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A PDF of the conference program is available here.



Networking Argument

Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Resort
Alta, Utah
July 20-23, 2017

Hosted by the Department of Communication
University of Utah

2017 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

American Forensic Association
National Communication Association
University of Utah, Department of Communication


THE HISTORY OF THE ALTA CONFERENCE

Year
Conference Director
Keynote Address
1979 Jack Rhodes David Zarefsky
Bruce Gronbeck
Scott Nobles
1981 George Ziegelmueller Stephen Toulmin
1983 David Zarefsky Wayne Brockriede
1985 J. Robert Cox Micheal C. McGee
Charles A. Willard
1987 Joseph Wenzel Michael Leff
Frans H. van Eemeren
1989 Bruce Gronbeck Sally Jackson
1991 Donn Parson G. Thomas Goodnight
1993 Raymie E. McKerrow Joseph Wenzel
1995 Sally Jackson Malcolm Sillars
1997 James F. Klumpp David Zarefsky
Bruce Gronbeck (Plenarist)
1999 Thomas A. Hollihan Walter R. Fisher
2001 G. Thomas Goodnight Catherine H. Palczewski
2003 Charles A. Willard Thomas B. Farrell
Lenore Langsdorf
2005 Patricia Riley James F. Klummp
2007 Scott Jacobs Fred Kauffeld
2009 Dennis Gouran Dale Hample
2011 Robert Rowland Thomas A. Hollihan
2013 Catherine H. Palczewski Carol Winkler
2015 Randall A. Lake Carole Blair
V. William Balthrop

*Indexes to the edited volumes of Alta Conferences are found at altaconference.org. In addition, articles from previous years’ volumes can be accessed through EBSCOhost. Print copies of past Alta proceedings are available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing any of the back issues, contact AFA secretary Erika Thomas at erthomas@fullerton.edu.

Award Winners


Senior Scholar Award

2007 Malcolm Sillars, University of Utah
2009 David Zarefsky, Northwestern University
2011 Bruce Gronbeck, University of Iowa
Frans Van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam
2013 G. Thomas Goodnight, University of Southern California
James F. Klumpp, University of Maryland
2015 Dennis S. Gouran, Pennsylvania State University


Michael Calvin McGee Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

2005 Sarak K. Burgess, University of California, Berkeley
Transitional Bodies of Law: The Demand for Recognition in the United Kingdom's Gender Recognition Act.
2007 Frank Zenker, University of Hamburg
Complexity Without Insight: Ceteris Paribus Clauses in Assessing Conducive Argumentation.
2009 Ryan Solomon, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Shame on You Mbeki! The Problem of Denialism in South African AIDS Discourse
2011 Laura Alberti, University of Southern California
Remembering the Lion of the Desert: Visual Rhetoric and Argument in the Contemporary Public Sphere
2013 Matthew Bost, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Arguing for Emptiness: Community in the Debate over Rhetoric and Love
2015 Emma Frances Bloomfield, University of Southern California
Argumentation in the Identity Politics of the Selfie: Substituting Narcissus's Reflection for Pygmalion's Partner




Conference Director
Carol Winkler, Georgia State University
Yennhi Luu and Lyshandra Bennett, Assistants, Georgia State University

Local Host
Robin E. Jensen, University of Utah
Alley Agee and Allison Blumling, Assistants, University of Utah

Planning Committee and Editorial Board
Jennifer Bevan, Chapman University
Ronald Walter Greene, University of Minnesota
Dale Hample, University of Maryland
E. Johanna Hartelius, University of Pittsburgh
David B. Hingstman, University of Iowa
Casey Ryan Kelly, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Susan Kline, The Ohio State University
Robert Elliot Mills, Northwestern University
Gordon Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh
Catherine H. Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa
Samuel Perry, Baylor University
Damien S. Pfister, University of Maryland
Gordon Stables, University of Southern California

Web Support
Jeffrey W. Jarman, Wichita State University
James F. Klumpp, University of Maryland


Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 20th

Registration
Primrose B Lobby, 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Welcome Remarks & Preliminaries
Primrose, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Danielle Endres, Chair, Department of Communication, University of Utah
Robin E. Jensen, Local Host, University of Utah
Carol Winkler, Conference Director, Georgia State University

