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Call for Papers--Book on Mad Magazine


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 3, 2015 - 10:34am


Judith Lee, leej@ohio.edu

Call for Papers--Book on Mad Magazine

Call for papers for a book on Mad magazine. We are looking for scholarly examinations of the magazine, its humor, its artists, its cultural and political impact, and its influence. The book is under consideration by a major university press, and will expand what was covered in a recent special issue of Studies in American Humor. Here is the link to the contents of that issue: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/studamerhumor.issue-30

 

"#EverydaySexism passed off as career advice?"


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 2, 2015 - 8:29am


Via:
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/06/02/aaas-pulls-sexist-advice-...

"'His attention on your chest may be unwelcome, but you need his attention on your science and his best advice.'

 

Standout papers at the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 1, 2015 - 9:33am


Bruce Dadey:
(reflecting on the intersection between "critical management studies" and business communication classes)\
https://uwaterloo.ca/english/people-profiles/bruce-dadey

Boba Samuels
(reflecting on writing in anthropology)
http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/2419/

Keynote Speaker Roger Graves
(reflecting on the ways that rhetorical scholars need to make stronger claims for their intellectual property)
http://www.ualberta.ca/~graves1/

Tracy Whalen
(reflecting on Marshall McLuhan and the canon of delivery)
http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/class/researchers/tracy-whalen.html

 

Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 31, 2015 - 5:23pm


It is difficult to explain why I love this conference so much. The Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences (http://congress2015.ca/) is the work of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www.ideas-idees.ca/), a federally funded Canadian organization which aggregates dozens of small Canadian scholarly societies to meet together.

For my purposes, I meet with the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing and the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric.

 

Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Volume 45, Issue 3, May-June 2015


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 31, 2015 - 10:35am


Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Volume 45, Issue 3, May-June 2015 is now available online is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Special Issue: La Idea de la Retórica Americana/The Idea of American Rhetoric

This new issue contains the following articles:

Introduction
Expanding the Idea of América
Christa J. Olson & René Agustín De los Santos
Pages: 193-198
DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2015.1032848

Articles
“The future of our history”: Rhetorics of Transformation and Power in Plutarco Elías Calles’ 1928 Informe
René Agustín De los Santos
Pages: 199-211

 

The Seventh Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing l’Association canadienne de réd


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 31, 2015 - 10:07am


SEE: https://casdwacr.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2015-casdw-program-final.pdf

The Seventh Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing
l’Association canadienne de rédactologie ( CASDW / ACR )

Saturday, May 30 9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Opening Keynote Address
11:00 am Sessions A and B; end at 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 31 9:30 am Sessions C, D, E, and F; end at 4:30 pm
5:00 pm President’s Reception (for CASDW)
7:30 pm Cocktails and Annual Dinner – le Café National Arts
Centre
Monday, June 1 9:30 am Session G; end at 10:30 am

 

Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 28, 2015 - 4:27pm


Holly Hassel and Kirsti Cole are developing an edited collection entitled Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership. They invite you to submit a chapter proposal (due 9/1/2015). Since they imagine the volume as an interdisciplinary collection, they also encourage you to share the CFP widely with your professional networks.

For full details, visit https://sites.google.com/site/survivingsexisminacademia or contact the editors kirsti.cole@mnsu.edu and holly.hassel@uwc.edu.

 

Book Announcement: Comics and Narration By Thierry Groensteen


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 22, 2015 - 12:13pm


Comics and Narration
By Thierry Groensteen
Translated by Ann Miller
ISBN 9781496802569, paperback, $30

Ebook Available

For Immediate Release

A thorough explanation of how all the elements in the grammar of comics merge to create a storyline, now in paperback

 

Thinking about William S. Burroughs


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 20, 2015 - 5:01am


Every 16 year old with more intellectual energy than is required to get through life discovers William S. Burroughs. This includes brainy kids like me, but also the kids who did drugs who were barely passing classes. Neither of us were fully engaged in the life that was set out before us.

 

"Jacques Ellul's Take on the Internet," Calvin Troup, free webinar


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 19, 2015 - 1:44pm


"Jacques Ellul's Take on the Internet," Calvin Troup, free webinar
hosted by the CCSN

Please join the CCSN (http://www.theccsn.com) and Dr. Calvin Troup,
Duquesne University, for the upcoming webinar titled "Jacques Ellul's
Take on the Internet: From Diagnosis to Prevention (or Not Losing Your
Mind and Heart in Cyberspace)," on Wednesday, May 20, 8-9 pm EST. This
webinar is free and open to the public.
http://theccsn.com/upcoming-webinars/?r=5236

Use the above link to register, or register directly by clicking here:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/9155263155084564737