Humanities Institute

Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series with Robin Lakoff

Wed, September 11, 2019 | UT Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building, Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302), 201 E 24th St, Austin, TX 78712

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Robin Lakoff
Robin Lakoff

In Fall 2019 the Humanities Institute will continue its Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series, "Narrative and Social Justice." The series accompanies the 2018-2020 Faculty Fellows Seminar on the theme of "Narrative across the Disciplines." The lecture series aims to expand dialogue between university scholars of every discipline and community members of every background around the current theme. 

The next lecture in the series will be on September 11 and will feature a presentation from Robin Lakoff, PhD, Professor of Linguistics (Emerita), The University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Lakoff's presentation is on the use of narrative control in maintaining power.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

About the speaker:

Robin Lakoff is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an expert on language and gender, the politics of language, sociolinguistics and pragmatics. She is the author of about 100 scholarly essays and journal articles and numerous books, including The Language War (2000)Talking Power (1990), and Language and Woman’s Place (1975, rev. ed. 2004).


Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute

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