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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!

 

Free E-Book: Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 5, 2014 - 7:25pm


Twenty-first century architecture began tragically with the fall of the Twin Towers and staggered through a real estate boom and bust. Along the way the world's tallest building was constructed in Dubai and green architecture went mainstream. Critic Blair Kamin takes note of it all and in our free e-book for September, Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age conveys the sublime and the substandard, the spectacular and the mere spectacle.

 

ISHR Research Fellowships


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 5, 2014 - 6:20pm


Sponsor: International Society for the History of Rhetoric
Program Number: 19890
Title: Research Fellowships
E-mail: grants@ishr-web.org
Web Site: http://www.ishr-web.org/aws/ISHR/pt/sp/home_page
Program URL: http://www.ishr-web.org/aws/ISHR/pt/sp/fellowships
SYNOPSIS: ISHR Research Fellowships support individuals engaged
in advanced research related to the theory and practice of rhetoric in
all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics,
literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law,
and other aspects of the socio-cultural context.

 

RSQ invites proposals for the 2016 Special Issue


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 5, 2014 - 12:20pm


RSQ invites proposals for the 2016 Special Issue
RSQ invites proposals for the 2016 special issue—a themed publication developed by a Guest Editor to help the journal set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, to encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, to attract participation by top scholars, and to stimulate scholarly activity within the RSA, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, or RSA workshops.

 

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"