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Stylish Writing


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 5, 2013 - 9:00pm


Mariko Izumi just listened to these lectures on Helen Sword's Stylish Academic Writing at Harvard and thought we might enjoy listening to them:

Helen Sword: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQsRvAVSVeM
Steven Pinker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE-TTz13P7w
Elizabeth Knoll: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXcgruA9KR0

Enjoy!

 

Department of Communication & Mass Media seeks a dynamic, collegial and collaborative department chair


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 5, 2013 - 11:49am


Position Information
Position Title: Department Chair (Communication & Mass Media)
Name of Institution: Angelo State University
Position Announcement:

Job Title: DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF COMMUNICATION AND MASS MEDIA
Department: Communication and Mass Media
Salary: Commensurate

 

A Jerk on Fair Use


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 4, 2013 - 11:58am


I just read this:
http://www.z-site.net/copyright-notice-by-pz/

It's an open letter to scholars working on Louis Zukofsky which seems to imply that bombast and hard-headedness trump the work of the law:

 

Have you seen RhetMap?


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 3, 2013 - 1:05pm


Have you seen the RhetMap?

http://rhetmap.org/

Fascinating resource for tying rhetoric to geograpahy.

 

CFP for a special issue of Peitho for Fall 2014! Deadline for proposals is January 6, 2014.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 29, 2013 - 10:28am


It's not too late to submit your proposals for a special issue of Peitho for Fall 2014! The new deadline for proposals is January 6, 2014.

Peitho is the peer-reviewed journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. Published twice yearly, Peitho seeks to encourage, advance, and publish original research in the history of rhetoric and composition.

 

Shameless Self-Promotion


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 24, 2013 - 10:08pm


My research is referenced (by virtue of an interview with my co-author) in this article, even if I am not mentioned by name: http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_24583043/twin-cities-pro-wrestling-w...

John Heppen is a familiar voice in the crowd taking jabs at SpiderBaby. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls geography professor has been attending local wrestling shows for several years and said matches are more enjoyable when there's interaction across the ropes.

 

*Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award*


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 22, 2013 - 12:37am


*Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award*

The Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award is presented biannually in
even-numbered years for work in the field of composition and rhetoric to
recognize outstanding scholarship and research in the areas of feminist
pedagogy, practice, history, and theory. *The award carries a $100.00
honorarium and will be presented biannually at the Wednesday evening
meeting of the Coalition at the Conference on College Composition and
Communication*

*An eligible work must have been published in the two years previous to the

 

Present Tense


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 22, 2013 - 12:36am


The editors of Present Tense (www.presenttensejournal.org) are pleased to announce the publication of Vol. 3.1. This issue is our most multimodal collection to date, including our first slidecast essay (“The Quiet Country Closet”) and our first full audio essay (“Voices in Egypt”), as well as a number of other essays that incorporate images, video, and additional modes beyond alphabetic text.
Volume 3.1 includes:

 

About to Go to NCA


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 21, 2013 - 8:52am


I am about to head to NCA. Though I am housed in a Department of Writing Studies, I never feel entirely at home at NCA, 4Cs, or even RSA, as RSA has grown (my first RSA had 300 people, and I miss that). I thought it had something to do with disciplinary training, but it probably also has something to do with my psychology.

 

Paying for College


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 20, 2013 - 12:53am


I felt sure in middle school and high school that I would be unable to afford college. I planned to use ROTC as my way of paying for college, not really knowing what that meant.