Transnationalizing Pandemic Rhetorics

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Cross-Disciplinary Workshops for Graduate Students
September 24, 2020
10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Online

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Add to Calendar 2020-09-24 10:00:00 2020-09-24 11:30:00 Transnationalizing Pandemic Rhetorics The pandemic has amplified existing global inequities. Grassroots protests have sprung up transnationally to challenge inequities and oppressive state regimes suppression of dissent and weaponization of pandemic control policies to persecute protesters. This graduate workshop introduces the rhetorical framework of "deliberative empathy," and invites participants to examine the pandemic and the coinciding wave of global uprising as a coalitional moment. We will explore how we can mobilize transnational rhetoric to foster grassroots solidarity across nation-states. Workshop leader: Shui-yin Sharon Yam (Associate Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies—University of Kentucky) Moderator: Wendy S. Hesford (Professor, Department of English—Ohio State, and faculty director of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme—Ohio State) RSVP for the event This event is a part of the Society of Fellows Graduate Workshop series, hosted by the Global Arts and Humanities. To learn more about the event, please visit go.osu.edu/sof-workshops. Online Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies wgss@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The pandemic has amplified existing global inequities. Grassroots protests have sprung up transnationally to challenge inequities and oppressive state regimes suppression of dissent and weaponization of pandemic control policies to persecute protesters. This graduate workshop introduces the rhetorical framework of "deliberative empathy," and invites participants to examine the pandemic and the coinciding wave of global uprising as a coalitional moment. We will explore how we can mobilize transnational rhetoric to foster grassroots solidarity across nation-states.

  • Workshop leader: Shui-yin Sharon Yam (Associate Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies—University of Kentucky)
    Moderator: Wendy S. Hesford (Professor, Department of English—Ohio State, and faculty director of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme—Ohio State)

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This event is a part of the Society of Fellows Graduate Workshop series, hosted by the Global Arts and Humanities. To learn more about the event, please visit go.osu.edu/sof-workshops.