Keynote Address
Primrose, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Robert Asen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Disavowing Networks, Affirming Networks: Neoliberalism and Its Challenge to Democratic Deliberation

Dinner
Golden Cliff, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Spotlight: Strategizing Domestic and International Networks: Implications for Argumentation Studies
Primrose, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Chair: Carol Winkler, Georgia State University
Damien Smith Pfister, University of Maryland
   How Technoliberals Argue
Maegan Parker Brooks, Willamette University
  Network Matters: Black Lives and Blue Lives Advocacy in On and Offline Settings
Craig Hayden, American University
  Public Argument as Terrain for Statecraft
Patricia Riley, Thomas Hollihan, Christy Hagen, and Stefi Demetriadis, University of Southern California
  Global Argument Networks: The Cases of ISIS and Fake News

Reception
Golden Cliff, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday, July 21st

Breakfast
Golden Cliff, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Session I: Argument as (in) Ecosystems: Networked Approaches to Environmental Argumentation
Wasatch A, 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Chair: Patricia Riley, University of Southern California

Andrew J. Hart, University of Georgia
  Networking, Circulation, and Publicity of Climate Change Discourses and Arguments: An Examination of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Advocacy
William Mosley-Jensen, Trinity University
  Climate Change Argumentation: Subnational Networks, Interest Convergence, and Multiple Publics
William Hays Watson, University of Georgia
  “The air that all of us must breath”: Networking Arguments for Peace in President Kennedy’s Test Ban Treaty Campaign

Session II: Gun Violence in the Networked Political Environments
Wasatch B, 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Chair: Samuel Perry, Baylor University

Dakota Park-Ozee, University of Utah
Jason Jordan, University of Utah
   When Do Perpetrators Count: A Longitudinal Analysis of News Framing of Deceased Mass Shooters
Craig Rood, Iowa State University
   An Anatomy of Blame: Assigning Responsibility in the Aftermath of Mass Shootings
Scott J. Varda, Baylor University
   The 2016 House of Representatives Gun Control Sit-In: Centralized Appropriation of Networked Activist Tactics
Sarah T. Partlow Lefevre, University of Idaho
  When They Found Her: A Murder, A Close-Public and Networked Argument

Session III: Affective Arguments in Networked Communities
Superior A, 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Chair: David Cheshier, Georgia State University

Sharon Avital, Tel Aviv University
  Linking Protests for Mobilizing Emotions: The Vegan Movement Arguments in Israel
Michael J. Janas, Samford University
  Argument and the Foundations of Social Networks: Affective Argument and Popular American History
Samuel M. Jay, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Darrin Hicks, University of Denver
  Tweeting at Conviction: Enthymeme, Affect, and the Trump Voter
Casey Ryan Kelly, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  The Rage Network: Form, Affective Argument, and Toxic Masculinity in the Digital Space

Session IV: Memories, Algorithms, and Historical Argument
Superior B, 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM


Chair: Mark H. Wright, Tsuda University
Jeremy David Johnson, Pennsylvania State University
   Timescape 9/11: Networked Memories
Linda Diane Horwitz, Lake Forest University
Daniel C. Brouwer, Arizona State University
   Networks of Argument and Relationality in the Contemporary Use of Auschwitz Numbers in the New England Holocaust Memorial
John Patrick Hendry, Georgia State University
   Ask Me Anything: Algorithmic Intervention and Argumentation Theory on Social Networking Platforms
Chandra A. Maldonado, North Carolina State University
  Remembering Roosevelt: Arguing for Memory Through Public and Private Networks

Coffee Break
Superior Lobby, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Spotlight: Approaches to Theorizing Networked Argument
Primrose, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Chair: Carol Winkler, Georgia State University
James F. Klumpp, University of Maryland
  Substance: An Exploration of the State of Argument in the Post-Fact Era
Ronald Walter Greene, University of Minnesota
   A Materialist Perspective on Argument Networks as Contentious Politics
John Fritch, University of Northern Iowa
Catherine H. Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa
   More Disingenuous Controversy: Hashtags, Chants and an Election
Dana L. Cloud, Syracuse University
   Ideology, Argument, and Post-Truth Panic

