CSSR President’s message
by Dr. Tania S. Smith, President 2015-2017
We are an international, bilingual scholarly society based in Canada, dedicated to the study of rhetoric–its theory, practice, criticism, history, and pedagogy.
We adhere to a broad understanding of rhetoric as the art and study of acts of communication: their forms, strategies, ethics, and effects on various audiences.
We study rhetoric in all genres of writing, speech, performance, physical artifacts, and media, and in all cultures, languages, and eras.
We welcome scholars who engage in rhetorical studies within a wide range of disciplines such as communication, literature, the fine arts, history, political science, philosophy, writing studies, as well as the sciences and professions.
We believe the study, teaching, and practice of rhetoric should aim to enrich human understanding and inquiry, culture, mutual respect, and social cooperation. …
Message de la Présidente de la SCÉR
par Dr. Tania S. Smith, Présidente 2015-2017
Nous sommes une société savante internationale, bilingue (anglais / français), établie au Canada, et dédiée à l’étude de la rhétorique – sa théorie, sa pratique, sa critique, son histoire et sa pédagogie.
Nous adhérons à une définition large et généreuse de la rhétorique entendue comme art et comme étude des actes de la communication : leurs formes, leurs stratégies, leur dimension éthique et leurs effets auprès d’une grande variété d’auditoires.
Nous étudions la rhétorique dans tous ses genres, toutes ses formes et sur tous ses supports (écrit, oral, performance, objet physique, médias), et ceci dans toutes les cultures, toutes les langues et à toutes les époques.
Partant, nous accueillons des chercheurs qui se consacrent aux études rhétoriques depuis un très large spectre de disciplines (abordées aussi bien en tant que sciences qu’en tant que professions) : la communication, la littérature, les beaux-arts, l’histoire, la science politique, la philosophie, la rédactologie.
Nous croyons que l’étude, l’enseignement et la pratique de la rhétorique peuvent aider à enrichir notre compréhension de l’être humain, ainsi que l’enquête menée sur le fait culturel, le respect mutuel et l’entente sociale. …
There is a 2-year contract position available in the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Innis College, University of Toronto.
The position will begin July 1, 2017 or shortly thereafter, and end June 30, 2019.
The deadline for applications is May 25, 2017.
Sharon English, who is currently the director of the program, will answer any questions applicants might have.
|Tuesday, May 30, 19:00 (after the first day of our conference).Lola’s Kitchen, 634 Church Street, Toronto, ON, http://lolaskitchen.ca/
RSVP online by May 25 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45a8a62aa1f58-banquet
Pay for your own meal at the restaurant.
|Mardi, 30 mai, 19h00. (Après le premier jour de notre conférence)Lola’s Kitchen, 634 Church Street, Toronto, ON, http://lolaskitchen.ca/
RSVP en-ligne avant le 25 mai: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45a8a62aa1f58-banquet
Payez votre repas au restaurant.
A new issue of Survive & Thrive: Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine has been published. It includes articles that may be of interest to rhetoric scholars (see a selected list below).
Rhetoricians may also wish to consider submitting research articles and creative works in the area of the Rhetoric of Medicine / Narrative Rhetoric.
See the journal’s website at http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/
“Survive & Thrive: Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine aims to provide opportunities for sharing research, artistic work, pedagogical dialogue, and the practice of Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine. Although it is linked to the Survive and Thrive Conference and Arts Festival, the Journal serves its own mission in education and the practice of Humanities as they relate to illness, injury, and trauma.”
“Survive and Thrive (S & T) is an open access, digital, peer reviewed journal, supported by St. Cloud State University Digital Archives.”
SELECTED Articles in Volume 3, Issue 1 (2017)
See full list at http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/
“The Rhetoric of Confessional Poetry (Revisited): Ethos, Myth, Therapy, and the Narrative Configuration of Self”
by Steven B. Katz
“13 Ways of Looking at the Body”
by David E. Beard
“Telling a Story of Stillbirth: Accepting the Limits of Narrative”
by Janel C. Atlas
“Meta-Cognitive Thinking and Logical Approaches after a Cardiac Arrest”
by diego k. fontanive
We plan to present important revisions to our constitution this year at our AGM.
The final article of our constitution states “The constitution may be amended by two-thirds of the members present and voting at the Annual General Meeting. The minimum six weeks written notice shall apply and members will be given six weeks to submit responses before the vote at the meeting.”
We have created two Google Forms (online surveys) that present the revisions and their rationales and gather feedback in advance of the AGM. There will be limited time for discussion during the AGM.
- PART 1: Article 4 (Executive roles): https://goo.gl/forms/iRtcrqjTsURUNwdn1
- PART 2: Article 1 (Name) and Article 7 (Amendment of the Constitution): https://goo.gl/forms/iRtcrqjTsURUNwdn1
Please try to respond on these forms before May 25, since we may need some time to compile and review the responses prior to the AGM.
Review and responses are welcomed from 1) current members, 2) those who plan to pay or renew membership soon, as well as 3) past members who still consider themselves affiliated with us.
According to the constitution, your advance responses does NOT constitute an official vote, according to article 7 quoted above. However, at the AGM we would like to summarize the responses we have gathered to date, since it could aid us significantly in making wise decisions about the future of our organization.
Official voting will be held on each article at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), May 31, 2017 at Ryerson University, as part of the conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric / La Sociéte Canadienne pour l’Étude de la Rhétorique.
If you wish, you can return to the surveys several times to review the proposed revisions again and add further responses under your name, but you must fill out valid identifying information each time. We’ll group together your responses and consider all of them as one person’s input.