In our current climate of fake news from seemingly authoritative sources, and high journalistic integrity from formerly discounted sources, it is clear that our criteria for evaluating the reliability of sources is shifting. I propose that a lack of news literacy is part of a larger literacy problem: readers need to understand tone from context and form. For as long as we have been assigning our composition or literature classes to read "A Modest Proposal" or anything else with an unreliable narrator, and as long as we have been explaining to potential book banners that a book with blatantly racist characters is not inherently racist, we language and literature instructors have been developing strategies to teach tone.
rhetoric and composition
CALL FOR PAPERFor young researchers, Ph.D. students and Professorsdeadlyne 31th aug 2017 Ist International Conference on Ancient DramaThe Forgotten Theatre 30th November – 1th December 2017University of Turin (Italy)Aula magna, Palazzo del Rettorato Conference coordinator Francesco Carpanelli (Professor of Greek-Latin theatre, University of Turin),Keynote speaker Enrico V. Maltese (Head of the Deparment of Classics, University of Turin). The Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico (Center for Studies on Classic Theatre) has scheduled for 30th November-1th December 2017 its first academic conference for young researchers, Ph.D.
Though metafiction and intertextuality phenomena are common to literature since ancient and classic works, their manifestation has spread exponentially with the coming of Modernity. Nowadays it's almost natural to find autoreferential mechanisms and jokes not only in literature, but in film, talk shows, publicity, websites and videogames. Human production in the XXIst Century can't be explained without considering any form of boundary transgression; consciousness of itertextuality itself has become a topic for memes about TV Series. Thus the panorama for studies has grown widely, and methodologies too have required a metatheoretical perspective.
This panel seeks any and all papers on rhetoric and literature, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:
The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to June 26.
The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
The “Composition and Rhetoric” session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the crafting of critical thinking and written expression in the classroom. However, we are particularly interested in papers that engage this year’s conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017.
Culture In Focus, a new eJournal of the English Department at Middle Georgia State University, is seeking papers for its inaugural issue. Never before has culture been so important. Culture, after all, matters! So for our first issue of Culture in Focus we are setting our sights on nothing less than the state of cultural studies as it is being practiced throughout the realms of language and literature, and indeed, in all the relevant areas that fall within the scope of this journal. What is new in critical analysis? What is being reassessed or reinterpreted? What are cultural specialists doing and saying now?
Call for Proposals
President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter
Michele Lockhart seeks contributors for her fourth collection of essays, which analyzes a segment of language used by the 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump.
(Apologies for cross-posting)
Issue #5: Flash Reason(eon): Finding, Making, and Experiencing Meanings & Ethics
Co-edited by S. Andrew Stowe and Sergio C. Figueiredo
The Great Shark Hunt is Hunter S. Thompson’s first volume of Gonzo Journalism, spanning about twenty years of articles which experimented in blending and bending genre. What makes these articles experimental is his unconventional use of fiction and humor in sports writing and political commentary.