The Harlot Family is excited to bring you Issue #6, specially themed on family rhetorics. Much to our delight, our call for this special issue on family rhetoric attracted a record number of submissions.
For some, the connection was deeply personal; for others, cultural representations of family and/or the role of various communities on family drew shrewd attention. Ultimately, the pieces in this issue were selected not only for their brilliant and creative insights about family rhetoric (how family members communicate with each other) and the rhetoric of family (how culture and society inform us about the meaning of family), but also because they represent an array of perspectives, experiences, and forms of expressing our connections and disconnections with family. They teach us what “runs in the family” means and how family is manufactured, lived, understood, and reproduced.
Join us in the fun and help us make Harlot’s family even larger by submitting your work for consideration in our upcoming general issue (Issue 7), to be published Oct. 15th, 2011. As you’ll discover in this issue, Harlot is not a print-biased publication. We accept and encourage multimedia submissions. After all, rhetoric in every day life exceeds the boundaries of print.
The deadline for submissions for Issue 7 is July 15th, 2011.
This is too good not to pass along. . .
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society has released its second issue. (Thanks goes to David Beard over at The Blogora for the tip.) Of special note is the piece, “Methodological Dwellings: A Search for Feminisms in Rhetoric & Composition,” which features a performance by OSU’s very own Nan Johnson:
"Methodological Dwellings: A Search for Feminisms in Rhetoric & Composition"
On a more personal note (or at least professionally-selfish), I’d like to offer thanks to Gae Lyn Henderson, Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University, for her review of the recently published Activism and Rhetoric, a simply stellar collection of essays curated by Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee. I’ve been fortunate enough to pursue this volume over the past few weeks and am energized by what Kahn, Lee, and the various contributors have accomplished.
For those also interested in affective/non-rational elements of rhetoric, check out Nathaniel Rivers’s, “In Defense of Gut Feelings: Rhetorics of Decision-Making,” which is an insightful and deftly managed piece on a notoriously difficult topic. (And if any of you Harlot readers out there will be joining me at this summer’s “Non-rational Rhetorics” workshop led by Diane Davis and Debra Hawhee, be sure to head over to the latest issue of Philosophy and Rhetoric, which has fresh essays by both.)
Thanks to all in the rhetoric community who keep exploring new realms of rhetoric with their research —