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CFP: Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America (June 15th)
Call for Nominations, Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards
You are invited to submit nominations no later than April 1 for the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards.
The Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards program recognizes new scholars who have recently completed their dissertation. The Selection Committee will evaluate nominations and select the most outstanding dissertations completed in the field during the previous academic year (from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). Up to three awards may be given in any year.
CALL: NCA PHILCOM Publication Awards
The Philosophy of Communication Division National Communication Association
Invites Open and Self Nominations for the Following 2014 Publication Awards:
Nominations for Best Book must be for works published between January 2011 and December 2014 Previous nominations are considered over a four year period; re-nomination is not required
The Document Academy Invites Proposals
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: MARCH 15
Theme: "Documents Without Borders"
The theme of this year's meeting embodies the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary natures of document studies. In this light, the program committee encourages proposals promoting document discourse that is open to all formats, contents, and disciplines.
Presentations in any format can address the following (but will not be limited to)
ARST Article of the Year Award
The Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology's (ARST) Article of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding article on the rhetoric of science and technology published the preceding calendar year. Criteria for selection include:
1) How well the article extends practical and theoretical knowledge related to the rhetoric of science and technology
Colleagues---you are now able to register for the 2014 IWAC Conference (at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis) here. It is also still possible to get the early rate on hotel reservations at The Commons, by clicking here
A few highlights:
Thursday, June 12th: Three interactive pre-conference workshops (listed below)*; a mind-opening keynote address by New Literacies scholars Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope; the first batch concurrent sessions, and a catered reception at the University's Weisman Art Museum.
Via Krista Kennedy:
by KEVIN SMITH, J.D. on FEBRUARY 28, 2014 ·
"The problem is not that Compositionists lost that battle against disciplinary discrimination; the problem is that they won it."
This feels so wrong to me:
Computers and Composition is now accepting nominations for its annual awards in five categories. Award titles and descriptions may be viewed below. All nominations and supporting materials are due by March 15, 2014.
Dates of eligibility for all awards are January 1 through December 31 of 2013. All recipients will be honored at the 2014 Computers and Writing Conference. Queries and nominations can be directed to Kris Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org and supporting materials and nominations for any of the awards can also be mailed to:
In my experience, I have found my colleagues in Rhetoric and Composition to be generous, collaborative, and inquisitive. As a graduate student I was invited to participate in conferences and studies with faculty-mentors, as a job candidate I received advice from mid-career colleagues at conferences, and I even found my time with hiring committees to be instructive.
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Call for Awards for NCA Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division
The Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of NCA invites nominations for the 2014 New Investigator Award, the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award, and the 2014 Faculty Mentorship Award. Nominations are due by June 2, 2014.
February 17, 2014
The Summer Institute in Madison will be held from Monday June 1 through Sunday June 7, 2015.
The Long Tail is the principle that, as more and more product is available and findable by customers, less and less demand will be placed on "hits" and more and more demand will fall to the mid-level and niche products. The rise of web-searchable databases for books and of ebooks means that more and more book sales come from the very deep backlist and the very small publisher, instead of from the bestseller. In some ways, desire for access to that backlist made Amazon and the Big Box retailers of the 1990s possible, in the book world.
A colleague has recently accepted a position at another university. I anticipated this day would come -- she is devastatingly successful as both an administrator and a scholar. There was no way, I knew, when she applied, she would not be a finalist. And unlike many successful academics, who present well on paper but who have hardened in their self-presentation (and so appear crusty or careerist or curmudgeonly), she is polished, professional, and kind. So I knew that, when she became a finalist and would be flown to campus, she would win the offer.
Edited Collection: Best Practices in Writing Assignment Design
Pat Arneson, email@example.com
New Book: COMMUNICATIVE ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL LIBERATION: JUSTICE WILL BE MADE
Communicative Engagement and Social Liberation: Justice Will Be Made recognizes limitations in contemporary understandings that separate history and rhetoric. Drawing together ontological and epistemic perspectives to allow for a fuller appreciation of communication that shapes lived-experience, facets of the two academic disciplines are united in acts of communicative engagement.