Dr. Hawley Voted Editor

The officers of the International Boethius Society voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Kenneth C. Hawley (Lubbock Christian University) as co-editor with Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr. (Troy University) of Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society. This annual, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal is devoted to the study of Boethius, his age, and his influence. The 2014 issue of the journal—guest edited by Joey McMullen and Erica Weaver (Harvard University)—will feature selections from Revisiting the Legacy of Boethius in the Middle Ages, a conference co-sponsored by the International Boethius Society and hosted at Harvard in March 2014. Dr. Hawley is working now on the 2015 volume and continues to serve as editor of the society’s online newsletter: http://boethius.blogspot.com.

Please congratulate Dr. Hawley when you see him. This is quite a coup for him and for Lubbock Christian University.

Blogs of Interest

Aggregators, Directories, and Lists of Blogs:
A Directory of Blogs and Other Resources on Writing
The Linguistic List: Linguistic Blogs
Weblogs: Blogs About Rhetoric, Rhetoricians, and the Teaching of Communication Skills
BritLit Blogs
Alltop: Aggregator– look for English Language Teaching, Writing, College

Individual or Group Academic Blogs:
Blogging Pedagogy: Pedagogy and English Studies
The Blogora: The Blog of the Rhetoric Society of America
Bookslut
Classroom as Microcosm
College Ready Writing
Culture Cat: Rhetoric and Feminism
KairosNews: A Blog for Discussing Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
Neil Gaiman’s Journal
ProfHacker: Tips about Teaching, Technology, and Productivity
Reassigned Time
Red Lips and Academics
Sample Reality
Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
Teaching College English

Focused Online Projects:
Digital Humanities Now: Discover the Best of Digital Humanities Scholarship
Hastac: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory
The Literature Network
The Noun Project: Growing Library of Free, Downloadable Icons

Articles on Blogs:
“English Degrees in the 21st Century: The Role, Importance and Power of Words” by Sovleigh Soderman.

CCTE and Blogging

1. CCTE Blogroll: Help yourself to our list below. Send suggestions for listing to the web manager. Our criteria for blogroll items are usefulness to college English teachers, writers, and researchers; great use of the medium; and sense of hospitality.

2. Blogging CCTE conferences: We’re glad to have publicity for our presenters and the organization. When possible, we will designate a table or desk where you can blog or type notes in comfort during the presentation. Bloggers are expected to follow the tips at Conference Blogging Tips and to honor the collegiality has always marked CCTE meetings. If a presenter is uneasy about being blogged, please yield.

As president Russell Berman wrote before the last MLA conference, MLA is “expanding the opportunities for new media, and I expect there will be plenty of blogging and tweeting. As the modalities of scholarly communication change and develop, so will the forms of our professional structures, allowing for more and more diverse participation.” On the other hand, plagiarism does happen. Fair Use of a publicly delivered paper is important, but so is a presenter’s protection of intellectual property. MLA itself forbids audiorecording and videorecording (except in a limited way) at its own conferences.

Links of Interest

Relevant and Related Associations:
Association of Departments of English
College English Association
International Writing Centers Association
Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Shakespeare Association of America
South Central Modern Language Association
South Central Writing Centers Association
Texas College English Association
Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
Texas State Historical Association

Higher Education News Sites:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed

Journals or Lists of Journals:
Journals in Rhetoric and Composition