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Center for Democratic Deliberation Kenneth Burke Lecture: Ersula J. Ore

"Civility, Rhetorical Impatience, and the Reclamation of Time: The Case of Sandra Bland"


Dr. Ersula J. Ore is an associate professor of African and African American studies at Arizona State University. She is a critical race rhetorician whose research and teaching interests include rhetorics of race and culture, critical race and gender studies, rhetorical theory, and Black women’s intellectual history. Her book, Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, & American Identity (University Press of Mississippi, 2019), which examines lynching as a rhetorical strategy and material practice interwoven with the formation of America’s national identity, received the 2020 Book Award from the Rhetoric Society of America. 

In this lecture, Ore will place scholarship on civility in conversation with scholarship on temporality and gendered anti-Black policing to consider the ways civility discourse manifests temporally as capture in the lives of Black women. 

Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students


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