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Cognitive Rhetoric Workshop Online NOW


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 31, 2014 - 8:23am


Cognitive Rhetoric Workshop Online: http://new.livestream.com/cigionline/events/3169959
Watch if you can, rhetoricians!

 

Notes from Roland Barthes (1)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 25, 2014 - 5:46pm


“To know that one does not write for the other, to know that these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love (the other), to know that writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing, that it is precisely there where you are not--this is the beginning of writing.” —Roland Barthes, from A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments (Hill and Wang, 1979)

 

Notes from Donald Barthelme (2)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 24, 2014 - 2:42pm


"[W]hat is at issue in Barthes's deliberations in Writing Degree Zero and after [is] in this case a variety of rhetorics seen as actively pernicious rather than passively inhibiting. The question is, what is the complicity of language in the massive crimes of Fascism, Stalinism, or (by implication) our own policies in Vietnam? In the control of societies by the powerful and their busy functionaries?

 

Notes from Donald Barthelme (1)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 23, 2014 - 10:27pm


"It's appropriate to pause and say that the writer is one who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do... Writing is a process of dealing with not-knowing, a forcing of what and how."

 

Book Announcement: The Medium Is The Muse


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 23, 2014 - 9:05am


Book Announcement

 

A Cruel Pedagogy


Submitted by cvcedillo on July 19, 2014 - 5:42pm


For info on the history and lingering effects of the harmful and destructive Indian schools, this article discusses some of those "archaic" laws that remain on the books: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/30/6-boarding-school-l...

 

The Coolest Webinar in Rhetoric Ever


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 18, 2014 - 1:07pm


From http://www.cssr-scer.ca/computational-rhetoric-workshop-webcast/

The University of Waterloo is hosting a workshop on computational rhetoric on July 31, 2014. There will be a webcast component, so you can participate at a distance.

 

The Eight Noble Truths of the 8-Track Mind, Perhaps also of the Rhetorical Mind (Summer Diversion)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 18, 2014 - 1:40am


From: http://www.8trackheaven.com/archive/sub.html

THE 8 NOBLE TRUTHS OF THE 8-TRACK MIND
0) Understanding one’s fate leads to greater acceptance.
1) State of the art is in the eye of the beholder.
2) Society’s drive is on attaining rather than experiencing.
3) In less than optimum circumstances, creativity becomes all the more important.
4) Progress is too often promises, promises to get you to buy, buy.
5) “New” and “improved” don’t necessarily mean the same thing.
6) “Naïve” is not a dirty word.
7) In seeking perfection has the obvious been overlooked?

 

Affirmative Action in Texas


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 16, 2014 - 12:42pm


via http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/15/appeals-court-upholds-u-te...

Win for Affirmative Action

July 15, 2014
By
Scott Jaschik
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions.

 

Communication Yearbook 40: Deadline February 15, 2015


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 16, 2014 - 12:37pm


Communication Yearbook 40: Deadline February 15, 2015

A Publication of the International Communication Association

Editor: Elisia L. Cohen