Professors John Swales and Robin Queen were were featured at the opening event of the Language and Rhetorical Studies group on Friday November 16. This group, hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature, is part of Rackham's Interdisciplinary Workshops program. The group is organized by Professors Anne Curzan (English) and Mary Schleppegrell (School of Education), and aims to bring together researchers from across the University with a shared interest in language. The opening event focused on "hot topics" in language and rhetorical studies, and Professors Queen and Swales both presented overviews of their current research.