From Tuesday 26th March 2019 18:30 to 19:30
Rhetoric is often assumed to be negative – as in ‘political rhetoric’ – or to be associated only with the ‘art of persuasion’ (Aristotle). In a more generous definition as ‘the arts of discourse’, rhetoric has a long tradition of considering how communication takes place in society. This lecture will consider ‘English’ as a subject or discipline, notions of creativity, and argumentation from a rhetorical perspective, concluding that the curriculum must change in schools and universities to accommodate the realities of 21st century rhetoric.
Julian Study Centre lecture theatre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