Sat, 11/19: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CST
Room: Grand Ballroom C - 5th Floor
This session will be live streamed and recorded for viewing after the convention until December 31, 2022.
This roundtable presents an opportunity for scholars who have studied affect, race, and rhetoric to dialogue together about how such inquiries can render rhetorical theory/criticism's futures more just and accountable. Honoring PLACE necessitates attending to the affective dimensions that influence and underwrite rhetorical relations. The roundtable is guided by the overall questions: How can (and does) rhetorical theory address the historical realities of racist affects? How might such acts of addressing honor PLACE?
The roundtable especially invites reflections that disrupt White Affect Studies, delineated by Claudia Garcia-Rojas (2016) as an area of Western-European inquiry that positions white affects as "universal" (p. 1) and a structure of white affects constituted through "the enslavement and genocide of Black and native indigenous populations, in addition to colonial practices of violence and terror" (p. 5).
Critical and Cultural Studies Division
NCA First Vice President
Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division