The Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric is planning a Special Issue titled “From the Mountain Top and Beyond: Contemporary Meanings and Understandings of the Rhetoric of Martin Luther King Jr., 50 Years Later. In this special issue, we seek essays not only grounded in the rhetoric of King, but those that point to King’s legacy 50 years later after his death. Essays that center on people, groups, or institutions that draw inspiration from King’s rhetoric are especially welcomed.
Topics could include, but not limited to:
- The rhetoric used by Civil and Human Rights organizations today.
- A study of films, TV Shows, documentaries, or any cultural production depicting King and his legacy.
- The rhetoric of contemporary social movements
- King and commemorative rhetoric
- King and Race, Sex, and Gender
- King and Obama
- Any contemporary use of King’s rhetoric and rhetorical legacy
- King and Whiteness
Deadline for submissions: November 15th
Please send completed essays to: Andre E. Johnson at email@example.com.
Target date for publication: February 2018