Rhetoric of Science and How Metaphor Constitutes Knowledge in Science
Join us for a free Webinar event, as Ken Baake presents "The Rhetoric of Science and How Metaphor Constitutes Knowledge in Science" on Thursday, February 23rd, 2:00-3:00pm CST.
The rhetoric of science has been a flourishing academic sub-discipline since Thomas Kuhn's book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, was published in the 1960s, revealing the means by which knowledge in science comes to be enshrined textually. This role of language in science is the topic of Ken Baake's STC Webinar. He will first review the rhetoric of science as a field of study, and then turn to his own area of research-the means by which metaphor as a rhetorical device helps to constitute knowledge in science. Baake will review findings from his 2003 book on metaphor and science and present examples of the role of metaphor in the sciences, offering insights for technical communicators who are involved in science writing.
Dr. Baake is Associate Professor, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Department of English at Texas Tech University, specializing in the rhetoric of science and how metaphor constitutes knowledge in science. See http://www.faculty.english.ttu.edu/baake
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org (with your name and email address) to reserve a spot. Registration is free and closes on Friday, February 17.
The webinar is a joint offering of the Scientific Communications and Academic SIGs.
Liaison, Scientific Communications SIG
The webinar isn't really associated with Chicago-- but an event posting requires a location to be entered, and I had to select someplace in the Central time zone. Ignore Chicago.
Thursday, 09 February 2012 03:45