Rhetoric and perspective taking
Online lecture by Prof. Olaf Kramer as part of the Special Meeting of Leidse Werkgroep Retorica (Leiden Rhetoric Group): The Audience Perspective in Rhetorical Research
25 June, 15:00-17:00 CET
What is the real impact of speeches on listeners? The active involvement of audiences in rhetorical studies has become more important than ever before. However, rhetorical research into the understanding and conceptualization of the rhetorical audience is scarce. In particular, little attention has been given to empirical explorations of actual audiences and the effects of speeches on these audiences. This research seminar will provide us with new ideas about the way in which rhetoric works as well as new methods for rhetorical studies.
Jaap de Jong (University of Leiden) – Introduction: Some notes on effects of informative presentations, ministerial speeches, and sermons
Jens Kjeldsen (University of Bergen) – Exploring Audiences Empirically
Olaf Kramer (University of Tübingen) – Rhetoric and perspective taking
Henk te Velde (University of Leiden) – Historical reception of speeches
Martijn Wackers (University of Leiden) – Investigating effects of rhetorical techniques: opportunities and obstacles
Discussion with all participants
All lectures will be delivered in English. In order to participate, please contact Prof. Kramer via e-mail.