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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!

 

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.