"I have never been assaulted behind a bar, dragged behind a pickup, tied to a fence, or shot at in the woods... things that are supposed to happen if you grow up gay in a rural small town."
"I think people should have this healthy worry that they’ll construct this elaborate argument and then somebody’s going to be able to just puncture it by saying 'wait a minute, here’s something you missed.'"
"While CY existed, it enacted and exceeded the role of national identity, and it suggests how the internet transforms our understanding of nationhood."
"Medical rhetoric, much like gender and body rhetorics, enjoys a rich interdisciplinary history and so feels at home in a journal dedicated to the rhetorical study of socially significant and timely topics. We seek to expand the field's endeavors with this special, double issue."
"Our findings suggest that the FDA’s deliberative procedures may more adequately capture stakeholder testimony were it to incorporate a pre-hearing event wherein all parties agree to definitions for key points."
"On the one hand, pain is an event or condition socially negotiated; for the same reason, the pain patient is socially constituted. On the other hand, pain is experienced individually and, in many ways, privately."
Congratulations to the five Present Tense editors who earned PhDs this year and have moved to new academic positions across the country.
Our friends at Enculturation have just published a special issue on Marshall MacLuhan.
Volume 2.1 continues our publication's trend of especially timely work. The articles of Volume 2.1 describe political and technological developments with ongoing consequences: a US public relation firm’s promotion of Gaddafi’s dictatorship; Arizona’s subjugation of immigrant bodies; epistemological production through social media.
"Nearly a century later, Bernays’s troubling defense of anti-democratic communication as a central component of democratic governance reverberates in a recent public relations campaign to 'enhance' Gadhafi's image."
"Senator Obama was faced with a complex problem: how to explain a longstanding friendship with a suddenly infamous figure? He had to do this, moreover, within the context of the most delicate issue of his campaign: race."
"In this article, I reframe recent public debates about emergent literacy practices by situating the movement of short-form to long-form writing work within the disciplinary milieu of Rhetoric and Composition."
"Part scholarly monograph, part handbook, part rallying cry, Reframing Writing Assessment is an important addition to a spate of recent books on assessment that encourage teachers to take back our professional lives."
"Before we even got to the attendance policy, students were wrestling with an entire semester’s worth of work: they wanted to know how they could make a difference, how to get their voices heard."