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Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 18, 2011 - 3:19pm

[James J. Brown, Jr. joins UW-Madison this fall as an Assistant Professor of English. Interested in his research and want to learn more? Check out his website and his blog - you won’t regret it]


So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Submitted by Jim Aune on May 1, 2011 - 8:40pm

Today (May 1, appropriately enough) I accepted a position as Head of Communication at Texas A&M for a four-year term. Given the debased nature of American (and especially Texan) politics these days, I figure I'd best step down as a blogger here chez Blogora, after 7 years. We will be announcing some new bloggers soon. But let me here express my thanks to Rosa Eberly (who came up with the idea originally, and the name), Diane Davis, Jim Brown, Adria Battaglia, and David Beard, who have made this a helpful space for discussing the Art of Rhetoric (beautiful and just). And to our readers.


State of the Blogora

Submitted by Jim Aune on April 2, 2011 - 6:36pm

I just want to take a moment to say how pleased I am by the quality of comments Chez Blogora recently. David Beard has done yeoman service in provided cfp's, TOC's, and so on. Jim Brown made the infrastructure possible, including updates that at least reduce the amount of Turkish and Chinese porno/pushup bras/etc. spam, and Diane Davis continues to sponsor our whole project. Thanks, too, to Adria Battaglia, now on her way back to the Republic of Texas, and our occasional guest Joshie Juice.


One Year On

Submitted by Jim Aune on January 1, 2011 - 11:32pm

Thanks to my commenters, these past (good heavens) 6 years. Still thinking about this one.


Two Years On

Submitted by Jim Aune on January 1, 2011 - 11:29pm

Two of my hobby horses in one post.


Three Years On

Submitted by Jim Aune on January 1, 2011 - 11:11pm

Wow, this seems like an eternity ago.


Four Years On

Submitted by Jim Aune on January 1, 2011 - 11:03pm

Looking back to a post from January 2007. The South still has a Calhounian veto power over progressive legislation in the US. We need to understand it.


Speaking of Blogrolls

Submitted by Jim Aune on September 26, 2010 - 7:31pm

I noticed today that some of our blog links are inactive, and haven't been updated in while. Suggestions?


New Doctoral Student Blogger

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 8, 2010 - 11:15am

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.

Maxwell Philbrook completed his MA in Literary Studies at UM-Duluth in Spring 2010. In his two years there, the active collaboration between Composition and Communication faculty created opportunities for him to meet a spectrum of scholars in rhetorical studies: William Harlow (UT Permian Basin), Tim Behme (UMTC), Roger Graves (Alberta), Carol Berkenkotter (UMTC), Bill Keith (UWM), Steve Mailloux and dozen more. In six years, he will take a place in that spectrum, I think; he has just started a PhD in rhetoric and composition at Missouri. Max's introduction and first post to the Blogora will appear soon.

Welcome, Max.


Reorganizing Blogora Content

Submitted by Jim Brown on April 8, 2010 - 9:21am

First, I want to thank David Beard (aka "syntaxfactory") for keeping the Blogora plugged into recent CFPs and journal publications. This is a great resource for all of us in rhetorical studies.