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Famous Speeches Never Read: in case of moon disaster


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 6, 2013 - 7:44am


See http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/node/6411
And http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/node/6410
...for the speech that would have been delivered if the moon landing party could not come home.

 

Non-Political Public Address


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 2, 2012 - 11:31pm


Hey.

I heard a nearly-hourlong talk at a Steampunk convention this weekend and am now interested in non-political public address criticism. Anyone got an exemplar I can read?

 

Vibrant Voices: Michelle Murray Yang


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 5, 2012 - 7:52am


During 2012 the Public Address Division is featuring monthly conversations with division members. Scholars reflect on how they contextualize and theorize rhetorical artifacts, how they approach analysis, and how they incorporate their research into their teaching. Each conversation is available on the division's Web site as Web text and as a PDF, suitable for copying and printing. These conversations are designed to offer a snapshot of division scholarship in 2012 and to provide a resource for teachers and students.

 

Public Address Conference


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 7, 2012 - 12:07pm


The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis will host the 13th Biennial Public Address Conference from September 27– 29, 2012.

The theme for this year’s meeting is “On Civic Learning: Rhetoric, Public Address, Political Division.”

We are pleased to present eight panels selected from a rich pool of talent.

 

NCA Public Address Division’s Vibrant Voices with Kathryn M. Olson


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 4, 2012 - 4:26pm


During 2012 the Public Address Division is featuring monthly conversations with division members. Scholars reflect on how they contextualize and theorize rhetorical artifacts, how they approach analysis, and how they incorporate their research into their teaching. Each conversation is available on the division’s Web site as Web text and as a PDF, suitable for copying and printing. These conversations are designed to offer a snapshot of division scholarship in 2012 and to provide a resource for teachers and students.

 

The Internet as a locus for civic, vernacular discourse, and bodily involvement in public demonstrations


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 13, 2012 - 11:44am


Vibrant Voices of Public Address, February 2012

The February issue of the Public Address Division's Vibrant Voices series is now available. Jiyeon Kang discusses her research on the 2002 candlelight vigils in South Korea, which began as an Internet-born protest against the deaths of two South Korean girls struck by a U.S. military vehicle. Dr. Kang investigates the Internet as a locus for civic, vernacular discourse, and through analysis of focus group interviews, she studies the ways that bodily involvement in public demonstrations can affect the subjectivity of participants.

Check out the conversation with Dr. Kang at
http://blog.umd.edu/ncapublicaddress/vibrant-voices-of-public-address/vi...

 

The Changing Face of Facebook


Submitted by John W. Pell on February 1, 2012 - 7:01pm


As expected, Facebook filed for a five billion dollar IPO today. This filing apparently motivated CEO Mark Zuckerberg to pen a letter to Facebook users on the decision to "go public." While I must admit that I am not a consistent Facebook user or an Aaron Sorkin fan (that is, I don't take the "Social Network" as gospel (and, to be honest, I don't even really like the "West Wing" - there I said it)), I still find myself fascinated by Zuckerberg's letter because it feels like it should matter to me given the cultural significance of Facebook.

 

Vibrant Voices of Public Address: A Conversation Series for 2012


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 25, 2012 - 2:00am


Vibrant Voices of Public Address: A Conversation Series for 2012