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NCA Research & Publication Guide

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 16, 2013 - 10:02am

NCA Research & Publication Guide


Research Fellowships

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 10, 2013 - 7:10pm

Sponsor: International Society for the History of Rhetoric
Program Number: 19890
Title: Research Fellowships
Web Site:
Program URL:
SYNOPSIS: ISHR Research Fellowships support individuals engaged
in advanced research related to the theory and practice of rhetoric in
all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics,
literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law,
and other aspects of the socio-cultural context.


Handout from RNF, 2011

Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 13, 2013 - 11:24pm

Below is a handout I used at 4Cs RNF in 2011.

Seems generally useful.

GROUNDS [David Beard, for RNF 2011, 4Cs;]

To frame our responses, something about my vision of a quality article in
rhetorical studies:

1. A quality article in RHETORICAL STUDIES is typically, though not
necessarily, an article that fits into one of three or four central conversations:

1a. Scholarly conversations about a text (public address, literary text,
technical/professional writing) from a rhetorical perspective.


How Do You Know if Your Idea is Original?

Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 14, 2013 - 10:38am

Great conversation here:

I'm non-philosopher, so I am biased.


The development of academic writing style among Communication scholars

Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 1, 2012 - 8:24am

J. E. Sigler,

I am researching the development of academic writing style among Communication scholars.


Rhetoric of Legislation

Submitted by Maxwell on February 15, 2011 - 12:55am

Do any of you faithful Blogora readers know a good place to start looking at the rhetoric of political legislation?


The Graduate Junction

Submitted by Jim Brown on July 6, 2009 - 1:42pm

Daniel Colegate of The Graduate Junction sent us a note about some changes and upgrades they've made to their site. This looks like a good resource for scholars seeking out people who share research interests.

From Daniel:

We've upgraded the look and feel of the site and now have more than 13,000 researchers participating in the network. Some of the added features and resources include:

* The option to create an open access academic homepage
* The ability to add and share information about conferences you are


solo academia

Submitted by Jim Brown on February 25, 2007 - 9:34am

I ran across this essay/talk by Jeff Rice about the "lone scholar" problem via Collin's blog. While Collin's interest in the piece seems to be with regard to a recent debate (if we can call it that) about the function of academic blogs as opposed to listservs, it also seems to touch on a recent Blogora discussion about collaboration and research.