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CFP: Journal of Games Criticism


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 26, 2014 - 12:13pm


Nicholas A. Hanford, gamescriticism@gmail.com

CFP: Journal of Games Criticism

The Journal of Games Criticism (ISSN: 2374-202X) is seeking submissions from game developers, designers, bloggers, journalists, and academics for its January 2015 issue. JGC accepts articles, book reviews, experimental game reviews, and letters to the editor. This open access journal publishes peer-reviewed videogame criticism and analysis as well as essays on the topics of methodology and design.

 

5 Things You Would Read in an Independent Study about Baudrillard


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 24, 2014 - 8:19am


So I am directing an independent study on Baudrillard next semester, something I agreed to because I had read, like, tons and tons of it when I was younger.

Much younger apparently. It feels so much harder to read at 41 than it did at 28.

If you could recommend the 4 works by Baudrillard that you simply must read, and one work about or applying Baudrillard that you simply must read, what would they be?

 

Digital Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 23, 2014 - 3:40pm


The Communication Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for a tenure track position, open rank, in the study of Digital Rhetoric working from one or more of the following perspectives: (1) publics, social movements, or formally organized politics; (2) race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality; (3) contemporary Continental social theory; (4) comparative, cross-cultural, postcolonial, or anthropological studies. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, a record of high quality scholarship, and a strong teaching record.

 

Twitter Feed: Doing Rhetoric at Minnesota Conference


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 21, 2014 - 12:50am


Today, there was an interdepartmental rhetoric conference sponsored by the student chapter of RSA at the U of MN.
https://www.facebook.com/writumn
Below is the schedule, then the Twitter feed. It was an excellent conference.

Friday:
12:00: Keynote speaker, Jeanne Fahnestock
1:45: Afternoon refreshments
2:12: Panel, "Object Oriented Criticism"
Respondent: Arthur Walzer
3:45: Panel, "Rhetoric Theory in and through the Ages"
Respondent Jeanne Fahnestock
5:00: Adjourn for the day

Saturday:
9:00: Panel, "Argument and Authority"
Respondent: Cate Palczewski

 

Announcing special discounted presales for A Century of Communication Studies: The Unfinished Conversation.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 16, 2014 - 9:17am


Announcing special discounted presales for A Century of Communication Studies: The Unfinished Conversation. Until the end of October, pre-registration for the NCA convention includes an option to purchase the book at nearly half off.

Introduction. A Brief History of the National Communication Association
-Pat J. Gehrke & William M. Keith
Discovering Communication: Five Turns toward Discipline and Association
-J. Michael Sproule
Paying Lip Service to "Speech" in Disciplinary Naming, 1914-1954
-Gerry Philipsen
The Silencing of Speech in the Late 20th Century

 

Media in Transition 9: Mediating Audiences


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 15, 2014 - 10:28pm


Media in Transition 9: Mediating Audiences
May 1-3, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Audiences now include readers and viewers (of exhibits, websites, film, television), players and users (of software and libraries) and people as busy conversing, writing, and photographing as they are listening or viewing and reading. Produced, regulated, contested, surveilled, disaggregated, and of course, studied, audiences remain central to our understanding of media and culture.

 

NCA Award Winners


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 11, 2014 - 1:32pm


2014 Award Winners

Teaching Awards

Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education
Jonathan M. Bowman, University of San Diego

Marcella E. Oberle Award for Outstanding Teaching in Grades K-12
Natalie Weber, Fremont Union School District in Sunnyvale, California

Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator Award
Nancy J. Willets, Cape Cod Community College

Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award
Donn W. Parson, University of Kansas

Scholarship Awards

 

Obituary- Bruce Gronbeck


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 11, 2014 - 1:22pm


John Bowers (submitter), johnwaitebowers@gmail.com

Obituary- Bruce Gronbeck

I learned from the University of Iowa that Bruce Gronbeck died last
night. He and Wendy were in Iowa City where Iowa was honoring Bruce with
an alumni award.

As it happens, I had been asked to contribute a few words to that
occasion. Here they are:

I've known Bruce Gronbeck since 1963. He came to Iowa as a beginning
graduate student, and I was starting my second year on the faculty. He
took a course or two from me, and I was a member of his doctoral

 

RSA Workshop Announcement


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 7, 2014 - 11:28am


Rhetoric and Economics

Workshop Leader:

Mark Longaker, University of Texas at Austin

 

What is new in rhetorical studies?


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 6, 2014 - 6:58am


Hey -- Fall is here.

If you have a second, if you are teaching a course in rhetoric, post your name, your institution, the name of the course, and something cool about it below.

Let's see what is happening in rhetoric in the classroom today!