Aggie Agora Friday Lecture Series: Pamela Matthews, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
"More. Perfect. Union." Using a popular format on social media--individual words punctuated by periods for emphasis--my title asks that we think about the words we use and the way we use them to imagine our national dream of unity. Do the periods separate the words or tie them together? Are we a nation divided by our differences or made stronger by them? My talk will highlight language not only as a means of describing our ideals, but also as a means by which we can create and recreate them.