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Gender and Graduate Education: What Can a Male Faculty Member Speak?

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:47

I was on a panel yesterday for McNair at the College of St. Scholastica.

One of the students, a woman, asked the two females faculty on the panel how being a woman impacted their experience as graduate students. The two female faculty offered insightful but entirely optimistic "You just need to work harder" "You can do it" answers. (I am totally not being fair to their answers to create a foil to my own; I am sorry about that.)

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College English

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:31

College English, Vol. 76, No. 5, May 2014

Table of Contents

From the Editor
Kelly Ritter
Emerging Voices: Talking over the Fence: Writing in Turn-of-the-Century Farm Journals
Alicia Brazeau
Show Abstract
Collaboration (in) Theory: Reworking the Social Turn’s Conversational Imperative
William Duffy
Show Abstract
Liberal Learning, Professional Training, and Disciplinarity in the Age of Educational “Reform”: Remodeling General Education [FREE ACCESS]
Linda Adler-Kassner
Show Abstract
Review: Theory, Practice, and the Disciplinary Cross-Narrative [FREE ACCESS]

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"The Academy and Its Futures" issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

Mon, 2014-04-14 12:07

"The Academy and Its Futures" issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics
full name / name of organization:
Benjamin Mangrum / Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics
contact email:
bmangrum@email.unc.edu
Call for Submissions

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Ernesto Laclau passes away at 78

Mon, 2014-04-14 05:30

Ernesto Laclau passes away at 78

From: http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/156933/ernesto-laclau-passes-aw...

Historian and political theorist Ernesto Laclau has passed away after suffering a stroke in the Spanish city of Seville, at 78 years of age.

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RSA14 Final Draft program is now available online

Fri, 2014-04-11 20:26

RSA14 Final Draft program is now available online.

On this draft you will also find our A/V availability. We have made every effort to honor all requests for audio-visual technology made with submissions. Each A/V room will have a screen and projector equipped with a standard VGA cable. Participants are expected to provide their own devices and any appropriate connector to work with a standard VGA cable.

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liquid blackness

Fri, 2014-04-11 20:24

liquid blackness Publication Announcement and Symposium Reminder

liquid blackness is proud to announce the release of our second publication, the first of two issues dedicated to the 2014 liquid blackness Symposium, which begins tomorrow, April 11, on blackness, aesthetics, liquidity. The publication can be viewed online at http://www.liquidblackness.com/LB2.pdf. Additional information on the Symposium is included below.

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Journal Death (Hiatus?): Controversia: An International Journal of Debate and Democratic Renewal

Wed, 2014-04-09 20:18

Controversia: An International Journal of Debate and Democratic Renewal

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RSA 2014 Social Media Fellowships, Call for Applications

Wed, 2014-04-09 05:27

RSA 2014 Social Media Fellowships, Call for Applications
http://rhetoricsociety.org/aws/RSA/pt/sd/news_article/87431/_PARENT/layo...

The Rhetoric Society of America is pleased to announce the following
funding opportunity for graduate students attending the 2014 RSA
Conference in San Antonio, the establishment of four Social Media
Fellowships. Applications for the Fellowships are due April 14, 2014.

Recipients of the Social Media Fellowships will work with Collin
Brooke, the RSA Director of Electronic Resources, to create an ongoing

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More Grants, via the Coalition for Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:33

Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Program Number: 32853
Title: Fulbright Programs--Western Hemisphere--Chile--Teaching English as a
Foreign Language (TEFL)
E-mail: kdewindt@iie.org

Program URL: http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=5000&dc=CI
SYNOPSIS: The Council for International Exchange of Scholars
provides a teaching or teaching/research award in Teaching English as
a Foreign Language at any accredited university or research
institution in Chile. Open to academics and appropriately qualified

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" I know that to them, they’re saying We miss you!, but it’s so hard not to hear I don’t understand you, or value what you do."

Fri, 2014-04-04 13:07

"My family often tells me I should just quit my job and move back to my rural hometown. I know that to them, they’re saying We miss you!, but it’s so hard not to hear I don’t understand you, or value what you do."

From: http://tenureshewrote.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/one-of-these-things-is-no...

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"Audiences tend to like speakers with a lot of energy, but not so much that the speaker can't focus into a compelling message,"

Fri, 2014-04-04 13:05

"Audiences tend to like speakers with a lot of energy, but not so much that the speaker can't focus into a compelling message," Schiappa told Business News Daily. "The key is to learn what your particular strengths are, and then put together the necessary pieces to craft a presentation that grabs attention, maintains it and ends strongly."

From: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6188-business-presentation-tips.html

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Mariko Izumi, Chora, Memorialization, and Comfort Women ... a Visit to UM Duluth and UW Superior

Tue, 2014-04-01 22:12

Thanks to the McKnight Foundation and the University of Minnesota "Arts and Humanities" Event Fund, Mariko Izumi is spending a few days in Duluth, Minnesota.

Mariko is Associate Professor of Communication at Columbus State University. Her presentation will address documentary film about the comfort women:

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Why I Am Not Radical Enough

Tue, 2014-04-01 08:10

Why I Am Not Radical Enough
From: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2006/07/25/gunn

"I'll admit as well that deep down there is a part of me that cannot let go of the notion that liberal humanism keeps some people alive -- a faith I'd like to think has some affinity to Spivak's notion of momentary solidarity in "strategic essentialism" for social and political action."
--Joshua Gunn, Inside Higher Ed

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The latest issue of The Writing Center Journal (33.2) is in the mail!

Sat, 2014-03-29 07:29

The latest issue of The Writing Center Journal (33.2), our first as editors, is in the mail!

We’re proud to feature in this issue:

– Lauren Fitzgerald’s 2012 IWCA keynote, “Undergraduate Writing Tutors as Researchers: Redrawing Boundaries”

– Isabelle Thompson & Jo Mackiewicz’s “Questioning in Writing Center Conferences”

– Sue Dinitz & Susanmarie Harrington’s “The Role of Disciplinary Expertise in Shaping Writing Tutorials”

– Stacy Nall’s “Remembering Writing Center Partnerships: Recommendations for Archival Strategies”

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Depressing Thought about Teaching

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:51

There are days when I deeply regret that some of my textbooks are more than a decade old. I still use Amira Hass' "Drinking the Sea at Gaza" to help students understand the Palestinian situation. I still use Deborah Tannen's "Talking from 9-5" to help students understand gender, power, and sexual harassment in the workplace. These books are as old as my students.

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Schedule for Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric

Wed, 2014-03-26 09:21

Schedule for Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric
Attached.

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The Next 25 Years: Scholarship in Celebration of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:06

This Friday is the deadline for proposing full-length articles for
*Peitho* 17.2
(Spring/Summer 2015): "The Next 25 Years: Scholarship in Celebration of the
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition."

Complete manuscripts for key concept submissions are due 6/1, and full details
are available on the *Peitho *website <
http://peitho.cwshrc.org/submit/special-issue-calls/>.

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Cultural Rhetorics Conference

Sun, 2014-03-23 18:09

Announcing the inaugural 2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation, hosted by the Cultural Rhetorics Theory Lab and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University.

See http://culturalrhetorics.org/ for more details.

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More Grants, via the Coalition for Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Sat, 2014-03-22 21:03

Sponsor: NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Program Number: 05864
Title: Learning & Leadership Grants
E-mail: foundation_info@nea.org
Web Site: http://www.neafoundation.org/grants.htm
Program URL: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides support to public school
teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and
staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the
following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in

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