RHET 331: Voices of American Women class welcomed Dr. Wanda Little Fenimore, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at the University of South Carolina-Sumter, to remotely join the class on March 29, 2021.

Statement Condemning Racist Comments and Actions

See details for our statement condemning racism.


Join Read SC and the Georgia Center for the Book for another On My Mind event. Editors Sean Patrick O’Rourke and Lesli K. Pace will discuss their companion books Like Wildfire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins and the forthcoming On Fire: Five Civil Rights Sit-Ins and the Rhetoric of Protest. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite to receive the link to the Zoom webinar.

Prof. O’Rourke Wins Regional Mentoring Award

The Southern States Communication Association has awarded Dr. Sean Patrick O’Rourke the 2020 J. Donald Ragsdale Award for Mentoring. 

100 Years with Woman Suffrage: Prison, Protests, and Promise

A Lecture by Belinda A. Stillion Southard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, University of Georgia

Rhetoric Professors O’Rourke and Lehn Publish Book

Professors Sean O’Rourke (Rhetoric and American Studies) and Melody Lehn (Rhetoric and Women’s and Gender Studies) have published the book Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings: Was Blind but Now I See with Lexington Books in its “Rhetoric, Race, and Religion” Series.

James Blue's "The March," the Long Civil Rights Movement, and Martin Luther King's August 28, 1963 March on Washington Address

Author and professor David Frank will speak on the Long Civil Rights Movement.

Four Sewanee Students Present Rhetoric Papers at 2019 Clevenger Honors Conference

The Clevenger conference, one of the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research forums in the field of rhetoric, attracts students from as far away as the University of Puget Sound and Florida Atlantic University and nearly everywhere in between.

2019 Festival of Speaking & Listening Showcases Student Speakers

Fifteen finalists participated in four public speaking contests in the 2019 Festival of Speaking & Listening, held on April 23, 24, and 25.

Prof. Lehn wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Melody Lehn was recognized on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with the university’s citation for Excellence in Teaching.

"The Pleasures of Outrage" - A Lecture by Patricia Roberts-Miller (Ph.D.)

University of Texas-Austin Professor Patricia Roberts-Miller to speak on "The Pleasures of Outrage: Why We Love Demagoguery"

Rhetoric Has Leading Voice in Civil Discourse in America Conference at Kanuga

Over the first weekend of Spring Break, three representatives of Sewanee’s Center for Speaking & Listening took a leading role in the 2018 Lansing Lee Conference on “Civil Discourse in America,” held at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.