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15th Biennial Public Address Conference

Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 26, 2016 - 11:38pm

We are pleased to announce that the website for the 15th Biennial Public Address Conference has launched:

On this website you will find logistical details about registration, lodging, and schedule. We also include information about the featured talks, the history of the Biennial Public Address Conference, as well as bios of this year’s participants, the keynote speaker, Carole Blair, and the conference honoree, Stephen Lucas.


POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 28, 2015 - 1:20pm

POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention is a peer-reviewed electronic journal associated with the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry. It is published and archived by the University of Iowa Libraries. The journal is now midway through Volume 11. To date its articles have been downloaded over 100,000 times. In a typical month downloads range from between 1,200 and 1,500. You will find many of these articles of interest. All are available on line at


Blogora URL Changing:

Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 26, 2015 - 10:37am

The Blogora URL is Changing: from to

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Remember we have three feeds here: main, cfps, and tocs.


CRRAR Seminar Schedule

Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 1, 2015 - 10:21pm

CRRAR Seminar Schedule

Jan 14 MR. MICHAEL A. YONG-SET (Student Research Fellow).
The fallacy-spotting heuristic: Some critical reflection on critical thinking.
Jan 28 MS. JANE MCARTHUR (Student Research Fellow).
Exploring discursive and rhetorical barriers to the recognition of
occupationally related breast cancers.
Feb 11 DR. FRANK ZENKER (Visiting Research Fellow, Univ. of Lund, Sweden).
The four-fold path to debiasing: Motivation, cognition, technology, error


Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 15, 2014 - 1:01pm

On Wednesday night at this year's 4Cs, we will be celebrating 25 years of
the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.
We will also be looking toward the Coalition's next 25 years, and you can
contribute. *Please click this link

hit reply (but not reply all)* to offer one or more of the following by

- *Nominations* for the 2014-16 CWSHRC Advisory Board;
- *Nominations* for presenters at the 2015 CWSHRC@4Cs session, where we


In Media Res theme focus is Food Media

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 15, 2013 - 11:37am

Katharine P. Zakos,

This week's In Media Res theme focus is Food Media (October 14 - October 18).

Here's the line-up:

Monday, October 14, 2013 - Sarah O'Brien (University of Toronto) presents: What's so gross about pink slime?


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.


Senior Position in Civic Dialogue and Leadership at Texas A&M

Submitted by Jim Aune on September 2, 2011 - 11:03pm

Texas A&M University, Department of Communication


CFP: Symbolic Violence

Submitted by Jim Aune on July 15, 2011 - 5:45pm

Call for Papers, "Symbolic Violence Conference," Texas A&M University, March 1-4, 2012