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Christianity and Communication Studies Network


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 5, 2014 - 9:55pm


The Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN), launched earlier this fall, is an interactive community of scholars, teachers, and others interested in exploring questions at the intersection between Christianity and communication studies (http://www.theccsn.com).

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric Société Canadienne pour l’Étude de la R


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 4, 2014 - 8:15am


CALL FOR PROPOSALS APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS
Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric Société Canadienne pour l’Étude de la Rhétorique (CSSR/SCER)
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
La version française suit.
The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR) invites members to submit proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference, to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2015 (http://congress2015.ca) at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON., June 3-5, 2015.
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Special Session: “Rhetoric and History”

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Free E-Book: Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America by Lee Alan Dugatkin


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 4, 2014 - 7:31am


The United States had a lot to prove in the early days of the Republic: that an independent country could flourish in the Americas, that a democracy would not collapse in chaos, and, even, that American flora and fauna were every bit the equal of those in Europe. Some European naturalists—most notably French Count Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon—claimed the natural world of the Americas was populated by degenerate, weak, and feeble subspecies.

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


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 4, 2014 - 7:07am


Sponsor: Center for Civil War Research
Program Number: 37722
Title: Wiley-Silver Prize
E-mail: civilwar@olemiss.edu
Web Site: http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu
Program URL: http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/wileysilverbookprize.html
SYNOPSIS: The Center presents the prize to the best first book,
thereby recognizing and encouraging new and emerging scholars in the
history of the American Civil War. The Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War
History will be awarded annually to a scholar?s first book or
monograph in Civil War history published in the previous year. For

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

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


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


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

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Thoughts on Anniversaries of Loss

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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.)

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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

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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?

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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.

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