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Wake Forest University Argumentation Conference


Submitted by Jim Aune on February 1, 2010 - 11:46am


(The bibliography is really excellent; you could build a whole course around it. I remain a bit befuddled about the difference between "rhetoric" and "argumentation"--although sometimes I think it's just easier to "sell" "argumentation" as a term.)

Dear Colleague,

 

CFP: Marshall McLuhan in a POMO World


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 1, 2010 - 10:04am


Forwarded to me by KB at NDSU and by JF at UCMO. Looks exciting! McLuhan's dissertation on the trivium is worth a look by any historian of rhetoric. And his debt to I. A. Richards places him at the heart of 20th century rhetorical theory.

 

cfp, MLA/ATTW


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 31, 2010 - 11:57am


The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Committee on Teaching invites proposals for its two sessions at the January 2011 MLA Convention in Los Angeles. Send proposals of 250 words no later than March 1, 2010. Please note that proposals for these two different sessions should be sent to different people as specified below. All those whose proposals are accepted must be MLA members by April 1, 2010.

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Session I—New and Innovative Pedagogy in Technical Communication

 

cfp: OSSA


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 28, 2010 - 10:47pm


Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA)

ARGUMENTATION: COGNITION & COMMUNITY
May 18-21, 2011
University of Windsor
Keynote speakers:
David Hitchock
, Department of Philosophy, 
McMaster University
Paul Thagard
, Department of Philosophy
, University of Waterloo
Karen Tracy, Communication Department, 
University of Colorado

Submission Information
The Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers which deal with argumentation, especially as it intersects with cognition and/or community.

 

CFP & TOC: Praxis


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 28, 2010 - 10:11am


A journal that encourages faculty, grad student, and even undergraduate co/authorship across its genres. As the proudly note, they are also indexed in the MLA. Thanks to UT for supporting this resource.

CFP:

 

cfp: 2011 Special Issue: 'Race Matters' in the Obama Era


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 26, 2010 - 12:31am


Emptying out the cfp inbox.

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2011 Special Issue: 'Race Matters' in the Obama Era Mark P. Orbe, Guest
Editor Submission Deadline: October 28, 2010

Barack Obama's improbable journey from Illinois State Senator to
President of the United States of America has been documented through an
abundance of national and international media outlets. The historical
significance of his election is undeniable and provides a valuable
opportunity to explore the realities of race in the U.S. For instance,
some see President Obama's rise to the highest office in the land as

 

cfp: Speculations: The Journal of Object Oriented Ontology


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 25, 2010 - 7:57pm


Do you read "the Rosewater Chronicles? If not, you missed the awesome discussion on the rise of the object in rhetorical studies.
http://www.joshiejuice.com/blog/?p=1386

Every student enrolled in the class discussed there should send their seminar paper here, I think:

Speculations CFP
Speculations: The Journal of Object Oriented Ontology
contact email:
speculationsjournal@gmail.com
Speculations: The Journal of Object Oriented Ontology

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

cfp: Thomas R. Watson Conference: Working English in Rhetoric and Composition.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 25, 2010 - 7:48pm


Thomas R. Watson Conference: Working English in Rhetoric and Composition. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2010
full name / name of organization:
University of Louisville
contact email:
watson@louisville.edu
Thomas R. Watson Conference
Working English in Rhetoric and Composition:
Contexts, Commitments, Consequences
October 14-16, 2010
Louisville, KY

The eighth biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition solicits proposals that examine the working of rhetoric and composition in the era of the globalization and localization of English.

 

cfp: DIY Rhetorics


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 25, 2010 - 7:46pm


DIY Rhetorics
full name / name of organization:
Rhetoric Society of America - special session at MLA 2011
contact email:
jjack@email.unc.edu
cfp categories:
rhetoric_and_composition
Title of session: DIY Rhetorics
Submission requirements: Abstract - 250 words max.
Deadline for submissions: 1 Mar. 2010

Description: Inviting papers exploring connections between rhetoric and other techne, or productive arts or crafts. Topics may include rhetorics of DIY discourse, communities, and/or activism.

 

cfp: Special issue of Environmental Communication


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 21, 2010 - 5:24pm


The cfp below was submitted to the Blogora by Salma Monani [http://public.gettysburg.edu/~smonani/pages/home.html]. Check out her website to see the cutting edge on environmental rhetoric and media.

Submit your cfp to: dbeard@d.umn.edu

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DEADLINE approaching! If you are engaged in theoretical and pragmatic
disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies that examine ideas of
environment as they interlace with visual representations of race,
class, gender, and/or sexuality, this cfp is for you.

Coloring the Environmental Lens: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on