Recent Books by Faculty

Leilani book 133x200LeiLani Nishime, Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2014).
leah book 133x200Leah Ceccarelli, On the Frontier of Science: An American Rhetoric of Exploration and Exploitation (Michigan State University Press, 2013).
christine book 133x253Christine Harold, OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2009).

Recent Articles by Faculty Members

Ceccarelli, L. (in press) “Bioscience as Change Agent: Rhetorics of Restraint and Inevitability in Response to Advances in Genetic Technologies,” in Rhetoric’s Change: Rhetoric Society of America Selected Conference Proceedings, edited by Jenny Rice and Chelsea Graham (Parlor Press).

Ceccarelli, L. (in press) “Pioneers, Prophets and Profligates: George W. Bush’s Presidential Response to Scientific Resistance,” in Reading the Presidency: Advances in Presidential Rhetoric, edited by Mary Stuckey and Stephen Heidt (Peter Lang Publishing Group).

Ceccarelli, L. “Scientific Ethos and the Cinematic Zombie Outbreak,” Mètode: Science Studies Journal 6 (2016): 107-13.

Harold, Christine. “The Big One that Got Away” in Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary, Thomas W. Benson and Brian Snee, eds. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015).

Harold, Christine. “Motherhood and the Necessity of Invention: The Possibilities of Play in a Culture of Consumption,” in The Motherhood Business: Consumption, Communication, and Privilege, Anne T. Demo and Jennifer L. Borda, eds. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015).

Nishime, L. “Whitewashing Yellow Futures in Ex MachinaCloud Atlas, and Advantageous: Gender, Labor, and Technology in Sci-fi Film,” Journal of Asian American Studies 20.1 (Feb. 2017): 29-49.

Nishime, L. “Reviving Bruce: Negotiating Asian Masculinity Through Bruce Lee Paratexts in Giant Robot and Angry Asian Man,” Critical Studies in Media Communication, Spring 2017.

Nishime, LeiLani. “The Case for Cablinasian: Multiracial Naming from Plessy to Tiger Woods,” Communication Theory, 22:1 (February 2012): 92-111.

McGarrity, Matt and Benjamin Crosby. “Public Speaking Textbooks and Rhetorical Invention,” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42.2 (2012): 164-186.

Souders, Michael. “The Prophetic Imagination and the Rhetoric of ‘Freedom’ in the Prosperity Gospel,” The Journal of Communication and Religion 37 (Summer 2014): 93-116.

Souders, Michael and Kara Dillard. “Framing Connections: An Essay on Improving the Relationship between Rhetorical and Social Scientific Frame Studies, Including a Study on G.W. Bush’s Framing of Immigration,” International Journal of Communication 8 (2014): 1008-1028.

Recent Articles by Graduate Students

Archer, L. (2012). Evaluating experts: Understanding citizen assessments of technical discourse. In J. Goodwin (Ed.), Between scientists & citizens: Proceedings of a Conference at Iowa State University, June 1-2, 2012 (pp. 53-62). Ames, IA: Great Plains Society for the Study of Argumentation (GPSSA).

Bellinger, M. “The rhetoric of error in digital media,” Computational Culture: A Journal of Software Studies, 5 (2016).

Bellinger, Matt. “Bae Caught Me Tweetin’: On the Representational Stance of the Selfie.” International Journal of Communication 9 (2015): 1806-1817.

Kolodziejski, L. R. (2014). Harms of hedging in scientific discourse: Andrew Wakefield and the origins of the autism vaccine controversy. Technical Communication Quarterly, 23(3), 165-183.  Winner of the  2015 Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology and Medicine article of the year award.

Lippman Hoskins, Margeaux B. “Glee and Being ‘Born This Way’: Therapeutic and Postracial Rhetorics.” In D. K. Faill and B. C. Johnson (Eds.), Glee and “New Directions” for Social Change (Boston, MA: Sense Publishers/Springer, 2015).

Pietrucci, P. (2012). Strategic maneuvering through shifting ideographs in political discourse: A rhetorical analysis of Silvio Berlusconi’s first Liberation Day speech. Journal of Argumentation in Context, 1(3), 291-311

Pietrucci, P. (2011). From liberation to liberty: Strategic ambiguity and politicization in Berlusconi’s 1st Liberation Day speech: ‘April 25: A honor and a commitment.’ In F. van Eemeren, B. Garssen, D. Godden, & G. Mitchell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th conference of the International Society for the Study of Argument (ISSA), June 29 – July 2, 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Rozenberg.

Pietrucci, P. (2011). “Poetic” publics: Agency and rhetorics of “netroots” activism in post-earthquake L’Aquila. The Journal of Community Informatics, 6(3).

Pietrucci, P. (2010). Resistance, activism, and spectacular politics to recreate community and re-appropriate citizenship in post-earthquake L’Aquila, Italy. In L. Stillman & R. Gomez (Eds.), Tales of the unexpected: Vision and reality in community informatics. Proceedings of the Informatics CIRN-DIAC Conference in Prato, Italy, October 27-29, 2010. Melbourne, Australia: Monash University.

Scherman, E. (2009). The speech that didn’t fly: Polysemic readings of Christopher Reeve’s speech to the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Disability Studies Quarterly, 29(2).

Vats, A., & Nishime, L. (2013). Containment as Neocolonial visual rhetoric: Fashion, yellowface, and Karl Lagerfeld’s “Idea of China”. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 99(4), 423-447.

Vats, A. (2014). Racechange is the new black: Racial accessorizing and racial tourism in high fashion as constraints on rhetorical agency. Communication, Culture & Critique, 7(1), 112-135.