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Notes from Roland Barthes (1)

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:46

“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)

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Notes from Donald Barthelme (2)

Thu, 2014-07-24 14:42

"[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?

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Notes from Donald Barthelme (1)

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:27

"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."

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Book Announcement: The Medium Is The Muse

Wed, 2014-07-23 09:05

Book Announcement

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A Cruel Pedagogy

Sat, 2014-07-19 17:42

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...

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The Coolest Webinar in Rhetoric Ever

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:07

From http://www.cssr-scer.ca/computational-rhetoric-workshop-webcast/

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.

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The Eight Noble Truths of the 8-Track Mind, Perhaps also of the Rhetorical Mind (Summer Diversion)

Fri, 2014-07-18 01:40

From: http://www.8trackheaven.com/archive/sub.html

THE 8 NOBLE TRUTHS OF THE 8-TRACK MIND
0) Understanding one’s fate leads to greater acceptance.
1) State of the art is in the eye of the beholder.
2) Society’s drive is on attaining rather than experiencing.
3) In less than optimum circumstances, creativity becomes all the more important.
4) Progress is too often promises, promises to get you to buy, buy.
5) “New” and “improved” don’t necessarily mean the same thing.
6) “Naïve” is not a dirty word.
7) In seeking perfection has the obvious been overlooked?

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Affirmative Action in Texas

Wed, 2014-07-16 12:42

via http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/15/appeals-court-upholds-u-te...

Win for Affirmative Action

July 15, 2014
By
Scott Jaschik
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions.

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Communication Yearbook 40: Deadline February 15, 2015

Wed, 2014-07-16 12:37

Communication Yearbook 40: Deadline February 15, 2015

A Publication of the International Communication Association

Editor: Elisia L. Cohen

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CFP: Chapters on Crisis Communication, Karen Taylor

Wed, 2014-07-16 12:36

CFP: Chapters on Crisis Communication, Karen Taylor
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Karen Taylor, karonafish@hotmail.com

CFP: Chapters on Crisis Communication

Springer will be publishing a book titled "New Trends and Best Practices
in Crisis Communication: Establishing and enhancing the link between
natural and social sciences in times of global environmental change."

Roughly half of the chapters will be drawn from the natural sciences,
primarily a recent AGU conference. Additional chapter submissions are

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Rhetoric Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, 03 Jul 2014

Sat, 2014-07-12 14:18

Rhetoric Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, 03 Jul 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Articles
Prosopopoeia, Pedagogy, and Paradoxical Possibility: The “Mother” in the Sixteenth-Century Grammar School
Elizabeth Mackay
Pages: 201-218
DOI: 10.1080/07350198.2014.917509

Embroidered Feminist Rhetoric in Andrea Dezső’s Lessons from My Mother
Adriana Cordali Gradea
Pages: 219-243
DOI: 10.1080/07350198.2014.917510

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Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies Special Issue: Collaborative Writing as Method of Inquiry

Fri, 2014-07-11 16:36

This looks really freaking interesting.

Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies
Special Issue: Collaborative Writing as Method of Inquiry
August 2014; Vol. 14, No. 4
Introduction to the Special Issue on Collaborative Writing as Method of Inquiry
Jonathan Wyatt and Ken Gale

The Coin Will Continue to Fly: Dismantling the Myth of the Lone Expert
Claudio Moreira and Marcelo Diversi

Sharing a Different Voice: Attending to Stories in Collaborative Writing
Kitrina Douglas and David Carless

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RSA Executive Committee Statement

Mon, 2014-07-07 15:30

RSA Executive Committee Statement
http://rhetoricsociety.org/aws/RSA/pt/sd/news_article/91420/_PARENT/layo...

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.

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Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2012

Wed, 2014-07-02 14:21

Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2012
$32.00
SKU: 978-1-60235-495-1

Edited by Steve Parks, Brian Bailie, Heather Christiansen, Stephanie Ceraso, Beverly Moss, Julia Voss

Information and Pricing
978-1-60235-495-1 (Paperback; $32); 978-1-60235-496-8 (Adobe eBook; $20). 320 pages with illustrations, notes, and bibliographies. © 2014 by Parlor Press. Individual essays in this book have been reprinted with permission of the respective copyright owners.

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Women's Studies in Communication, Vol. 37, No. 2, 04 May 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Sat, 2014-06-14 17:05

Women's Studies in Communication, Vol. 37, No. 2, 04 May 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Essays
Splitting Women, Producing Biocitizens, and Vilifying Obamacare in the 2012 Presidential Campaign
Lora Arduser & Amy Koerber
Pages: 117-137
DOI: 10.1080/07491409.2014.914115

R&B Rhetoric and Victim-Blaming Discourses: Exploring the Popular Press's Revision of Rihanna's Contextual Agency
Amanda Nell Edgar
Pages: 138-158
DOI: 10.1080/07491409.2014.909374

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Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

Mon, 2014-06-09 09:18

Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric
Vol.36 No. 49

Budzynska Katarzyna, van Eemeren Frans H., Koszowy Marcin, “Preface: From Pragmatics and Dialectics to Argument Studies”

PART I: SPEECH ACTS AND ARGUMENTS
Searle John R., “The Structure and Functions of Language”

Snoeck Henkemans A., Francisca, “Speech Act Theory and the Study of Argumentation”

Andone, Corina, “Maneuvering with the Burden of Proof: Confrontational Strategies in Dealing with Political Accountability”

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Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 3, 27 May 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Sat, 2014-06-07 05:46

Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 3, 27 May 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Special Issue: Untimely Historiographies

This new issue contains the following articles:

INTRODUCTION
Introductory Notes from the Editor: Untimely Historiographies
Michelle Ballif
Pages: 201-203
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.911557

ARTICLES
Witnessing Time: Rhetorical Form, Public Culture, and Popular Historical Education
Bradford Vivian
Pages: 204-219
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.911558

Untimely Historiography? Foucault’s “Greco-Latin Trip”
Susan C. Jarratt

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Announcing the 2014 James A. Jaksa scholar in residence at Duquesne University

Thu, 2014-06-05 21:07

Pat Gehrke has been names the 2014 James A. Jaksa scholar in residence at Duquesne University and the 13th National Communication Ethics Conference. Congratulations, Pat.

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American Society for the History of Rhetoric Dissertation Award, Call for Nominations

Wed, 2014-06-04 21:31

American Society for the History of Rhetoric Dissertation Award, Call for Nominations

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric invites submissions for the 2014 Dissertation Award. Dissertations must have been defended between September 10, 2013 and September 10, 2014 to be eligible. Required submission materials include an abstract, table of contents, one representative chapter, and a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor or a committee member. Do not send complete dissertations. Self-nominations are acceptable.

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A few concerns about the return of the NCA bylaws proposal (Pat Gehrke)

Wed, 2014-06-04 06:04

A few concerns about the return of the NCA bylaws proposal (Pat Gehrke)
from http://patgehrke.net/wp/?page_id=294

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