The Blogora: The Rhetoric Society of America


It's "Burke Week" at the "U.S. Intellectual History blog

Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 14, 2014 - 10:40pm

It's "Burke Week" at the "U.S. Intellectual History blog:


Power Friending

Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 10, 2012 - 1:16pm

Next week, in an attempt to up my technology quotient in my teaching, I will be teaching Amber Mac's Power Friending in my Intro to the Major course. More info on Amber can be found at:

This makes me think: what rhetoric-centered Twitter Feeds should I be looking at?
What rhetoricians maintain Twitter Feeds to follow?


On not blogging in exam week

Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 22, 2011 - 2:36am

Whose exams these are I think I know.
His name is not on it, though;
He will not see me barely skim it
He will not next semester come back for it.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a whiskey near
Between the exams and quizzes here
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.




Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 9, 2011 - 12:55pm

As you might be able to tell, my computer is now on week 4 in the shop. I am crippled in all long-form writing. So instead, I share with you:

RhetComp Ryan Gosling. Enjoy.


Rhetor in the Media

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 31, 2011 - 4:39pm

Jennfer Mercieca has been tagged by Bookforum, one of the awesome mass-market public intellectual venues in the U.S.:, taking readers to her blog post:

Of course, her best stuff should have been posted at the Blogora. Sigh.

Great to see a rhetor in the media:

Of American revolutionaries and American occupiers


Best Blogs for Humanists

Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 28, 2011 - 6:02am

"One of the Duke News Service staff members recently emailed Cathy Davidson and asked if she had a list of the best blogs for humanists. In true HASTAC form, she put it out to her Facebook and Twitter communities, and this is the list that we've culled so far. Amazing list, really."

No Blogora. We're working on it.


Happy New Year from the Blogora

Submitted by Jim Aune on December 31, 2010 - 9:24pm

From 5 years ago: On behalf of Diane, Rhosa, Paul, Jenny, and Karen, a wish for a year of productive study and happiness and peace. My New Year's Eve was spent reading Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms--a very fine novel I somehow missed reading before. A lovely sentence, peculiarly appropriate in a year when sexuality, rather than war or torture, seemed to preoccupy Americans: "The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not?


Another Doctoral Guest Blogger

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 19, 2010 - 8:07am

It has been the mission of the Blogora to reflect the full range of voices in rhetorical studies. This has meant representing composition as well as communication from a spectrum of institutions across the Carnegie rankings. It has also meant, most especially, representing the voices of graduate students. The first generation of student-bloggers have subtly graduated and become faculty bloggers. A new generation must step in.


Commenting at The Blogora just got easier (we hope)

Submitted by Jim Brown on August 20, 2010 - 12:25pm

We've installed a new Drupal module called Mollom that we hope will make it easier to comment on Blogora posts. Currently, we are doing a lot of work to keep spam off the blog, and our hope is that that Mollom can help us automate that. In addition, we're hoping that folks won't have to sign up for accounts to comment (something that has probably kept many from joining the fray in the past).

I'm sure there will be some growing pains, so bear with us. But we're hopeful that this will make it easier for everyone to join The Blogora discussion.