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Rhetoric & Change

Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

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2015 Institute

Michael Bernard-Donals, Director

6th Biennial RSA Summer Institute
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
June 1 - 7, 2015

It was amazing to see it happen — over five hundred rhetoric scholars in one place, working together, honing ideas, creating new ones, getting to know one another across the disciplinary divides, enjoying beer in the brilliant early summer Wisconsin sun — and exciting to be a part of.   This year’s attendance was record breaking for Institute participation, but more important were the opportunities to meet and work with people whose work you’ve read:  to talk over your ideas in a setting more conducive to real engagement than an office hour, to spend full days working with scholars with shared interests from different perspectives, and to get to know scholars from across the country and around the world who may well be a part of your network for years to come.  

Madison and the University of Wisconsin are really special places, and we are thrilled to have been able to share them with you.  Thanks for making the sixth biennial Summer Institute the success that it was, and we’ll see you next May in Atlanta!


Michael Bernard-Donals, Institute Director
Emily Young, Institute Coordinator
Tori Thompson Peters, Institute Project Assistant
Robert Asen, Associate Director
Jenell Johnson, Associate Director
Sara McKinnon, Associate Director
Christa Olson, Associate Director
Kate Vieira, Associate Director
Morris Young, Associate Director