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"The resistance of the wood varies depending on the place where we drive in the nail: wood is not isotropic. Nor am I; I have my 'exquisite points.' The map of these points is known to me alone, and it is according to them that I make my way, avoiding or seeking this or that, depending on externally enigmatic counsel; I should like this map of moral acupuncture to be distributed preventively to my new acquaintances (who, moreover, could also utilize it to make me suffer more)." --Roland Barthes, "A Lover's Discourse"
For Immediate Release
In Media Res – HIV/AIDS and Television
This week’s In Media Res theme focus is HIV/AIDS and Television (August 4 - August 8, 2014).
Here's the line-up:
Monday, August 4, 2014 - Melanie E.S. Kohnen (New York University) presents: Gay Sexuality and AIDS in An Early Frost
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - Andre J. Owens (Northwestern University) presents: The Blood is the Life/Death: Queer Contagion and Viral Vampirism in the Age of HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - Jeffrey A. Bennett (University of Iowa) presents: AIDS Narratives and Televisual Prophecy
Wayne C. Booth was a prominent literary critic, and one of our favorite authors. All his adult life he was also a cellist. Our free e-book for August, For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals is the story of one intimate struggle between a man and his cello, as well as a journey through the larger struggle between a society obsessed with success and individuals who choose challenging hobbies that yield no payoff beyond the love of it.
Centrum: working papers of the Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Language, Style, and Literary Theory. Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 1975
...with a historically significant Forum on Speech Acts:
Speech acts and literature (Forum):
Cognitive Rhetoric Workshop Online: http://new.livestream.com/cigionline/events/3169959
“To know that one does not write for the other, to know that these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love (the other), to know that writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing, that it is precisely there where you are not--this is the beginning of writing.” —Roland Barthes, from A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments (Hill and Wang, 1979)
"[W]hat is at issue in Barthes's deliberations in Writing Degree Zero and after [is] in this case a variety of rhetorics seen as actively pernicious rather than passively inhibiting. The question is, what is the complicity of language in the massive crimes of Fascism, Stalinism, or (by implication) our own policies in Vietnam? In the control of societies by the powerful and their busy functionaries?
"It's appropriate to pause and say that the writer is one who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do... Writing is a process of dealing with not-knowing, a forcing of what and how."
For info on the history and lingering effects of the harmful and destructive Indian schools, this article discusses some of those "archaic" laws that remain on the books: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/30/6-boarding-school-l...
The University of Waterloo is hosting a workshop on computational rhetoric on July 31, 2014. There will be a webcast component, so you can participate at a distance.
THE 8 NOBLE TRUTHS OF THE 8-TRACK MIND
Win for Affirmative Action
July 15, 2014
Communication Yearbook 40: Deadline February 15, 2015
A Publication of the International Communication Association
Editor: Elisia L. Cohen
CFP: Chapters on Crisis Communication, Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: Chapters on Crisis Communication
Springer will be publishing a book titled "New Trends and Best Practices
Roughly half of the chapters will be drawn from the natural sciences,
Rhetoric Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, 03 Jul 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
This new issue contains the following articles:
Embroidered Feminist Rhetoric in Andrea Dezső’s Lessons from My Mother
Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies Special Issue: Collaborative Writing as Method of Inquiry
This looks really freaking interesting.
Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies
The Coin Will Continue to Fly: Dismantling the Myth of the Lone Expert
Sharing a Different Voice: Attending to Stories in Collaborative Writing
RSA Executive Committee Statement
The executive committee of the Rhetoric Society of America writes to add its voice to the numerous organizations and individuals who have expressed serious concerns about the incident involving Professor Ersula Ore on May 20, 2014 and its aftermath. Professor Ore is a respected and valued member of our association.