Conference on Rhetoric
Saturday, March 22, 2014

9.30 – 10.30     Participants registration, receipt of conference folder - coffee
10.30 – 10.45     Conference opening by the organizers.
Greetings from representatives of rhetoric and debate unions and clubs.
10.45 - 11.30     Christian Kock, Professor University of Copenhagen, Denmark
«Defining Rhetoric – and Defending it at the same time: Α new-found apocryphal Dialogue between Gorgias and Socrates»
11.30 – 12.15     Lisa Villadsen, Αssociate Professor University of Copenhagen Denmark
«Why Study “Rhetoric” when “Communication” sounds so much more modern? The place of Rhetoric Studies in Contemporary Academe and Beyond.»
12.15 – 12.30     Break
12.30 – 13.30     Κeynote Speaker:
David Zarefsky, Professor Emeritus Northwestern University, USA
«Rhetoric Studies in the United States: Βorrowed, Transformed and Reimagined.»
13.30 – 14.15     Lunch break
14.15 – 15.00     Apostolos Doxiadis, Writer, Scholar
«The Geometry of Gettysburg: Abraham Lincoln’s rhetoric as an application of the principles of Euclid’s method of geometrical demonstration.»
15.00 – 15.45     Eleni Kallia, Actress, Acting and Rhetoric trainer, Author, among others, of “Rhetoric Art in everyday life” (in Greek)
«Rhetoric and Theatre, an intense love-hatred relationship.»
15.45 - 16.30     Υiannis Andrianatos, Rhetoric and Dialectic Trainer, Director of the Rhetoric Circle
«Philosophical Rhetoric in practice today. The Double Rhetoric. A meeting with others-an encounter with ourselves. The hidden interaction of our internal dialogue and to the communication with our surroundings.»
16.30 - 17.00     Coffee break
17.00 – 18.00     Speakers Panel: Open discussion among the speakers, representatives of rhetoric and debate clubs and unions among the audience. Coordination Apostolos Doxiadis.
«Ways to promote Rhetoric»
18.00 – 19.00     Artistic performance
  • Gene Kelly Dance School by Gerakas: Dance performance “Rhetoric Tango”
  • Spyros Pan: solo music performance with the Hang Drum and accompaniament of Kavafy poetry reading by Eleni Κallia, Nikoletta Kapoyianni and Manolis Polychronides. (2013 was the year that celebrated 150 years from the birth of the poet)
  • Christian Kock: Violin
19.00     End of conference


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