4th International Conference on Rhetoric “Days of Ivo Škarić”
Croatia, Island of Brač (Postira)
April 18 – 21 2018


Organized by:

Croatian Philological Association – Department of Phonetics
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Phonetics
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Croatian Language and Literature

Call for papers

We have the honor to invite you to the Fourth International Conference on Rhetoric “Days of Ivo Škarić” and would be honored if you contributed to its success by sharing your research findings in the fields of rhetoric, argumentation theory, stylistics, informal logic and neighboring disciplines. The conference in honor of late Professor Emeritus Ivo Škarić, the most prominent and influential Croatian expert in rhetoric, has become biennial meeting point for experts in the interdisciplinary field of rhetoric and we had the honor to host scholars from Europe and North America, with keynote speakers being prominent authorities in argumentation theory, stylistics and visual rhetoric (Leo Groarke, Igor Ž. Žagar, Frans H. van Eeemeren, Jens E. Kjeldsen, Christopher Tindale, Michael Burke and Krešimir Bagić).

The 2018 conference will be organized from April 18th to 21st in the city of Postira, Island of Brač, Croatia. Keynote speakers will be Petra Aczél (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary) and Nick Turnbull (University of Manchester, UK). Conference themes include, but are not limited to:

  • argumentation and law
  • argumentation theory
  • history of rhetoric
  • rhetoric and philosophy
  • rhetoric and stylistics
  • rhetoric in the media
  • rhetoric of political discourse
  • rhetoric of religious discourse
  • rhetoric of science
  • rhetoric in education and
  • visual rhetoric


The deadline for sending abstracts is October 31st 2017 and after the peer review process the final decisions will be announced by December 1st 2017. Deadline for early bird registration is February 1st 2018 with the registration fee of 100 € (50 € for Master and Ph.D. students). Detailed information about the registration and the payment can be found at the official website of the conference.

The languages of the conference are English and Croatian. The length of each paper must not exceed 15 minutes. After each presentation there will be a 5 minute discussion. Sessions will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with an excursion planned for Friday afternoon and Conference Dinner for all registered participants on Saturday night. Wednesday afternoon is reserved for registration and reception. Information about accommodation and transportation are given at the official website. For any additional information please contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking forward to your applications, presentations of your current research and exchange of ideas in the hospital atmosphere on the beautiful Croatian Island of Brač, with one of the most striking landscapes in the Adriatic Sea. There is no other place where rhetoricians would feel warmer in the spring of 2018!


On the behalf of the Program Committee:
Gordana Varošanec-Škarić, Ph.D., full professor

On the behalf of the Organizing Committee:
Davor Stanković, M.A.