2017 Writing and Rhetoric position at U of Toronto

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.

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700628

Sharon English, who is currently the director of the program, will answer any questions applicants might have.

CFP: 2018 Rhetoric Society of America conference

Dear Friends and Members of RSA,
The 2018 Conference Team is pleased to announce that the 18th Biennial Conference website is now OPEN for submissions. You can submit your individual papers, panels, and special session proposals to: https://ww3.aievolution.com/rsa1801/
Click here for a copy of the conference call. Please share it with interested colleagues. If you would like to refer others to a URL instead, please use the following URLs.
Bill Keith, Roxanne Mountford, Christa Olson and I look forward to seeing your submissions.
If you have any questions, please forward them to: rsasubmissions@rhetoricsociety.org

REMINDER: 2017 CSSR / SCÉR Accommodations & Banquet

If you plan to attend our conference in 2017, please make your plans for accommodation and sign up for our banquet, if you have not done so already.  We will meet in less than 6 weeks.

1. Accommodation is likely to fill up quickly. The Congress is attended by more than 7000 academics every year. Congress also offers discount codes for two airlines, WestJet and Air Canada. See the Congress website’s “Plan Your Trip” page: http://www.congress2017.ca/plan-your-trip

2. Please use the RSVP link below to sign up for the 2017 CSSR / SCÉR Banquet on Sign Up Genius:

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.

 

New 2017 issue of “Survive and Thrive” Journal has been published

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

For Review: Constitutional Revisions for the 2017 AGM

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.