Luncheon
Cliff Conference Tent, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Session I: Argumentation and Agency in Benkler’s Networked Public Sphere
Wasatch A, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: Damien Pfister, University of Maryland
Ashley Hinck, Xavier University
   Greenpeace’s LEGO Campaign: Contested Argument in Networked and Affective Publics
Aaron Hess, Arizona State University
  Je (Ne) Suis…: Exploring the Performative Contradiction in Anti-Clicktivism Arguments
Miriam Sobre-Denton, Texas State University
  Where's My Flag Profile Overlay? Vernacular and Virtual Responses to Disparities in Representations of Terror Events on Social Media
Amber Davisson, Keene State College
Kelsey Jackson, Keene State College
  Too Srat to Care: Participatory Culture and Political Economy of Total Sorority Move

Session II: Enthymemes, Memes, and Networked Argument
Wasatch B, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: Michael J. Janas, Samford University
Matthew G. Gerber, Baylor University
  At the Intersection of Network(s), Enthymeme, and Fields of Argument
Kory Riemensperger, Wake Forest University
  The Constitutive Rhetoric of Meme Magic
Leslie A. Hahner, Baylor University
  Alt-Right Memes as Arguments of White Nationalism
Seth Fendley, University of Southern Mississippi
  Embedded Argumentation in Digital Media Networks: On “Native” Advertising

Session III: Defining and Establishing Networks through Visual Argument
Superior A, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: Dana L. Cloud, Syracuse University
Meredith D. Neville-Shepard, University of Arkansas
  Extinguishing Dissent: Norman Morrison’s Self-Immolation as Argument by Sacrifice
Kareem El Damanhoury, Georgia State University
  The Visual Depiction of Statehood in Daesh’s Dabiq Magazine and Al-Naba’ Newsletter
Naoki Kambe, Rikkyo University
  Accumulating Affect and Visual Argument: The Case of the 2015 Japanese Hostage Crisis
Samuel Perry, Baylor University
  Networks of Violence: Converging Representations of Violence

Session IV: Social Movements and Enclaves in the Online Environment
Superior B, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: Timothy M. Barouch, Georgia State University
Jeremy J. Freed, University of Utah
  Hashtag Terrorism: #gamergate and the Significance of High Betweenness-Centrality Actors in a Hashtag Social Movement
Benjamin William Mann, University of Utah
  Disability Argumentation in Social Movements: A Thematic Analysis of Disability March as a Cyberprotest Network
Ruth J. Beerman, Randolph-Macon College
  The Contextual Enthymeme: Challenges of Networked Circulation Within Advocacy Campaigns
Charles E. Morris III, Syracuse University
  Queering Rhetorical Enclaves

Coffee Break
Superior Lobby, 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Session I: Nasty Women: Responding to Delegitimation Strategies by Gendered Networks Across Spheres of Argument
Wasatch A, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Chair: Mary E. Stuckey, Pennsylvania State University
Rachel Avon Whidden, Lake Forest University
   “Value-Focused Wealth” and the Problematic Nature of a Feminized Investment Strategy
David B. Hingstman, University of Iowa
  Arguments for Women’s Banks and the Possibilities and Limits of Corporate Structural Mimesis as Private-Public Argument Networks
G. Thomas Goodnight, University of Southern California
  “Nasty Women,” 2016: Aggressive Rebuttals as Performance of Collaboration and Resistance

Session II: Networking Freedom: Free Speech in Argument Communities
Wasatch B, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Chair: James Jasinski, University of Puget Sound
Alexander Hiland, University of Minnesota
  Fake News: The Failure of Freedom
Catherine Langford, Texas Tech University
  Creating Community on Social Media: Identity, Activism, and Public Discourse on Black Twitter
M. Elizabeth Thorpe, The College at Brockport, SUNY
  Professor Watchlist: Failure of the Public Sphere
Michael K. Middleton, University of Utah
Kevin A. Johnson, University of Utah
  Critical Deliberation Under Fire: Milblogging, Free Speech, and the “Soldiers’ Protocol to Enable Active Communication Act”

