"Language, Power, and Society"

September 22-23, 2017
UC, Fountain view room

The theme of the 36th annual Spindel Conference is "Language, Power, and Society." Leading scholars from the fields of Philosophy, Linguistics, Africana Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies will discuss various issues and problems related to communication, power relations, and social identity. Speakers will engage themes concerning truth, trust, and trumpery, racist propaganda in visual culture, neo-interventionism and objectivity, gender and liberation, among others.

Speakers: Sally McConnell-Ginet, Andrea Pitts, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Brittney Cooper, Rebecca Kukla, José Medina, Lynne Tirrell, and Imani Perry.


A copy of the conference schedule is available here (hyperlink will open pdf file of the program).


The conference is free and open to the public. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Dr. Luvell Anderson at lndrsn14@memphis.edu or by calling 901-678-2535. Requests should be made as soon as possible.

Spindel Poster