The next meeting of the Rhetoric Reading Group will take place at 6:30 PM, June 12. The location will be Kim Lacey’s residence (510 Montrose Ave., Apartment 7, in Royal Oak). Our text will be Susan Wells’ Sweet Reason: Rhetoric and the Discourses of Modernity (U of Chicago P, 1996). If weather permits we will barbeque at a nearby park.
Several members of the WSU Rhetoric/Composition program will be presenting talks at the 13th Annual Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference (May 23-26 in Seattle, WA):
- On May 23 PhD candidate Jill Morris will present a talk entitled “Voice of the Hegemon: Online Rhetoric, Power, and the Rhetoric Classroom” as part of the panel Reflections on Pedagogy.
- On May 25 three of our PhD candidates will be part of the panel E!thos, E-thos, and (Eco)thos: New (Media) Varieties of Ethical Argument. Kimberly Lacey will present a talk entitled “Linking Up: Bloggrolling into Online Celebrity Status,” Jared Grogan will present a talk entitled “Celebrity Environmentalism: Ethos/Ethic, Intent/Affect,” and Michael McGinnis will present a talk entitled “‘Contrived Image and Staged Virtue’: Celebrity, Discursive Presence, and the Mediation of Ethos.”
- On May 25 Professor Jeff Pruchnic will present a talk entitled “Commodifying Ethics” as part of the panel Rhetorics of Ethics and the Ethics of Rhetoric in Science, Economics, and Critical Theory.