【Report】【Sophia American Studies Colloquium】Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

Report As early as Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency, consciously or unconsciously, American politics has made use of what is called “spin.” This “spin” is a political language tool that has been used to create a certain image that each user of spin required. Theodore Roosevelt used it in order to show himself as a president who spoke to/for the people. In a later age, Jimmy Carter used spin in order to present himself as a down to earth farmer. In his book Republic of Spin, and in this colloquium, David Greenburg discusses the three groups of people that partake in the spin of American politics: the presidents, the spin doctors, and the critics of spin. He gives an insight on the language of spin and the question of authenticity which arises from the usage of spin.  (Sachiko Hamada, M1, Graduate Program in English and American Literature)
 Date 2017 11.6 (Mon.)  18:00-19:30
Venue Central Library 7F, L-721A, Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University ( Institute of American and Canadian Studies)
 Lecturer  David Greenburg(Professor of History and of Journalism&Media Studies, Rutgers University)
For graduate students and faculty
Registration Previous registration is necessary. Please contact for the registration by October 29.*Visitors from outside the university are kindly asked to register at the library entrance.
Language English
Poster 17 David Greenberg