The Blogora: The Rhetoric Society of America



Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 4, 2013 - 12:35am

The link is live for the Fall 2013 Issue 2.1 of Queen City Writers journal of undergraduate writing. This issue will remain live until the next issue next winter/spring; even then we’ll archive all issues. A piece that you reviewed appears in the current issue, so please take a look to see how your comments helped a student writer revise and improve. Students are celebrating this opportunity to share their work with potential employers, co-op and internship coordinators, professors, graduate schools, and of course their friends and family.


The Graduate Student and Their Struggles

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 28, 2013 - 9:50pm

"What happens if, in these early efforts to survive, to stay afloat, new teachers learn to teach writing in a way that undermines the potential for the enduring, lasting contributions of instruction, even to their own development as teachers?" --Jessica Restaino, "First Semester" -- Prof. Restaino will be visiting WRIT 8902 at UM-Duluth via Google Hangout tomorrow (10/28/2013). Very exciting!


CFP: Western Journal of Communication

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 28, 2013 - 5:36pm

Bill Eadie,

Sharon Downey, professor of communication studies at California State University, Long Beach, is now receiving new manuscript submissions for the Western Journal of Communication. Professor Downey's editorship begins with the January 2015 issue; current editor Bill Eadie is responsible for issues through the end of 2014.

A description of the Western Journal of Communication and instructions for authors may be found at

Manuscripts may be submitted at


Everyday Archives

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 27, 2013 - 11:03pm

This week's In Media Res theme focus is Everyday Archives (October 21 - October 25).

Here's the line-up:

Monday, October 21, 2013 - Chad Pollock (University of Arkansas School of Law) presents: Everyday Archives and Open Government
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Zack Lischer-Katz (Rutgers University) presents: Archiving Until the End of the Republic
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - Siobhan Senier (University of New Hampshire) presents: Subaltern Digital Archives: Collecting and Curating Native American Literature on the Web


Book Announcement: Social Media in Disaster Response

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 21, 2013 - 10:32am

Jo Mackiewicz to attw
Dear colleagues,

I am writing again to announce the publication of the first book in the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication: Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation by Liza Potts, Michigan State University.

As of today, 21 October, you can order it directly from Routledge here:

Or, you can order it from



Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 19, 2013 - 11:57pm

Archives in Rhetoric
A Resource Compiled by David Beard (, UM-Duluth)

Why do Archival Research in Rhetoric?
Archives play an important role in scholarship in rhetoric. Rhetorical critics analyze historical texts; archives play an essential role in contextualizing the texts we critique. Historians of rhetoric seek contextualization of the texts that form the canon of our intellectual history; that work begins in the archive.


More Grants, via the Coalition for Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 19, 2013 - 7:47pm

Sponsor: University of Florida
Program Number: 04303
Title: Dr. Julian Pleasants Visiting Scholar Award
Web Site:
Program URL:
SYNOPSIS: Each year, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
grants a researcher with the Pleasants Travel Award, designed to
promote cutting edge oral history research at the University of
Florida and recognize innovative scholarship.
Deadline(s): 02/15/2014



In Media Res theme focus is Food Media

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 15, 2013 - 11:37am

Katharine P. Zakos,

This week's In Media Res theme focus is Food Media (October 14 - October 18).

Here's the line-up:

Monday, October 14, 2013 - Sarah O'Brien (University of Toronto) presents: What's so gross about pink slime?