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Special Issue on “Graduate Preparation for Research”


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 11, 2015 - 5:45pm


Special Issue on “Graduate Preparation for Research”

The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming special issue exploring questions about graduate student preparation for research. This special issue will be published in the April 2017, and the guest editors are Kelli Cargile Cook and Rebecca Rickly of Texas Tech University.

SPECIAL ISSUE DESCRIPTION

 

Rhetoric in the Flesh /Social Media in Disaster /Plain Language & Ethical Action /Talk About Writing: Tutoring Strategies


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 9, 2015 - 6:08am


Routledge is providing access to sample chapters from each of the three latest books in the ATTW Series. If you've been thinking about suggesting these books for your local campus libraries or pondering a purchase for yourself, I encourage you to review the chapters.

These titles include Rhetoric in the Flesh by T. Kenny Fountain, Social Media in Disaster Response by Liza Potts, and Plain Language and Ethical Action by Russell Willerton.

https://www.routledge.com/media/posts/8517

 

English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession (Essay Collection)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 8, 2015 - 5:58pm


English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession (Essay Collection)
full name / name of organization:
Joseph Donica/ Bronx Community College and Kristen Marangoni/ Tulsa Community College
contact email:
englishphdsbook@gmail.com
English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession

Kristen Marangoni, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College
Joseph Donica, Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College, CUNY

 

Public Understanding of Science November 2015; Vol. 24, No. 8


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 7, 2015 - 9:02pm


Public Understanding of Science
November 2015; Vol. 24, No. 8
Editorial
PUS has gone global in documenting the local culture of science
Martin W. Bauer

Invited Essay
Mapping science communication scholarship in China: Content analysis on breadth, depth and agenda of published research
Linjia Xu, Biaowen Huang, and Guosheng Wu

Articles
The ‘credibility paradox’ in China’s science communication: Views from scientific practitioners
Joy Yueyue Zhang

Come rain or shine? Public expectation on local weather change and differential effects on climate change attitude

 

Call for Papers INTERFACES OF PLAY AND GAME: ENGAGING MEDIA ECOSYSTEMS


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 7, 2015 - 8:58pm


The Seventeenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association
Call for Papers

INTERFACES OF PLAY AND GAME: ENGAGING MEDIA ECOSYSTEMS

June 23-26, 2016
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

MEA Convention Coordinators: Paolo Granata, Elena Lamberti, Brett Lunceford
UNIBO Coordinators: Roberto Farnè, Mirco Dondi

 

Iowa Journal of Communication: Volume 47, Number 2


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 7, 2015 - 8:51pm


Iowa Journal of Communication: Volume 47, Number 2

A Future for the Discipline of Communication: Higher Education and its
Generational Transformations
- James W. Chesebro & Christopher A. Flook

Constituting the Diasporic Collective: Irish-Americans at the Dawn of
the Twentieth Century
- Margret McCue-Enser

Communication and Female Date Initiation: Differences in Perceptions
Based on Assertiveness of Initiator
- Lindsey K. Odom, Erin Sahlstein Parcell, Benjamin M. A. Baker, &
Valerie Cronin-Fisher

A Tale of Two Crises: A Structurational-material Analysis of Forgotten

 

Call For Proposals: The 100 Greatest Video Games & The 100 Greatest Video Game Characters


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 7, 2015 - 8:44pm


Aubrie Adams, aubrieadams@umail.ucsb.edu

Call For Proposals: The 100 Greatest Video Games & The 100 Greatest Video Game Characters

Second Call For Proposals: The 100 Greatest Video Games & The 100 Greatest Video Game Characters

Robert Mejia (State University of New York, Brockport), Co-Editor

Jaime Banks (West Virginia University), Co-Editor

Aubrie Adams (University of California, Santa Barbara), Co-Editor

 

Call for Submissions for Special Issue of Technical Communication: "Communication of Research Between Academic and Practicing P


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 7, 2015 - 8:14pm


Erin A. Frost, erinafrost@gmail.com

Call for Submissions for Special Issue of Technical Communication: "Communication of Research Between Academic and Practicing Professionals"

 

Slavoj Žižek, on writing books


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 4, 2015 - 9:57pm


Slavoj Žižek, on writing books

I have a very complicated ritual about writing. It’s psychologically impossible for me to sit down, so I have to trick myself. I operate a very simple strategy which, at least, with me, works. I put down ideas, but I put them down usually already in a relatively elaborate way, like the line of thought already written, full sentences, and so on.

 

Where thought has opened up one cell of reality, it should, without violence by the subject, penetrate the next.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 3, 2015 - 10:42am


"Properly written texts are like spiders’ webs: tight, concentric, transparent, well-spun and firm. They draw into themselves all the creatures of the air. Metaphors flitting hastily through them become their nourishing prey. Subject matter comes winging towards them. The soundness of a conception can be judged by whether it causes one quotation to summon another. Where thought has opened up one cell of reality, it should, without violence by the subject, penetrate the next. It proves its relation to the object as soon as other objects crystallize around it.