Please join us on Monday, October 1 from noon-1pm in 109 English for the second HGMS Faculty Seminar of the semester. [Brett Kaplan] is delighted that Ned O’Gorman (Communication) will present a paper in progress entitled, “Where is the Nuclear Sovereign?” Ned’s paper is here.
Ned O’Gorman, Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, works at the intersections of the history of rhetoric, media studies, and political thought, with special interest in the crises and tensions of modernity, especially in the Cold War. He is the author of Spirits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy (2011, Michigan State University Press), the award-winning The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11 (2016, University of Chicago Press), and, with Kevin Hamilton, Lookout America! The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War (2018, Dartmouth University Press), as well as a number of journal essays on topics related to rhetorical theory, aesthetics, religion, political theory, and political history. He is former President of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric and editor-elect of Advances in the History of Rhetoric(soon to be renamed Journal for the History of Rhetoric).