Thursday, December 22, 2016

Article on Mindfulness Finalist for Rhetoric Review Award

The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos
I am pleased to say that "The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos" was selected as a finalist and Honorable Mention for the 2016 Theresa J. Enos Anniversary for best article published annually in Rhetoric Review.

Here's the link:

The natural inclination of writers is toward mindlessness or inattention to the present moment despite the benefits understanding the present can bring to writing. Although temporal consciousness is apparent in notions of writing as a process or of writing as situated in a rhetorical context, these ideas largely overlook the present. Buddhist Mindfulness can help with the development of kairotic or present-moment specific practice by including impermanence in the rhetorical context, by emphasizing real time in composing, and by providing access to intrapersonal rhetoric. Increased understanding of the temporal factors of writing calls for an Eastern-mind progymnasmata in rhetorical praxis.

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