Rhetoric of Elections and Presidential Rhetoric | Newberry

Rhetoric of Elections and Presidential Rhetoric

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Linda Horwitz, Lake Forest College
Full, wait list available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Presidential election campaigns exemplify that for democracy and rhetoric to flourish they need each other. This seminar is designed to encourage the teaching of the 2016 presidential election from a rhetorical perspective by introducing participants to the basic skills and theory of rhetoric as it applies to a national election in the United States. We will cover the basic Greek and Latin approaches to rhetoric including textual analysis and argumentation while focusing on the rhetorical nature of national conventions, advertisements, debates, and campaign websites as well as media coverage. Lastly, we will examine the rhetorical nature of the United States Presidency by analyzing inaugural addresses focusing on their function as investiture.

Note: Due to popular demand, an additional session of this seminar has been scheduled.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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