Virtual Gathering 2021

We thank all the participants and the organisers for the great event and are very much looking forward to seeing everyone in person in Tübingen 2023!

For a detailed conference report visit the website of the RSE.

Official Screenshot of the Virtual Gathering in May 2021

Programme of the Virtual Gathering, May 27–28, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Welcome and Keynote Speech
Sonja K. Foss (Regents’ Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico) and Karen A. Foss (Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Denver, US):
Constricted and Constructed Potentiality: An Inquiry into Paradigms of Strategic Change

Panel 1: “The Rhetoric of the Coronavirus” and the Strategic Construction of Legitimacy. First Addresses of Western Leaders to the Nation

Ruth Amossy (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Jürgen Siess (Caen University, France) / Ruth Amossy (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Keren Sadoun-Kerber (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) / Stéphane Wahnich (Université Paris-Est-Créteil)
Irit Kornblit (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

General Assembly (Rhetoric Society of Europe)

Friday, May 28, 2021

Panel 2: Pandemics and Rhetoric. Perspectives on Strategic Rhetoric from the Athenian Plague 430 BC to COVID-19 2020 AD.

Otto Fischer / Ann Öhrberg (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Jon Viklund (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Louise Schou-Therkildsen (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Mats Rosengren (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Janne Lindqvist (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Panel 3: Rhetoric as Strategic Thinking

Alexander Fischer (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Michael Hoppmann (Northeastern University, Boston, USA)
Manfred Kraus (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Sine Just / Marcus Lantz (Roskilde University / Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Rudi Palmieri / Andrea Rocci (University of Liverpool, UK / Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland)