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*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.

 

Mystified


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 18, 2013 - 6:27pm


For some reason today, after talking about mystification and invisible labor in my first-year literacy class, I walked over to the lights and turned them off, one by one. I said that if you believe (as I do, though I don't ask that my students believe it) that the Iraq War was about oil and energy policy, then you have to ask how many people were killed, how many people's deaths I had to forget, so I could leave all three of these lights on while I teach. Then, I walked to the window and opened the shades. It's an odd semester for me.

 

Jason Palmeri at UMD


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 17, 2013 - 9:06pm


UMD will welcome Jason Palmeri by skype this week:
http://www.units.muohio.edu/english/people/faculty/I_P/PalmeriJason.htm
...and we are so excited!

 

RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 12, 2013 - 10:32pm


The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric is an exciting new book series published by the Pennsylvania State University Press in collaboration with the Rhetoric Society of America. From its inception, rhetoric has been understood as a way of knowing and as a set of discursive practices that functions alongside other disciplines. That is, rhetoric has always been transdisciplinary, not only having a place within and among the sciences, arts, and other humanistic disciplines, but also calling into question the orthodoxies and paradigms of those fields.

 

NCA-Forum invites scholars to a double session on “Scholarly Metrics in a Digital Age”


Submitted by Adria on November 12, 2013 - 12:20am


NCA-Forum invites scholars to a double session on “Scholarly Metrics in a Digital Age”

Saturday, November 23
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM and 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Marriott Wardman Park
Room: Virginia A - Lobby Level

 

top five ways that women undermine their own authority


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 10, 2013 - 10:23pm


FROM: http://theprofessorisin.com/2013/11/10/the-top-5-mistakes-women-make-in-...

Here are the top five ways that women undermine their own authority:

1) Ending their declarative sentences and statements on a verbal upswing or “lilt” that communicates self-doubt and deference. “My work is on Japan?” I focus on gender and transnationalism?”

2) Waiting their turn to interject contributions instead of diving in assertively, and seeking a collective experience rather than firmly expressing an individual viewpoint. {raises hand and waits…}