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CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Sessions on Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication at RMMLA (Mar 1; Oct 8-10)

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 9:45pm
Gary L. Hatch

For any of the sessions below submit a title and abstract (100-150 words)
to the session chair. See
Classical Rhetoric in Modern Contexts: Classical Rhetoric in Modern
Literatures and Film*
William J. McCarthy, 634 Marshall Road SW, Vienna, VA 22180; 703-200-

Rhetoric of Humor: The Moves that Make us Laugh*
Jeff Swift, 4198 JFSB, English Dept, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
84602; 801-422-3565;

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] New Journal Issue: Sense and Sensation

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:33am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to 8th March, 2009
Send to:

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Rhetoric Society of America sessions at MLA

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:41pm
Jordynn Jack

We are seeking proposals for RSA's sponsored panel at MLA 2009, in
Philadelphia. The conference runs from December 27-30.

Rhetoric in the City

Possible topicsâ€"Any aspect of the history of rhetoric or of rhetorical
education in and for specific cities or locales; interrogations of
architectural or city space and rhetorical theory, rhetorics of space.

Please send 250-word abstracts, CV, and contact information by March 1 to
Jordynn Jack ( <>).

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:23am
Gretchen Bartels

This is a proposed panel for the graduate student conference (dis)junctions
2009: Brave New Worlds.

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of rhetoric
and composition. Potential topics may include but are not limited to the

Writing Pedagogy
Writing across the Disciplines (WAC) / Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
Post-process theory
Writing Centers
Visual Rhetoric
Political Rhetoric
Aristotelian Rhetoric
Plato and Rhetoric

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] DEADLINE EXTENSION: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference Proposals Due February 7 at 11:59

Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 8:56pm
Jessica Rivait

Due to popular request, the deadline for the 2009 Feminism(s) and
Rhetoric(s) conference proposal submission will be extended from today
(February 1 at 11:59 p.m.) to this Saturday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. To
submit a proposal, visit our website:


Jessica Rivait
Publicity Committee, 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Call for Papers: âRising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studiesâ

Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 12:50am
Thomas Polk

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

“Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different
waters flow.”

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos’ wisdom remains salient. None
would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every
scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual
flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend â€" a new branch
from the old.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] REMINDER: 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at MSU (Feb 1, 2009; October 7-10, 2009)

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 9:49pm
Jessica Rivait

This is a reminder to submit your proposals for the 2009 FemRhet
Conference. Proposal submissions are due by February 1, 2009. To submit a
proposal, please visit our website at
The FemRhet2009 Proposal Submission System has been designed to allow you
to edit your proposal as much as you would like up to the deadline of 11:59
p.m. Eastern Time, Sunday Feb. 1, 2009. After the deadline, all proposals
in the system will become final and will no longer be available to edit.
Coordinators of multiple-participant sessions (panels, roundtables, and
performances) will be prompted for an e-mail address for all participants

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 9:18am
CANADA&ndash;&ndash;U. Montreal EGSS

SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)


poet and author of 'Urban Meltdown' (2007)

Elder and director of Kokomville Academy

READINGS BY: Sina Queyras
Poet and author of Expressway (2009)


Please distribute widely

Deadline for 250-word abstracts: February 14, 2009.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] St. John's University Literary Journal

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 3:55pm
John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes for the Spring edition are: