Writing and Rhetoric Across Borders Speaker Series: Dr. Ersula J. Ore

by Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse

Speaker/Presenters 2020-2021 Event Book Discussion Speaker Series WRD

Mon, Nov 9, 2020

4:30 PM – 6 PM CST (GMT-6)

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The WRD department excitedly welcomes Dr. Ersula Ore from Arizona State University on Monday, November 9th at 4:30 pm. Dr. Ore will present a short lecture and an expansive question and answer session based on topics explored in her award-winning book "Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity"(University of Mississippi Press, 2019). Dr. Ore’s powerful book explores lynching as a racialized practice of civic engagement that has communicated the meanings and boundaries of citizenship in the U. S. from the 1880s onward.

The lecture is open to all DePaul students, faculty, and staff.

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Dr. Ersula Ore

Professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric

Arizona State University

Ersula J. Ore is the Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation and associate professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric at Arizona State University. Her work examines the suasive strategies of aggrieved communities as they operate within a post-emancipation historical context. Her book "Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity" (University of Mississippi Press, 2019), Winner of the 2020 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award, explores lynching as a racialized practice of civic engagement that has, from the 1880s onward, communicated the meanings and boundaries of citizenship in the U.S. The book gives particular attention to the civic roots of lynching, the relationship between lynching and white constitutionalism, and contemporary manifestations of lynching discourse and logic today.



Professor Ore is a 2013 Institute for Humanities Research Fellow at ASU and a 2011 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award Recipient. Her work can be found in the Women Studies in Commiunication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Pedagogy, Present TenseRhetoric & Public Affairs and in Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education (SIUP Press, 2016), Winner of the 2018 Conference on College Composition & Communication Outstanding Book Award in the Edited Collection.


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