The Blogora: The Rhetoric Society of America

 

" I know that to them, they’re saying We miss you!, but it’s so hard not to hear I don’t understand you, or value what you do."


Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 4, 2014 - 1:07pm


"My family often tells me I should just quit my job and move back to my rural hometown. I know that to them, they’re saying We miss you!, but it’s so hard not to hear I don’t understand you, or value what you do."

From: http://tenureshewrote.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/one-of-these-things-is-no...

 

"Audiences tend to like speakers with a lot of energy, but not so much that the speaker can't focus into a compelling message,"


Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 4, 2014 - 1:05pm


"Audiences tend to like speakers with a lot of energy, but not so much that the speaker can't focus into a compelling message," Schiappa told Business News Daily. "The key is to learn what your particular strengths are, and then put together the necessary pieces to craft a presentation that grabs attention, maintains it and ends strongly."

From: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6188-business-presentation-tips.html

 

Mariko Izumi, Chora, Memorialization, and Comfort Women ... a Visit to UM Duluth and UW Superior


Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 1, 2014 - 10:12pm


Thanks to the McKnight Foundation and the University of Minnesota "Arts and Humanities" Event Fund, Mariko Izumi is spending a few days in Duluth, Minnesota.

Mariko is Associate Professor of Communication at Columbus State University. Her presentation will address documentary film about the comfort women:

 

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