Publication Notebook

 Publication Notebook

1. A list (or copy) of all possible papers (already drafted) for submission.

Building the New Cultural Babel with Multicultural Literacies—-Preparing Textbooks for World Citizens

Integrating Cosmopolitan Ideal into Composition Classrooms—-A Multicultural Perspective of Pedagogy

Yinhe Li—-A Chinese Woman Warrior

The Rhetoric of Nvshu—-The Silent Heritage of Chinese Female Narration

Doris Lessing—-An Everlasting Legacy of Female Formation/Bildung

2. Copies of “Calls For Papers” (chapter and article publications and conference presentations).

CCCC, ATTW, ELF7, and others, links available on my wordpress blog, deadlines available one week ahead on my calendar alarms

3. A list of journals in the area of concentration.


College English

Philosophy and Rhetoric

Rhetoric Review

International Journal of Communication

Asian Journal of Communication

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

Technical Communication

Technical Communication Quarterly

4. Submission guidelines with addresses and contact names for journals in the student’s concentration area (i.e. MLA Directory of Periodicals).



Technical Communication Quarterly:

 5. Information on presses committed to publishing in your concentration.

About CCC

College Composition and Communication publishes research and scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies that supports college teachers in reflecting on and improving their practices in teaching writing and that reflects the most current scholarship and theory in the field. The field of composition studies draws on research and theories from a broad range of humanistic disciplines—English studies, rhetoric, cultural studies, LGBT studies, gender studies, critical theory, education, technology studies, race studies, communication, philosophy of language, anthropology, sociology, and others—and from within composition and rhetoric studies, where a number of subfields have also developed, such as technical communication, computers and composition, writing across the curriculum, research practices, and the history of these fields.

Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ) is a refereed journal published four times per year with support from Taylor and Francis, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), and East Carolina University.

TCQ publishes research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. All articles have a sound basis in theory, use accessible examples and illustrations, and include implications for teaching, research, or practice in technical communication.

Articles cover a range of topics that include communication design, pedagogical approaches, the role of digital technologies, ethics, the rhetoric of workplaces or professions, the practices of publication management, dialogue between academics and practitioners, research methods, and connections between social practices and organizational discourse.

Rhetoric Review (RR) , a scholarly interdisciplinary journal of rhetoric, publishes in all areas of rhetoric and writing and provides a professional forum for its readers to consider and discuss current topics and issues. The journal publishes manuscripts that explore the breadth and depth of the discipline, including history, theory, writing, praxis, philosophy, professional writing, rhetorical criticism, cultural studies, multiple literacies, technology, literature, public address, graduate education, and professional issues.

Philosophy and Rhetoric is dedicated to publication of high-quality articles involving the relationship between philosophy and rhetoric. It has a longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and welcomes all theoretical and methodological perspectives that advance the journal’s mission. Philosophy and Rhetoric invites articles on such topics as the relationship between logic and rhetoric, the philosophical aspects of argumentation (including argumentation in philosophy itself), philosophical views on the nature of rhetoric held by historical figures and during historical periods, psychological and sociological studies of rhetoric with a strong philosophical emphasis, and philosophical analyses of the relationship to rhetoric of other areas of human culture and thought, political theory and law.

The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study.

College English is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English. Each issue also includes opinion pieces, review essays, and letters from readers. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types.

Published September, November, January, March, May, and July

ISSN: 0010-0994 (print); 2161-8178 (online)

6. An annotated list of bibliographical information related to your area of interest.

Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Winifred Bryan Horner. The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric: A Twenty-First Century Guide. University of Missouri Press. Columbia and London, 2010.

The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric: A Twenty-First Century Guide edited by Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Winifred Bryan Horner traces what have already been done in our field and calls for future research on unexplored areas. The book also provides different research perspectives and theoretical lenses, which can be used as a handbook for primary research investigation. Rhetoric and composition studies in different Chinese historical periods ARE scarce according to this book although there is already some brilliant scholarship after the book’s publication. Nevertheless, many classics still need to be explored to complete world rhetoric from the perspective of Chinese rhetoric and composition. I basically use this book as my handbook and guide to my future research possibilities. I believe my passion to enhance multicultural understandings and communication with additional efforts in reading, thinking,, and learning research skills will situate me to the right place at the right time for my dissertation.

