The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse is excited to announce a public guest lecture by Michael Bernard-Donals, as part of the Writing & Rhetoric Across Borders Speaker Series. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm with Professor Bernard-Donals’ talk to follow at 6:00pm.
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: McGowan South, Room 104
Talk Title: “Jewish Rhetorics/Ethnic Rhetoric”
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Michael Bernard-Donals is the Nancy Hoefs Professor of English and the Director of the George Mosse/Laurence Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His most recent book is Forgetful Memory: Representation and Remembrance in the Wake of the Holocaust. He is currently at work on two projects: a book on the shape of memory at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a co-edited collection on Jewish rhetorics.
Professor Bernard-Donals’ other books include:
- Mikhail Bakhtin: Between Phenomenology and Marxism (Cambridge, 1994)
- The Practice of Theory (Cambridge, 1998)
- Rhetoric in an Antifoundational World (Yale, 1998)
- Between Witness and Testimony: the Holocaust and the Limits of Representation (SUNY 2001)
- Witnessing the Disaster: Essays on Representation and the Holocaust (Wisconsin 2004)
- An Introduction to Holocaust Studies: History, Memory, and Representation (Prentice Hall 2006)
His articles have appeared in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, College English, College Composition and Communication, PMLA, JAC, Diacritics, Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Contemporary Literature.