• Upcoming talk on language and gender in the classroom!

    by  • September 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

    “A Little Presence in My Head”: Gendered Attitudes and Student Speech in Single-Sex and Coed Classrooms Academic Talk by Christopher Parsons  Friday, October 2, 2015, 3pm-5pm Angell Hall, Room 3222 Please join us as we workshop an academic talk with Christopher Parsons, a student in the Joint Program in English and Education. This talk...

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    Fall 2015 Opening Reception

    by  • September 2, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Language and Rhetorical Studies invites you to attend our annual Opening Reception! Tueday, September 15th 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Want to connect with others interested in language, rhetoric, and related topics? Then come out to our opening reception and mingle with other Michigan students and faculty! This is your first chance to hear about...

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    LangRhet’s Biennial Conference CFP

    by  • August 18, 2015 • 0 Comments

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS, GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE Making Meaning: Discourses of Identity, Power, and Access An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by Language and Rhetorical Studies University of Michigan, Ann Arbor November 13-14, 2015 Featured Speaker: Suresh Canagarajah Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Departments of Applied Linguistics and English, Pennsylvania State University Language and Rhetorical Studies...

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    Celebrating the LangRhet tradition with new friends

    by  • August 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    While preparing for the 2015-16 academic year, the members of the steering committee of Language and Rhetorical Studies (LangRhet) at the University of Michigan are reflecting on both tradition and change. As the organization celebrates a decade and a half of existence, it welcomes an almost completely new steering committee to spearhead its efforts....

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    #tbt to John Swales’ talk on discourse communities

    by  • July 30, 2015 • 0 Comments

    It’s time for LangRhet Throwback Thursday (#tbt)!! Although it’s doubtful that any of us are spending this beautiful summer day reminiscing about the weather on February 20th, 2015, the attached Powerpoint from John Swales’ talk, The Concept of Discourse Community: Star, Problem Child, Cash-cow or Dog?, may have those of us who are interested...

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    The TED Talk: An Academic Crossover Genre?

    by  • April 15, 2014 • 0 Comments

    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...

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    Qualitative Methods Winter Workshop

    by  • January 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    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.

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    Lang Rhet Biennial Conference Keynote Address

    by  • November 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    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...

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    Language on Trial: The Case of George Zimmerman

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    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...

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    RSA 2014 Proposals Due July 1

    by  • June 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    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...

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