In the last five years or so, rhetoric and composition scholarship has offered work that brings digital media and bodies to the forefront to shape pedagogical praxis, illuminate cultural practices, and extend composition studies (into writing studies). Yet, much of this scholarship remains focused on the rhetorical construction of embodiment, as indicated by several recent journal special issues: Perspectives and Definitions of Digital Rhetoric (Enculturation 23 2016), Wearable Rhetorics: Bodies, Cities, Collectives (Rhetoric Society Quarterly 46.3 2016), Embodied and Affective Rhetorics (Present Tense 6.1 2016), Embodied Sound (Kairos 21.1 2016), and Sexing Colorlines: Black Sexualities, Popular Culture, and Cultural Production (Poroi 7.2 2011).
rhetoric and composition
Justice and Equity through the Immigrant Story
In today’s economy, the field of composition studies is rapidly changing; partly out of the realities of the academic job market and partly as a result of the desire for high-level writing skills at the undergraduate level. As Magrino and Sorrell (2104) state in their discussion of the influx of graduate assistant in the composition classroom, “due to the demand upon Composition programs to provide courses that prepare undergraduates for authentic modes of discourse that they will encounter in the workplace, the number of undergraduate courses in Composition has risen dramatically, with the field of Business Communication seeing an especially steep spike.”
Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual Convention, held from April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Abstract and a short bio must be submitted by September 30, 2017 through the NeMLA website. For further information, please contact Anna Marra email@example.com
PANEL: The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts
We invite proposals for the first-ever Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing, to be held in the cities of Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 7 & 8, 2018. From Belmont University’s Gallery of Iconic Guitars to historic recording studios like Ocean Way, from Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music to its Department of Recording Industry, these two cities are home to a wealth of sound culture and music history, making them a fitting place for a gathering of sonically inclined rhetoric and writing scholars.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for an EDITED COLLECTION WRITING AS A WAY OF STAYING HUMAN IN A TIME THAT ISN’T Deadline for submission of manuscripts: September 15, 2017 This edited collection will continue conversations started at the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning’s 2017 Annual Conference, Writing as a Way of Being, by providing concrete, specific strategies to readers for incorporating the human element in their teaching, writing, research, or/and everyday lives. The human element of our work has never been more important. As conference keynote Robert Yagelski explains, ideological and social pressures have put our institutions under increasing pressure.
The Essay’s Boundaries.
Appraising the Evolution of the Essay Genre.
edited by Federico BERTONI, Simona CARRETTA, Nicolò RUBBI
The Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee is now accepting submissions for the Contingent Blog. At a minimum, we are seeking two bloggers per week for approximately 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 25. Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to contingency, history and campus culture. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
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.
DiscourseNet 20: Exploring Fuzzy Boundaries in Discourse Studies
Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary