Thursday, November 9th, 5:00 p.m., Kemp Malone, Callaway N, 3rd Floor
Special Guest David Blakesley from Clemson University.
2016 Rhetoric Society of America Fellow Award and, in the same year, winner of the George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award. Blakesley has a distinguished record in research and publication, and he has made huge contributions to the field of Rhetoric and Composition through his work at Parlor Press, a key publisher in the field, where he is founder and publisher. He has also have edited KB Journal as well as the Rhetorical Philosophy and Theory series at Southern Illinois University Press. At Clemson, he is Professor of English and holds the endowed Campbell Chair in Technical Communication. His most recent book publication is a second edition of Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, published by Cengage/Wadsworth in 2012. His new book, Illuminating Rhetoric: A Guide to Seeing, Reading, and Writing, is under contract with McGraw-Hill.
Blakesley will be speaking about founding a top-rated scholarly publishing company and field questions from faculty and graduate students regarding publishing, writing toward journal publication, and other related topics.