Dr. Ehren Pflugfelder came to TCU on February 2, 2017, to deliver the inaugural Winifred Bryan Horner Memorial Lecture. He left behind cloudy skies at Oregon State University to find similar clouds in Fort Worth. His lecture on the rhetorics of mobility and transportation challenged traditional definitions of rhetoric and revealed the persuasion at work within our current individualized car-based transportation system. After Dr. Pflugfelder's lecture, he talked with current graduate students about future directions of technology, mobility, and pedagogy. WBH would like to thank Dr. Pflugfelder for sharing his research with the TCU community! Additional thanks to RSA for their support in funding Dr. Pflugfelder's visit!
Ehren Pflugfelder, WBH Vice-President Nicholas Alexander Brown, and WBH President Rachel Chapman stop for a photo opportunity by one of TCU's many horned frog statutes.
Dr. Pflugfelder demonstrates how our streets are designed with vehicular priorities.
Dr. Pflugfelder counters traditional conceptions of rhetoric.
See, sometimes humanities scholars use graphs!
Current graduate students talk with Dr. Pflugfelder at the post-lecture seminar about his research, future directions of technology, and incorporating technology into rhetoric and writing pedagogy.
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The Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society serves as the student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America at Texas Christian University. In addition to sponsoring events that further rhetorical scholarship at TCU, the WBH Rhetoric Society also supports the Winifred Bryan Horner Reading Library in the TCU Graduate Instructor office. The WBH Rhetoric Society was founded by TCU English graduate students in 2011.