Dave Tell – “Remembering Emmett Till”

Dave Tell’s work focuses on the intersections of rhetorical theory and cultural politics. His 2012 book Confessional Crises: Confession and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America (Penn State Press) explains how the genre of confession has shaped (and been shaped by) some of the twentieth century’s most intractable issues: sexuality, class, race, violence, religion, and democracy. Tell teaches undergraduate courses inthe history and theory of rhetoric and in American public discourse. At the graduate level, Tell offers courses in contemporary theory, the latter thought of Michel Foucault (1969-1984), rhetoric and spatial theory, public sphere theory, and public address. His work has been published in anumber of national journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Speech,Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Philosophy andRhetoric, Communication Studies, and Rhetorica.Tell’s visit is sponsored by the Franklin College’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership, the department of communication studies, and the Willson Center.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:00pm

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 350
48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602

Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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