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Edited Collection on the Portrayal of Black Men in Reality TV (Nov 30)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 28, 2015 - 9:39pm


Edited Collection on the Portrayal of Black Men in Reality TV (Nov 30)
full name / name of organization:
Jervette R. Ward, Ph.D. / University of Alaska Anchorage
contact email:
jervetteward@gmail.com

 

CFP: Children in Popular Culture


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 28, 2015 - 9:38pm


CFP: Children in Popular Culture
full name / name of organization:
Red Feather Journal
contact email:
debbieo@okstate.edu
CFP: Children in Popular Culture

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, has expanded its scope to include the child in all aspects of popular culture.

 

Theory, Identity, and Subversion: CFP


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 28, 2015 - 9:36pm


Theory, Identity, and Subversion: CFP

 

Call for Papers: 21st Century Film and Television


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 28, 2015 - 9:34pm


Call for Papers: 21st Century Film and Television

 

Visual Communication November 2015; Vol. 14, No. 4


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 28, 2015 - 8:27pm


Visual Communication
November 2015; Vol. 14, No. 4

 

POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 28, 2015 - 1:20pm


POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention is a peer-reviewed electronic journal associated with the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry. It is published and archived by the University of Iowa Libraries. The journal is now midway through Volume 11. To date its articles have been downloaded over 100,000 times. In a typical month downloads range from between 1,200 and 1,500. You will find many of these articles of interest. All are available on line at http://ir.uiowa.edu/poroi/.

 

Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 27, 2015 - 2:54pm


Co-edited with Scot Barnett, Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things brings together a swath of established and emerging scholars from across rhetorical studies in response to the ontological turn in the humanities. The fifteen essays in the collection persuasively overturn the stubborn assumption that objects are passive tools in the hands of objective human agents. Rhetoric has proved that forms of communication such as digital images, advertising, and political satires do much more than simply lie dormant, and Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things shows that objects themselves also move, circulate, and produce opportunities for new rhetorical publics and new rhetorical actions. Objects are not simply inert tools but are themselves vibrant agents of measurable, if not conscious, power.

 

Writing as "technique for withholding whatever it was I thought or believed behind an increasingly impenetrable polish."


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 26, 2015 - 4:59pm


"I developed a sense that meaning itself was resident in the rhythms of words and sentences and paragraphs, a technique for withholding whatever it was I thought or believed behind an increasingly impenetrable polish." --Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking (7).

 

Book announcement: This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 24, 2015 - 7:39pm


Book announcement: This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour

From the publisher:

Argues that fashion models’ specialized work of “glamour labor” becomes essential to success within the selfie’d obsessions of the digital age.

 

New Book: Communication Skills for Dental Health Care Providers


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 24, 2015 - 7:37pm


"Announcing New Book: Communication Skills for Dental Health Care Providers"