October 21, 2014, Tuesday, 1:00-2:15 PM, 121 West Hall
Politics and persuasion in social and environmental justice from Women Nobel Peace laureates to U.S. Senator Frank Church
Dr. Gorsevski will highlight her latest book’s critical considerations for rhetorical theory and discuss political lessons learned from Frank Church’s ‘light green’ environmental rhetoric. Her recent articles have appeared in Quarterly Journal of Speech; Western Journal of Communication; and Environmental Communication. Her books are Peaceful Persuasion: The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2004), and Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (Troubador Publishing, Ltd., 2014).
Ellen W. Gorsevski (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication at BGSU. She was Edwin Erle Sparks fellow at Penn State where she earned her doctorate. Dr. Gorsevski conducts rhetorical-critical studies of activists in socio-political, cultural and environmental justice movements.