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Pens, Ink, and Rhetoric


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 14, 2014 - 2:17pm


Hi,

I've been exchanging messages on Facebook about pens. So let me ask here:

1. Do you use a specific pen for any part of your writing or professional life?
1a. If so, what kind of pen? Is there a story behind that choice of pen?
1b. Do you use more than one pen?
1c. How do you use these pens?

2. Do you use a colored ink for any part of your writing or professional life?
1a. If so, what colors? Is there a story behind that choice of colors?
1b. How do you use these colors?

 

A few concerns about the return of the NCA bylaws proposal (Pat Gehrke)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 4, 2014 - 6:04am


A few concerns about the return of the NCA bylaws proposal (Pat Gehrke)
from http://patgehrke.net/wp/?page_id=294

 

Changes in Journal Subscriptions with Membership in NCA


Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 15, 2014 - 11:44am


Alas, I did not receive the email, but...

I understand that the benefits of membership in NCA (National Communication Association) has been reorganized such that paper copies of journals are no longer mailed to subscribers?

I would love to hear more about this, especially as someone who has long been a member of both NCTE and NCA. NCTE journals and membership have always been cheaper, I think.

But NCA is more tightly circumscribed in the mission and emphases of the journals, and more essential in the P&T process for a Comm person than NCTE journals might be for a rhet person.

 

On Job Negotiation


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 20, 2014 - 12:06am


Get a Job!
'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
February 19, 2014
By
(Rhetorician) Cheryl E. Ball
A friend in a field with few jobs every year once told me that she wasn't about to negotiate her job offer because she was just grateful to have an offer. Job negotiations are tricky business but not beyond the realm of any offer. I've negotiated successfully for three jobs, gaining more than was in the original offer, but that doesn't mean I have received everything I have asked for.

 

MLAJIL FIRSTS


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 23, 2014 - 5:34pm


JIM RIDOLFO
RIDOLFO [AT] GMAIL (DOT) COM
#MLAJIL FIRSTS
by ridolfo on January 22, 2014, 3 comments

The Modern Language Association Job Information List has been published since 1965. As part of another project I am working on, I OCRed the complete archive from April 1965 to present. In this post today, I note first mentions of key words or disciplinary phrases reheated to rhetorical studies and technology.

See: http://rid.olfo.org/2014/01/mlajil/ for fulltext of this fascinating historical exercise.

 

Tenure and Privilege


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 1, 2014 - 11:14am


Via a colleague on Facebook: http://theprofessorisin.com/2014/01/01/how-the-tenured-are-to-the-job-ma...

This blog entry makes a reasonable case that tenure functions in the way that white privilege does: