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Rhetoric Symposium 2015

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

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Co-Chairs: 

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 bgowers@middlebury.edu

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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