Previous Lectures & Events
Professor Debra Hawhee
Penn State University
1 October 2014
Debra Hawhee is Professor of English at Penn State University. An historian of rhetoric whose work focuses on rhetoric’s less rational elements, she has written about bodily and material theories of rhetoric, ancient and modern. She is author of Moving Bodies: Kenneth Burke at the Edges of Language, which received the 2010 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association, as well as Bodily Arts: Rhetoric and Athletics in Ancient Greece. She is co-author, with Sharon Crowley, of Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students, now in its fifth edition. Her research has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, and Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities. She has published articles in Rhetorica, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Quarterly Journal of Speech, College English, Rhetoric Society Quarterly,Advances in the History of Rhetoric, and College Composition and Communication. She has been named a 2011-2012 Resident Scholar of Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities, during which time she will continue to work on her in-progress book about animals in the history of rhetoric.
From difference to multiplicity:
politics, pedagogy and philosophy
Professor Lawrence Grossberg
Cultural Studies Program and Department of Communication Studies
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
4 April 2013, 4.00 p.m.
431 Gambrell Hall
The Imperative of Law: How Legal Speech Acts
Professor Marianne Constable
Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
17 January 2013, 4.00 p.m.
Misinterpellation and Revolution: The Case of Haiti
Professor James Martel
Department of Political Science
San Francisco State University
25 October 2012