Monday, December 15, 2008

Lincoln--Spring 2009 Events

We are gearing up for a big semester of Lincoln events. See below for information.

Wed., Feb. 4, 3:30-5:30 pm, Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor

David Zarefsky, Northwestern University: "Lincoln and the House Divided: Launching a National Political Career."

David Zarefsky is Owen L. Coon Professor of Argumentation and Debate in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. A past president of both the National Communication Association and the Rhetoric Society of America, Zarefsky is author of more than 70 scholarly essays and author/editor of 6 books, including President Johnson's War on Poverty (Alabama, 1986) and the award-winning Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate (Chicago, 1990).

Thurs., March 5, 3:30-5:30 pm, Levis Faculty Center, 2nd Floor

Angela Ray, Northwestern University: "Learning Leadership: Lincoln at the Lyceum, 1838"

Angela Ray is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar of 19th century public address who frequently focuses on women's rhetoric, Professor Ray is author of the award-winning The Lyceum and Public Culture in the Nineteenth Century United States (Michigan State, 2005).

Wed., April 8, 3:30-5:30 pm, Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor

Susan Zaeske, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "'The Sorrow-Quenching Draughts of Perfect Liberty': Temperate Bodies/Political Bodies in the Rhetorics of Abraham Lincoln and Frances E.W. Harper"

Susan Zaeske is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of the award-winning Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, and Women's Political Identity (North Carolina, 2003).

We hope to see you all at these events!

In addition, Ned O’Gorman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, will be teaching an undergraduate course entitled “Lincoln’s Legacies.”