Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Michael Leff to deliver final Lincoln's Rhetorical Worlds lecture on Oct. 13, 2009

Michael C. Leff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis, will deliver the final lecture in the Lincoln's Rhetorical Worlds speaker series. The lecture, titled "Practice as Theory: Lincoln's Address to the Temperance Society, Feb. 22, 1842," will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 3:30 pm on the 3rd floor of the Levis Faculty Center on the Urbana campus.

While on campus, Professor Leff will also meet with the Rhetorical Studies Reading Group and visit Professor Martin Camargo's graduate seminar in the English department.

Check here for streaming video and audio featuring previous Lincoln's Rhetorical Worlds speakers.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sue Zaeske visit, April 7-8

We were pleased to host Sue Zaeske of University of Wisconsin-Madison this week. And we kept her hopping while she was here! Sue visited Ned O'Gorman's undergraduate Lincoln course, discussed her research with the Rhetorical Studies Reading Group, gave a fabulous public lecture (streaming video forthcoming) and appeared on our local public radio station to discuss her research on women's antislavery petitions.

Here's Sue's radio interview on WILL-AM's "Focus 580."

Monday, March 30, 2009

Up next: Zaeske lecture and events, April 7-8

We are pleased to welcome Susan Zaeske as our final spring semester lecturer for the Lincoln's Rhetorical Worlds speaker series. Professor Zaeske will deliver her public lecture, "'The Sorrow-Quenching Draughts of Perfect Liberty': Temperate Bodies/Political Bodies in the Rhetorics of Abraham Lincoln and Frances E.W. Harper," on Wed., April 8, 3:30-5:30 pm, Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor. Please join us!

Professor Zaeske will also appear that morning at 11 a.m. on WILL-AM's "Focus 580" to discuss her award winning book, Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, and Women's Political Identity (North Carolina, 2003). She will also meet with Professor Ned O'Gorman's Lincoln's Legacy class and discuss a selection of her published work with the Rhetorical Studies Reading Group.

Zaeske is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Angela Ray visit, March 4-6

Streaming Video of Angela Ray's March 5 lecture: "Learning Leadership: Lincoln at the Lyceum, 1838."

Angela Ray's campus visit included an appearance on WILL-AM, our local public radio station. Angela was a guest on "Focus 580," where she discussed her research on the lyceum movement in the nineteenth century United States. You can listen to the full interview here.

David Zarefsky public lecture: streaming video link

Professor David Zarefsky's Feb. 4 public lecture, "Lincoln and the House Divided: Launching a National Political Career," is now available via streaming video. Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Angela Ray

Ray will be a guest on "Focus 580" on WILL on Thursday, March 5th from 11:00 a.m. until noon.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

David Zarefsky

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Please join us for Dr. Zarefsky's lecture on Lincoln's famous "House Divided" speech.

Zarefsky was a guest on WILL's "Focus 580." You can listen to the the interview by clicking on the link below.

Political Strategy and Public Opinion in the Words of Abraham Lincoln