DWRL Speaker Series 2012: Rhetoric, Memory, & Technology
Fri, February 10, 2012 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Main 212
On February 10th, the DWRL will be hosting a distinguished panel of scholars to discuss Rhetoric, Memory, & Technology. Please join us from 3-5 pm in the University of Texas at Austin Tower, Main 212.
Barbara Biesecker is Professor and Department Head of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia, where she teaches courses in contemporary rhetorical theory, cultural studies, visual rhetoric, and feminist studies. She is the author of Addressing Postmodernity: Kenneth Burke, Rhetoric, and a Theory of Social Change and co-editor with John Lucaites of Rhetoric, Materiality, and Politics. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Philosophy and Rhetoric. Her most recent work addresses the rhetoric and politics of WWII remembrance at the end of the 20th century, the rhetoric and politic of 9/11, and the War on Terror today.
Joshua Gunn is associate professor of communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in rhetorical theory, rhetoric and psychoanalysis, rhetoric and religion, the subject, the object, and the idiom of haunting. He is the author of Modern Occult Rhetoric: Mass Media and the Drama of Secrecy in the Twentieth Century. His essays have appeared in such journals as Popular Music and Society, Quarterly Journal of Speech, The Journal of Communication and Religion, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Visual Communication, and Telos, Text and Performance Quarterly. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a second book tentatively entitled "Haunting Voices: Mourning Speech in Postmodernity."
Alex Reid is Associate Professor and Director of Composition and Teaching Fellows in the English Department of the University at Buffalo, where he teaches courses in new media and digital research and pedagogy. He is the author of The Two Virtuals: Composition and New Media and co-editor of Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing. His articles have appeared in such journals as Enculturation and Computers and Composition. His book in progress is tentatively titled "Composing Games: Invention in the Digital Humanities.