About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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I had started this post on Sunday but then got distracted. So here it is, nearing the end of the week, and I’m adding a few items and posting. This week is mostly dis/ability focused, with three links on disability … Continue reading
It’s been over a month since I posted a Red Rhetor Digest (in fact, nearly two months), so this is my attempt to get back into the swing of delivering some content regularly. I have so many links saved up … Continue reading
Call for Papers, “Gender and Citizenship Conference,” February 18-21, 2016
Sponsored by the Department of Communication and the Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
The concept of “citizenship” raises questions of individual and collective political identity, inclusion and exclusion, regulation and discipline, community and nation, activism and engagement, and responsibilities and rights. The 2016 Gender and Citizenship conference takes up these themes and brings together scholars from both rhetoric and political science to consider performances and articulations of gender, sex, sexuality, nation, race, ethnicity and citizenship across U.S. and global contexts.
Plenary presentations will consider a number of topics, emphasizing different forms of enactment of citizenship by elected officials, community members, and social movements and drawing attention to issues particularly relevant to a gendered understanding of citizenship. The Gender and Citizenship plenary speakers include Professors Karrin Vasby Anderson, Bonnie J. Dow, Lisa Flores, Kristy Maddux, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and Isaac West. The 2016 conference will also feature Professor Charles E. Morris delivering Texas A&M’s annual Kurt Ritter Lecture in Political Rhetoric.
The conference will feature both plenary speakers and contributed paper presentations. Scholars interested in contributing a paper to the conference should submit an abstract (up to 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for abstract submissions is October 1, 2015; notifications of acceptance will go out November 1, 2015. For more information, contact conference co-directors Dr. Tasha Dubriwny or Dr. Kristan Poirot, Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Texas A&M University, at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
265/365/2015 starting some co-citation visualizations (at Texas Tech- English and Philosophy Building) Continue reading