WRD to host discussion on issues in rhetoric and digital humanities

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As part of the Writing and Rhetoric without Borders Speaker Series and the President’s Series on Race and Free Speech, North Carolina State University’s Victoria J. Gallagher will visit DePaul on Feb. 10. A professor of communication, Gallagher will discuss provocations and problems that arise from work undertaken at the juncture of rhetoric and digital humanities.
Gallagher’s talk entitled, “The vMLK Project: Crafting a Necessary (Digital) Space to Explore Rhetoric and Civic Transformation,” is part of the larger Virtual Martin Luther King project. The project is an immersive recreation of a speech given in 1960 by Martin Luther King, Jr., of which no known recordings exist. The project examines how society thinks about rhetoric, public addresses and public memory, particularly in connection to the civic functions of discourse that influence public actions and beliefs.
Friday, Feb. 101 – 2:30 p.m.McGowan South, 105
For more information, visit the event page. For more information about the President’s Series on Race and Free Speech, visit go.depaul.edu/jointheconversation. 

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