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!