April 03, 2012

Creation of Rhetoric & Communication Research Network

We are pleased to announce the creation of Rhetoric & Communication Research Network (RCRN) within the Humanities Network. It will provide a worldwide, online community for research in all areas of rhetoric and communication studies, following the model of other subject matter networks within SSRN.We expect RCRN to become a comprehensive online resource for research in rhetoric and communication studies, providing scholars with access to current work in their field and facilitating research and scholarship.RCRN's founding director is:David C. Logan, Lecturer, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Senior Partner, CultureSyncThe following Subject Matter eJournals are available within RCRN. Initially, subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase until November 2012.

HISTORY OF RHETORIC eJOURNALView Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/History-of-Rhetoric.htmlSubscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=History-of-RhetoricEditor: David C. Logan (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and CultureSync)Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine rhetorical theories and practices of various historical periods. The topics in this journal include: Ancient & Sophistic Rhetoric; Classical Rhetoric; Enlightenment Rhetoric ; Medieval Rhetoric; Modern & Postmodern Rhetoric; Nineteenth Century Rhetoric; Renaissance Rhetoric; Other topics related to History of Rhetoric not covered in the topics specifically listed.

RHETORIC & PUBLIC DISCOURSE eJOURNALView Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Rhetoric-Public-Discourse.htmlSubscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Rhetoric-Public-DiscourseEditor: David C. Logan (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and CultureSync)Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that focus on the rhetorical aspects of public discourses and that examine the intersections of rhetorical theory and other disciplines that study these discourses. The topics in this journal include: Rhetoric & Law; Rhetoric & Politics; Rhetoric & the Media; Other topics related to Rhetoric & Public Discourse not covered in the topics specifically listed.RHETORIC EDUCATOR: COMMUNICATION, COMPOSITION, RHETORIC, & WRITING eJOURNALView Papers:

http://www.ssrn.com/link/RCRN-Educator.htmlSubscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=RCRN-EducatorEditor: David C. Logan (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and CultureSync)Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that focus on writing instruction, pedagogy, classroom strategies, and the mechanics of writing, communication, and argument.RHETORIC OF ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES eJOURNALView Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Rhetoric-Academic-Disciplines.htmlSubscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Rhetoric-Academic-DisciplinesEditor: David C. Logan (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and CultureSync)Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that analyze the documents produced by scientists and scholars in other academic disciplines. Relevant topics include writing style, special topoi, argument structure, epistemological assumptions, and other rhetorical features of academic texts.RHETORICAL ANALYSIS eJOURNALView Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Rhetorical-Analysis.htmlSubscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Rhetorical-AnalysisEditor: David C. Logan (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and CultureSync)Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that focus on the persuasive strategies and other rhetorical features of texts, images, and other cultural productions.RHETORICAL THEORY eJOURNALView Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Rhetorical-Theory.htmlSubscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Rhetorical-TheoryEditor: David C. Logan (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and CultureSync)Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore the philosophical and theoretical issues associated with rhetorical practices. The topics in this journal include: Agency; Argumentation; Communities & Audience; Ethics & Rhetoric; Psychological Aspects of Rhetoric; Rhetorical Identity & Identification; Visual Rhetoric; Other topics related to Rhetorical Theory not covered in the topics specifically listed.WRITING TECHNOLOGIES eJOURNALView Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Writing-Technologies.htmlSubscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Writing-TechnologiesEditor: David C. Logan (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and CultureSync)Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that address issues at the intersection of rhetoric and technology. The topics in this journal include: Computer Mediated Communication (CMC); Design of Communication; New Media Studies; Other topics related to Writing Technologies not covered in the topics specifically listed.HOW TO SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to the eJournals by clicking on the "subscribe" link listed below each journal's name. You can also subscribe to all of the eJournals at once by clicking here: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=RCRN-all-inclusive-journal.You can change your journal subscriptions by logging into SSRN User HQ. If you have questions or problems with this process, please email UserSupport@SSRN.com or call 877-SSRNHelp (877.777.6435 or 585.442.8170). Outside of the United States, call 00+1+585+4428170.SSRN's eLIBRARYSSRN's searchable electronic library contains abstracts, full bibliographic data, and author contact information for more than 391,600 papers, more than 183,700 authors, and full text for more than 321,200 papers. The eLibrary can be accessed at http://ssrn.com/search.SSRN supports open access by allowing authors to upload papers to the eLibrary for free through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at http://hq.ssrn.com, and by providing free downloading of those papers.Downloads from the SSRN eLibrary in the past 12 months total more than 8.7 million, with more than 52.9 million downloads since inception.SSRN's PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORYSearching on an individual's name in the author field on our search page at http://ssrn.com/search provides the best single professional directory of scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Complete contact information for authors, including email, postal, telephone, and fax information, is available there.SSRN's MISSIONSSRN's objective is to provide rapid, worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And, any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide.HUMANITIES NETWORKThe Humanities Network (HUM) distributes other eJournals. You can subscribe to these eJournals through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at http://hq.ssrn.com.Sincerely,David C. LoganDirectorRhetoric & Communication Research Network

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