520. Beyond Bias, Binary, and Border: Mapping Out the Future of Comparative Rhetorics
Sunday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 205, Hynes
Program arranged by the Rhetoric Society of America
Presiding: Jordynn M. Jack, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Speakers: Dominic Ashby, Miami Univ., Oxford; Keith Lloyd, Kent State Univ., Stark; LuMing Mao, Miami Univ., Oxford; Bo Wang, California State Univ., Fresno
Responding: C. Jan Swearingen, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
For copies of abstracts, visit jordynnjack.com/rsa-at-mla/.
Using studies of Asian and American rhetorics, the presenters offer a framework to address challenges confronting comparative scholarship: moving beyond paradigms of sameness and difference, spanning national boundaries, considering how scholars are positioned in sociohistorical contexts, fostering communication across cultures, and revising Greco-Roman, Euro-American, and orientalist biases.
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