Saturday, May 29, 2010


I’m currently in Minneapolis, attending the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, and am incredibly happy to inform the blogosphere that the “hot-topic” seems to be non-human rhetorics. Today I attended a panel on bestial and creaturely rhetorics, and am extremely excited about tomorrow’s early morning panel on Object-Oriented Rhetoric. Sadly, I am not on this panel, but am instead presenting over a paper in which I argue (using Lacan) that we can understand the structure of Amish forgiveness as essentially selfish in nature. However, I would die to be on the OOR panel. That being said, I will be in attendance, so (although I can’t make promises) I will try to relay the panel’s main arguments.