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"The Pleasures of Outrage" - A Lecture by Patricia Roberts-Miller (Ph.D.)
February 14, 2019
University of Texas-Austin Professor Patricia Roberts-Miller to speak on "The Pleasures of Outrage: Why We Love Demagoguery"
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Lunch Conversation: Restoring the Political Center with Mort Kondracke
September 10, 2018
On September 14 at noon in the Mary Sue Cushman Room, the Office of Civic Engagement’s “Yea, Sewanee Votes!” program, the Center for Speaking & Listening, and The Sewanee Purple will host a lunch conversation with award winning journalist Morton Kondracke entitled “Restoring the Political Center.”
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The 2018 Sewanee Festival of Speaking & Listening
May 7, 2018
Twelve finalists participated in the Sewanee Festival of Speaking & Listening’s four separate contests in late April.
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Four Sewanee Students Present Rhetoric Papers
April 26, 2018
Four Sewanee students presented rhetorical criticism papers at the Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference in Nashville last month.
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Center Has Leading Voice in Civil Discourse in America Conference at Kanuga
April 2, 2018
Over the first weekend of Spring Break, three representatives of Sewanee’s Center for Speaking & Listening took a leading role in the 2018 Lansing Lee Conference on “Civil Discourse in America,” held at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
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Prof. Melody Lehn wins Outstanding New Teacher Award
February 14, 2018
Sewanee Women's Studies and Rhetoric Professor Dr. Melody Lehn has received the Southern States Communication Association's Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher Award.
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O'Rourke's Library Commons dedication featured in "Vital Speeches"
February 13, 2018
University of the South Professor Sean O'Rourke has been featured by Vital Speeches of the Day, a monthly collection of the best speeches in the world.
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Lecture on Angela Davis
March 13, 2019
Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones, Prof. of English at Wright State University will deliver a lecture entitled Encountering Gender, Class, and Race: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Angela Davis and the Civil Rights Movement on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium: Dr. Jones is the author of Conversations with Angela Davis (forthcoming with University Press of Mississippi) and Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West. This event is sponsored by the following departments: American Studies; Center for Speaking and Listening; English; German; History; Politics; Sewanee Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation; University Lectures Committee; and Women's and Gender Studies.
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