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Catawba College Professor Presents at Conference

October 13, 2006

Category: Academics, English, Faculty


Dr. Aaron Butler, a visiting assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center at Catawba College, recently made a presentation at the annual conference of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South, which was held October 5-7 in Savannah, Georgia.

Butler's paper was entitled "When Mercy Does Not Season Justice: The Language of Retribution in Law & Order."   In the paper, Butler investigated how the language used in this program can affect people's attitudes regarding real-life court cases and regarding the government's actions in investigating people in a post-9/11 world.