Louisiana State University

Communication Studies Lecture: “Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity”

RSA @ LSU #GeauxRhetoric Series


Dr. Ersula Ore

Lincoln Professor of Ethics in The School of Social Transformation

Assistant Professor of African & African American Studies and Rhetoric

 Arizona State University

“Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric & American Identity”

Wednesday, March 20th


Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall


Dr. Ore examines lynching as a rhetorical strategy and material practice interwoven with the formation of America’s national identity and with the nation’s need to continually renew that identity. This lecture will draw connections between the rhetorics and material practices of lynching in the past and the forms these rhetorics and practices assume in the present with the hope of understanding, interpreting, and critiquing present-day situations involving racial violence.


Advanced copies of Ore’s much-anticipated book, set for release with University Press of Mississippi in 2019, will be available for purchase at the event.

Sponsored by Department of Communication Studies, African and African American Studies Program, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Rhetoric Society of America, and RSA @ LSU

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

Hill Memorial Library, Lecture Hall