Cornelia Ilie

Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric at Strömstad Academy, Sweden and Visiting Professor at Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece. Previously she was Professor at Örebro University and Malmö University, Sweden. She was research fellow at Lancaster University, UK and research scholar at U.C. Berkeley, and held visiting professorships at universities in Austria, Finland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, and the UK. She is the founder and president of ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue), Board member of IPrA (International Pragmatics Association), and Member of the Reference Group of Experts (Higher Education and Education for All) of the IAU (International Association of Universities).

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and internationally anchored. Prof. Ilie has published extensively on institutional pragmatics and discourse practices (particularly political, media and academic discourses), intercultural rhetoric and argumentation. In addition to numerous book chapters, refereed journal and encyclopedia articles, her recent publications include the following books: The Use of English in Institutional and Business Settings: An Intercultural Perspective (Peter Lang, 2007); European Parliaments under Scrutiny: Discourse Strategies and Interaction Practices (John Benjamins, 2010); Evolving genres in web-mediated communication (Peter Lang, 2012); International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015); Parliaments and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of Disputes about a European concept (Berghahn Books, 2016); Argumentation across communities of practice: MultiDisciplinary Perspectives (John Benjamins 2017); Challenging Leadership Stereotypes through Discourse: Power, Management and Gender (Springer 2017); Pragmatics and Its Interfaces (forthcoming, John Benjamins, 2018).

Keith Lloyd

Keith Lloyd is Professor of English at Kent State University Stark. He has spoken worldwide on comparative rhetoric, the rhetoric of India, feminist argumentation, and argumentation theory, as well as their intersections. He has published in the journals Rhetoric Review, Rhetorica, Rhetoric Society Quarterly (RSQ), College English Association (CEA) Forum, Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC), Intertexts, and Foreign Language and Literature Studies. He has also published in the book series Advances in the History of Rhetoric as well as chapters in edited collections. He has served as a reviewer for Rhetorica, Rhetoric Review, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, and the Howard Journal of Communication. His continuing interest is in developing fruitful models of rhetoric, writing, and communication based in global models and methods sensitive to and welcoming of gender and cultural diversity.