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Oh, Adjunct!


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 26, 2015 - 10:56am


From http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/o-adjunct-my-adjunct?mbid=soc...

What I didn’t know at the time—and what I wouldn’t figure out for the better part of the next decade—was that Harvey was an adjunct. He didn’t tell us, and I didn’t know to ask. As an undergraduate, I never heard the term.

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Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Volume 18, Issue 1, 2015 is now available

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 26, 2015 - 10:21am


Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Volume 18, Issue 1, 2015 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Articles
“I Took Up the Hymn-Book”: Rhetoric of Hymnody in Jarena Lee’s Call to Preach
Paul A. Minifee
Pages: 1-28
DOI: 10.1080/15362426.2014.954756

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Decorum: Quintilian’s Reflections on Rhetorical Humor
Don Waisanen
Pages: 29-52
DOI: 10.1080/15362426.2014.974767

Archaic Argument: Aristotle’s Rhetoric and the Problem of First Principles
John J. Jasso
Pages: 53-68

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New Podcast: Rhetoricity


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 26, 2015 - 10:04am


New Podcast: Rhetoricity

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rhetoricity/id977847687?mt=2

From Eric Detweiler:
The new episode of Rhetoricity is here: "Small Talk: The Final Frontier."

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Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 25, 2015 - 11:15am


Posted without comment. Comments, though, are sought.

Beall’s List:
Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers
This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards. The criteria for determining predatory publishers are here.

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The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition seeks an individual with web experience


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 24, 2015 - 7:05pm


The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition seeks an individual with web experience to help redesign the online platform for its scholarly journal, Peitho. The timeframe for desired work is 1 May to 1 September 2015.

Peitho is currently hosted at http://peitho.cwshrc.org and operates on a Wordpress platform. Since its conversion to an online peer-reviewed journal, Peitho has elicited a growing number of web-based submissions and media-rich contributions that call for a more flexible and sophisticated format.

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Pop Culture Book Announcements


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 16, 2015 - 10:56am


Praeger

Baby Boomers and Popular Culture:
An Inquiry Into America's Most Powerful Generation
By Brian Cogan and Thom Gencarelli, Editors
The Boomers are the generation that changed everything, from economics to politics to popular culture. This book examines the myriad ways and long-reaching consequences of the now fully "grown up" Baby Boomer generation on America.

A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal about America
By Sharon Packer and Jody Pennington, Editors

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Call for Proposals Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 16, 2015 - 9:47am


Call for Proposals
Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

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New Book: Keywords in Writing Studies

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 13, 2015 - 5:14pm


Keywords in Writing Studies
Edited by Paul Heilker and Peter Vandenberg

"Anybody reading the collection will come away with fresh insights about how our field has assembled itself, where it has come from and where it now seems to be headed. I imagine that the book will be used in many graduate-level introductions to the field and also by individual readers, who will treat it as something midway between a helpful reference tool and a professional mandala."
---Kurt Spellmeyer, Rutgers University

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Call for Papers: 2016 Rhetoric Society of America Conference

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 3, 2015 - 10:20am


Call for Papers: 2016 Rhetoric Society of America Conference

17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Atlanta, Georgia May 27-29, 2016 #RSA16

Co-directors: Gregory Clark - Cara Finnegan - Jenny Rice

Contact: RSAsubmissions@rhetoricsociety.org

Conference Theme: Rhetoric & Change

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An Open Letter to Students on National Adjunct Walkout Day


Submitted by John W. Pell on February 25, 2015 - 5:18pm


An Open Letter to Students on National Adjunct Walkout Day:

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