Friday, September 25, 2009

72 from Jim Aune's blog

The Starting Point

theorizing
Submitted by Jim Aune on September 25, 2009 - 6:36pm


Introduction to a paper on rhetoric and modernity/modernism, for the U of Minnesota conference on that topic in a few weeks: to borrow a phrase from Jeffrey Alexander's monumental Theoretical Logic in Sociology, Vol. IV on Parsons: Rhetorical theory must learn to combine the genuine insights of both Durkheim and Marx, and it can do so only on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth.


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A Few Words on the Colloquium on Modern Rhetoric
Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 25, 2009 - 9:46pm.
Wow -- this is a paper I want to hear. And I will, because I'm going.

Would you like to go, too?

The event will be held October 22-23 in Minneapolis at the Nolte Center at the University of Minnesota. Keynote talks on the 22nd will be given by Jim Aune, Bill Keith and Roger Graves (representing a diversity of communication and composition perspectives).

On the 23rd, presentations and critical responses will be made by Joshua Gunn, Michael Pfau, David Gore, Elizabeth Nelson, Kenneth Marunowski, Kirsti Cole, Marguerite Helmers, Alan Gross, Richard Graff & Debra Hawhee, William Henderson, James Floyd, Mark Huglen, Timothy Behme, Beth Schoborg, Tyler Buckley, Sara Newman, Arthur Walzer, Joe Erickson, Eden Leone, Max Philbrook and probably others I'm forgetting. I'm hoping to lure RL Scott into saying something before lunch. The event is highly dialogic in its structure -- the intent is vibrant, interdisciplinary dialogue among participants around the topic of the modern/modernity and rhetoric.

More info can be found here: http://ias.umn.edu/collabs09-10/ModernRhetoric.php

This event is sponsored by the faculty in the Departments of Writing Studies and Communication at the University of Minnesota *Duluth,* with funding through the Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Minnesota (who host the event on their campus).

If you would like to join us (free and open to all), feel free to email David Beard for details on this event: dbeard@d.umn.edu

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