|Mayor A C Wharton Will Address U of M Rhetoric Conference October 27
For release: Oct. 19, 2006
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Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton will be one of the speakers at the third annual conference of the Center for the Study of Rhetoric and Applied Communication at the University of Memphis October 27-28. He will deliver the John Bakke Lecture in Communication, “Lawyer to Politician: Takes from the Road,” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Room 219 of the Fogelman College of Business.
The other lectures that day, which will all be held in Room 219 of the Fogelman College, include:
8:45 a.m. – “George W. Bush at Goree Island: American Slavery and the Rhetoric of Redemption,” by Martin Medhurst, distinguished professor of rhetoric and communication at Baylor University;
2 p.m. – The Michael Osborn Lecture in Communication, “Public Memory, the Civil Rights Movement and the Sentiment of Death,” by Kirt H. Wilson, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Minnesota;
3:45 p.m. – “A Comparative Study for Women’s Argument for the Right to Preach,” by Valerie Bridgeman Davis, assistant professor at Memphis Theological Seminary.
On Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. there will be a roundtable discussion with graduate students and professors Medhurst, Wilson, and Bridgeman Davis. It will also be held in Room 219 of the Fogelman College.All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-678-2565.
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