Annual Holder Lecture to Feature Asian/Asian American Rhetoric Scholar
An English professor and director of the Asian/Asian American Studies Program at Miami University will discuss comparative rhetoric at this year’s Holder Lecture.
LuMing Mao’s lecture, “Beyond Bias, Binary and Border: Enacting a Discursive Third in Comparative Rhetoric,” will be held Thursday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Callen Conference Center.
Mao’s teaching and research centers on Asian/Asian American rhetoric, comparative rhetoric, Chinese rhetoric, and writing and discourse analysis in translingual contexts.
He is the author of, “Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie: The Making of Chinese American Rhetoric,” and co-edited “Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric,” which received honorable mention for the 2009 Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Language Association of America. His essay, “Studying the Chinese Rhetorical Tradition in the Present: Re-presenting the Native’s Point of View” won the 2007 Richard Ohmann Outstanding Essay Award.
He is currently working on a book project, titled “Searching for a Tertium Quid: Studying Chinese Rhetoric in the Present.”
His lecture is free and open to the public.
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.