Miriam Sobré-Denton and Nilanjana Bardhan. Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication: Communicating as Global Citizens. Routledge. 2013.

This book applies cosmopolitanism to intercultural communication, which emphasizes postcolonial perspective of pedagogy in the forming of world citizenship. This book offers a new and global aspect of teaching and research in intercultural communication.

George A. Kennedy. Comparative Rhetoric: A Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction. Oxford University Press. 1998.

Comparative Rhetoric: A Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction by Kennedy has a chapter on rhetoric in ancient China. The chapter will be an important reference for new horizons of comparative rhetoric. It mentions some classical books, great philosophers, and different schools of thinkers as well as literary criticism in ancient China. I will be able to learn from the research methods scholars apply in their study of Chinese rhetoric and figure out a better way for my own research project in different historical periods. More importantly, I will be able to do research on those unexplored figures and areas, or those explored, but misunderstood research areas.

Xing Lu. Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century B.C.E. University of South Carolina Press. Columbia, South Carolina, 1998.

Xing Lu analyses ancient Chinese rhetoric from fifth to third century B.C.E., aiming at both bridging the research gap of Chinese rhetoric as related to Western rhetorical canons, and enhancing understandings between Western and non-Western rhetoric and communication patterns, Lu uses hermeneutical method and anthropological approach from a multicultural perspective, Lu conceptualizes ancient Chinese rhetoric from a certain historical period, giving exemplary scholarship on how to conceptualize Chinese rhetoric through hermeneutics and anthropology. I will be able to use Gadamer’s hermeneutics as illustrated in his Truth and Method to explain and translate the cultural and philosophical implications in Chinese rhetoric from a different historical period. The method Lu uses also reminds me of using Chinese philosophy and definitions of rhetoric to illustrate it rather than via Western theoretical frames.

Heping Zhao. “The Rhetorical Invention in ‘Wen Xin Diao Long’”. Rhetorical Quarterly. Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (Summer-Autumn 1994.) pp. 1-15.

Heping Zhao did a brilliant research on one of Chinese classic “Wen Xin Diao Long” from the perspective of invention, one of the five Western rhetorical canons. Zhao’s opinion is one of the first and foremost to academically regard “Wen Xin Diao Long” as a rhetorical piece and to interpret it from the Western notions of rhetoric. His paper implies a call for scholars to revalue and retranslate some of the Chinese classics to rediscover the histories and truths that been somehow neglected or forgotten, for it is a global loss if we do not codify more rhetorical voices and traces from “the other.” He’s study of “Wen Xin Diao Long” from the perspective of invention would naturally lead to the further exploration of the work’s value on arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. I will try to analyze this piece from other perspectives of the canon, from ethos, pathos, and logos if possible.

Carol S. Lipson and Roberta A. Binkey. Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks. State University of New York Press. 2004.

Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks is a collection of papers on Mesopotamian rhetoric, Egyptian rhetoric, cross-cultural rhetoric studies, and so on. Three of the papers deal with Chinese rhetoric, among which two talk about Confucian rhetoric. I found the third one written by Liu Yameng quite inspiring because it deals with the invention of classical Chinese discourse before Qin Dynasty, such as Han Feizi’s “Whence Comes Argumentation: A reply” and “On the Difficulties of persuasion.”

Liu Xie. The Literary Mind and The Carving of Dragons: A Study of Thought and Pattern in Chinese Literature. Translated and Annotated by Vincent Yu-Chung Shih. The Chinese   University Press. Hong Kong, 1983.

Liu’s aesthetic, philosophical, and ethical views can all be interpreted within the framework of the cannons in a broader sense. Liu’s criticism in Wen Xin Diao Long of classical Chinese writings can be viewed as composition guide or a rhetorical manual, but scholars fail to do extensive research on it due to the relatively narrow definition of rhetoric in China. I will use this version to either appreciate certain works of Shakespeare or to compare it with Boethius or other Western rhetoricians who are from the same period with Liu.

  1. Yuan Hui and Zong Tinghu. Han Yu Xiu Ci Xue Shi/ A Rhetorical History of the Chinese Language. Shanxi People’s Publishing House. Taiyuan, 1995.
  2. Zheng Ziyu, Zong Tinghu, et al. Zhong Guo Xiu Ci Xue Tong Shi/ A Complete History of Chinese    Rhetoric. Jilin Educational Publishing House. Jilin, 1998.
  3. Zhou Zhenfu. Zhong Guo Xiu Ci Xue Shi/ A History of Chinese Rhetoric. The Commercial Press. Beijing, 1999.

