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      • The TED Talk: An Academic Crossover Genre?

        In recent years, the TED talk has become a distinct and recognizable genre of public speaking.  A dynamic scholar or business leader with a headset mic stands on an illuminated stage in front of the backdrop of a screen.  (The TEDx organization offers concrete guidelines for setting the stage).  The simplicity of the stage design Read more →

      • Qualitative Methods Winter Workshop

        Join us for the Lang Rhet Winter Workshop, focusing on Qualitative Methods.  Speakers and afternoon workshops include: Lisa Latucca, Conduting a pilot study Megan Sweeney, Researcher ethics Mary Schleppegrell,  Using SFL to conduct discourse analysis RSVP at https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/109z9eCQHSg7P9JfykMtcDNEsgJs6t_v6ADMhOHGVwyU/viewform by January 13th, 4:00 PM. Read more →

      • Lang Rhet Biennial Conference Keynote Address

        Join us for a plenary address to open our biennial graduate student conference, “Making Meaning:  Language, Rhetoric, and Enculturation.”  This year, we’re delighted to be hosting Shirley Brice Heath, Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Literature and Professor of Linguistics, Emerita at Stanford University. Professor Heath will be presenting a talk entitled Lots of talk Read more →

      • Language on Trial: The Case of George Zimmerman

        The Language and Rhetorical Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop invites you to attend an informal, Hot Topics discussion entitled Language on Trial: The Case of George Zimmerman. Date:  Friday, October 18 Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Location: 3222 Angell Hall We’ll talk with English Professor Anne Curzan about language ideology in the George Zimmerman case. In this Read more →

      • RSA 2014 Proposals Due July 1

        Hey everyone!  Just a quick reminder that proposals for the 2014 Rhetoric Society of America Conference are due on July 1, 2013.  This year’s theme, “Beyond Borders” promises to be intellectually productive, and what better place to think about borders than the beautiful and historically contested city of San Antonio, TX! The call for papers Read more →

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