Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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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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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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Opportunities for UWM Students

ATTN: UWM Students Please note the Spring 2013 opportunities below. The images link to .pdf flyers. English 431: Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Scientific and Technical Communication (u/G)Tuesdays 4:40, CRT 405 English 711: Educational and Advocacy Writing in Health and Medicine (U/G)Thursdays 4:40, CRT 405 Graduate Research Assistantships AvailableScientific and Medical Communications Laboratory

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How big is Rhetoric of Science and Medicine?

Pop quiz! Which journal in rhetorical studies published the most articles in rhetorics of science and medicine between 2005 and 2010? If you had asked me that question two days ago, I would’ve said: “I don’t know. Probably TCQ or RSQ.” Turns out I would have been half right and half wrong. (It’s TCQ, by […]

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Self-aggrandizing publication alert

The title says it all. Carl Herndl and I have a new article coming out in volume 41 of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Talking off-Label: The Role of Stasis in Transforming the Discursive Formation of Pain Science S. Scott Graham & Carl G. Herndl Abstract: This article uses Foucault’s enunciative analysis and stasis theory to explore […]

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RSA Recap

I’ve just returned a few days ago from the Rhetoric Society of American conference in beautiful Minneapolis, Mn (May28-31). I also attended the Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology pre-conference, Friday morning. RSA is getting big. In fact, I heard many a grumble in the hallways of the conference hotel which said “too […]

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Dissertation Defense

Just for fun I thought I’d post my dissertation defense notes. —————————————————————————— Rhetorics of pain:  Agency and regulation in the medical-industrial complex Disciplinary Project Rhetoric of science → Rhetoric of technoscience & medicine Scientific discourse → Material-semiotic networks Ontology, materiality, power, agency Textual analysis → Critical systems ethnography Everything’s an object of inquiry Capturing the […]

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Workspace revitalization program

I thought you all might like to see the results of my recently established workplace revitalization program. I assure you there is, if fact, a desk under that giant mess of dirty dishes, used coffee mugs, and discarded cans of cola. And here’s the proof: Those of you with eagle eyes may note that I’m […]

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Shiny new website

When I used to teach freshmen more regularly, I would warn them at the beginning of each Fall semester that it would behoove them to think twice before selecting their official university email address. “ or,” I would tell them, “will not seem so wise a choice in four years.” Today, I find myself […]

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