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Guest Lecture, Weds 18th Nov: Constructing Identity in Rhetoric and Design

12 November 2015

2 mins

Susanna Kelly Engbers will be delivering a presentation on Wednesday 18th November at Loughborough University London on the topic: Constructing Identity in Rhetoric and Design.

Talk Description (Constructing Identity in Rhetoric and Design)

This session will explore the art of rhetoric and its connection to design, given the status of both as fundamentally communicative and productive arts. The concept of ethos, or the rhetorical construction of identity, will be explored through various examples of visual texts, primarily public spaces. Students will learn how the analysis of ethos can help them to understand better the ways in which visual texts communicate.

About Susanna Kelly Engbers

susanna.jpg.470x470_q85_upscale Susanna Kelly Engbers, Ph.D., is Professor of English at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Past chair of the college’s General Education program, Engbers teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, and literature. Her research focuses on rhetorical strategies of nineteenth-century American suffragists as well as the intersections of visual rhetoric and design. Her work has been published in Rhetoric Society Quarterly; American Catholic Studies; the CEA Forum; and Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education.

She presents regularly at national conferences on rhetoric and composition; she is currently working on a paper with a colleague in graphic design about the role of narrative in design.

Date: Wednesday 18th November

Time: 3pm-4pm

Venue: Loughborough University London

*To register your interest, please email Erik Bohemia [].

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