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Saturday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 10B, ACC

Emerging Global Rhetorics: From Local to Cosmopolitan

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A special session. Presiding: Cinthia Gannett, Fairfield Univ.

Speakers: Michael F. Bernard-Donals, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; John C. Brereton, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston; Cinthia Gannett; Deborah H. Holdstein, Columbia Coll., IL; Kurt Spellmeyer, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Respondents: LuMing Mao, Miami Univ., Oxford; Victor Villanueva, Washington State Univ., Pullman

Exploring the emergence of new cosmopolitan rhetorics, scholars focus on formerly marginal or syncretic traditions: Jewish global and hybrid rhetorics, Jesuit rhetoric, and Buddhist rhetoric in India and East Asia. Respondents add the perspectives of Chinese and indigenous American rhetorical traditions.

For abstracts, write to kurt.spellmeyer@rutgers.edu after 1 Dec.

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