Letters Archive
Fall 99, Vol. 8, No. 1 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Deconstructing Nature
  • John K. Roth Named Consultant to the 1999/2000 Holocaust Program
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson to Present the 1999 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture
  • Inventing Work Conference
  • 2000/20001 Fellows Program
  • 1999/2000 Fellows
  • Second Annual Robert Penn Warren Lecture on Southern Letters: Reynolds Price

  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson to Present the 1999 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture

    This year's Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture will be presented by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication and dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk, "Buying Influence: Advertising and the Political Process," will be given on Thursday, October 14 at 4:10 p.m. in 126 Wilson Hall.
    Professor Jamieson is the author or co-author of nine books, including Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy, as well as Packaging the Presidency, which received the Speech Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Book Award, and Eloquence in an Electronic Age, which received the Winans-Wichelns Book Award. Her most recent book is Spiral of Cynicism: Press and Public Good.
    Professor Jamieson is an expert on political campaigns, and in addition to her academic career, she has worked extensively as a commentator. During the 1996 general election she served as a commentator on the debates for CBS News, on advertising for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and on the discourse of the campaign for National Public Radio's Weekend Edition and CNN's Inside Politics. She is also the recipient of many fellowships and grants, including support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.
    The Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture series was established in 1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lectureship honors Harry C. Howard, Jr. (B.A., 1951) of Atlanta and allows the Robert Penn Warren Center to bring an outstanding scholar to Vanderbilt annually to deliver a lecture on a significant topic in the humanities.

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