5th International Conference on Rhetoric “Days of Ivo Škarić”
Croatia, Island of Brač (Postira)
April 22 – 25 2020


Organized by:

Croatian Philological Association – Department of Phonetics
 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb  – Department of Phonetics
 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Osijek - Department of English Language and LIterature

Call for papers

We have the honor to invite you to the Fifth 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.  We had the pleasure to host scholars from Europe and North America, all prominent authorities in argumentation theory, stylistics and visual rhetoric, as our keynote speakers (Leo Groarke, Igor Ž. Žagar, Frans H. van Eeemeren, Jens E. Kjeldsen, Christopher Tindale, Michael Burke, Krešimir Bagić, Petra Aczel and Nick Turnbull).

The 2020 conference will be organized from April 22nd to 25th in the town of Postira, on the beautiful island of Brač, Croatia. Keynote speakers will be Cornelia Ilie (Strömstad Academy, Sweden) and Keith lloyd (Kent State University Stark, USA) and Damir Horga (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia) 

Main themes of the conference are Comparative rhetoric and  male and female rhetoric – leadership discourse. Additional 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 languages of the conference are English and Croatian. Abstracts should contain between 300 and 350 words. The following information should be included:  

Name of author(s) 
Affiliation (for each author if more than one)
Contact email (for each author if more than one)
Title of presentation
Abstract (300-350 words, exculding references)
Keywords (up to four keywords)
References (not required, but the maximum of four references can be used if necessary)
Please send your abstracts to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
The deadline for sending abstracts is November 30th 2019  January 15th (extended deadline) and after the peer review process the final decisions will be announced by December 20th  January 20th 2020. Deadline for early bird registration is February 15th 2020 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.

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.

We are looking forward to the presentations of your current research and exchange of ideas in the warm atmosphere of the beautiful Croatian Island of Brač. In addition to the conference, you will experience wonderful nature, clear blue Adriatic Sea and delicious local cuisine. Hoping to see you in Postira in 2020!


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

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:
Alma Vančura, PhD., Assistant Professor