Annual Holder Lecture to Address Women in Renaissance

Two rhetoric scholars will discuss powerful women in renaissance at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Holder Lecture on Thursday, April 24.

Patricia Sullivan and Carole Levin, co-editors of Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women will present the lecture, ““Powerful Women in the Renaissance and Today: The Rhetoric of Queen Elizabeth I and Hilary Clinton.”

The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Sullivan is the director of The Honors Program and professor of communication and media at State University of New York, New Paltz. She specializes in the study of rhetoric with a current research focus on gender, race, and class issues in political communication; political apologies; and ethics and political communication.

Levin is the Willa Cather professor and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska where she specializes in early modern English women’s and cultural history.

The Kenneth R. Holder Lecture was established by members of the Department of English in memory of Dr. Kenneth R. Holder, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English. The lecture features a scholar in the field of language, English education or composition theory.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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