PROFESSOR CHARLES SIDES TO GIVE TALK ON “FREE SPEECH IN A POST-TRUTH ERA”: On Friday, 4/12, at 3:30pm, in HSS 205, Professor Charles Sides will give a talk on “Free Speech in a Post-Truth Era.” Speech values have waxed and waned in cultural milieus for millennia. This presentation traces the pendulum-like progress of free speech—and ponders its future. Sides is a Professor of Communication Media at Fitchburg State University and the executive editor of the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. He has authored or edited several books including: The Right to Write: College Communication and the First Amendment (2017), How to Write and Present Technical Information(4thEdition, 2017), Freedom of Information in a Post 9-11 World(2006), Internships: Theory & Practice(2007), and Technical Communication Frontiers (1994).
In addition to the talk on Friday, there will be a “Lunch Chat: Careers in Technical Communication and Rhetoric” with Professor Sides, on Friday, 4/12, from 12:00-1:00pm, in 1210 McClung Tower. This presentation is geared toward graduate students in Rhetoric, Writing, & Linguistics, but all English department students and faculty are welcome. A free lunch from Tomato Head will be provided, so please RSVP to Dr. Hirst at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.