The Contemporary Relevance of the History of Rhetoric

A conference on value of rhetoric’s history for our contemporary worries over the powers of persuasion, the misuse of political discourse, incivility, gender inequality, and the subverting of democratic forms of discourse. Keynote addresses by David Zarefsky (Northwestern University) and Cheryl Glenn (Penn State University). Sponsored by the American Society for the History of Rhetoric and the Moody College of Communication.

Feb 15-17, 2019. All sessions in BMC 5.208. Free and open to the public.

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Conference Organizer: Scott Stroud (Communication Studies)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Belo Center for New Media (BMC), 5.208
300 DEAN KEETON ST W, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities


Moody College of Communication, College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Alumni






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