Literature, Rhetoric and Politics Seminar (LRP)
This interdisciplinary seminar is open to students and colleagues in SELCS, SSEES and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Its focus is literature and politics, with particular emphasis on the role of rhetoric in shaping social identities and political processes, and on the contested status of rhetoric itself as a discipline and practice from classical antiquity right through to the present day.
It will meet six or seven times per year with a view to an eventual joint, thematically coherent publication. Organisers are Tim Beasley-Murray (SSEES), Stephen M. Hart (Spanish & Latin American), Kevin Inston (French) and Ernest Schonfield (German).