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ESU Happy Hour Series

Wednesday, April 14 from 6:00-7:15 PM (EDT)
Are You Using English Correctly:
The Art of Rhetoric and Prose
Featuring Ward Farnsworth, Interviewed by Roger Stacey


ESU Boston Vice-President Roger Stacey interviews Ward Farnsworth, author of "Classical English Style", on the rhetorical figures that can make words more emphatic, memorable, and effective. This interview will explore the timeless principles of rhetoric from Ancient Greece to the present day, drawing on examples in the English language of consummate masters of prose, such as Lincoln, Churchill, Dickens, Melville, and Burke. 

Ward Farnsworth is Dean and John Jeffers Research Chair at the University of Texas School of Law  and is the author of books on law, philosophy, rhetoric, and chess. 

Currently serving as Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of The Boston Branch of The English-Speaking Union for over 30 years, Roger Stacey earned his B.A in English from Hamilton College and his M.A.T from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

 

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