Monthly Archives: October 2011
Dr. Brendan Larvor (University of Hertfordshire) argues that, while Argumentation theorists typically think of arguments as verbal exchanges, this approach fails. In fact, it excludes the very possibility of visual argumentation properly so called. He offers a diagnosis, and suggests that the approach to argument pioneered by C.S. Peirce offers a way forward that does justice to visual argumentation and satisfies the broad aims of the movement for the study of argumentation.
Former OU student David Logan has won the inaugural ‘Anwhere but here, Anywhere but now’ prize, founded by author Sir Terry Pratchett. According to the founder, the prize of £20,000 award is for previously unpublished novelists for “stories set on Earth, although it may be an Earth that might have been, or might yet be, one that has gone down a different leg of the famous trousers of time”.
Prof Gill Perry’s exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, ‘First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons’, is a major success, and is receiving widespread coverage in the media. The associated conference is held on 11 November. Continue reading