“Here I Am Send Me”: The Rhetoric of African American Religious Call Narratives

“Here I Am Send Me”: The Rhetoric of African American Religious Call Narratives May 2, 2019
Our Founder and Editor, Andre E. Johnson, Ph.D. is guest editing a special issue of Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture. Focused on the rhetoric of African American call narratives, this issue seeks to expand our understanding of call narratives by placing emphasis on the “listening” part of the call.  Please see the call below.
Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture is publishing a special issue titled, “Here I Am, Send Me: The Rhetoric of African American Religious Call Narratives.” In this special issue, we seek essays that explicitly focus on the rhetoric of a particular call narrative of people who self-identify as Black or African American. Essays that focus on non-Christian identities are especially welcomed.
 
 Topics could include, but not limited to:
  • Call narratives of African American women and men

  • Call narratives of Black youth

  • Call narratives from people who left organized religion

  • The rhetoric of Biblical call narratives
  • Comparison of call narratives between genders, time periods, denominations and /or religions

  • Muslim, Jewish, and other religious narratives

  • Compare and Contrast religious call narratives over different time periods.

Essays should be no more than 25 typed, double-spaced pages (12 pt. font). The Journal uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Submitted essays will be peer-reviewed. Your cover letter should include the title of your essay, name, postal address, email address, and phone number. Your essay should begin with the title of the essay and should NOT include your name.
 
Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2019
 
Send submissions to: Andre E. Johnson, Ph.D. at ajohnsn6@memphis.edu. 

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