Author Archives: Scott

CFP: Post-Turn Turn

Call for Papers: The Post-Turn Turn The last fifty years of humanistic inquiry have been dominated by the navigational and orientational rhetorics of turning. Recent humanistic scholarship has witnessed and weathered a dizzying array of continuing turns including a linguistic turn, a rhetorical turn, a cultural turn, a computational turn, a digital turn, an affective […]

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Rhetoric & Writing Methods Survey

I’m conducting a study designed to learn more about how scholars in rhetoric and writing, broadly conceived, think about research methods and inquiry practices. If you have published one or more articles, books, or book chapters, then I would be grateful for your insights. Participation in this study involves completing an online survey. The survey […]

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What counts as evidence in the humanities?

The following is a talk I delivered at the 5/2/2016 weekly seminar for the UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH). Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, the question of what counts as evidence in the humanities became a sort of informal theme for the collected IRH fellows. Accordingly, IRH director Susan […]

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Conflicts of Interest: What’s the Harm?

In May 2015, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) correspondent Lisa Rosenbaum published a three-part op-ed decrying the state of conflicts of interest policing in health and medicine. Unlike most of the available literature on the topic, she accused those in the medical community concerned with undue industry influence of falling victim to a sad […]

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A Public Affair

My friend and colleague Karma Chavez from the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was kind of enough to have me on her WORT 89.9 radio show, A Public Affair, on March 9th. We talked about my recent book, The Politics of Pain Medicine, and my current research on industry conflicts of […]

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Alternative Commercial Models for Drug Development

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria constitutes a serious emerging threat and potential world-wide health crisis. The current treatment options are increasingly ineffective against evolving strains of harmful pathogens. Worse still, antibiotic resistance is not only inevitable, it’s accelerating. Although recent discoveries appear promising, no new classes of antibiotics have been found since 1987. It is […]

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ARST Article of the Year Award 2015

The Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology’s (ARST) Article of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding article on the rhetoric of science and technology published the preceding calendar year. Criteria for selection include: 1. How well the article extends practical and theoretical knowledge related to the rhetoric of science and technology 2. […]

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A Praxiography of Pedagogy

It almost goes without saying that a wide range of disciplines have recently embraced the new material (NM) turn. A large number of scholars in the disciplines of rhetoric and technical communication (TC) are included here. And while a great deal of excellent work has recently been, and is currently being developed that puts NM […]

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Free Inquiry & Free Speech, Steve Fuller

Title: Free Speech & Free Inquiry: Is Science Comparable with Democracy? Speaker: Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick When: Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:00-2:30 pm Where: Fireside Lounge, UWM Student Union (map) Precis:The public is more interested in science than ever—and more skeptical of scientific authority. Is […]

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies

(I have no affiliation with this CFP. I just think it looks like a cool and important project worthy of sharing.) Edited by Amanda K. Booher (University of Akron) and Julie Jung (Illinois State University) This collection engages emerging scholarship in feminisms, rhetorics, and science studies for purposes of theorizing the most recent “material turn” […]

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