POSTPONED UNTIL FALL TERM:Agora Speaker Series

The Agora is a speaker series within the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh that invites scholars to share work of relevance to the many aspects of communication scholarship.  The Agora features faculty and graduate students from both the Department of Communication and the wider University of Pittsburgh community, as well as other noted scholars from around the world.  Past Agoras have included such notable guest speakers as Karma Chavez, Dilip Gaonkar, Thomas Goodnight, Debra Hawhee, Ronald Jackson, Joan Leach, John Lucaites, David Nye, Paddy Scannell and Eric King Watts.

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January 10, 2020 3:00-5:00
“A Poison More Deadly than Arsenic: Judicial Authority and Childhood in Euro-American Obscenity Doctrine from 1708-1896”
208B Cathedral of Learning
Al Primack, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

 

January 27, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm
“Colores institucionales en mi barrio: El desafio con arte graffiti/Institutional Colors in my Neighborhood: The Challenge of Graffiti Art”
Community of Christ, 1805 Tonapah Street Beechview​
Gloria Talamantes (GLOE), Creator of Brown Walls Project in Chicago Illinois
Reception to follow
Cosponsored by Humanities Center, Year of Creativity, and Global Studies Center

 

January 31, 2020 3:00-5:00
“Lacanian Anxieties: Trans* Surgeries, Countertransference, and the Fantasy of the Whole”
208B Cathedral of Learning
Matthew Lovett, University of Pittsburgh
Cosponsored by Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies

 

February 24, 2020, 5:00-6:00pm
“Changing the Narrative from Crisis to Art”
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, East Liberty Branch
Joe Schipani, Flint Public Art Project
Cosponsored by Humanities Center, Year of Creativity, and Global Studies Center

 

February 28, 2020, 3:00-5:00
A&S Summer Research Fellows Presentation
1501 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
"The rhetoric of Gab: race, populism, and sovereignty in the symbolic construction of digital platforms"
Rishi Chebrolu
“What’s Haunting Detroit? Ghosts, Signs, and the Writing on the Wall.”
Rachel Clancy
“Vanlife and van-living: the rhetoric of mobility as product and resistance”
Kory Reimensperger

 

CANCELED: March 16, 2020, 12:00- 1:00pm
“Development of Street Art as Community Experience in Latin America”
Lunch Provided
4130 Posvar Hall
Ricardo Klein, University of Valencia, Spain
Cosponsored by Humanities Center, Year of Creativity, and Global Studies Center

 

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March 20, 2020, 3:00-5:00

“The Forest as a Term of Rhetorical Art”
1501 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Michele Kennerly, Penn State University

 

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April 10, 2020, 3:00-5:00
“The Unbearable Utopianism of the Blackpill: Incels, Rhetoric, Sexuation”
1501 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Calum Lister Matheson, University of Pittsburgh

 

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April 14, 2020, 9:00am-6:00pm

“What is Creative Placemaking? And Do Universities Have a Role to Play in It?”
602 Cathedral of Learning
Shoshanah B. D. Goldberg-Miller, The Ohio State University
Christiane Leach, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Oli Mould, Royal Holloway, University of London
Henry Reese, City of Asylum Pittsburgh
Janera Solomon, Kelly Strayhorn Theater
David Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

 

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April 17, 2020, 3:00-5:00
“Know Your Worth: Insights for Successfully Leveraging a Humanities Ph.D. Beyond the Professoriate”
1501 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Niq D. Johnson

 

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View past Agora Speaker Series events.