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Presentations: "Engaged Genre Project: Arguing Sustainability"

May 2, 2013
9:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: FCAS 127 & 225
  • Open to the Public

Over the course of the semester, students in Dr. Paul Bender's WTNG 200 courses have been studying the rhetoric of sustainability as it is argued in academic, civic, and professional contexts. Now, they will show their rhetorical chops. Students have selected a specific audience and designed an engaged genre project to persaude that audience to take action. Students have produced brochures, prezis, websites, videos, posters, and more. Each project is an attempt to match the needs/values of an audience to the goals and purposes of the author within the limits of the genre. Students have had to read and synthesize competing perspectives, navigate conflicting and often contradictory values, and make choices about rhetorical appeals.

Students will be presenting their projects and answering questions on April 30, May 2, and May 7 from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. in FCAS 127 and 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in FCAS 225. You are invited to join us for any or all presentations. The schedule here offers a brief overview of each day's presenters and topics. Feel free to contact Dr. Bender at pbender@rwu.edu or x3048 for more information.