700 N.W. Bond Street Bend, OR, 97703
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Old St. Francis History Pub
Old St. Francis School
6 pm doors, 7 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
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6 pm doors, 7 pm eventFree. First come, first served. Arrive early!All ages welcome
Presented by Edwin Battistella, Author
In this presentation, author Edwin Battistella discusses his
forthcoming book, Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the
President from Washington to Trump (Oxford University Press, 2020).
Battistella traces the ways in which presidents have been insulted over the
centuries since the founding of the republic, selecting from over 500 examples
he has collected. Battistella suggests that less has changed than you
might think, as far as insults go. He also looks at the language of the
insult itself and the categories of invective and figures of speech that
resonate politically. And you learn how various chief executives have
responded to attacks.
About the Speaker:
Edwin L. Battistella teaches linguistics and writing at Southern
Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. He is the author of six books
including Sorry About That: the Language of Public Apology.
Battistella contributes a monthly blog to Oxford University Press,
called Between the Lines with Edwin Battistella. He also moderates the
Literary Ashland blog and twitter feed.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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