Nick Temple, ABD

Nick Temple (class of 2011) became the second CRDMer this year to successfully pass the preliminary exams. Nick's committee consisted of Dr. Ken Zagacki (Chair), Dr. Vicki Gallagher, Dr. William Kinsella, and Dr. Carolyn Miller. Dr. Zagacki praised Nick's hard work: He was examined over the areas of rhetorical theory/criticism, environmental communication/rhetoric, and the rhetoric …

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Amy Gaffney, PhD

Amy Gaffney became the second CRDM student to successfully defend her dissertation. Under the direction of her chair, Dr. Deanna Dannels, Amy presented the culmination of more than 2 years of data collection and analysis to a room of keenly interested CRDM students and faculty gathered in room 129 of the 1911 building. With a long-standing …

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Liveblogging the CRC Panel V: Critical Studies in New Media

"i'm in ur head, shapin' ur interwebz: Rhetorical transmission, Internet memes, and the problematic application of an a-rhetorical neologism" by Matt Morain 3:27 "I'm going to try to be short. At 5'8" that shouldn't be hard." Rim shot. Matt kicks off with a joke. 3:29 Reminds us, via Jenkins, that culture isn't replicated. It's copied …

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A Lunch Professionalism Talk by Jeremy Packer

1:45 Introduction by Kathy Oswald 1:49 Academics professionalism as involvement in networks. Desire for achievement isn't what motivates Packer. It's political action, answering intellectual questions. 1:51 The very, very length commitment to the dissertation topic. Jeremy's been working on his dissertation topic for 15 years. He must have chose well because he can still gets …

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CRC: Panel IV “Philosophy and Rhetoric”

Kevin Brock here. First attempt at liveblogging. Place all blame for errors on me! Dawn Shepherd, NCSU: "Decorum and the Digital" Note: "Digital" in this presentation = the internet. Multiple sources of identification have varying levels of influence over sovereignty of individual/identity (Dawn uses the example of the Quebecois to describe this idea). Construction of …

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Liveblogging the CRC: Panel III

David Gruber taking over this morning. Eme Crawford from U. of South Carolina (10:45 am): A new translation of the Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir is coming out. The early translation was done by a zoologist and deleted some of the text, making the book sexist, suppressing philosophical work about women--mistranslations of existence and …

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Liveblogging the Carolina Rhetoric Conference

Kathy Oswald reporting for liveblogging duties. Should We Name the Tools? Concealing and Revealing the Art of Rhetoric Keynote was broadcast live on the CRDM ustream channel Keynote video available Carolyn Miller 2010 CRC Keynote Presentation slides available here 5:35 p.m. Miller talks about the notion that rhetoric must be concealed to be effective. She …

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