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Updating of the Burkean Pentad, from Ken McAllister

Sun, 2014-12-14 17:17

I find Ken McAllister's updating of the Burkean pentad powerful today.
See: http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/10.2/reviews/moeller_moberley/grammar.html

Reminiscent of Kenneth Burke's Pentad, McAllister's grammar is composed of five interrelated elements that, when combined in various ratios, "give substance to the underlying and sometimes ephemeral dialectical struggles they describe" (44).

McAllister's grammar of gamework is composed of the following five elements:
1. agents,
2. functions,
3. influences,
4. manifestations,
5. transformative locales.

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Rocky Mountain Locust

Sun, 2014-12-14 14:37

As the Rhetoric Society of _America_, we forget that interesting work in rhetoric is done in other nations, with a vastly different history.

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Informal Logic Vol 34, No 4 (2014)

Thu, 2014-12-11 16:47

Informal Logic
Vol 34, No 4 (2014)

Table of Contents
Articles
Critical Thinking Education and Debiasing
Guillaume Beaulac, Tim Kenyon
PDF
341-363
John Locke on Inference and Fallacy, A Re-Appraisal
Mark Garrett Longaker
PDF
364-392
Critique of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Test: The More You Know, the Lower Your Score
Kevin Possin
PDF
393-416
Evidential Modals at the Semantic-Argumentative Interface: Appearance Verbs as Indicators of Defeasible Argumentation
Elena Musi

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Grants from the Coalition of Women Scholars

Thu, 2014-12-11 16:24

[Coalition] RFP
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Sponsor: Redd (Charles) Center for Western Studies
Program Number: 81885
Title: Independent Research and Creative Works Award
E-mail: redd_center@byu.edu
Web Site: https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Apply-for-an-Award.aspx
Program URL: https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Awards/IndResearch.aspx
SYNOPSIS: The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites

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PhD Program in Technical Communication & Rhetoric at Texas Tech

Mon, 2014-12-08 16:27

PhD Program in Technical Communication & Rhetoric at Texas Tech

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The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC) seeks an Associate Editor for Peitho

Fri, 2014-12-05 15:55

The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC) seeks an Associate Editor for Peitho, its biannual peer-reviewed online journal. The Associate Editor is responsible for book reviews in each issue; for following up with authors who receive revise and resubmits and, if desired, finding mentors to assist them with interpreting reviewer comments and refining drafts; and for coordinating efforts with the journal Editors.

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Mentoring the "Terminal Associate Professor"

Tue, 2014-12-02 15:23

Mentoring the "Terminal Associate Professor"
http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/enewsletter.php?msgno=...

Promotion: A Personal or a Public Good?

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Rhetorician in the News: Brett Lunceford

Fri, 2014-11-28 08:48

Rhetorician Brett Lunceford in the News (via Google Translate from Portugese)

Why public nudity shocks both?
Three women have become national issue by walking naked in the streets - a gesture capable of causing a stir in any society
http://epoca.globo.com/ideias/noticia/2014/11/por-que-bnudez-publica-cho...

MARCELO MOURA
15/11/2014
  

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Thoughts on a Difficult Time (from Barry Brummett, UT/Austin)

Wed, 2014-11-26 09:54

Words seem like poor consolation on a day when so many are in pain, but that's what I've got.

First, from Mr. Rogers: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." -

And then from Jack Gilbert:
A Brief for the Defense
Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies

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Advice sought by a doctoral student in Education: Crowdsourced Writing

Sat, 2014-11-22 18:46

Query: Do you know of any people or other sources of information that say smart stuff about how to evaluate and assess crowdsourced writing that's part of a course assignment?"

Link for context:
http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/freire-made-mooc-open-education-re...

Can anyone help?

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Departmental Mergers

Wed, 2014-11-19 13:23

Hello,

If you have experienced a departmental merger of any sort, please email rhetoricguy@gmail.com

Life is changing!

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Are we citing older articles because they are more readily accessible?

Mon, 2014-11-17 18:00

From http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2014/11/10/growing-impact-of-older-ar...

The researchers report that since 1990, the share of references to older articles has increased by 28%. Business, Economics & Management journals increased their share by 56%, and Computer Science by 39%. In contrast, Chemical & Material Sciences and Engineering both increased their share by just 2% and 3%, respectively.

The researchers explain their results by several changes in the way scholarly information is produced, disseminated, and discovered, including:

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PhD program in Communication and Rhetoric at Rensselaer

Sat, 2014-11-15 11:50

PhD and MS/PhD Studentships in the Department of Communication and Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Department of Communication and Media has spaces available for a limited number exceptional students to begin their PhD or MS/PhD studies in Communication and Rhetoric in August 2015.

Students should apply through the Institute's portal:

http://admissions.rpi.edu/graduate/admission/index.html

Applications must be submitted by January 1, 2015 to be considered for Fall 2015 admission.

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It's "Burke Week" at the "U.S. Intellectual History blog

Fri, 2014-11-14 22:40

It's "Burke Week" at the "U.S. Intellectual History blog:

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Rhetorically Speaking

Tue, 2014-11-11 11:14

Rhetorically Speaking

Interested in a rhetorical perspective on current political and cultural events? Check out Rhetorically Speaking, a blog run by graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recent blog posts address such topics as homelessness, leaked celebrity photos, hip-hop and cultural exchange, and protests in Thailand. Graduate students and faculty post on Rhetorically Speaking, as well as guest posters from other academic institutions.

Visit Rhetorically Speaking at http://rhetoric.commarts.wisc.edu/

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More Grants, via the Coalition for Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Mon, 2014-11-10 16:09

Sponsor: National Education Association
Program Number: 18317
Title: Learning & Leadership Grants
E-mail: jgraytock@nea.org

Program URL: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
SYNOPSIS: The NEA Foundation awards grants to public school
educators to enhance teaching and learning. Learning & Leadership
Grants support high-quality professional development.
Deadline(s): 02/01/2015
06/01/2015
10/15/2015

DEADLINE NOTE
Applications may be submitted at any time. Applicants are encouraged

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Christianity and Communication Studies Network

Wed, 2014-11-05 21:55

The Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN), launched earlier this fall, is an interactive community of scholars, teachers, and others interested in exploring questions at the intersection between Christianity and communication studies (http://www.theccsn.com).

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