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Call for Papers: Visual Knowledge in Education and Science

The education initiative Youth presents (Jugend präsentiert) is organizing a congress to explore the topic of “Visual Knowledge in Education and Science”. The congress is set to take place in Berlin (Germany) in late October 2018 and will be realized in cooperation with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Call for Review Editors

In an effort to expand our engagement with H-Rhetor’s growing community of nearly 1800 subscribers, the network is looking for Review Editors.


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Wittgenstein remark

Does anyone happen to know where Wittgenstein says something to the effect that we find fire so fascinating because we want to grab hold of it as if to arrest it?  In context I think he's discussing how we reify concepts . . .  You can reply publicly, or privately at my email wpj@virginia.edu.  Many thanks, Walter Jost

CFP: 3rd Annual Symposium on Media, Comm, Film Studies at Liberal Arts Colleges

# Call for Participation: Third Annual Symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC)

## June 18 & 19, 2018

## Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

## Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2018

The Media, Communication, and Film Studies at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) Consortium is dedicated to providing a space for faculty engaged in the scholarly and pedagogical praxis of media, communication, and film studies in the liberal arts context.

Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion

A new book, of potential interest to list members:


Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion

Edited by Alex C. Parrish and Kristian Bjørkdahl

Contributions by Alex C. Parrish; Kristian Bjørkdahl; Marilyn M. Cooper; T. Jake Dionne; Ellen W. Gorsevski; Iklim Goksel; Dustin A. Greenwalt; David R. Gruber; Andrea Gutiérrez; Susan Hafen; Matthew Lerberg; Kelin Loe; Emily Plec; Jennifer Saltmarsh and Hayley Zertuche

ISBN 9781498558457