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690. Human Rights Rhetoric: Witness and Testify

Friday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 303, WSCC

Program arranged by the Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition

Presiding: Wendy Hesford, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

1. "The Risks and Limits of a Rhetorical Approach to Human Rights," Arabella Lyon, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York; Lester Olson, Univ. of Pittsburgh

2. "Industrial Labor's Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones and the Rhetorics of Display," Mari Boor Tonn, Univ. of Richmond

3. "Human Rights and Civil Rights: The Advocacy of African American Women Writers," Jacqueline Jones Royster, Georgia Inst. of Tech.

4. "Rights Language and HIV Treatment: Universal Care or Population Control?" Cindy Patton, Simon Fraser Univ.

For abstracts, write to after 1 Dec.


  • General Literature – Rhetoric and Rhetorical Theory

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