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Recommendation Sought: Where Would You Study Renaissance/Elizabethan/Early Modern British Rhetoric?

Sun, 2014-10-26 10:29

For a student:
Recommendation Sought: Where Would You Study Renaissance/Elizabethan/Early Modern British Rhetoric?

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Steve Katz on Rhetoric and Science

Fri, 2014-10-24 05:25

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:
https://twitter.com/JasonCKTham/status/524982588445065216

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Thoughts on Anniversaries of Loss

Fri, 2014-10-24 05:03

(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.
1. Once, while discussing the special issue of Argumentation and Advocacy that is crawling toward completion, I filled in the story of the subject of the issue, a scholar who took his own life. (This is Jim Aune. I am posting this reflection here because Jim was an essential, formative voice of the Blogora.)

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New Issue of Harlot

Thu, 2014-10-23 07:05
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Rhetoricians as Poets

Sun, 2014-10-19 22:24

Just had dinner with @Steven B. Katz from Clemson. He mentioned this:

http://www.academia.edu/8219466/_The_Great_Ghost_

...which makes me wonder how many other rhetoricians are poets?

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New Book on Kant and Rhetoric

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:20

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.

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Pens, Ink, and Rhetoric

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:17

Hi,

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?
1a. If so, what kind of pen? Is there a story behind that choice of pen?
1b. Do you use more than one pen?
1c. How do you use these pens?

2. Do you use a colored ink for any part of your writing or professional life?
1a. If so, what colors? Is there a story behind that choice of colors?
1b. How do you use these colors?

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Digitizing Hmong Sacred Texts: Congrats to Mitch Ogden

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:26

Congrats to a friend. (And woot to the excellence that comes from "branch campuses" everywhere.)

From http://www.uwstout.edu/news/articles/Professor-named-Affiliated-Scholar-...

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.

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CWSHRC volunteers

Mon, 2014-10-13 14:34

Dear Coalition Members,

I am writing with a call for CWSHRC volunteers. We have not only new
committees and task forces but also a unique digital scholarship
opportunity. In response to suggestions you made in the last membership
survey, these roles are open to the general membership as well as Advisory
Board members, and we will be a better organization for your participation.

With that in mind, please read through the descriptions below, and use this
link to volunteer: . *The

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

Thu, 2014-10-09 22:35

From: "Barbara L'eplattenier"
To: coalition@cwshrc.org
Subject: [Coalition] RFPs
Message-ID:

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Sponsor: Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
Program Number: 00504
Title: Karen Buhler-Wilkerson Faculty Research Fellowship for Historical
Research in Nursing
E-mail: wallbm@nursing.upenn.edu
Web Site:
http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/Pages/FellowshipsandAwards.aspx
Program URL:

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Tenure-track professor of African American Rhetoric and Communication

Thu, 2014-10-09 22:02

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.

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Fellowship in the Theory and Practice of Professional Communication

Thu, 2014-10-09 21:52

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
Four-year fellowship
$20,000 stipend (each year for four years)
Full-tuition award (each year for four years)
Health insurance
Reserved spot in an intensive grant-writing workshop

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Public Understanding of Science

Tue, 2014-10-07 15:01

Public Understanding of Science
October 2014; Vol. 23, No. 7
Editorial
Classical Statements: A new feature of Public Understanding of Science
Martin W. Bauer

Introduction
The magic of social thought
Nikos Kalampalikis

Classical Statement
The new magical thinking
Serge Moscovici

Articles
Relationship between scientific knowledge and fortune-telling
Paichi Pat Shein, Yuh-Yuh Li, and Tai-Chu Huang

Measuring science or religion? A measurement analysis of the National Science Foundation sponsored science literacy scale 2006–2010
J. Micah Roos

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Announcing: Survive and Thrive Journal of Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine

Thu, 2014-10-02 18:47

See: Survive and Thrive Journal of Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/

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.

Article
PDF

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Seeking infor for documentary about the Coalition's founding and its first 25 years

Thu, 2014-10-02 18:45

Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:30:08 -0400
From: Alexandra Hidalgo
To: coalition@cwshrc.org
Subject: [Coalition] Seeking photos of the Coalition's members and
history for documentary
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Dear Coalition Members,

As some of you know, I am making a documentary about the Coalition's
founding and its first 25 years that is currently under review for the
upcoming *Peitho* special issue. The reviewers felt that images of the

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October free e-book: In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns

Wed, 2014-10-01 19:07

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 .

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The English department at North Dakota State University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Writ

Tue, 2014-09-30 18:48

Department of English
Writing Program Administrator Position
North Dakota State University

Position Announcement

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Duquesne University is searching for an Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor in Writing Studies

Tue, 2014-09-30 18:46

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!

Sincerely,
Jim

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James P. Purdy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English/Writing Studies
University Writing Center Director
Duquesne University
620 College Hall | 412-396-1293 | purdyj@duq.edu

Position Title

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CFP: Journal of Games Criticism

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:13

Nicholas A. Hanford, gamescriticism@gmail.com

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.

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5 Things You Would Read in an Independent Study about Baudrillard

Wed, 2014-09-24 08:19

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?

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