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Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Volume 44, Issue 4, July-September 2014 is now available


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 5, 2014 - 12:18pm


Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Volume 44, Issue 4, July-September 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Editor’s Note
Editor’s Note

Pages: ii-ii
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.954495

Articles
Reinventing Invention, Again
Peter Simonson
Pages: 299-322
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.938862

Diocletian’s Victory Column: Megethos and the Rhetoric of Spectacular Disruption
Jonathan Mark Balzotti & Richard Benjamin Crosby
Pages: 323-342
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2014.938865

 

4th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 5, 2014 - 12:16pm


Only one month left to submit proposals.

4th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)
February 23-24, 2015
East Carolina University
Greenville NC

For the full call for papers: http://workshop.design4complexity.com/

 

Notes from Roland Barthes


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 6, 2014 - 12:33am


"The resistance of the wood varies depending on the place where we drive in the nail: wood is not isotropic. Nor am I; I have my 'exquisite points.' The map of these points is known to me alone, and it is according to them that I make my way, avoiding or seeking this or that, depending on externally enigmatic counsel; I should like this map of moral acupuncture to be distributed preventively to my new acquaintances (who, moreover, could also utilize it to make me suffer more)." --Roland Barthes, "A Lover's Discourse"

 

HIV & Media


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 5, 2014 - 7:04am


In Media Res – HIV/AIDS and Television

This week’s In Media Res theme focus is HIV/AIDS and Television (August 4 - August 8, 2014).

Here's the line-up:

Monday, August 4, 2014 - Melanie E.S. Kohnen (New York University) presents: Gay Sexuality and AIDS in An Early Frost

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - Andre J. Owens (Northwestern University) presents: The Blood is the Life/Death: Queer Contagion and Viral Vampirism in the Age of HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - Jeffrey A. Bennett (University of Iowa) presents: AIDS Narratives and Televisual Prophecy

 

Critiquing the Economic Model of Scholarly Publishing


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 2, 2014 - 7:21pm


From http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/08/02/the-most-brilliant-bus...
"What makes Wiley and Elsevier so profitable? That’s the genius of it all. Their customers create everything, they charge the customers for the privilege of selling it to the publisher, and then they sell it back to their customers."

 

Free Wayne Booth Book Online


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 1, 2014 - 10:11pm


Wayne C. Booth was a prominent literary critic, and one of our favorite authors. All his adult life he was also a cellist. Our free e-book for August, For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals is the story of one intimate struggle between a man and his cello, as well as a journey through the larger struggle between a society obsessed with success and individuals who choose challenging hobbies that yield no payoff beyond the love of it.

 

Kenneth Burke, Speech Acts, and Minnesota


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 31, 2014 - 5:47pm


Here:http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/164304?mode=full&submit_simple=Show+full+item+record
Find a link to this: http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/11299/164304/1/Centrum_v3_no2_1975.pdf

Centrum: working papers of the Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Language, Style, and Literary Theory. Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 1975

...with a historically significant Forum on Speech Acts:
Centrum: working papers of the Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Language, Style, and Literary Theory. Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 1975

Speech acts and literature (Forum):

 

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?