15.05. until 15.06.2019 in Warszawa, Poland

The Rhetoric of Locality: Call for Papers to "Res Rhetorica" (peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal)

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The Rhetoric of Locality

Issue editors: Agnieszka Szurek (agnieszka.szurek@uw.edu.pl), Ewa Modrzejewska (ewa.modrzejewska@uw.edu.pl)

Almost every provincial town – and even villages or settlements – has its own local newspaper, sometimes in print, sometimes published online. On the Internet there are not only official websites of towns or cities, but also a plethora of informal local groups. Local radio stations, and even internet tv, operate in some provincial towns. Books about local history are published and distributed outside 'official' network of bookshops. Last but not least, there are such examples of rhetorical activity as speeches delivered by local activists or officials on various occasions or installations in public space: from monuments and exhibitions to memorial plaques or murals.

These issues are rarely discussed from the rhetorical perspective. We therefore invite researchers to submit papers concerning broadly understood 'rhetoric of locality' – both case studies and problem-based articles. Papers may cover the following topics:

  • What are 'local discourse communities'?
  • Local rhetoric in the historical perspective The relations between local discourses and national, regional and global ones.
  • Genres in local literature – from announcments to funeral orations
  • The rhetoric of local social movements
  • Local speakers/media faced with unusual situations
  • 'Locality' on the Internet
  • Local narrations in public space


● submission deadline: June 15, 2019

● target publication date: December 2019.


Res Rhetorica is a peer-reviewed open access quarterly academic journal associated with the Polish Rhetoric Society.

Its scope includes both theories of rhetoric and practices of persuasive communication. It offers space for reflection on the role of rhetoric in communication and a forum for dissemination of rhetoric-oriented research on current and historical texts and practices.

It publishes original theoretical or analytic papers, as well as book reviews, notes on current developments and reports from conferences in the field.

Volumes are published in March, June, September and December. Articles can be submitted online at any time (go to online submissions). Information about special issues is available here

There is no charge for publication. Res Rhetorica is supported with Polish Rhetoric Society's memebership fees and grants. Polish Rhetoric Society is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).

Editors are guided by the Committee's on Publication Ethics (COPE) recommendations. Detailed procedures are available here

The journal is indexed in

  • ESCI (Web of Science™ Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index),
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • ERIH Plus (European Reference Index for the Humanities Plus),
  • CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library),
  • CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities),
  • ICI Journals Master List (Index Copernicus Journals Master List),ICV 2017: 100
  • BazHum (database of Polish scientific journals in the field of humanities);
  • Polska Bibliografia Naukowa.

The journal is archived in the digital repository of the National Library of Poland.