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Teaching Resources on Presentations


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 17, 2014 - 2:02pm


Below: free instructional films on technical presentations. Featuring undergraduate students from engineering and science, the presentations in these short films apply the assertion-evidence approach to technical presentations. Please feel free to use these films in your teaching.

Rethinking Scientific Presentations
https://vimeo.com/88991194 (1:37)

Slide Design
https://vimeo.com/81809530 (9:34)

Delivery
https://vimeo.com/86342823 (10:21)

As distributed before, model presentations by students can be found at

 

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


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 16, 2014 - 1:52pm


Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Program Number: 06828
Title: JustFilms
E-mail:
Web Site: http://www.fordfoundation.org
Program URL:
http://www.fordfoundation.org/issues/freedom-of-expression/justfilms/for...
SYNOPSIS: The Ford Foundation is investing $10 million a year
over five years in documentary projects that address urgent social
issues and helps understand our past, explore our present and build
our future. The goal is to expand the community of emerging and
established filmmakers who often lack funding to realize their visions
and reach audiences.
Deadline(s):

 

Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, & Culture


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 16, 2014 - 1:18am


Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, & Culture
Series Editor
Miles A. Kimball
Texas Tech University

This series promotes innovative, interdisciplinary research in the theory and practice of technical
communication, broadly conceived as including business, scientific, and health communication. It serves
as an outlet for scholars and researchers engaged with the theoretical, practical, rhetorical, and cultural
implications of this burgeoning field.
The editor welcomes proposals for book-length studies and edited collections involving qualitative and

 

New Book on Communication and Social Justice and Call for Manuscripts


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 11, 2014 - 12:31pm


New Book on Communication and Social Justice and Call for Manuscripts

Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates By
Ellen W. Gorsevksi

I am pleased to announce that the newest addition to the Communication
and Social Justice book series with Troubador Publishing is available.
The book, Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace
Laureates, explores eleven remarkable women who were deemed "dangerous"
in their respective places and times for taking on a revolutionary idea:
that peace is possible by working for justice. For courageous,

 

Call for Nominations for International Scholars, Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), 2014


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 11, 2014 - 11:45am


Call for Nominations for International Scholars, Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), 2014
http://www.historyoftechnology.org/about_us/international_programs.html

 

"I Love You" (A Lover's Discourse)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 9, 2014 - 7:12am


Starting the Language & Power unit in "Intro to Writing Studies" this week, a unit which takes almost all examples from Deborah Tannen, JL Austin, and one, just one example from Roland Barthes. Of all the examples, it is the one I must come back to, personally, every time I teach, and every time, it inspires in me reflections I have not seen before, responding to dimensions of my life, I suppose, that rise into my awareness each time.

 

CFP: Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America (June 15th)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 7, 2014 - 6:02am


CFP: Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America (June 15th)
full name / name of organization:
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory, and Culture / University of Lodz
contact email:
jadwigamasz@gmail.com

 

Call for Nominations, Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 5, 2014 - 11:23am


Call for Nominations, Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

You are invited to submit nominations no later than April 1 for the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards.

The Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards program recognizes new scholars who have recently completed their dissertation. The Selection Committee will evaluate nominations and select the most outstanding dissertations completed in the field during the previous academic year (from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). Up to three awards may be given in any year.

 

CALL: NCA PHILCOM Publication Awards


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 4, 2014 - 11:16pm


CALL: NCA PHILCOM Publication Awards

The Philosophy of Communication Division National Communication Association

Invites Open and Self Nominations for the Following 2014 Publication Awards:
Best Book
Best Book Chapter
Best Journal Article

Nominations for Best Book must be for works published between January 2011 and December 2014 Previous nominations are considered over a four year period; re-nomination is not required