The Blogora: The Rhetoric Society of America


colin clouts come home againe

Submitted by Anonymous on July 10, 2006 - 9:27pm

if you want to read some wonderful quotidian bloggin, check this out. home againe, home againe.... the boys' travelblog was a wonderful thang.


Starbucks Unionizing

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 10, 2006 - 8:27pm

Information here: Although I question the strategy of targeting high-fat Starbucks' drinks; this sort of nannyism is often what turns people against the Left. . . .


Who Needs Record Labels?

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 10, 2006 - 7:12pm

This looks interesting; they even have classical music, including contemporary work (e.g. John Cage) not easy to find elsewhere:



Submitted by Jim Aune on July 10, 2006 - 6:49pm

National convention coming up: I'm kind of tempted to go to this as an observer. Oh, my. . . .Videos of Carl Oglesby and Bernardine Dohrn from the Brown SDS conference: (towards the bottom of the page)


Whetoric of Wabbits

Submitted by ddd on July 10, 2006 - 2:59pm

Woah. i don't know what else to say....


Geometry of Music

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 10, 2006 - 2:01pm

This is way cool: Tymoczko's website (check out the Deep Purple example):


Bourgeois Virtues

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 10, 2006 - 12:30pm

A review of Deirdre McCloskey's new book:


More Voting Rights Shenanigans

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 10, 2006 - 12:12pm

Someone needs to stay on message about continuing voting rights violations in the south:


Northwestern Conference: Trope, Affect, Democratic Subjectivity

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 9, 2006 - 10:28pm

CALL FOR PAPERS Conference on Trope, Affect, and Democratic Subjectivity The Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern University will sponsor a conference this November 2-4, 2006 on Trope, Affect, and Democratic Subjectivity. The conference will feature plenary addresses by leading scholars in classics, comparative literature, political theory, communication studies, and other disciplines, as well as concurrent presentations. Scholars who wish to be included in the concurrent sessions are invited to submit abstracts or papers by September 15, 2006. Those selected for presentation will be notified by September 30. The conference will be co-sponsored by the Northwestern Program in Rhetoric and Public Culture, and directed by program faculty Dilip Gaonkar, Robert Hariman, and Ernesto Laclau. The conference builds on the renewed interest in rhetoric that is occurring across the human sciences. This continuing displacement of modernist assumptions in the conduct of inquiry reflects not only the legacy of the linguistic turn of the 20th century, but also more recent and equally profound shifts in both intellectual culture and configurations of the political in the 21st century. What began as a crisis in representation has become a basis for focused critical study regarding a volatile field of transformations across increasingly fungible media, practices, and peoples. To that end, the conference focuses on the crucial theoretical conjunction between trope, affect, and democratic subjectivity. By “trope,” we feature the productive capacity of discursive operations for transformation; by “affect” we mark the significance of latent economies of signification and social energy; by “democratic subjectivity” we orient towards the constitution of the political subject as a citizen more or less capable of public participation and collective agency. All papers presented will be eligible for publication in a volume on the conference theme to be edited by the conference organizers. Applications for presentation should be sent to Inquiries about attendance should be sent to Amber Day,


Democratic Strategist

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 9, 2006 - 10:02pm

A new online magazine, including William Galston (Clinton advisor and only left-wing Straussian):