Computing Figures, Figuring Computers II: A workshop on Computational RhetoricExport this event to calendar

Friday, August 12, 2016 (all day) to Sunday, August 14, 2016 (all day)

Sophisticated, complex, and numerous, rhetorical figures from antimetabole to zeugma have been rich resources for communication, literature and argumentation for over two millennia.

The Department of English Language and Literature and the David Cheriton School of Computer Science present a workshop on the intersection of computers and rhetorical figures. Digital technologies can both chart the subtleties of rhetorical figures and, in turn, deploy them to chart out  the textual universe. Genre detection, sentiment detection, authorship attribution, argument analysis — wherever there are words, there are figures. Wherever there are figures, there are patterns. Wherever there are patterns, there are purposes to detect, diagnose, and critique.

The workshop will feature talks by and discussion with scholars from a variety of fields, including the following: 

Chris Reed, University of Dundee

Chrysanne DiMarco, University of Waterloo

Daniel Devatman Hromada, Slovak University of Technology and University Paris 8

Ying Yuan, Soochow University

Randy Allen Harris, University of Waterloo

Jelena Mitrović, University of Belgrade

Ashley Kelly, University of Waterloo

Cliff O’Reilly, Anglia Ruskin University

Marie Dubremetz, Uppsala University

Michael Ullyot, University of Calgary

You can also catch the event via webcast.

Details and registration: ComputationalRhetoricWorkshop.uwaterloo.ca/
Inquiries: rhetfig.uwaterloo@gmail.com

$80, regular faculty and salaried employees
$50, students, contract faculty, and contract employees

Location 
University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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