Oct 30

MIND OVER MEMES: PASSIVE LISTENING, TOXIC TALK, AND OTHER MODERN LANGUAGE FOLLIES

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In Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies, Dr. Diana Senechal lifts up words, concepts, and phrases, shakes away their errors, and proposes durable meanings. Drawing on literature, philosophy, music, and technology, Dr. Senechal dissects cliches regarding change; praises the virtues of a "good misfit" (as opposed to a "good fit"); questions the omnipresence of the "team"; upends the adjective "toxic"; argues that "social justice" must take its place among other justices; and more. Combining criticism, lyricism, and play, Mind over Memes argues for judicious and imaginative speech.

Dr. Senechal will present her new book, engage the audience in discussion, and end the evening with a book-signing.

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Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
2719 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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$5 - $10