Nienkamp Delivers Paper on the Argumentative Force of “Legitimate”

Posted on 6/1/2016 10:56:52 AM

English professor Jean Nienkamp delivered a paper on the argumentative force of the word “legitimate” at the 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Nienkamp proposed the session on “The Unending Conversations of Humankind (and Rhetoricians): Where Are We Now?”, which traced three areas in which public discourse has foundered in recent times: the presidential campaign season, claims of legitimacy in everyday discourse, and opinions about the Confederate Battle Flag controversy.