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Rhetoric Symposium 2015

In Summer 2015, Middlebury-CMRS will host 'Rhetoric With Aristotle', our Third Annual Interactive Rhetoric Symposium.



Professor James J. Murphy (Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric, University of California, Davis) 

Dr Nicholas Crowe, sometime Dean, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford                 

Priming Speakers:

Professor Malcolm Heath (Professor of Greek Language and Literature, University of Leeds, UK)

Professor Mike Edwards (University of Roehampton, UK)

Dr Nicholas Crowe

Professor James J. Murphy

Date: July 20th to 25th, 2015

Cost: £650 (including registration, most meals including closing dinner at Keble College, and accommodation in the heart of Oxford at St Michael's Hall).  Alternative accommodation will be available on payment of a supplement.

Participants limited to 20.

To apply, and for further details, contact

Background: Each Rhetoric Symposium features four “Priming Speakers” whose remarks are analyzed through immediate direct responses, through group discussions, and through ongoing Research Groups culminating in a parliamentary debate to choose a single Proposition embodying the studied concepts.

The first Symposium was held in 2012, with 23 participants from seven countries discussed 'Rhetoric in the Twenty-First Century'.  (A Report on the Symposium was published in the Rhetoric Review, volume 33, issue 3 (2014)). The second Symposium in 2014 included some 18 participants from four continents, who took on the subject of 'Rhetoric in Time and Space'.

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