R & C Grad Student Presentations @ The WSU Bodies and Citizenship Conference

Four graduate students (and GTA’s) in the program will deliver talks as part of WSU’s Center for Study of Citizenship 8th Annual Conference, “Bodies and Citizenship.” As part of the “Rhetoric and/of Citizenship” panel taking place from 8:30-10:00 AM on Saturday, April 2, Michael McGinnis will deliver a talk entitled “Common Sense: Schmitt and Arendt on What We Know,”  Whitney Hardin will deliver a talk entitled “Citizenship for the Multitude: The Rhetoric of Localization,” Derek Risse will present a talk entitled “Speaking of Citizenship: Human-Citizens, Animal-Others, and the Ethics of the Rhetorical Event,” and Michael Ristich will present a talk entitled “Hot Bodies: Derrida and the Rhetoric of Global Warming.” The panel will be moderated by the English Department’s own Michael Scrivener.

Department Chair Ellen Barton will also introduce plenary speaker and former WSU English faculty member Susan Well, who will deliver a talk entitled “Genres of Citizenship: Power Structure Research in the 1960s and 1970s.” Information on the conference and the full program can be found here.

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