The Register Guard has asked me to write a series of articles about polarization. The first was a couple of weeks ago, and the second was this week. I'm looking forward to using this opportunity to show the relevance of dialogic freedom to the hot button issues we face every day.
Today's Eugene Register Guard has an op-ed by me, "Seeing from others' perspectives can be freeing."
In today's Register-Guard I have an essay written in response to an LCC student's question at my book presentation.
Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World will come out in paperback in Fall 2015. Finally, it will be more affordable for the non-rich.
Please ask your local public or university library to use the attached flyer to order one of the last 42 hard-cover copies of Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World, so that U. Delaware Press will bring out a paperback edition in 2015, and people will at last be able to afford to buy this book!
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It was great to present my talk about dialogic freedom to a packed audience at the Eugene Public Library last night. It probably helped to have a slide of a naked woman and a free book to give away. The crowd responded with enthusiasm and had great questions. It was also fun to sign books. I hope someone takes me up on the offer to come to a book group discussion!
On July 21 I leave to attend the 15th International Bakhtin Conference, in Stockholm, Sweden, where I will lead a round-table discussion about dialogic freedom, with Princeton Professor Caryl Emerson, the keynote speaker, and Sergeiy Sandler, and Israeli scholar and peace activist. This will be a great opportunity for me to talk about freedom with people from all over the world.
If your book group would like to read Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World without buying it, you can borrow up to five copies for six weeks for free. All you need to do is email email@example.com and be prepared to pay for postage. If your group meets within one hour of Eugene, Oregon, and you invite me to attend, I will come to if I can swing it.
Please come to the Eugene Public Library on Wednesday, August 27, at 6:00 pm, to hear my presentation about Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World.