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The latest issue of The Writing Center Journal (33.2) is in the mail!


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 29, 2014 - 7:29am


The latest issue of The Writing Center Journal (33.2), our first as editors, is in the mail!

We’re proud to feature in this issue:

– Lauren Fitzgerald’s 2012 IWCA keynote, “Undergraduate Writing Tutors as Researchers: Redrawing Boundaries”

– Isabelle Thompson & Jo Mackiewicz’s “Questioning in Writing Center Conferences”

– Sue Dinitz & Susanmarie Harrington’s “The Role of Disciplinary Expertise in Shaping Writing Tutorials”

– Stacy Nall’s “Remembering Writing Center Partnerships: Recommendations for Archival Strategies”

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Depressing Thought about Teaching


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 26, 2014 - 1:51pm


There are days when I deeply regret that some of my textbooks are more than a decade old. I still use Amira Hass' "Drinking the Sea at Gaza" to help students understand the Palestinian situation. I still use Deborah Tannen's "Talking from 9-5" to help students understand gender, power, and sexual harassment in the workplace. These books are as old as my students.

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Schedule for Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 26, 2014 - 9:21am


Schedule for Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric
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The Next 25 Years: Scholarship in Celebration of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 25, 2014 - 12:06pm


This Friday is the deadline for proposing full-length articles for
*Peitho* 17.2
(Spring/Summer 2015): "The Next 25 Years: Scholarship in Celebration of the
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition."

Complete manuscripts for key concept submissions are due 6/1, and full details
are available on the *Peitho *website <
http://peitho.cwshrc.org/submit/special-issue-calls/>.

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Cultural Rhetorics Conference

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Submitted by cvcedillo on March 23, 2014 - 6:09pm


Announcing the inaugural 2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation, hosted by the Cultural Rhetorics Theory Lab and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University.

See http://culturalrhetorics.org/ for more details.

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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

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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

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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,

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On Contingent Labor: New Documentary!


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 18, 2014 - 5:37pm


For more info, see: http://ccdigitalpress.org/conjob/

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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

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