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Thoughts on Anniversaries of Loss

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 24, 2014 - 5:03am


(Most of the time, Blogora posts are clinically information-sharing or playful. This one is a little more personal than you might be used to.)

Twice this week, suicide (as a phenomenon) has crossed my mind, and in crossing, it has settled in to stay for a while.
1. Once, while discussing the special issue of Argumentation and Advocacy that is crawling toward completion, I filled in the story of the subject of the issue, a scholar who took his own life. (This is Jim Aune. I am posting this reflection here because Jim was an essential, formative voice of the Blogora.)

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New Issue of Harlot


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 23, 2014 - 7:05am


http://harlotofthearts.org/index.php/harlot/issue/view/12

Harlot's Growing Community

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Rhetoricians as Poets


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 19, 2014 - 10:24pm


Just had dinner with @Steven B. Katz from Clemson. He mentioned this:

http://www.academia.edu/8219466/_The_Great_Ghost_

...which makes me wonder how many other rhetoricians are poets?

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New Book on Kant and Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 15, 2014 - 3:20pm


New Book on Kant and Rhetoric

I am excited to announce the publication of “Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric” from Pennsylvania State University Press.

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Pens, Ink, and Rhetoric

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Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 14, 2014 - 2:17pm


Hi,

I've been exchanging messages on Facebook about pens. So let me ask here:

1. Do you use a specific pen for any part of your writing or professional life?
1a. If so, what kind of pen? Is there a story behind that choice of pen?
1b. Do you use more than one pen?
1c. How do you use these pens?

2. Do you use a colored ink for any part of your writing or professional life?
1a. If so, what colors? Is there a story behind that choice of colors?
1b. How do you use these colors?

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Digitizing Hmong Sacred Texts: Congrats to Mitch Ogden


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 14, 2014 - 4:26am


Congrats to a friend. (And woot to the excellence that comes from "branch campuses" everywhere.)

From http://www.uwstout.edu/news/articles/Professor-named-Affiliated-Scholar-...

Mitch Ogden, an assistant professor in the English and philosophy department at University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been accepted as an affiliated scholar of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UW–Madison.

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CWSHRC volunteers


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 13, 2014 - 2:34pm


Dear Coalition Members,

I am writing with a call for CWSHRC volunteers. We have not only new
committees and task forces but also a unique digital scholarship
opportunity. In response to suggestions you made in the last membership
survey, these roles are open to the general membership as well as Advisory
Board members, and we will be a better organization for your participation.

With that in mind, please read through the descriptions below, and use this
link to volunteer: . *The

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


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 9, 2014 - 10:35pm


From: "Barbara L'eplattenier"
To: coalition@cwshrc.org
Subject: [Coalition] RFPs
Message-ID:

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Sponsor: Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
Program Number: 00504
Title: Karen Buhler-Wilkerson Faculty Research Fellowship for Historical
Research in Nursing
E-mail: wallbm@nursing.upenn.edu
Web Site:
http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/Pages/FellowshipsandAwards.aspx
Program URL:

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Tenure-track professor of African American Rhetoric and Communication


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 9, 2014 - 10:02pm


The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis seeks to hire a tenure-track professor of African American Rhetoric and Communication at the advanced assistant or associate level, beginning August 2015. Ph.D. required. The position requires expertise in some combination of the following: African American public address, race and gender studies, rhetorical pedagogy and/or contemporary rhetorical theory.

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Fellowship in the Theory and Practice of Professional Communication


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 9, 2014 - 9:52pm


The Department of English at Utah State University is delighted to announce that we will award a four-year fellowship to the Theory and Practice of Professional Communication Ph.D. program’s top applicant. Please circulate this information widely. More details are available at http://english.usu.edu/htm/graduate/pdrf

The Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship in Technical Communication
Four-year fellowship
$20,000 stipend (each year for four years)
Full-tuition award (each year for four years)
Health insurance
Reserved spot in an intensive grant-writing workshop

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