Dr. Stuart Murray, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics in the Department of English Language & Literature and the Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, will be visiting with the Communication Studies Department between February 15-24.  Dr. Murray’s work is concerned with the links between the rhetoric and ethics of “life,” in the multiple ways in which this term is deployed. Current SSHRC- and CIHR-funded research involves a study of ethics in forensic psychiatry settings as well as a phenomenological study on the ethics of seclusion in mental health. He is currently completing a book-length manuscript on the rhetorical dimensions of biopolitics and (bio)ethics after Foucault, tentatively titled, The Living From The Dead: Disaffirming Biopolitics.  He is also Director of the Digital Rhetorics + Ethics Lab at Carleton University. Dr. Murray will be leading a seminar for members of the Comm Department. We invite anyone to join us for two public presentations by Dr. Murray:

Public Presentation: “To Claim the Human Right to Die: Imprisoned Performatives, Speech, Death” 
Thursday, February 18, 2016  |  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  |  502 Caldwell Hall
Featuring formal responses from Dr. Kelly Happe and Dr. Erik Doxtader (University of South Carolina). Followed by a Department Reception from 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM in the 5th Floor gathering area.

Department. Colloquium: “The Time of a Life: Consent and Cancer Care in the Case of a Young First Nations Girl” (502 Caldwell Hall)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016  |  12:30-1:45 PM  |  502 Caldwell Hall

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:54am