Symposium Program

Panels and keynote take place in 210-214 McKenna Hall

 

Thursday, March 14
7:00                   Informal dinner for speakers at Rohr’s, in the Morris Inn

Friday, March 15

8:00-12:00    Coffee/tea and continental breakfast available (East Lounge, McKenna Hall)

8:30-10:30    Technician on hand to preload presentations as needed

9:00                  Welcome and Acknowledgements (210-214 McKenna Hall)

9:10-11:00      Disciplining Rhetoric
                            Chair: Essaka Joshua (English, University of Notre Dame)

Stefan Uhlig (Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis)
Smith’s and Blair’s Indiscipline

Emma Planinc (Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame)
To “persuade without convincing”: Rousseau as the Legislator of Nature

Adam Potkay (English, College of William & Mary)
Rhetoric and Philosophy: Tropes, Dialogue, Self-Division 

11:00-11:30    Coffee/tea break (East Lounge, McKenna Hall)

11:30-1:00      Figures and Tones
                             Chair:  Sara Maurer (English, University of Notre Dame)

                                   Brian McGrath (English, Clemson University)
                                   The Tone Police

Ian Balfour (English, York University)
Extreme Austen, or Hyperbole

1:00-2:30         Lunch (Private Dining Rooms, Morris Inn – for all registered participants)

2:30-4:00     Political Persuasions
                            Chair: Emma Planinc (Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame)

Sean Fanzel (German and Russian, University of Missouri)
Persuasion after the Revolution

Jan Mieszkowski (German and Comparative Literature, Reed College)
Plants and Politics

4:00-4:30      Coffee/tea break (East Lounge, McKenna Hall)

4:30-6:00      Keynote Address

Frances Ferguson (English, University of Chicago)
Philology Turned to Persuasion: The Rise of Constitutions

                                   Introduced by Yasmin Solomonescu and Stefan Uhlig

6:00-7:00      Reception (East Lounge, McKenna Hall)

7:30                   Dinner for speakers at Render Kitchen and Bar

 

Saturday, March 16

8:00-12:00 Coffee/tea and continental breakfast available (East Lounge, McKenna Hall)

8:30-10:30 Technician on hand to preload presentations as needed

9:00-11:00      A “Master of Persuasion”: William Hazlitt
                              Chair: Greg Kucich (English, University of Notre Dame)

Mark Canuel (English, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Hazlitt, Progress, and the Arts

Yasmin Solomonescu (English, University of Notre Dame)
Reasoning is not Believing

Ross Wilson (English, University of Cambridge)
Every Thing is Faultless: Hazlitt on Judgement and Understanding

11:00-11:30      Coffee/tea break (East Lounge, McKenna Hall)

11:30-1:30        Persuasion, Assembly, Assemblage
                              Chair: Ian Newman(English, University of Notre Dame)

Daniel Stout (English, University of Mississippi)
Assemblage, Persuasion, Conviction

Sarah Zimmerman (English, Fordham University)
The Lecturer’s Argument

Maeve Adams (English, Manhattan College)
Contestatory Publics: Persuasion as Resistance

1:30-2:30        Lunch (Private Dining Rooms, Morris Inn – for all registered participants)

2:30-3:30        Publication Brainstorming (for symposium speakers only)

Free time for speakers to explore campus / rest and recover

6:45                    Meet in Morris Inn lobby for transportation to dinner

7:00                   Dinner for speakers at Café Navarre