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Palczewski to Deliver 2011 Rhetorical Leadership endowed lecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011

 

Dr. Catherine H. Palczewski has been invited to deliver the 2011 Rhetorical Leadership endowed lecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in March.

According to UW-Milwaukee, "Each year the RL program sponsors a nationally-known scholar of rhetoric -- the study and analysis of how symbols (e.g., speeches, visuals, letters, memos, social protest, opinion pieces, web postings) influence people and so exercise power -- to address an aspect of leading people through language and arguments rather than formal authority."  Past speakers in the annual lecture series include John M. Murphy, Martin J. Medhurst, Shawn J. Parry-Giles, Bonnie Dow, James R. Andrews, and G. Thomas Goodnight.

Palczewski is professor of communication studies and studies rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist theory and criticism, political communication, social movements, and argumentation theory. She is co-editor, with communication studies professor and associate dean John Fritch, of Argumentation and Advocacy, the flagship journal of the American Forensic Association