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Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions Conference May 31-June 1

From Scott R. Stroud, ASHR President: The American Society for the History of Rhetoric conference on Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions is taking place next week, May 31 – June 1, in Minneapolis. Here is the link to the conference program and registration information: https://ashr.org/gatherings/symposia/upcoming-symposium/. Attendance at this event is free of charge.

Asian Religions Position at Tennessee-Chattanooga

From Ethan Mills:

My department here at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is currently hiring for a tenure-track position in Asian Religions. Please feel free to share this link far and wide, especially with anyone you feel may be a qualified candidate.

http://indianphilosophyblog.org/2018/02/08/tenure-track-position-in-asian-religions-university-of-tennessee-at-chattanooga/

CFP – Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions Conference

From Scott R. Stroud (University of Texas at Austin)

Call for Abstracts: American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium on “Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions”

May 31-June 1, 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) invites paper proposals to be considered for our 2018 Symposium on “Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions.” The Symposium will be held on May 31-June 1, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, immediately prior to the Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference.

To be considered for the Symposium, please submit a one-page, single-spaced abstract to Dr. Scott Stroud (sstroud@austin.utexas.edu) by September 30, 2017. All submissions should relate to the Symposium theme discussed below, be composed in English, stripped of author identification for peer review, and submitted as either a Word document or a PDF. Authors will be notified about the status of their submissions by the end of the year.

There is no cost to attend the Symposium, although all presenters must be members of ASHR. If you are not currently a member, you will be given an opportunity to join if your paper is accepted. For more information on ASHR, membership, and rates, visit www.ashr.org.

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Some Plugin Issues

(UPDATE: Emailed post notifications seem to work just fine, as does the automatic feed to the Facebook page. It may be the Discussion topics plugin that is at issue. Check here later for further updates.)

Hello everyone,

Just so you are in the loop, our site is having an issue with some plugins so you won’t see some things, in particular, the discussion topics and the Facebook feed. Emailed post notifications might not work for the time being either. We will work on the issues and resolve as soon as possible. Other functions should be okay. Thank you for your patience and, as always, thank you for your interest in this site!

Manyul & Steve

Chung on the Upsides of Non-Specialists Teaching Asian Philosophy

There is a piece by Julianne Chung in the new volume of the Newsletter for the APA Committee on Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies, on the beneficial aspects of non-specialists of Asian philosophy teaching courses on it. I think we’ve had discussions of this topic in various comment sections on our site, so I thought some of you might be interested. Further discussion is welcome, of course.

In Memoriam: Burton Watson (1925 – 2017)

I was alerted to a post by Lucas Klein, regarding the passing of Burton Watson on April 1, 2017. We have not been able to find any obituary notices. Watson’s translations, particularly of Zhuangzi and Xunzi, are probably the first introductions English readers have of early Chinese thought. His Zhuangzi translation is certainly the one that has had the most poetic effect on me. He was one of the giants of translation.

Email Subscription Housekeeping Test

I believe the problem with the new email subscription widget has been solved. If you have already successfully subscribed, you should receive a notification for any new POSTS that are published. If you’d like to subscribe, please use the subscription fields on the far right column. You will be asked to confirm your request via email prior to being added to the email list for new posts.

COMMENT subscriptions are more flexible — see the new dialogue below the comment field — and can be used to follow particular comment strings or only replies to your particular comment. Please let me know if something is not working.

-Manyul