Fall Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric
University of Alabama in Huntsville
“Rhetoric, Christianity, and War”
October 16, 2015

Special guest Dr. Jouni Tilli, University of Jyväskylä (Finland), author of The Continuation War 1941-1944 as a Metanoic Moment: A Burkean Reading of Finnish Clerical Rhetoric (Peter Lang, 2013).

Schedule for October 17, 2015 Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric

Shelby Center for Science and Technology
Room 301
301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899
Telephone 256-824-6645

1:00 p.m. Gathering and hospitality

1:30 p.m.
The Civilized Christian versus the Uncivilized/UnChristian “Other” in War

Primary Texts:

Albert J. Beveridge, “The March of the Flag.” Delivered September 16, 1898. Available from Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project at http://voicesofdemocracy.umd.edu/beveridge-march-of-the-flag-speech-text/.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat 17: On an Unlimited National Emergency.” Delivered May 27, 1941. Washington, D.C. Available from The Miller Center, University of Virginia at http://millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt/speeches/speech-3814.
Ronald Reagan, “Remarks at the Annual Convention of the the National Association of Evangelicals [The “Evil Empire” Speech].” Delivered March 8, 1983, Orlando, Florida. Available at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreaganevilempire.htm.
Secondary Text:

Robert L. Ivie, “Savagery in Democracy’s Empire.” 
Third World Quarterly 26.1 (2005): 55-65.
3:00 p.m. Break, hospitality
3:30 p.m.
War and God’s Purposes
Primary Texts:
Isaac Taylor Tichenor. “Fast Day Sermon.” Delivered before the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, Friday, August 21, 1863. Available from Jacob Smiser Dill, Isaac Taylor Tichenor, the Home Mission Statesman (Nashville: Southern Baptist Convention, 1908), 88-108.
Abraham Lincoln, “Second Inaugural.” March 4, 1865. Available online at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/abrahamlincolnsecondinauguraladdress.htm.

Secondary Texts:

Paul T. McCartney. “Religion, the Spanish-AmericanWar, and the Idea of American Mission.”
Journal of Church and State 54.2 (2011): 257–278; doi:10.1093/jcs/csr050.

Thom Bassett. “The South, the War and ‘Christian Slavery.’”
Opinionator. The New York Times. April 27, 2012. Available at http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/the-south-the-war-and-christian-slavery/?_r=0.

5:00 p.m. Hospitality; break for dinner