GTR15 - International Conference on Rhetoric


17-19, JUNE 2015

The annual CERMEG Conference on Rhetoric - Trento Days on Rhetoric 2015 / GTR15 will be held on June 17-19, 2015 at the University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Italy.

The Conference is aiming to explore the relations between Visual Argumentation & Reasonableness in Judicial Debate.

Here it is the general program of the Conference Sessions.

17th June 2015 h. 15.00 – 19.15

Session 1- Visual Argumentation

Conference Room

15.00 – 15.30 Opening Ceremony

15.30 – 16.15 KEYNOTE SPEECH

Leo Groarke (University of Trent - Canada)

Modes of arguing, logophilia, and the limits of language

16.15 – 16.45 Discussion

16.45 – 17.00 Coffee break

Room 5


17.00 – 17.25

Paul van den Hoven & Gabriela Kišiček

Processing multimodal legal discourse; the case of Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams

17.25 – 17.50

Sabrina Francesconi

Inter-semiotic argumentation in dynamic travel texts

17.50 – 18.15

Alessio Lo Giudice

The democratic aesthetics. Starting from John Dewey’s idea of an experience

18.15 – 18.40

Laura Vincze & Isabella Poggi

False analogy in visual argument

18.40 – 19.05

Flora Di Donato

Making the humanities visible: narrative, material and images at the core of a clinical oriented cases’ analysis

18th June 2015 h. 09.00 – 13.00

Session 2- Legal Argumentation

Conference Room

09.00 – 09.45 KEYNOTE SPEECH

Christian Dahlman (University of Lund - Sweden)

Unacceptable generalizations in arguments on legal evidence

09.45 – 10.15 Discussion

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee break

Room 5



Jean H.M. Wagemans

Assessing the acceptability of arguments in judicial debate

10.55 – 11.20

Miguel A. León Untiveros

There is no semantic truth in law

11.20 – 11.45

Ana Dimiskovska

Is there a specific legal logic? On the formal and material aspects of legal reasoning

11.45 – 12.10

Marko Novak

How reasonable is an argument from majority in judicial debates?


Pedro Parini

Irony and the ironical in law

12.35 – 13.00

Chiara Pollaroli

Visual argumentation from the perspective of the Argumentation Model of Topics: the case of photographic evidence

13.15 Buffett Lunch

19th June 2015 h. 09.00 – 13.00

Session 3- Argomentazione e logica giudiziale

(working language: Italian)

Conference Room

09.00 – 09.45 KEYNOTE SPEECH

Giovanni Sartor (University of Bologna and European University Institute)

Casi, scopi, ragioni e regole nella dinamica del diritto giurisprudenziale

09.45 – 10.15 Discussion

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee break

Room 5



János Frivaldszky

Ragioni dialettiche antiche-nuove da recuperare nell’ambito dei contratti civili per superarne la concezione neoliberale

10.55 – 11.20

Adelino Cattani

La parola “figurata”: “Dillo senza dirlo

11.20 – 11.45

Serena Tomasi

Retorica forense ed educazione civica: un modello formativo per le scuole

11.45 – 12.10

Giovanni Bombelli

Immagini “pubbliche” e intervento giurisdizionale

12.10 – 12.35

Paolo Heritier

Radici della European visual legal argumentation. La connessione tra immagine e argomentazione nelle teorie di Bülher, Di Robilant, Popper

12.35 – 13.00

Donatello Puliatti

La logica formale a contatto con il diritto positivo: un approccio minimale, integrato e ricorsivo

13.00 – 13.15 Closing of the Conference

Paper Presentation

Paper presentations are allotted 15 or 20 minutes for the presentation plus an additional 5 or 10 minutes for discussion according to an individual choice.

Registration  fee
Registration will be possible as well as the payment of the Conference Fee (€ 80,00) from May, 15th, by June 15th, 2015.
To register for the conference, fill out the form you will find at the Conference webpage (http://webmagazine.unitn.it/evento/giurisprudenza/4904/gtr15-giornate-tridentine-di-retorica-xv-edizione) and send it to info@cermeg.it. The form will be available from May 15th, by June 15th, 2015.
Registration fee (€ 80,00) includes: conference fee, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch buffet, annual Cermeg Membership fee.

Submit your paper!

To present a contribution, we invite you to submit by e-mail an abstract no later than January 31st, 2015, to info@cermeg.it.  All submitted abstracts will undergo a peer-review process after which you will receive a notification of acceptance / rejection by March 15th, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted in English or Italian.

For further information, Short abstacts’ and Conference details’ files visit the Conference webpage (http://webmagazine.unitn.it/evento/giurisprudenza/4904/gtr15-giornate-tridentine-di-retorica-xv-edizione) or send an e-mail to info@cermeg.it.

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