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CFP: 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Atlanta, Georgia
May 27-29, 2016

via the RSA website:

The 2016 theme “Rhetoric and Change” can be read in two directions.

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Aphorismus ( a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.

You call that a car? It looks more like a four-wheeled septic tank! 16 more words

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The Patriarchy

To the Ultra-Aggressive desert activist who threw herself in my path and started screaming at me about “The Patriarchy” and how I was part of the problem because I’m male: 201 more words



Apocarteresis (a-po-car-ter’-e-sis): Casting of all hope away from one thing and placing it on another source altogether.

There was always love, and I took it, and I twisted it, and I tore it; I crumpled it, lit it on fire and threw it over the abyss between knowing and hoping–burning, sparking, smoking, falling, drowning in the bitter sloe pool; lukewarm and slithering–churning and grey, thick with the ashes of extinguished love–a perfect sump for hell. 262 more words

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Apocope (a-pok’-o-pe): Omitting a letter or syllable at the end of a word. A kind of metaplasm.

I’m goin’ to the supermarket right after lunch. 23 more words

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You Don't Have a PR Person Telling You What to Say

For years after the success of Pygmalion, his play later adapted into the more famous musical My Fair Lady, George Bernard Shaw spilled a lot of ink arguing that Eliza would not marry Higgins. 866 more words