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Dr. Beth Howells
Associate Professor/Director of Composition, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy
A Short Course of Rhetoric
Often in the media, we see the term "rhetoric" used in disparaging ways, referring to some speech as more art than substance; however, all students at Armstrong are required to complete Composition and Rhetoric as a core course. This presentation explores the definition of, necessity for and inevitability of rhetoric as the art of persuasion. After some presentation of theory, this discussion will invite you to apply our knowledge in practice.
June 7 and June 15
Dr. Will Lynch
Department Head, Department of Chemistry and Physics
Sustainability and Green Chemistry
Chemistry has made significant impacts on society both in a favorable and less than favorable light. Innovations in chemistry have helped to spur economic development and quality of life, however, along the way there have been some missteps. This discussion will center on new thinking in chemistry about sustainability and the greening of our processes as well as examine some examples being carried about at Armstrong in both teaching and research labs.
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Dr. Teresa Winterhalter
Professor of English & Director of Faculty Development, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy
The Sonnett: 14 lines, yes: 2 forms, yes: but men and women in love turn to it more than any other form, no? How do we number that?
Why is it that the sonnet, perhaps more than any other poetic form, is like the legendary camel, which having put its nose into the tent to keep it warm, soon makes himself at home. We will trace its history from its days as an Italian import, and explore how it has become the most popular, almost the standard form in English, with thousands of published examples produced by practically every major and minor poet since and before Shakespheare.
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Dr. David Wheeler
Department Head, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosohopy
"Shelley's 'To a Sky-Lark' and English Romanticism
The English Romantic movement in the 19th century introduced a new defintion of literature and new ways of writing and responding to poetry. It also exalted the figure of the poet as one owho felt more deeply, lived more fully, and sought to realize human's spirtual potential. Using Percy Shelley's poem "To a Sky-Lark" as an illustration, this lecture will demonstrate the important tenets of Romanticism.
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