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Digital Rhetoric

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The Communication Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for a tenure track position, open rank, in the study of Digital Rhetoric working from one or more of the following perspectives: (1) publics, social movements, or formally organized politics; (2) race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality; (3) contemporary Continental social theory; (4) comparative, cross-cultural, postcolonial, or anthropological studies. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, a record of high quality scholarship, and a strong teaching record.

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Twitter Feed: Doing Rhetoric at Minnesota Conference

Sun, 2014-09-21 00:50

Today, there was an interdepartmental rhetoric conference sponsored by the student chapter of RSA at the U of MN.
https://www.facebook.com/writumn
Below is the schedule, then the Twitter feed. It was an excellent conference.

Friday:
12:00: Keynote speaker, Jeanne Fahnestock
1:45: Afternoon refreshments
2:12: Panel, "Object Oriented Criticism"
Respondent: Arthur Walzer
3:45: Panel, "Rhetoric Theory in and through the Ages"
Respondent Jeanne Fahnestock
5:00: Adjourn for the day

Saturday:
9:00: Panel, "Argument and Authority"
Respondent: Cate Palczewski

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Announcing special discounted presales for A Century of Communication Studies: The Unfinished Conversation.

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:17

Announcing special discounted presales for A Century of Communication Studies: The Unfinished Conversation. Until the end of October, pre-registration for the NCA convention includes an option to purchase the book at nearly half off.

Introduction. A Brief History of the National Communication Association
-Pat J. Gehrke & William M. Keith
Discovering Communication: Five Turns toward Discipline and Association
-J. Michael Sproule
Paying Lip Service to "Speech" in Disciplinary Naming, 1914-1954
-Gerry Philipsen
The Silencing of Speech in the Late 20th Century

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Media in Transition 9: Mediating Audiences

Mon, 2014-09-15 22:28

Media in Transition 9: Mediating Audiences
May 1-3, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Audiences now include readers and viewers (of exhibits, websites, film, television), players and users (of software and libraries) and people as busy conversing, writing, and photographing as they are listening or viewing and reading. Produced, regulated, contested, surveilled, disaggregated, and of course, studied, audiences remain central to our understanding of media and culture.

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NCA Award Winners

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:32

2014 Award Winners

Teaching Awards

Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education
Jonathan M. Bowman, University of San Diego

Marcella E. Oberle Award for Outstanding Teaching in Grades K-12
Natalie Weber, Fremont Union School District in Sunnyvale, California

Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator Award
Nancy J. Willets, Cape Cod Community College

Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award
Donn W. Parson, University of Kansas

Scholarship Awards

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Obituary- Bruce Gronbeck

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:22

John Bowers (submitter), johnwaitebowers@gmail.com

Obituary- Bruce Gronbeck

I learned from the University of Iowa that Bruce Gronbeck died last
night. He and Wendy were in Iowa City where Iowa was honoring Bruce with
an alumni award.

As it happens, I had been asked to contribute a few words to that
occasion. Here they are:

I've known Bruce Gronbeck since 1963. He came to Iowa as a beginning
graduate student, and I was starting my second year on the faculty. He
took a course or two from me, and I was a member of his doctoral

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RSA Workshop Announcement

Sun, 2014-09-07 11:28

Rhetoric and Economics

Workshop Leader:

Mark Longaker, University of Texas at Austin

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What is new in rhetorical studies?

Sat, 2014-09-06 06:58

Hey -- Fall is here.

If you have a second, if you are teaching a course in rhetoric, post your name, your institution, the name of the course, and something cool about it below.

Let's see what is happening in rhetoric in the classroom today!

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Free E-Book: Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age

Fri, 2014-09-05 19:25

Twenty-first century architecture began tragically with the fall of the Twin Towers and staggered through a real estate boom and bust. Along the way the world's tallest building was constructed in Dubai and green architecture went mainstream. Critic Blair Kamin takes note of it all and in our free e-book for September, Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age conveys the sublime and the substandard, the spectacular and the mere spectacle.

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ISHR Research Fellowships

Fri, 2014-09-05 18:20

Sponsor: International Society for the History of Rhetoric
Program Number: 19890
Title: Research Fellowships
E-mail: grants@ishr-web.org
Web Site: http://www.ishr-web.org/aws/ISHR/pt/sp/home_page
Program URL: http://www.ishr-web.org/aws/ISHR/pt/sp/fellowships
SYNOPSIS: ISHR Research Fellowships support individuals engaged
in advanced research related to the theory and practice of rhetoric in
all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics,
literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law,
and other aspects of the socio-cultural context.

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RSQ invites proposals for the 2016 Special Issue

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:20

RSQ invites proposals for the 2016 Special Issue
RSQ invites proposals for the 2016 special issue—a themed publication developed by a Guest Editor to help the journal set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, to encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, to attract participation by top scholars, and to stimulate scholarly activity within the RSA, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, or RSA workshops.

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Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Volume 44, Issue 4, July-September 2014 is now available

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:18

Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Volume 44, Issue 4, July-September 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Editor’s Note
Editor’s Note

Pages: ii-ii
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.954495

Articles
Reinventing Invention, Again
Peter Simonson
Pages: 299-322
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.938862

Diocletian’s Victory Column: Megethos and the Rhetoric of Spectacular Disruption
Jonathan Mark Balzotti & Richard Benjamin Crosby
Pages: 323-342
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.938865

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4th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:16

Only one month left to submit proposals.

4th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)
February 23-24, 2015
East Carolina University
Greenville NC

For the full call for papers: http://workshop.design4complexity.com/

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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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