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


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 26, 2014 - 10:29am


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

 

Steve Katz on Rhetoric and Science


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 24, 2014 - 5:25am


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

 

Thoughts on Anniversaries of Loss


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 24, 2014 - 5:03am


(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.)

 

New Issue of Harlot


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 23, 2014 - 7:05am


http://harlotofthearts.org/index.php/harlot/issue/view/12

Harlot's Growing Community

 

Rhetoricians as Poets


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 19, 2014 - 10:24pm


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?

 

New Book on Kant and Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 15, 2014 - 3:20pm


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.

 

Pens, Ink, and Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 14, 2014 - 2:17pm


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?

 

Digitizing Hmong Sacred Texts: Congrats to Mitch Ogden


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 14, 2014 - 4:26am


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.

 

CWSHRC volunteers


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 13, 2014 - 2:34pm


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

 

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


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 9, 2014 - 10:35pm


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: