“Animated Depictions of Self-Doubt During the Dissertation Process”
This one struck a chord, apparently.
STFU, Conservatives: 50 Shades of HEY GIRL HEY: book recs
I had to double-check all the titles and author names on Amazon. I am going to be getting kinky book recommendations in my email for years to come. Not even mad.
These books got TONS of recommendations from readers.
· The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty trilogy (“The…
The day I got kicked out of a flea market for laughing.
The Best Titles from #RSA12
There’s something heartening when a discipline that’s two and a half millennia old so readily embraces digital studies and Kanye West without losing its focus on Gorgias or hillbillies. Well done, Rhetoric Society of America
The biennial RSA Conference, in Philly this year, was themed around “Re/framing identifications,” which should tell you something about rhetoricians: they love to embrace the third canon (style) and play with titles. That’s good news for fans of (A)cademic (T)itles, and so here are my favorite presentation titles plucked from this year’s conference program
. These are in no particular order, and “favorite” can mean “clever use of wordplay” or “egregious abuse of academese so esoteric that no one will ever care about what you publish” or sometimes a 3rd nonsensical category that just strikes me the right way.
- “‘We Don’t Need No Thought Control’: Self-authorization, Bricolage, and Garageband as Critical Pedagogy”
- ”Circulating Counterhegemonic Ideographs Within the Immigration Debate: Rhetorical Agency and Postmodernity”
- ”Would a SLUT by Any Other Name Still Wear Stilettos?: The Rhetoric of Underwear and Sexual Assault McCarthy”
- ”@$$hole: A Story of Internet “Being” and Rebellion”
- ”A Gorgian Fool’s Deadly Serious Game: Embodiment, Performance, and Parody in Stephen Colbert’s SuperPAC”
- ”Shaftesbury on Humor as a Midwife to Common Sense”
- ”I’m Kind of, Mostly, But Not Totally Sorry I Killed Your Mother: Apology in the Aftermath of the Salem Witchcraft Crisis”
- ”From a Vial of Hemlock to a Vial of Steroids: Apology, Agonism, and Aporia*”
- ”The Queerness of Rurality; Or, Idaho Made Me This Way”
- ”Kneading a Palatable Identity: The Rhetorical Function of Cookbooks in the Assimilation of New Mexico”
- ”Paper Towels Getting Married: Listening to the Cultural Logics of Homosexuality”
- ”Inception: How US and Danish Politicians Used Conversational Implicatures to Plant Views in People’s Minds”
- ”Hunting for Identity: Community, Performance, and the Curious Case of the Huntard in World of Warcraft”
- ”Tea Shall Overcome: Questioning the Appropriation of Civil Rights Movement Rhetoric in Conservative Politics”
- ”Kanye West’s Reframing of Audience Values”
- ”The Grammar of Anonymous: A Pentadic Analysis of Operation BART”
- ”The TSA Made Me Queer: Consubstantiality of Breast Cancer Survivors and Queers Under TSA’s Gaze”
- ”The Hillbilly as “Rhetorical Myth”: Re/Framing Appalachian Identity”
- ”The Rhetoric of Breeches: A Textual Re-evaluation”
- ”Teaching Latour to Count to Three: How the Third Sophistic Might Cultivate an Ethos of Care”
- ”They Speak English in What?: Burkean Consubstantiality in the Boondocks”
- ”Internet Memes and the Exchange of Insiderness”
- ”Here Comes the… Groom? Post-Feminist Masculinity during the Wedding Planning Process”
- ”Performing on Twitter: Comedians and the Rebirth of the One-Liner”
- ”Meth, Myth, & the American Dream: A Narrative Analysis of the Montana Meth Project”
- ”Throw Tomahawk, Cast Spirit Walk: The Problems of Agency and Representation of American Indians in Video Games”
- ”“RIP, mothafucka!” Naming, the Death of Osama bin Laden, and (dis) Identification”
- ”Hedwig and the Angry Inch: A Theory of Bodily Rhetoric”
- ”Why You Can’t Persuade a Zombie to Not Eat Your Brains”
- ”Conservative Vice Lords, Incorporated: Rhetorical Constructions of Identity as Social Mobilization”
- ”I’m a #muthaf@cknmonsta: Hip-hop Female Discourse and Agency in Online Spaces”
Well done, folks, and well hosted, Philadelphia.
A colleague in my department thinks that if he uses a colon in the title of an article he is writing then the article will be accepted more readily, and cited more frequently, than if he does not. Where has he got this notion from? A once carefully qualified statement in some research paper has now become a blind article of faith. True enough there is research on the effectiveness of such colonic titles, but it is not that convincing. But rumour and hearsay are powerful things.
— “Titles are the hardest thing: How can we make them more effective?” via the LSE
Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthuman in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges
I saw it in the library and laughed…
My panel has been called out by @AcademicTitles.
Does this mean I’m winning at academia?
I’ve been waiting a stupidly long time for the chance to use this joke.
Thanks to @proctor for making it an even 2,000 followers and to the rest of y’all for playing along.