UEA Inaugural lecture: Rhetoric in the 21st century: the arts of discourse and the implications for the curriculum in schools and universities

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.

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Julian Study Centre lecture theatre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

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