• The Rhetoric of Elections: Language and the Making of American Candidates

An expert on rhetoric and American political argument lectures

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
7:00pm
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple Street
Boston, MA 02114


The Calderwood Writing Initiative at the Boston Athenaeum and the College of Arts & Sciences present "The Rhetoric of Elections: Language and the Making of American Candidates" by Wayne Fields.  Fields is an expert on rhetoric and American political argument, and the author of Union of Words: A History of Political Eloquence, an examination of the use of rhetoric in political speeches from inaugural addresses to executive farewells - and everything in between.  He has served as a commentator for National Public Radio, Radio Free Europe, and other television and radio network programs.  He currently holds the Lynne Cooper Harvey Distinguished Chair in English at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Reservations will be accepted at 617-720-7600. 

The Calderwood Writing Initiative is dedicated to improving the teaching and practice of writing in the greater New England area. 

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