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Notes from Roland Barthes

Wed, 2014-08-06 00:33

"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"

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Reclaiming Queer: Activist and Academic Rhetorics of Resistance

Tue, 2014-08-05 16:40

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
8/4/2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Courtney Blanchard
Marketing Coordinator
ceblanchard@uapress.ua.edu

Tel.: 205-348-5181

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HIV & Media

Tue, 2014-08-05 07:04

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

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Critiquing the Economic Model of Scholarly Publishing

Sat, 2014-08-02 19:21

From http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/08/02/the-most-brilliant-bus...
"What makes Wiley and Elsevier so profitable? That’s the genius of it all. Their customers create everything, they charge the customers for the privilege of selling it to the publisher, and then they sell it back to their customers."

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Free Wayne Booth Book Online

Fri, 2014-08-01 22:11

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.

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Kenneth Burke, Speech Acts, and Minnesota

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:47

Here:http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/164304?mode=full&submit_simple=Show+full+item+record
Find a link to this: http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/11299/164304/1/Centrum_v3_no2_1975.pdf

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:
Centrum: working papers of the Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Language, Style, and Literary Theory. Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 1975

Speech acts and literature (Forum):

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Cognitive Rhetoric Workshop Online NOW

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:23

Cognitive Rhetoric Workshop Online: http://new.livestream.com/cigionline/events/3169959
Watch if you can, rhetoricians!

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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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