wracs_de_faculty Fwd: Invitation to Climate and Rhetoric Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno



Rhetoric@Reno, a graduate student chapter of RSA at the University of Nevada, Reno, invites those in your program to attend “Capitalism, Climate, and Public Discourse: The Limits and Possibilities of Rhetorical Invention,” a one-day symposium that is part of a series of events surrounding a public lecture by Naomi Klein about her recent book This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus the Climate. The symposium speakers are comprised of 16 nationally recognized scholars from English, rhetoric, and communication programs from across the country who have worked directly or tangentially on climate or capitalism as well as those who have expertise in movement politics and institutional critique, all themes found in Klein’s book. This event is free to attend, however, we ask that you register so that we may plan accordingly.

The symposium is organized into four different thematic panels taking place throughout the day.

Panels and speakers are as follows:

Rhetoric, Science, and Public Deliberation

§ Celeste Condit, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia

§ Lawrence Prelli, Professor of Communication, University of New Hampshire

§ Leah Ceccarelli, Professor of Communication, University of Washington

§ James Wynn, Associate Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University

Publics, Counterpublics, and Social Activism

§ Kevin DeLuca, Professor of Communication, University of Utah

§ John Ackerman, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Colorado

§ Robert Asen, Professor of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

§ Daniel Brouwer, Associate Professor of Communication, Arizona State University

Rhetoric and Institutional Critiques

§ Carl Herndl, Professor and Associate Dean, Patel College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida

§ David Downing, Professor of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

§ Nancy Welch, Professor of English, University of Vermont

§ Rosa Eberly, Associate Professor of Communication, Pennsylvania State University

Rhetoric and Political Economy

§ Tom Goodnight, Professor of Communication, University of Southern California

§ Ronald Greene, Professor of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota

§ Dana Cloud, Professor of Communication Studies, Syracuse University

§ Ralph Cintron, Associate Professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago

The schedule of events taking place Wednesday, February 10 – Friday, February 14 are as follows:

Wednesday, February 10th

Screening of This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein’s documentary

Wells Fargo Auditorium, 7 pm

Sponsored by the Gender, Race, and Identity Program, UNR

Thursday, February 11th

Naomi Klein’s Public Lecture

Nightingale Concert Hall, 7 pm

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Forum for Excellence

Friday, February 12th

Capitalism, Climate and Public Discourse Symposium

Knowledge Center Graduate Reading Room, 8 am

Sponsored by NCA, UNR Academic Departments

For more information including detailed schedules, travel information and accommodations, or to register please visit our website rhetoric.reno. In hosting this event it is our hope that we can build greater regional connections among programs in the West. We hope to see you in February.


Kat Lambrecht

Rhetoric@Reno Co-President

Co-Symposium Coordinator

Phillip Goodwin

Co-Symposium Coordinator

Naomi Klein Flyer.pdf
symposium flyer 12.18.pdf