“Language and Rhetoric of Citizenship” Graduate Student Conference March 30-31, 2007 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Call for Papers Sponsored by the University of Michigan Language & Rhetorical Studies Workshop with generous funding from the Department of English Language and Literature; the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; and the LSA Theme Year, “The Theory and Practice of Citizenship: from the Local to the Global."
The University of Michigan’s Language and Rhetorical Studies Workshop invites you to attend a regional graduate student conference: “The Language and Rhetoric of Citizenship.” The conference will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from March 30-31, 2007. The conference begins on the evening of Friday, March 30 at 6:00 pm with a keynote address by Dr. Robert Hariman (Communication Studies, Northwestern University). Saturday’s program will include panels of scholarly papers. All conference events will take place in 3222 Angell Hall. There is no conference fee.
The Language & Rhetorical Studies Workshop is a reading group that brings together University of Michigan faculty and graduate students from the English Language Institute and Sweetland Writing Center as well as the departments of Architecture, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Education, English, Linguistics, and Romance Languages & Literatures. The workshop was originally developed in response to a perceived need for cross-communication among different subdisciplines within the English department – namely, English & Education and Language & Literature. Since then, due to widespread interest in language history and use, the focus of our discussions has expanded to include a range of historical periods (from the Classical and Medieval to Modern and Postmodern) as well as various disciplines across the University.