Monday, September 15, 2008

Kirt Wilson lecture and visit, Sept. 14-16, 2008

This week we at Illinois are pleased to host Kirt Wilson as our inaugural speaker for the Lincoln's Rhetorical Worlds speaker series.

Wilson appeared on AM-580's "Focus 580" this morning (Monday, Sept. 15, 2008), where he and guest host Christopher Benson had a marvelous hour-long conversation on "America's Emancipation Moment: Memories of Lincoln and Slavery's Demise." The entire interview is archived here. Enjoy!

Coming soon: streaming video of Kirt's public lecture, "Debating 'The Great Emancipator': Lincoln's Rhetoric and Our Collective Memory."