Session III: The Complexity of Factual Evidence in Networked Environments
Superior A, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Chair: Dale Hample, University of Maryland
Justin W. Kirk, The University of Kansas
  Argument Hacking: How Networks and Artificial Intelligence Can Undermine Argumentative Certainty
Candice Lanius, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  Data Cannot Speak for Themselves: Unreasonable Claims Within the Big Social Data Community
Jeffrey W. Jarman, Wichita State University
  Is Fact-Checking Biased? A Computerized Content Analysis
Martha S. Cheng, Rollins College
  Apology as Law: Establishing and Acknowledging Historical Facts

Session IV: Argumentation and Debate as Educational Practice
Superior B, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Chair: Gordon Stables, University of Southern California
John J. Rief, Duquesne University
Rachel Morrell, Duquesne University
  Community-Based Participatory Debate: A Synthesis of Debate Pedagogy, Practice, and Research
Catherine E. Morrison, University of Rhode Island
  Argument from Somewhere, for Something: Connecting Places of Argument and Debate in K-12 Education
Brian Lain, University of North Texas
Karen Anderson-Lain, University of North Texas
  Networking Debate and Civic Engagement: Measuring the Impact of High School Debate Camp
Amy Janan Johnson, University of Oklahoma
Ioana A. Cionea, University of Oklahoma
Eryn Bostwick, University of Oklahoma
Megan Bassick, University of Oklahoma
Nathan Lindsey, University of Oklahoma
  Writing about Serial Arguments: The Effects of Manipulating Argument Perspective

Coffee Break
Superior Lobby, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Controversies Over Individual Rights: Strategizing Argumentative Responses
Wasatch A, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM


Chair: Angela G. Ray, Northwestern University
James Jasinski, University of Puget Sound
  Specification, Dissociation, and African-American Voting Rights
in the United States
Bjørn F. Stillion Southard, University of Georgia
  Middling Argumentation: The Failure of Compromise in U.S. Political Discourse on Race
Sara Baugh-Harris, University of Denver
  #MuslimBan: Analyzing “American” Identity through Social Mediated Public Controversy
Edward Panetta, University of Georgia
  Freedom University (FU): Undocumented Students and the Struggle to Secure a Post-Secondary Education in Georgia

Session II: The Role of Argument in Scientific Deliberations: Episteme, Techne, and Phronesis
Wasatch B, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM


Chair: Susan L. Kline, The Ohio State University
L. Paul Strait, University of Southern Mississippi
  Scientific Argument Networks and the Polytechtonic Art of Rhetoric
Geoff B. Leatham, University of Rhode Island
  Commonplaces in Literature Reviews: Argument Schemes for Supporting Research Questions and Hypotheses
Jay Alexander Frank, University of Minnesota
  Analogy and Argument in the Rhetoric of Science

Session III: Legal Networks and Argument
Superior A, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM


Chair: Robert Elliot Mills, Northwestern University
Timothy M. Barouch, Georgia State University
  Networks, Norms, and the Problem of Capable Arguers
M. Kelly Carr, University of West Florida
  Networking Arguments: Prudential Accommodation in National Federation v. Sebelius
Pauline Theeuws, Rider University
David R. Dewberry, Rider University
  Negotiating the Tension between Organizational Authority and Artistic Authority Within Political Campaigns in Europe and New Zealand
Karen Tracy, University of Colorado, Boulder
  Building Arguments and Attending to Face in Small Claims Court

Session IV: Intersectional Identities and Networked Belongingness: An Argumentative Perspective
Superior B, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM


Chair: Jack A. Samosky, California State University-East Bay
Marissa Fernholz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Intersectionality and Critical Coverage of the Immigration Policy in Women’s Online Media Networks
Jaime Lane Wright, St. John’s University
  Engaging the Hydra: The Transtexual Networks of Milo Yiannopoulos
Derek T. Buescher, University of Puget Sound
Kent A. Ono, University of Utah
  Gender Espionage: The Doubled Heresy of Chelsea Manning
Silven V. Trifonov, University of Minnesota
  Arguing Belonging and Rearticulating Citizenship Through Feminine Style

