Updated: 27 weeks 4 days ago
I find Ken McAllister's updating of the Burkean pentad powerful today.
Reminiscent of Kenneth Burke's Pentad, McAllister's grammar is composed of five interrelated elements that, when combined in various ratios, "give substance to the underlying and sometimes ephemeral dialectical struggles they describe" (44).
McAllister's grammar of gamework is composed of the following five elements:
As the Rhetoric Society of _America_, we forget that interesting work in rhetoric is done in other nations, with a vastly different history.
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PhD Program in Technical Communication & Rhetoric at Texas Tech
The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC) seeks an Associate Editor for Peitho
The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC) seeks an Associate Editor for Peitho, its biannual peer-reviewed online journal. The Associate Editor is responsible for book reviews in each issue; for following up with authors who receive revise and resubmits and, if desired, finding mentors to assist them with interpreting reviewer comments and refining drafts; and for coordinating efforts with the journal Editors.
Mentoring the "Terminal Associate Professor"
Promotion: A Personal or a Public Good?
Rhetorician Brett Lunceford in the News (via Google Translate from Portugese)
Why public nudity shocks both?
Words seem like poor consolation on a day when so many are in pain, but that's what I've got.
First, from Mr. Rogers: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." -
And then from Jack Gilbert:
Query: Do you know of any people or other sources of information that say smart stuff about how to evaluate and assess crowdsourced writing that's part of a course assignment?"
Can anyone help?
If you have experienced a departmental merger of any sort, please email email@example.com
Life is changing!
The researchers report that since 1990, the share of references to older articles has increased by 28%. Business, Economics & Management journals increased their share by 56%, and Computer Science by 39%. In contrast, Chemical & Material Sciences and Engineering both increased their share by just 2% and 3%, respectively.
The researchers explain their results by several changes in the way scholarly information is produced, disseminated, and discovered, including:
PhD and MS/PhD Studentships in the Department of Communication and Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Department of Communication and Media has spaces available for a limited number exceptional students to begin their PhD or MS/PhD studies in Communication and Rhetoric in August 2015.
Students should apply through the Institute's portal:
Applications must be submitted by January 1, 2015 to be considered for Fall 2015 admission.
It's "Burke Week" at the "U.S. Intellectual History blog:
Interested in a rhetorical perspective on current political and cultural events? Check out Rhetorically Speaking, a blog run by graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recent blog posts address such topics as homelessness, leaked celebrity photos, hip-hop and cultural exchange, and protests in Thailand. Graduate students and faculty post on Rhetorically Speaking, as well as guest posters from other academic institutions.
Visit Rhetorically Speaking at http://rhetoric.commarts.wisc.edu/
Sponsor: National Education Association
Program URL: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
The Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN), launched earlier this fall, is an interactive community of scholars, teachers, and others interested in exploring questions at the intersection between Christianity and communication studies (http://www.theccsn.com).