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For a student:
Steve Katz (of Clemson) gave a dynamite workshop on teaching science writing at UM-Duluth this week. It was a tour de force on the ways that language in scientific articles reflects the epistemological and social functions of the scientific article.
After that, he flew to the Southern Campus to give another presentation:
(Most of the time, Blogora posts are clinically information-sharing or playful. This one is a little more personal than you might be used to.)
Twice this week, suicide (as a phenomenon) has crossed my mind, and in crossing, it has settled in to stay for a while.
Harlot's Growing Community
Just had dinner with @Steven B. Katz from Clemson. He mentioned this:
...which makes me wonder how many other rhetoricians are poets?
New Book on Kant and Rhetoric
I am excited to announce the publication of “Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric” from Pennsylvania State University Press.
I've been exchanging messages on Facebook about pens. So let me ask here:
1. Do you use a specific pen for any part of your writing or professional life?
2. Do you use a colored ink for any part of your writing or professional life?
Congrats to a friend. (And woot to the excellence that comes from "branch campuses" everywhere.)
Mitch Ogden, an assistant professor in the English and philosophy department at University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been accepted as an affiliated scholar of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UW–Madison.
Dear Coalition Members,
I am writing with a call for CWSHRC volunteers. We have not only new
With that in mind, please read through the descriptions below, and use this
From: "Barbara L'eplattenier"
The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis seeks to hire a tenure-track professor of African American Rhetoric and Communication at the advanced assistant or associate level, beginning August 2015. Ph.D. required. The position requires expertise in some combination of the following: African American public address, race and gender studies, rhetorical pedagogy and/or contemporary rhetorical theory.
The Department of English at Utah State University is delighted to announce that we will award a four-year fellowship to the Theory and Practice of Professional Communication Ph.D. program’s top applicant. Please circulate this information widely. More details are available at http://english.usu.edu/htm/graduate/pdrf
The Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship in Technical Communication
Public Understanding of Science
Measuring science or religion? A measurement analysis of the National Science Foundation sponsored science literacy scale 2006–2010
See: Survive and Thrive Journal of Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine is dedicated to improving the odds of survival and living well through education. We are committed to engendering and facilitating restorative therapies for the sick and injured, their caretakers, families, and medical professionals. We welcome all who are dedicated to saving lives and the aesthetic experience in healing regardless of the kind of illness or injury.
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:30:08 -0400
Dear Coalition Members,
As some of you know, I am making a documentary about the Coalition's
It’s a midterm election and the airwaves are filled with nasty attack ads. Aren’t they a blot on our politics? John G. Geer takes a contrarian view in our free e-book for October, In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns .
The English department at North Dakota State University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Writ
Department of English
Duquesne University is searching for an Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor in Writing Studies. Please see the job ad below. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the position, the English Department, Duquesne University, or Pittsburgh.
I hope your semesters are going well!
Nicholas A. Hanford, firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: Journal of Games Criticism
The Journal of Games Criticism (ISSN: 2374-202X) is seeking submissions from game developers, designers, bloggers, journalists, and academics for its January 2015 issue. JGC accepts articles, book reviews, experimental game reviews, and letters to the editor. This open access journal publishes peer-reviewed videogame criticism and analysis as well as essays on the topics of methodology and design.
So I am directing an independent study on Baudrillard next semester, something I agreed to because I had read, like, tons and tons of it when I was younger.
Much younger apparently. It feels so much harder to read at 41 than it did at 28.
If you could recommend the 4 works by Baudrillard that you simply must read, and one work about or applying Baudrillard that you simply must read, what would they be?