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Call for Webtexts (CFW): Kairos


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 11, 2010 - 9:17pm


Call for Webtexts (CFW)
Spatial Praxes: Theories of Space, Place, and Pedagogy, a 2012 summer special issue of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, & Pedagogy
Guest Editors: Dr. Amy Kimme Hea, Ashley J. Holmes, and Jennifer Haley-Brown

Many in our field have brought spatial rhetoric to the forefront of their
research. Most notably, Nedra Reynolds' Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting
Places and Encountering Difference (2003) reminds composition and rhetoric
scholars of the ways in which spatial relations are always rhetorical

 

CFP: Persuasion and Argumentation


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 10, 2010 - 8:46pm


CFP: Persuasion and Argumentation
by fzenker

International symposium organized by the CRAL (Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage), CNRS/EHESS, as part of a French-Mexican research project.
Paris, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
September 7th – 9th, 2010.
Abstract Submission by February 15th (see below)

 

cfp: Textual Girls


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 9, 2010 - 6:39pm


CFP-Textual Girls
full name / name of organization:
Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email:
jxr67@psu.edu

The lives of girls are mediated in large part by the plethora of texts that surround them. Though adults often attempt to intercede, manipulate, or otherwise circumvent these texts, still the abundance of media and materials surrounding girls leaves them both vulnerable and savvy as they engage with texts that are either meant to address them directly or not.

 

cfp: THYMOS: Journal of Boyhood Studies


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 9, 2010 - 6:28pm


CFPs come in waves. Two weeks ago, it was argument studies. Today, it's varieties of childhood studies. My alma mater is home to a new research group in Childhood Studies (http://www.grad.umn.edu/oii/Groups/current/Childhood.html), including my colleague Aaron Boyson in Communication at UMD.

Can rhetoric speak to this? Especially since, at least since Q., kids have been part of our pedagogical charge: "Let the talk of the child's nurses not be ungrammatical. Chrysippus wished them, if possible, to be women of some knowledge; at any rate he would have the best, as far as circumstances would allow, chosen. To their morals, doubtless, attention is first to be paid; but let them also speak with propriety."

 

cfp: Red Feather Journal: an Internation Journal of Children's Visual Culture


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 9, 2010 - 6:16pm


Red Feather Journal: an Internation Journal of Children's Visual Culture
full name / name of organization:
Debbie Olson
contact email:
debbieo@okstate.edu

[UPDATE] The inaugural issue of Red Feather Journal is now up and can be viewed at www.redfeatherjournal.org

 

CFP: Basic Communication Course Annual


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 4, 2010 - 10:53pm


This publication approximates the WPA Journal in composition studies. The APA style indicates that it may not be the most rhetorical of publications. But by gum, there are highly rhetorical basic course directors out there who need to stand up.

Here's what I'd like to see: some report of the innovative collaborations between scholars in rhetoric/composition and rhetoric/communication across the basic courses (first year writing and public speaking, first year writing and hybrid courses in public speaking, interpersonal, business comm, and/or small group communication). Rumor has it that there's exciting work by Dennis Lynch and William Keith at UW-Milwaukee. What other innovations are there to report?

 

CFPs: Where Argument is NOT rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 4, 2010 - 12:03pm


Continuing to fail to answer Dr. Aune's questions about the relationship between rhetoric and argument, I present these CFPS from the RAILblog: http://railct.wordpress.com/

 

CFP: Call for Articles (Vol. 42, April 2010): The Center and the Periphery Call for Articles (Vol. 42, April 2010):


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 2, 2010 - 11:04pm


There is a blossoming scholarly industry in China. The National Central University Journal of Humanities. The translations of Chinese language pieces are a little rough (but let's see your translation into Chinese!), but there is broad-based intellectual history work being published here by Chinese as well as Euro-American scholars. Take a look, and if you have early-stage work worth exploring, consider submission.

Call for Articles (Vol. 42, April 2010): The Center and the Periphery
full name / name of organization:
National Central University Journal of Humanities
contact email:
JH@ncu.edu.tw
cfp categories:
journals_and_collections_of_essays

 

Summer Seminar in Rhetoric & Composition: June 7-11, 2010. Michigan State University


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 1, 2010 - 8:10pm


Summer Seminar in Rhetoric & Composition: June 7-11, 2010. Michigan State University
Submitted by ErinK on February 1, 2010 - 07:27.

 

Summer Seminar in Rhetoric & Composition: June 7-11, 2010. Michigan State University


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 1, 2010 - 8:07pm


Summer Seminar in Rhetoric & Composition: June 7-11, 2010. Michigan State University
Submitted by ErinK on February 1, 2010 - 07:27.