Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Monday Noon CMJ Research Colloquium


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Project Period

FY 2009- 2010

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

Jeremy Engels, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric in the Department of Communication at Pennsylvania State University, will give a lecture on "Democracy's Evolving Meaning: Bostonos Independent Chronicle Wages War on the Federalists, 1803" on April 12,2010, from 12:10 to 1:00 as part of the CMJ Monday Noon Research Colloquium series. The event it co-sponsored by the Department of History. The Communication department at PSU is ranked third in the United States and Professor Engels has rapidly established himself as a critical member of a well-respected faculty and one the top young scholars in rhetoric in the country. His research centers on the rhetoric of violence and war, particularly in relation to democracy and its conceptualization. He has already made a name for himself due to the historical rigor and the theoretical sophistication of his work. He is able to merge leading edge philosophy of rhetoric with more traditional historical analyses of civic discourse. His visit to Maine will showcase some of his latest research.