These three versions help me to get a general idea of the rhetoric history in China. Important figures are listed and placed in each historical period, making it very convenient to look up anything I want and compare the figures and historical periods with Western rhetoric history. I am so happy that one of my friend who is doing rhetorical studies provided me with the sources in such a time of need for me, yet my work will be challenging due to the difficulty of doing translation on my own while referring to the Western rhetorical tradition. Of the three versions written in Chinese, I love the second version most because it is a series of books that talk about different rhetoricians in different historical periods in details. I will definitely refer to it when I talk about Liu’s Wen Xin Diao Long.

Bizzell and Herberg. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Bedford/St’.Martins’, 2001.

The sole book that is the kind of rhetorical handbook for any rhetoric and composition student. I love the book in the way that it introduces the rhetorical features and practices of each period, as well as the selected readings for further research plans.


7. A list of working titles or topics you would like to explore.

Building the New Cultural Babel with Multicultural Literacies—-Preparing Textbooks for World Citizens

Integrating Cosmopolitan Ideal into Composition Classrooms—-A Multicultural Perspective of Pedagogy

Yinhe Li—-A Chinese Woman Warrior

The Rhetoric of Nvshu—-The Silent Heritage of Chinese Female Narration

Doris Lessing—-An Everlasting Legacy on Female Bildungsroman

8. A list of organizations, e-mail lists, etc. in your area.







9. Grant writing information.


La Dernière Classe_Communication under Global Context

Exam questions will be sent in one hour, due on May 1st. Send the final paper asap for peer review. Final paper is due May 6th.


1. Flow and Contra-Flow:

TV & the Internet

Global IPTV subscribers by the end of 2014: 128 million


2. Cosmopolitanism Born of Trauma

citizen of the cosmos

4th century B.C.

Global citizenship

cross-cultural education

Stuart Hall—-discursive meanings

What is at stake?

-Cosmopolitanism can address national traumas

-Uncover identity of a shared humanity rather than nationality, religion, etc.

Truth Reconciliation Commissions

2 case studies: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission & Rwanda

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006)

National Trauma_definition by Goman & Kelly 2014

Nonhuman life—-Plants are different kind of beings_Heidegger

4. Rethinking the Rhetorical Presidency in a Global Context: War, Democratization, and Agency

Reagan’s speech: Gorbachov

Berlin twitter wall

Chinese netizens calling Obama to tear down the fire wall

5. Political Economy

Power, Ownership and Control, through the lenses of:

History, social totality, moral philosophy, social praxis, commodification, spatialization, structuration

Centrality of power in cosial relations, which defines how resources, including communication resources are produced, distributed, and consumed. How wealth exerts power and in turn how power exerts wealth. Concentrated on wealth generation vs wealth distribution. Grounded in Scottish Enlightenment tradition, based on the value of elements in physics, applied value to human labor. Institutional skepticism, since institutions would inhibit freedom. Media viewed as economic entities not just recreational cultural products. Intellectuals are also agents of social resistance-NWICO (New World Information and Communication Order). Response to efforts of non-aligned movement.

6.  Information Society Theory & Newsworthiness

What is journalists’ role within information society?

Journalism as a profession

historical, influence, ethics

Journalism and Information Society







Book Proposals for Publishing Edited Collections or the Dissertation

Edited collections

Never stop trying before it is accepted

What kind of press?

Press websites:

1) format; 2) project description; 3) competitors; 4)gap; 5) timeline; 6) two sample chapters (introduction and a later chapter); 7) justification; 8) audience analysis; 9) four or five suggestions for reviewers; 10) CV

Find a listserv, read the website in depth, find out how they market the books, etc.

Look for book reviews that might suggest book series.

Special Issue that is devoted to what your are doing.


Encyclopedia entries, or existing digital entries, the information on which can be found from the publishers

Bedford & St. Martin’s yearly report


Writing for Academic Publication: Publishing/Editing Proceedings

May 5th    At 12:00. Deadline for final paper! Drop-dead date deadline.

