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The Best Rhetoric Journal You Never Read


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 2, 2014 - 9:30pm


Informal Logic

INFORMAL LOGIC is a peer reviewed journal publishing articles and reviews on topics related to reasoning and argumentation in theory and practice. It is deliberately multi-disciplinary, welcoming theoretical and empirical research from any pertinent field, including, but not restricted to, philosophy, rhetoric, communication, linguistics, psychology, artificial intelligence, education, law. http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/informal_logic

Vol 34, No 1 (2014)
Table of Contents
Articles
Informal Fallacies as Cognitive Heuristics in Public Health Reasoning PDF

 

Primal asubjective awareness precedes the historical development of the self and remains part of adult experience.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 28, 2014 - 8:53pm


"Primal asubjective awareness precedes the historical development of the self and remains part of adult experience... this primal asubjectivity [is] what Merleau­Ponty (1945/1996) calls an "inborn complex" and a "prepersonal cleaving" to the world.

 

Why the Liberal Arts (Writing & Speaking) Matter


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 26, 2014 - 10:04pm


Why the liberal arts matter
By Fareed Zakaria
...[When] I got to America for college, I quickly saw the immense power of a liberal education.For me, the most important use of it is that it teaches you how to write. In my first year in college, I took an English composition course. My teacher, an elderly Englishman with a sharp wit and an even sharper red pencil, was tough.

 

New book series in Rhetoric, Law, & the Humanities


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 23, 2014 - 9:58pm


Clarke Rountree, clarke.rountree@uah.edu

New book series in Rhetoric, Law, & the Humanities

The University of Alabama Press has created a new book series in Rhetoric, Law, & the Humanities. The series will be edited by Dr. Clarke Rountree, Professor and Chair of Communication Arts at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Rhetoric, Law, and the Humanities seeks to publish scholarship that examines law through a rhetorical lens.

 

Tweeting #RSA14


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 22, 2014 - 6:53am


I remember when 'blogging was the best way to follow conference action. Heck, I remember when attending was the only way to follow conference action. Below, some anticipatory Twitter excitement about the 2014 meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America in San Antonio.

Nathan Johnson ‏@natezilla 11m
If you're going to #RSA14 and you get me a t-shirt, you'll be my hero. If it's a rhetoric shirt, you're a superhero.

Patricia Fancher ‏@trish_fancher 20m
Early morning travel to my first #RSA14 and my first visit to #texas

Jennifer Mercieca ‏@jenmercieca 29m

 

NEH Summer Stipends


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 20, 2014 - 9:36pm


Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts &
Humanities
Program Number: 40494
Title: Summer Stipends
E-mail: stipends@neh.gov
Web Site: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends
Program URL: http://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=255051
SYNOPSIS: Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced
research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences,
or both.
Deadline(s): 09/30/2014

 

Free Faculty Development Teleconference


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 20, 2014 - 6:28am


See: http://academicladder.com/telesummit/

This is a unique FREE virtual teleconference, in which 11 experts will clarify what just doesn’t work in academia, and also give you action steps to help you accomplish what you came to do.

 

Changes in Journal Subscriptions with Membership in NCA


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 15, 2014 - 11:44am


Alas, I did not receive the email, but...

I understand that the benefits of membership in NCA (National Communication Association) has been reorganized such that paper copies of journals are no longer mailed to subscribers?

I would love to hear more about this, especially as someone who has long been a member of both NCTE and NCA. NCTE journals and membership have always been cheaper, I think.

But NCA is more tightly circumscribed in the mission and emphases of the journals, and more essential in the P&T process for a Comm person than NCTE journals might be for a rhet person.

 

New Book Announcement On (Writing) Families: Autoethnographies of Presence and Absence, Love and Loss


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 12, 2014 - 1:59pm


Tony Adams, tony.e.adams@gmail.com

New Book Announcement

On (Writing) Families: Autoethnographies of Presence and Absence, Love and Loss

 

TOC: Comp Studies


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 10, 2014 - 6:43am


http://www.uc.edu/journals/composition-studies/issues/archives/spring201...

Spring 2014, 42.1
From the Editor
Composing With
Adam Frelin Bridging the Gap -- Watch Frelin's video, Terranauts

Articles
Marsha Lee Baker, Eric Dieter, and Zachary Dobbins The Art of Being Persuaded: Wayne Booth’s Mutual Inquiry and the Trust to Listen
Matthew A. Vetter Archive 2.0: What Composition Students and Academic Libraries Can Gain from Digital-Collaborative Pedagogies