Dinner
Golden Cliff, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Meet the Editors

This is an informal opportunity to meet past and present journal editors, to learn about the publication process and what editors are (not) looking for, etc. Come with questions!
White Pine, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  Mary E. Stuckey, Quarterly Journal of Speech
  Catherine Langford, Argumentation and Advocacy
  Robert C. Rowland, Western Journal of Communication
  Sarah T. Partlow-Lefevre and Jeffrey Jarman, Contemporary Argumentation and Debate
  Gordon Mitchell, Timely Interventions: A Translational Journal of Public Policy

Alta Steering Committee Meeting (Steering committee members only)
Red Pine, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Reception
Golden Cliff, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, July 22nd

Breakfast
Golden Cliff, 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Session I: Argumentative Approaches to Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice
in Online and Offline Networks
Wasatch A, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM


Chair: Gordon Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh
Beth L. Boser, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  Networked Definitional Arguments About “Birth Rape”
Zornitsa Keremidchieva, University of Minnesota
  Administrative Rhetoric and Networked Governance: The Case of Women’s Health
Aya H. Farhat, Baylor University
   #ShoutYourAbortion: Abortion and the Limitation of Hashtag Activism
Ashley Noel Mack, Louisiana State University
   The Price of Liberal Rationalism and the Promise of Antagonism in Critical Deliberation in Online Abortion Debates

Session II: Environmental Argument: Cause, Networks, and Solutions
Wasatch B, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM


Chair: Ronald Walter Greene, University of Minnesota
Ian Summers, University of Utah
Alley Agee, University of Utah
Monica Scott, University of Utah
Danielle Endres, University of Utah
  The Discursive Construction of the Anti-Nuclear Activist
Christian D. Angelich, University of Minnesota
  Crashing the Environment: Bill McKibben’s Use of Hyperbolic Argument
Joshua P. Ewalt, University of Utah
  The Agentic Earth Topos: Figuring a Violent Earth at the End of the Anthropocene
Elizabeth Brunner, Idaho State University
  Following Affective Winds Over Panmediated Networks: Image-Driven Activism in Chengdu, China

Session III: Populism, Exceptionalism, and Fascism: Resources of the 2016 Presidential Campaign
Superior A, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM


Chair: David Zarefsky, Northwestern University
George F. McHendry, Jr., Creighton University
Nicholas Paliewicz, University of Louisville
  The Micropolitics of Control: Fascism, Desire, and Argument in President Trump’s America
David Cheshier, Georgia State University
  Populists Argue, but Populism is Not an Argumentation
David Botting, ArgLab, IFILNOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisbon
  Sweeping Generalizations, Faulty Analogies, and the Benefit of the Doubt

Session IV: History as a Source of Networked Argument
Superior B, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM


Chair: E. Johanna Hartelius, University of Pittsburgh
Sara C. VanderHaagen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  Memories of the “Drum Major”: Arguments from Authority in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Quotation Controversy
Paul Elliott Johnson, University of Pittsburgh
  “Morning in America”: Ronald Reagan’s Legacy of Population as Argument
Carly S. Woods, University of Maryland
  Networked Memories: Remembering Barbara Jordan in 21st Century Immigration Debates
Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, Wabash College
Dale A. Herbeck, Northeastern University
  Style Trumps Substance: The Enduring Legacy of the Great Debate of September 26, 1960

Coffee Break
Superior Lobby, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session I: Rethinking the Function and Use of Narrative in Networked Context
Wasatch A, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


Chair: Jason Barrett-Fox, Weber State University
R. Brandon Anderson, Gustavus Adolphus College
  Challenging a Culture of Secrecy: Investigating the Emergence of “Antenarrative Storytelling” in Community Responses to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Jacob W. Justice, The University of Kansas
  Networked Dreams: American Dream Mythology from Reagan to Obama to Rubio
Ann E. Burnette, Texas State University
Wayne L. Kraemer, Texas State University
  Hispanic Politicians on the Rise: Argumentation Strategies of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio
Jeffrey Motter, University of Colorado, Boulder
Scott Welsh, Appalachian State University
   Narrative, Argument, and the Aims of Criticism

