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Why I Am Not Radical Enough


Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 1, 2014 - 8:10am


Why I Am Not Radical Enough
From: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2006/07/25/gunn

"I'll admit as well that deep down there is a part of me that cannot let go of the notion that liberal humanism keeps some people alive -- a faith I'd like to think has some affinity to Spivak's notion of momentary solidarity in "strategic essentialism" for social and political action."
--Joshua Gunn, Inside Higher Ed

 

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”

 

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.

 

Schedule for Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric


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/>.

 

Cultural Rhetorics Conference


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.

 

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

 

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

 

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,