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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Understanding and Equality: Creating Safety, Value, and Freedom Through Invitational Rhetoric

Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. Griffin have proposed an alternative form of rhetoric called invitational rhetoric. Five core assumptions characterize invitational rhetoric, which is the counterpart to Sally Miller Gearhart's "womanization of rhetoric." Equality, value, and self-determination are three feminist principles in which the initial stages of invitational rhetoric evolve. This paper will explore the processes, conditions, and implications of invitational rhetoric.

Presenter: Lyndsay Barbato (Graduate Student)
Topic: Communication
Location: 107 Holmes
Time: 4 pm (Session V)

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