Cover letter would help to decide where/the venues you will send the paper. For instance, pedagogical journals, etc.


1. What does proceedings mean?

Proceedings means a collection of papers from a particular conference. Conferences are a major source of cutting edge research. At conferences, researchers present papers on the research they are doing and obtain feedback from the audience. The papers presented in the conference are then usually published in a volume called a conference proceeding.

2. Discussion Questions

a. What are values/functions of publishing proceedings? Do they differ in terms of disciplines?

b. How does publishing proceedings differ from other publications?

c. Challenges of publishing/editing proceedings?

3. Findings from Literature Review

Proceedings papers tend to receive less citation than those published in ordinary issues or than regular articles (Gonzalez-Albo and Bordons, 2011)

In most of the cases, the proceedings paper published in journals is expected to represent a more elaborate version since these papers often have undergone an additional reviewing and selection process or, at least, a careful revision according to the requirements of the particular journal, where the paper has finally been published (Zhang and Glänzel, 2011)

There are higher credits assigned to journal publications than to proceedings (Zhang and Glänzel, 2011)

The proceedings literature is valuable supplement to the journal literature (Glänzel, Schlemmer, and Schubert, 2006)

Proceedings in journals play an important part in scholarly communication even if their impact is often somewhat lower than that of “regular” publications. (Zhang and Glänzel, 2011)


Glänzel, W., Schlemmer, B., Schubert, A., & Thijs, B. (2006). Proceedings literature as additional data source for bibliometric analysis. Scientometrics, 68(3), 457-473.

Gonzalez-Albo, B. & Bordons, M. (2011). Articles vs. proceedings papers: Do they differ in research relevance and impact? A case study in the library and information science field. Journal of Informwtrics, 5(3), 369-381.

Zhang, L., & Glänzel, W. (2012). Proceeding papers in journals versus the “regular” journal publications. Journal of Informetrics, 6(1), 88-96.



Governance: Past, Present, and Future

“The WSIS as a Political Space in Global Media Governance”—-Marc Roboy, Tunis Agenda and Commitment for the Information Society

The diplomacy rhetoric—-“call for,” “urge,” so on and so forth vs. practical application of humanitarian concerns in the information age.

Reaffirmation of some of the foundations of international laws and regulations, human rights, and so on.

The cosmopolitan ideal vs. practical issues in terms of environmental problems and the natural resource shortages.

 “The Politics of Global Media Reform”—-Pike and Winseck

Wilson’s ideas are idealistic and unrealistic due to imperialistic, and nationalistic elements, but do they help to a certain extent owing to a top down developmental impetus?

“The Myth of Multi-Stakeholder Governance”—-Shawn Powers & Michael Jablonski

How have global ICT politics changed since the early 20th century?

ITU—-International Telecommunication Union



IETF—-The Internet Engineering Task Force

ICANN—-The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

MS(multi-stakeholders) model—-governments can be overwhelmed

NGOs, etc. The composition of the leadership per se is problematic.

Any board is a capitalist board almost at all times! Corporation ethics is highly capitalist.

“The WSIS as a Political Space in Global Media Governance”—-Roboy

Whom does the WSIS employ as global leaders, conference organizers, or agencies to enhance multilateral diplomacies and multicultural communication. Do our students qualify the jobs that are possibly challenging for the WSIS and future engagement of international affairs and political disputes? They are open, but there are different levels of participation.

Is it possible to build such a civil and global society that is utopian, democratic, moral, and egalitarian when the resources are limited? For instance, big powers are targeting the Middle East for the sake of petroline, China for the cheap labor, so on and so forth. Whereas we have heated debates on how to solve human rights issues, or religious issues, our mother earth’s health condition is deteriorating, which reduces food production and a nice living condition. Should it become an urgent issue to figure out how to solve these issues first?

Optimistic or pessimistic? Stakeholders in global affairs have not shown a great case that they can deal with problems smoothly, as is seen from world relationships in the political arena. However, the information society should make everybody on the same page nonpolitically.

