Reminder: 2017 Constitutional Revisions for Review

We have created two Google Forms (online surveys) that present the revisions and their rationales and gather feedback in advance of the 2017 AGM at our conference. There will be limited time for discussion during the AGM.

We welcome responses from all who consider themselves affiliated with CSSR.

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.

For more information, see the original post April 16 at

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.

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:
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:

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:

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,

RSVP online by May 25 at

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,

RSVP en-ligne avant le 25 mai:

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

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

“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