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Ohio State’s Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy (RCL) Program has a proud history as a national leader in scholarship and teaching on cultural theories and practices of reading, writing, composing, communicating, and consuming and producing media. Students interested in RCL and its intersections with medicine, science, queer studies, feminist studies, human rights studies, disability studies, critical race studies and posthumanism will find many opportunities to participate in reading groups, graduate workshops, symposia and lecture series in these areas.


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2022 Corbett Lecture: Dr. Ersula Ore

“Unruly Dispositions/Civility in Motion: The Case of Sandra Bland”

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Image of woman with black skin and salt and pepper colored hair wearing a grey blazer and powder blue shirt. "Dr. Ersula Ore" is written in blue just below the words "Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy 2022 Corbett Lecture

Dr. Ore’s Corbett Lecture Flyer. Registration links in the flyer here are not active. Please use the registration links above.


























Our ability to invite Dr. Ersula Ore to be this year’s Corbett Lecturer is made possible, in coordination with the Corbett Estate, by the following generous co-sponsors: