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


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 22, 2014 - 9:03pm


Sponsor: NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Program Number: 05864
Title: Learning & Leadership Grants
E-mail: foundation_info@nea.org
Web Site: http://www.neafoundation.org/grants.htm
Program URL: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides support to public school
teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and
staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the
following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in

 

Journal of Visual Culture Special Issue on McLuhan


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 22, 2014 - 7:43am


Journal of Visual Culture Special Issue on McLuhan April 2014; 13 (1)
Themed Issue: Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man @ 50
Edited by: Raiford Guins
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Raiford Guins
The Present Went This-A-Way: Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man @ 50
Journal of Visual Culture April 2014 13: 3-12, doi:10.1177/1470412913509466
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Charles R Acland
Never Too Cool for School
Journal of Visual Culture April 2014 13: 13-16, doi:10.1177/1470412913509446

 

Mt Oread Manifesto


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 18, 2014 - 5:58pm


I think everyone who self-identifies as a rhetorician should read the new RSQ, which includes a manifesto for rhetorical pedagogy.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02773945.2014.874871#.UvrAa_...

Some of the points made therein:
Whereas, a free society requires citizen participation in discourse--not simply voting or consuming information,
Whereas, participation in the issues shaping a society necessarily means being able to understand a problem from more than one position;
Whereas, rhetoricians agree that we have a common cause and history,

 

Teaching Resources on Presentations


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 17, 2014 - 2:02pm


Below: free instructional films on technical presentations. Featuring undergraduate students from engineering and science, the presentations in these short films apply the assertion-evidence approach to technical presentations. Please feel free to use these films in your teaching.

Rethinking Scientific Presentations
https://vimeo.com/88991194 (1:37)

Slide Design
https://vimeo.com/81809530 (9:34)

Delivery
https://vimeo.com/86342823 (10:21)

As distributed before, model presentations by students can be found at

 

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


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 16, 2014 - 1:52pm


Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Program Number: 06828
Title: JustFilms
E-mail:
Web Site: http://www.fordfoundation.org
Program URL:
http://www.fordfoundation.org/issues/freedom-of-expression/justfilms/for...
SYNOPSIS: The Ford Foundation is investing $10 million a year
over five years in documentary projects that address urgent social
issues and helps understand our past, explore our present and build
our future. The goal is to expand the community of emerging and
established filmmakers who often lack funding to realize their visions
and reach audiences.
Deadline(s):

 

Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, & Culture


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 16, 2014 - 1:18am


Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, & Culture
Series Editor
Miles A. Kimball
Texas Tech University

This series promotes innovative, interdisciplinary research in the theory and practice of technical
communication, broadly conceived as including business, scientific, and health communication. It serves
as an outlet for scholars and researchers engaged with the theoretical, practical, rhetorical, and cultural
implications of this burgeoning field.
The editor welcomes proposals for book-length studies and edited collections involving qualitative and

 

New Book on Communication and Social Justice and Call for Manuscripts


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 11, 2014 - 12:31pm


New Book on Communication and Social Justice and Call for Manuscripts

Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates By
Ellen W. Gorsevksi

I am pleased to announce that the newest addition to the Communication
and Social Justice book series with Troubador Publishing is available.
The book, Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace
Laureates, explores eleven remarkable women who were deemed "dangerous"
in their respective places and times for taking on a revolutionary idea:
that peace is possible by working for justice. For courageous,

 

Call for Nominations for International Scholars, Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), 2014


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 11, 2014 - 11:45am


Call for Nominations for International Scholars, Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), 2014
http://www.historyoftechnology.org/about_us/international_programs.html

 

"I Love You" (A Lover's Discourse)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 9, 2014 - 7:12am


Starting the Language & Power unit in "Intro to Writing Studies" this week, a unit which takes almost all examples from Deborah Tannen, JL Austin, and one, just one example from Roland Barthes. Of all the examples, it is the one I must come back to, personally, every time I teach, and every time, it inspires in me reflections I have not seen before, responding to dimensions of my life, I suppose, that rise into my awareness each time.