CFP: Trump, Rhetoric, and Twitter

President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter

deadline for submissions:
June 25, 2017
full name / name of organization:
Michele Lockhart
contact email:
Call for Proposals

President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter

Michele Lockhart seeks contributors for her fourth collection of essays, which analyzes a segment of language used by the 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump.

Having published three co-edited collections, Political Women: Language and Leadership (September, 2013), Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric (September, 2014), and Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Election: Her Political and Social Discourse (November, 2015), she is shifting her focus from the language used by women in politics and leadership positions to examine how various audiences are instantaneously affected, for better or worse, by President Trump’s rhetoric via Twitter.

The book, tentatively entitled President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter, will demonstrate the ways in which the following areas have been the subject of President Trump’s tweets:

International & U.S. Relations; Government Affairs
Economies and Financial Markets
Media & “Fake News”
Marginalized Groups
Tangible effects and post-tweet evidence should be included and explicit. Qualitative-quantitative analyses of these chapters should focus exclusively on language via Twitter; analytics and visualization tools for both the text and Twitter trends are encouraged. While the collection will focus primarily on President Trump’s rhetoric as president, a broader lens may be used to capture pre-presidential language shifts and/or patterns of tweets.

Chapters should delve into the psychology of the speaker (or writer, in this case), which may consider personality traits, socialization, and/or cognitive performance. The interdisciplinary approach lends itself to: rhetoric; political rhetoric; political discourse; leadership studies; psychology; neurolinguistics; computational linguistics; media; international relations; sociology.

Proposals of approximately 300 words must be submitted no later than June 25, 2017, but acceptance into the collection will be based on completed essays of approximately 20-25 double-spaced pages submitted no later than September 24, 2017. Include contact information, previous publications, and academic affiliation, if any. Please title the e-mail subject line of the proposal “Trump Tweets” when e-mailing the proposal.

CFP Released: May 20, 2017

Deadline for Proposals: June 25, 2017

Notification will be no later than July 2, 2017

First Complete Draft due: September 24, 2017

Various Draft Revisions: October 15 through December 3, 2017

Final Draft due: January 14, 2018

Estimated publication date: June 2018

Prospective contributors may send proposals to:

Michele Lockhart, Ph.D.

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