Session II: Trump in the Network of Ideological Argument
Wasatch B, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


Chair: James F. Klumpp, University of Maryland
Michael J. Lee, University of Charleston
   Trumpism and Historic Lines of Conservative Argument
Angela G. Ray, Northwestern University
Robert Elliot Mills, Northwestern University
  Reading Freaks: P.T. Barnum, D. J. Trump, and Transhistorical Hermeneutic Networks
Robert C. Rowland, The University of Kansas
  Comparing Ideological Networks: Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump
David Zarefsky, Northwestern University
  Ideological Conservatism vs. Faux Populism in Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Session III: A Woman’s Place: Argumentative Constraints and Opportunities
in Networked Communities

Superior A, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


Chair: Casey Ryan Kelly, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jaclyn Nolan, University of Georgia
  What Makes a Woman a Woman? The I.O.C.’s Deliberation Over Sex in International Sport
Brian Heslop, Coker College
  Petitioning a Mormon God: Analogical Argument as a Means of Revelation in the Ordain Women Movement
Kelly Jakes, Wayne State University
Jennifer Keohane, George Mason University
Sara McKinnon, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Rethinking Gender, War, and Militarism
Alley Agee, University of Utah
Dakota Parks-Ozee, University of Utah
Allison Blumling, University of Utah
  Networked Argument via Collective Rhetorics at the Women’s March on the Utah State Capital and the Women’s March on Washington

Session IV: Understanding the Role of Argument in Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Group Networks
Superior B, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


Chair: Don Waisanen, Baruch College, City University of New York
Haavard Koppang, Norwegian Business School
  Networking Argument and the Sociology of Argumentation
E. Johanna Hartelius, University of Pittsburgh
   Flânerie in the Digital Archive: Networked Arguments of Historiography
Dale Hample, University of Maryland
  Argumentativeness and Verbal Aggressiveness Are
Two Things Apiece
Susan L. Kline, The Ohio State University
   Post Truth Discourse and Practices in Interpersonal Discussion

Luncheon
Cliff Conference Tent, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Session I: Argumentative Approaches to Visibility and Invisibility in Networked Environments
Wasatch A, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: G. Thomas Goodnight, University of Southern California
Adam Blood, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ronald Lee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
   The Visible and the Invisible: Arguing about Threats to Loyalty in the Internet Age
Emma Frances Bloomfield, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  The Argumentative Strategies of Virtual Religious Networks: Athenism, Clicking, and the Worship of Logic
Jay P. Childers, The University of Kansas
   Arguing Against Partisanship: Toward a Conceptualization of Hermeneutical Networks
John Banister, University of Georgia
  The Search of the Private Realm: Rereading Hannah Arendt in the Social Networking Age

Session II: Focusing on Arguers in Networked Environment
Wasatch B, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: Charles E. Morris III, Syracuse University
Maceio Ilon Lauer, Western Illinois University
The Institution as a Locus of Networked Argumentation
Heather Ashley Hayes, Whitman College
  Embracing Networked Criminality: Dispatches from the Argumentative Frameworks of Hactivism
Jonathan S. Carter, University of Nebraska
  Memes as Commonplace: Ted Cruz, Serial Killers, and the Making of Networked Multitudes
David Cratis Williams, Florida Atlantic University
Dale Hample, University of Maryland
  Rising to the Defense of Ad Hominem Arguments

Session III: American Academic Debate in Japan: Critical Reflections on the Trans-Pacific Forensic Network
Superior A, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: David B. Hingstman, University of Iowa
Respondents: Catherine H. Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa
Brian Lain, University of North Texas
Katsuya Koresawa, Hiroshima Shudo University
Kaori Miyawaki, Ritsumeikan University
  Conceptualizing Academic Debate in Japan: A Study of Judging Philosophy Statements
Satoru Aonuma, Tsuda University
Kazuhiko Seno, ThinkHard, Inc.
  Big in Japan?: A Note on the Japanese Reception of American Policy Debate
Noriaki Tajima, Kanda University of International Studies
  Evolutions and Devolutions in Practice: Theory Debates in Recent Japanese High School and College Competitions
Junya Morooka, Rikkyo University
  Gender Diversity in Competitive Debate in Japan: An Examination of Debate Tournaments at the Secondary and Tertiary Levels

