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Beth Richards to Explore "Is Persuasion Dead?" in Humanities Lecture Series

Posted 01/31/2019
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series for Spring 2019, focusing on the theme of “Evidence in a Post-Truth World,” continues Tuesday, February 5 (7:30-9:00 p.m. in Dana 201) with Beth Richards, Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, who will focus on the question “Is Persuasion Dead?”, pertinent in today’s world where many disagree about what information is true or false, the validation of evidence becomes increasingly complex, and all appeals are considered gross manipulation. In her talk, Professor Richards will draw upon the contemporary applications of Aristotle’s Rhetoric and examine how persuasion might still be possible in a society where those who hold different perspectives are more prone not to consider their opponents’ side of an argument.

The Lecture Series on “Evidence in a Post-Truth World” in Spring 2019, organized by Professor Lauren Cook, is open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall and are free and open to the general public. The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through arts, sciences, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, director, at or follow us on Facebook at “University of Hartford Humanities Center.”


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