways in which concepts of reciprocity and temporality are constructed and communicated in practices of economic exchange.
Appropriate papers will engage both how people communicate in specific kinds of exchange relationships and how those relationships appear and change as cultural phenomena that characterize ways and forms of life more generally.