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Reclaiming Queer: Activist and Academic Rhetorics of Resistance


Submitted by Adria on August 5, 2014 - 4:40pm


BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
8/4/2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Courtney Blanchard
Marketing Coordinator
ceblanchard@uapress.ua.edu

Tel.: 205-348-5181

 

NCA-Forum invites scholars to a double session on “Scholarly Metrics in a Digital Age”


Submitted by Adria on November 12, 2013 - 12:20am


NCA-Forum invites scholars to a double session on “Scholarly Metrics in a Digital Age”

Saturday, November 23
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM and 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Marriott Wardman Park
Room: Virginia A - Lobby Level

 

Call for Submissions to Edited Volume on Rhetorics of Immigration


Submitted by Adria on June 11, 2012 - 9:11pm


Call for Submissions to Edited Volume on Rhetorics of Immigration

As reflected in the “nation of immigrants” mythology, the immigrant is a prominent character in the American historical imaginary, symbolic of the liberal progress narrative. Nevertheless, s/he has long occupied a fraught space in the U.S. economy, political field, and public culture; this space has since 9/11 been more complicated still, echoing and reinvigorating the powerful anti-immigrant sentiments of the1980’s.

 

Welcome Blogger Professor Christina Victoria Cedillo!


Submitted by Adria on May 24, 2012 - 3:12pm


We are delighted to welcome Professor Christina Victoria Cedillo to the Blogora! Christina received her Ph.D. at Texas A&M in 2011 in Histories of Rhetoric, with concentrations in women's studies and medieval studies.

Her research interests lie in the rhetoric of medieval women's mysticism, women's embodied rhetorics, as well as rhetorics of embodiment in public discourse. She's particularly interested in how gender and race intersect in constructions of the Other, and how those discourses can be appropriated by othered groups to attain public speech.

 

Welcoming Casey Shevlin to the Blogora!


Submitted by Adria on May 24, 2012 - 7:49am


The Blogora would like to welcome guest blogger Casey Shevlin, who received her B.A. in English at Emmanuel College in Boston, and who is currently an MA candidate in the English Literature program at The University of Akron, Ohio.

Her scholarly interests are gender, race, and class in 19th/20th Century American Literature. She's presented work about the vampire figure in the online environment Second Life at the 2011 PCA Conference in San Antonio, TX. Her current research focuses on what she calls mythical postracial society.

 

2012 Summer Doctoral Seminar at Wayne State University


Submitted by Adria on February 23, 2012 - 1:23pm


**2012 Summer Doctoral Seminar at Wayne State University**
May 30 - June 2, 2012
with distinguished guest scholar Dr. John Gastil

BRINGING DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY INTO ELECTORAL POLITICS

Talking about elections increasingly means exchanging anecdotes,
recalling potent slogans, comparing outsized personalities, and
dissecting carefully crafted campaign strategies. In contrast, weighing
arguments, scrutinizing facts, and judging value conflicts occurs less
frequently in the public sphere. This seminar focuses on revitalizing

 

Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of NCA Invites Nominations


Submitted by Adria on February 23, 2012 - 10:17am


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of NCA invites
nominations for the 2012 New Investigator Award and the 2012
Distinguished Scholar Award.

The New Investigator Award honors a current member of the division who has established an innovative and robust research project within eight years of having earned the Ph.D. degree (no earlier than May 2004). New Investigator nominees should have a clear and impressive record of scholarly research, and they
should exhibit the potential to contribute significantly to the field

 

A New Kind of Online University Born from True Engagement?


Submitted by Adria on January 23, 2012 - 5:31pm


I have mixed feelings about online education, I'm not going to lie. But I REALLY don't know what to make of Udacity, a different kind of online education, it seems. I need to dig up more info here. Anyone else heard of this?

 

The Teachable Species


Submitted by Adria on November 28, 2011 - 4:51pm


“There’s no culture on Earth without teachers.”

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/11/22/are-we-the-teachable-s...

h/t to John Wegner

 

Angelo State Tenure Track Position, Fall 2012


Submitted by Adria on November 28, 2011 - 1:41pm


Tenure-Track position, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University System, Expected Date of Appointment: Fall 2012