“The Internet and Global Governance: Principles and Norms for a New Regime”—-Muller & Klein

Since the mid-1990s, efforts have been under way to construct an international regime for global Internet governance. Beginning with the formation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, efforts at regime construction were a main focus of the 2001–2005 UN World Summit on the Information Society. However, little progress was made toward an international agreement. This reflected policymakers’ illadvised attempt to shortcut regime construction: they attempted to define regime rules and procedures without first defining underlying principles and norms. This article offers example sets of principles and norms of the type that are missing and that could provide the foundation for an Internet governance regime. The authors conclude that a framework convention would be the appropriate institutional mechanism for advancing regime construction.

KEYWORDS: Internet governance, regime theory, World Summit on the Information Society, ICANN, framework convention.

This article is ridiculous when the authors try to define the internet and other terms that average smart people know.

Should the internet be under UN or ICANN?

WSIS & the disputes, for instance how you apply censorship

Consensus is had to reach for stakeholders.

What is the source of the first move in international governance and who authorized who to be governors? What actually has to be governed at the international level. The first thing will be the root server.

IGF—-the Internet Governance Forum

Milton Mueller. Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (2002)


Youtube: ICANN Board Chair reacts to US Government plan to relinquish key Internet stewardship

Providing a reliable service that everybody can count on.


Google balloons, Facebook drones, and Brics cable


Next Week

12 minutes presentation with Q & A afterwards, at least half and half theory and case study, preferably 2/3 case study. The paper will not necessarily be in the same percentage cut.

Send the paper draft for peer review.

Final exam questions will be delivered next week.

Snacks will be provided by Dr. Powers. Cool~~~




Workshop on CCCC 2015 Proposals, Troy Moore Library, Department of English, GSU

Faculty: Dr. Pullman, Dr. Hocks, Dr. Burmester, and Dr. Holmes

PhD students

30-40% proposals will be published. 

It is better in general to put together a panel if you can. You do not necessarily have to put key words in your proposals/abstracts, but you do want something that can respond or revoke the title. 

Innovation, risk, and reward.

ATTW 2(early Fall), IWCA, etc. 



Fundamentals of Grant Writing and IRB Approval

Types of Grants

Elements of the Proposal
Cover sheet/Abstract
* Succinctly states the purpose of request and amount requested (the “elevator pitch”)
* Should include slightly longer but concise, easy to follow, and measured explanations of project and what precisely the grant will fund. If applying on behalf of a group or organization, may include organizational history.
-Statement of intend should address the foundational question——why this project or this need?-Without descending into hyperbole, assuming specialized knowledge, or ommitting basic information
* Should always adhere to the foundation’s request for proposals (RFP). May request a copy of the rating form the agency uses.
* Cover letter may require signature of home institution guaranteeing support

Work or Action Plan and Projected Outcomes
*Should include information about the various stakeholders in the project, who will benefit, who will be doing the actual work, who is the project director. Resumes or CVs may be included.
* Should also address basic information such as what work has already been done, what is the timeline for the remainder of the project, and possibly what the projected outcome is and how will that outcome be measured or evaluated. most grant making agencies will require some sort of report at the concluding of the project.

Budget Statement
*Grant expenses can be broken down into categories
-Personal Expenses
a. Any projected use of grant fund to pay salaries, stipends, one-time payments to contractors, fringe benefits, payroll taxes, or payments for course releases or other time “bought” from an organization for an employee’s time
b. May also include statement of support from affiliate organization offers additional funds, employee time, to use of other resources
-Direct Project Expenses
All non-employee expenses, which could include travel, advertising, office supplies, or food
-Administrative or indirect Expenses
a. May be itemized or done by percentage of direct expenses
b. Some funders have strict rules for indirect expenses
c. Examples include any expense, such as rent, that will have to be paid whether the project happens or not

Additional Materials
*Additional funding sources
*Statements of support
*Overall organizational budget or tax return for past, current, or future fiscal years
*Organizational hierarchy or list of sponsors/dissertation director
*Plans for renewal or projected sources of additional funding/support


Internal Review Board Approval

The Belmont Report on Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
*Released April 18, 1979, by National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and behavioral Research, under the direction of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
*Charged to determine
-Boundaries between research and practice of medicine
-Role of risk-benefit assessment in determining appropriate research involving human subjects
-Guidelines for the selection of human subjects
-Definition of informed consent
*Response to Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the Stanford Prison Experiment, and other controversial uses of human subjects.

IRB Proposal: refer to IRB instruction page, GSU

General Outline of Research Protocol by WTO


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