Conference presenter Melanie Bettinelli wrote "Our Better Angels: Rhetoric and Human Dignity" as a series of connected meditations back in 2018. She opens:
But I keep thinking about human dignity and about how the way we speak can tear down or build up the dignity of other people. In my mind at least these three bits all fit together, like pieces of a still incomplete jigsaw puzzle. . . .
Read the whole thing. She'll be speaking on humility, using that same talent for drawing from literary sources, Saturday morning, just before noon EST.