James Darsey to address Law School symposium

Author: Michael O. Garvey


James Darsey, professor of communication atGeorgiaStateUniversity, will give a lecture onCosmopolitanism and the Location of Moral Argument in a Post-Prophetic Worldat4 p.m.Sept. 8 (Thursday) in theHesburghCenterauditorium.

Darseys scholarly research concerns rhetorical criticism, critical methods, social movement rhetoric and the relationship between rhetoric and place.In his award-winning book,The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric inAmerica,he argues that American rhetoric suffers less fromthe absence of what some writers term ‘civility,‘civil discourse,and reasonable debatethan fromthe absence of meaningful incivility, of radical engagement, of what (19 th century essayist Matthew)Arnoldcalled ‘fire and strength.

Darsey is visiting Notre Dame for a two-day interdisciplinary symposium organized by Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Professor of Law, to discuss the rhetoric of various academic disciplines, including theology, English and history.

* Contact: * _Carol Jambor-Smith, director of external relations for theNotre DameLawSchoolat 574-631-6891 or cjambors@nd.edu _

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