Session IV: Giving Voice to Repressed Groups: Argumentative Resources and Strategies
Superior B, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


Chair: Sarah T. Partlow Lefevre, Idaho State University
Margret McCue-Enser, St. Catherine’s University
  To Tell Our Own Truth: Settler Postcolonialism as an Antecedent to Native American Argumentation Studies
José Ángel Maldonado, University of Utah
  Rhetorical Rumors: Credulity and Ontology in International
Feminicidio Discourse
Aaron Dicker, Georgia State University
  Defending the “Domestic Foreigner”: Jews and Muslims as “Un-American”
Ammar Hussein, University of Utah
  Social Networking Sites and the Israeli Left: From Realpolitik to Ding(bio)politic

Coffee Break
Superior Lobby, 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Session I: Gendered Networks, Alternative Facts: Argument in the Post-Truth Trump Era
Wasatch A, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Chair: Rachel Avon Whidden, Lake Forest University
Joan Faber McAlister, Drake University
   Polemic Platforms and the “Woman Card”: Trumping Truth with Enthymemes in the Twitterverse
Heidi Hamilton, Emporia State University
  Performing Hegemonic Masculinity: Trump’s Framing
of U.S. Foreign Policy
Erika Thomas, California State University, Fullerton
  Networking Movements and Refuting Ideologies through Visual Artifacts: A Rhetorical Examination of the Pussyhat Project
Denise Oles-Acevedo, Iowa State University
  Moving from #LockHerUp to #NastyWoman: Trump Campaign Inspires a Call for Solidarity for Women

Session II: Practical Applications of Arguments in Networked Settings
Wasatch B, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM


Chair: David Cratis Williams, Florida Atlantic University
Robert T. Craig, University of Colorado, Boulder
  Argumentation as a Practical Discipline
Zachary VeShancey, University of Colorado, Boulder
  Situated Ideals and the Maintenance of Civil Argumentation Spaces in Reddit Discussion Threads
Don Waisanen, Baruch College, City University of New York
Allison Hahn, Baruch College, City University of New York
Eric Gander, Baruch College, City University of New York
  Text, Talk, Argue: How to Improve Text-Driven Political Conversations from an Argumentation Perspective
Justin Eckstein, Pacific Lutheran University
Gordon Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh
  Designing Public Debates to Facilitate Dynamic Updating in a Network Society

Session III: Mobilization Strategies for Online and Offline Networks
Superior A, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Chair: Brian Lain, University of North Texas
Zachary Sheldon, Baylor University
  Social Physics and the Moral Economy of Spreadable Media:
An Integrated Model for Communication Networking
Diana Zulli, University of Utah
  Theorizing Online Political Mobilization: The Case of Instagram in the 2016 Campaign
Jeremy R. Grossman, University of Georgia
  Twitter and the Irony of the Left in the 2016 Election

Session IV: Reconnecting Networks through Arguments of Reconciliation and Apologia
Superior B, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Chair: Robert C. Rowland, The University of Kansas
Laura Michael Brown, Pennsylvania State University
   Region and Reconciliation: The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Hiroko Okuda, Kanto Gakuin University
  Analyzing Public Diplomacy for Japan-US Reconciliation
Tyler Hiebert, University of Southern California
Randall A. Lake, University of Southern California
Christiana Robbins, University of Southern California
  Networked Reconciliation
Takeshi Suzuki, School of Information and Communication, Meiji University
  An Analysis of President Obama’s Hiroshima Address: Apology or Apologia in Context

Dinner
Golden Cliff, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Reception
Golden Cliff, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunday, July 23rd

Optional Snowbird Brunch
(Atrium breakfast is available from 7 AM - 10 AM. Snowbird gift card may be
used to pay for breakfast or brunch.)
Atrium Restaurant, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Check-Out
11:00 AM

Snowbird has a Sunday Brunch (10:30 AM - 2:00 PM in the Atrium Restaurant). Although the brunch is not included in your package, you can apply the gift card that you will receive to recover its costs. Reservations are recommended.