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Vivian to deliver keynote address on 9/11 memorial at Princeton graduate student conference
Bradford J. Vivian, an associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, will deliver the keynote address at “Drawing a Blank. Past and Present,” a graduate student conference at Princeton University’s Department of Art and Archaeology, on Saturday, April 9. Vivian’s address is titled “A Democracy of Suffering: The Perpetually Unfinished Design of the National September 11 Memorial.”
Vivian conducts research in rhetorical theory and criticism. His work has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy and Rhetoric, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Rhetoric and Public Affairs and the Western Journal of Communication. He is the author of “Public Forgetting: The Rhetoric and Politics of Beginning Again” (Pennsylvania State Press, 2010) and “Being Made Strange: Rhetoric Beyond Representation” (State University of New York Press, 2004). In 2008 he was awarded the National Communication Association’s Karl Wallace Memorial Award for outstanding scholarship in rhetorical studies.
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.princeton.edu/artandarchaeology/.