Fall 2014 Agora Schedule

Professor Malin is coordinating the Agora, the speaker series within the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh. The Agora features faculty and graduate students from both the Department of Communication and the wider University of Pittsburgh community, as well as other noted scholars from around the world. Past Agoras have included such notable guest speakers as Karma Chavez, Dilip Gaonkar, Thomas Goodnight, Debra Hawhee, Ronald Jackson, Joan Leach, John Lucaites, David Nye, Paddy Scannell, Lance Strate, and Eric King Watts.

This is the schedule for Fall 2014 (you can download a pdf flyer of this schedule here; you can also download the calendar of events by clicking here).

Friday, September 12, 2014, 3:00pm
206 Cathedral of Learning
“Public Memory of Christopher Isherwood’s Novel, A Single Man:
Communication Ethics, Social Differences, and Alterity in Media Portrayals of Homosexuality”
Lester Olson, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:00pm
206 Cathedral of Learning
“Fashions in Body-Talk: Rhetoric and Medicine, Rhetoric and Neuroscience”
Nancy Struever, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:00pm
206 Cathedral of Learning
“Can Winning Be Losing?: Citizen Science and the Politics of Redevelopment”
James Wynn, Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00pm
206 Cathedral of Learning
“Helen, Rhetoric’s Eidōlon”
–Megan Foley, University of South Carolina

Friday, November 7, 2014, 3:00pm
206 Cathedral of Learning
Department of Communication, Graduate Student Pre-Conference Presentations
“Gamification in Education: Past and present patterns, and future trends”
–William Upchurch
“Burke’s ‘Urge to Purge’: Exploring Rhetorical and Bodily Dualities for Today’s Critical Scholars”
–Emily Deering Crosby
“Spectacles of Terror and Ecstasy: Dispossessed Language and the Consumption of (Anti)-Blackness in Interracial Pornography”
–Larissa Brian