"A Strategic Type of Plagiarism": Rhetorical Velocity and Composition; CCCC 2014 (3/19-3/22); Deadline: April 26

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"A Strategic Type of Plagiarism": Rhetorical Velocity and Composition

In their 2009 Kairos article, Jim Ridolfo and Danielle DeVoss propose the concept of rhetorical velocity to describe the way that information which is "composed to be recomposed" moves. Citing Jim Porter, they note that when composition takes place in light of rhetorical velocity, "a strategic type of 'plagiarism' becomes the desirable 'end.'" Rhetorical velocity has broad implications across material and digital spheres, calling for open sources and open access. It turns the composition process inside out, making composition mobile and interactive.

This CCCC panel will consider the implications of rhetorical velocity and the "strategic plagiarism" that it fosters. We are looking for proposals that explore any aspect of the role that rhetorical velocity plays in the material and digital composition and recomposition process. Subjects that papers might take up include (but are certainly not limited to) the ethics of rhetorical velocity, rhetorical velocity and genre, rhetorical velocity and copyright/left, or pedagogical strategies for teaching rhetorical velocity.

Proposals of 250-300 words can be emailed to Amy Anderson (amy.anderson@uky.edu) by Friday, April 26.