Rhetoric and Public Culture | Faculty Publications
"Hearing Voices of the Ancestors: Religious Themes in the Afrocentric Idea." In Words, Magic, and Sounds: A Critical Appraisal of the Thought of Molefi Kete Asante, edited by Dhyana Ziegfler. University of Tennessee Press, in press.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourse. University of Alabama Press, 1993. Co-edited with John Louis Lucaites. / [buy the book on Amazon.com
"Fighting Terror by Rite of Redemption and Reconciliation," Rhetoric & Public Affairs 10.2 (2007): 221-248.
"Academic Freedom and Antiwar Dissent in a Democratic Idiom," College Literature 33.4 (2006): 76-92.
"Feminism, Liberalism and Rebel Citizenship in Thelma & Louise," Communication and Critical Cultural Studies (forthcoming in early 2008)
"Capitalizing on the Dialectical Economy of Hegemony: Laclau, Populism and the Liberal Wager," Cultural Studies (special issue, forthcoming in early 2009)
"Imagining Citizenship as Friendship in The Big Chill," Quarterly Journal of Speech 91.4 (2005).
"Iconomics: The Rhetoric of Speculation," Public Culture 15 (2003). [on-line journal]
No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy. University of Chicago Press, 2007. With Robert Hariman. / [buy the book on Amazon.com] / [visit the "No Caption Needed" blog]
Rhetoric, Materiality, and Politics. Peter Lang, forthcoming, 2008. Edited with introduction.
With Barbara Biesecker.
“Visual Tropes and Late Modern Emotion in U.S. Public Culture.” POROI, in press, 2008. With Robert Hariman.
“The Times Square Kiss: Iconic Photography and Civic Renewal in U.S. Public Culture.’” Journal of American History 94.1 (2007). With Robert Hariman.
"Overture: The Most Complicated Word." Cultural Studies, in press, 2008.
"Articulating Anti-Toxic Activism to 'Sexy' Superstars: The Cultural Politics of A Civil Action and Erin Brockovich. Environmental Communication Yearbook (2006), vol. 3, pp. 21-48.
“The Radical Democratic Possibilities of Popular Culture”. In On Radical Democracy: Politics Between Abundance and Lack, edited by Lars Tønder and Lasse Thomassen. Manchester University Press, 2005.. / [buy the book on Amazon.com]
"Unprecedented: Mimesis and Miscarriage." In The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary, edited by Thomas Benson. Southern Illinois University Press, in press.
"Going Deep." Southern Communication Journal 71 (2006): 165-173.