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Rhetoric and Public Culture | Student Publications

Represenative Publications by Graduates of the PhD Program in Rhetoric


Andrew C. Billings, Michael L. Butterworth, and Paul D. Turman, Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2011).

King, Claire Sisco.  Washed in Blood: Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Butterworth, Michael L., Baseball and Rhetorics of Purity: The National Pastime and American Identity during the War on Terror (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2010).

Enck-Wanzer, Darrel, editor. The Young Lords: A Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2010.

Bennett, Jeffrey. Banning Queer Blood: Rhetorics of Citizenship, Contagion, and Resistance. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2009. Peer Reviewed Essays & Book Chapters

Bennett, Jeffrey. “A Stitch in Time: Public Emotionality and the Repertoire of Citizenship.” In Remembering the AIDS Quilt, edited by Charles E. Morris III, 133-158. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011.

Butterworth, Michael L. “Saved at Home: Christian Branding and Faith Nights in the ‘Church of Baseball,’” Quarterly Journal of Speech 97 (August 2011): 309-333.

Enck-Wanzer, Darrel. “Gender Politics, Democratic Demand and Anti-Essentialism in the New York Young Lords.” In Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz?, edited by Michelle A. Holling and Bernadette Marie Calafell, 59-80. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011.

Enck-Wanzer, Darrel. “Barack Obama, the Tea Party, and the Threat of Race: On Racial Neoliberalism and Born Again Racism.” Communication, Culture & Critique 4.1 (2011): 23-30.
Gorsevski, Ellen W. and Michael L. Butterworth, “Muhammad Ali’s Fighting Words: The Paradox of Violence in Nonviolent Rhetoric,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 97 (February 2011): 50-73

West, Isaac. “What is the Matter with Kansas and Sex?: Definitional Ruptures and the Politics of Corporeal Self-Determination.” Argumentation and Advocacy 47 (2011): 163-177.

Bennett, Jeffrey. “Queer Teenagers and the Mediation of Utopian Catastrophe.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 27 (2010): 455-476.

Butterworth, Michael L., “Major League Baseball, Welcome Back Veterans, and the Rhetoric of ‘Support the Troops,’” in The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad, ed. Ron Briley(Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010), 226-240.

Butterworth, Michael L., “Do You Believe in Nationalism? American Patriotism in Miracle,” in Examining Identity in Sports Media, ed. Heather Hundley and Andrew C. Billings (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2010), 133-152.

Enck-Wanzer, Suzanne M. and Scott Murray. “How to Hook a Hottie”: Teenage Boys, Hegemonic Masculinity, and CosmoGirl! Magazine.”  In Boyhood: Boys, Teens, and Tweens in Popular Culture and Media, edited by Annette Wannamaker. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

King, Claire Sisco. “The Man Inside: Trauma, Gender, and the Nation in The Brave One.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 27. 2 (2010): 111-130.

King, Claire Sisco. “Unqueering Horror: Hellbent and the Policing of the ‘Gay Slasher,’” Western Journal of Communication, 74.3 (2010): 249-268
McConnell, Kathleen F. “In Appreciation of the Kind of Rhetoric We Learn in School: An Institutional Perspective on the Rhetorical Situation and on Education.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 96.3 (2010): 278-299.

Moscowitz, David. “Troping Violence: Toward the Confluence of Rationality, Myth, and Rhetorical Invention.” In The Functions of Argument and Social Context, edited by Dennis S. Gouran, 338-345. Washington D.C.: National Communication Association, 2010.

West, Issac. “PISSAR’s Critically Queer and Disabled Politics.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7 (2010): 156-75.

Wilz, Kelly. “Rehumanization through Reflective Oscillation in Jarhead.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13.4 (2010): 581-609.

Bennett, Jeffrey, and Isaac West. “‘United We Stand, Divided We Fall’: AIDS, Armorettes, and the Tactical Repertoires of Drag.” Southern Communication Journal 74 (2009): 300-313.

Michael L. Butterworth and Stormi D. Moskal, “American Football, Flags, and ‘Fun’: The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl and the Rhetorical Production of Militarism,” Communication, Culture & Critique 2 (December 2009): 411-433.

Enck-Wanzer, Suzanne M. “All’s Fair in Love and Sport: Black Masculinity, Domestic Violence, and the Media.” Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies 6.1 (2009): 1-18.

King, Claire Sisco. “It Cuts Both Ways: Fight Club, Masculinity, and Abject-Hegemony.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 6.4 (December 2009): 366-385.

Loehwing, Melanie, and Jeff Motter. “Publics, Counterpublics, and the Promise of Democracy.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 42.3 (2009): 220-241.

Moscowitz, David. “‘You Talkin’ To Me?’ Mediating Postmodern Blackface in La Haine,” Critical Studies in Media Communication 26 (2009): 1-18.
Amsden, Brian. “Negotiating Liberalism and Bio-Politics: Stylizing Power in Defense of the Mall Curfew.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 94.4 (2008): 407-429.

Bennett, Jeffrey A. “Passing, Protesting, and the Arts of Resistance: Infiltrating theRitual Space of Blood Donation.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 94.1 (2008): 23-43.

Butterworth, Michael L., “’Katie Was Not Only a Girl, She was Terrible’: Katie Hnida, Body Rhetoric, and College Football at the University of Colorado,” Communication Studies 59 (July-September 2008): 259-273.

Butterworth, Michael L., “Purifying the Body Politic: Steroids, Rafael Palmeiro, and the Rhetorical Cleansing of Baseball,” Western Journal of Communication 72 (April-June 2008): 145-161.

Butterworth, Michael L., “Fox Sports, Super Bowl XLII, and the Affirmation of American Civil Religion,” Journal of Sport & Social Issues 32 (August 2008): 318-323.

Enck-Wanzer, Darrel. “A Radical Democratic Style? Tradition, Hybridity, and Intersectionality.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 11.3 (2008): 459-465.

King, Claire Sisco.  “Rogue Waves, Remakes and Resurrections: Allegorical Displacement and Screen Memory in Poseidon,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 94.2 (2008): 430-454.

Moscowitz, David. “Confronting Whiteness: The Performance of Postassimilatory Jewish Heroism.” In Representing Culture: Essays on Identity, Visuality and Technology, edited by Claudia Alvares, 53-75. Middlesex: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.

West, Isaac. “Debbie Mayne’s Trans/scripts: Performative Repertoires in Law and Everyday Life.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 5 (2008): 245-63.

Butterworth, Michael L., “Race in ‘The Race’: Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Heroic Constructions of Whiteness,” Critical Studies in Media Communication 24 (August 2007): 228-244.

Butterworth, Michael L., “The Politics of the Pitch: Claiming and Contesting Democracy through the Iraqi National Soccer Team,” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 4 (June 2007): 184-203.

King, Claire Sisco. “Acting Up and Sounding Off: Sacrifice and Performativity in Alice, Sweet Alice,” Text and Performance Quarterly, 27.2 (2007): 124-142.

Moscowitz, David. “‘A Question of Transformation:’ Michael Chabon’s Postassimilatory Jewish Heroism.” Text and Performance Quarterly 27 (2007): 302-316.

West, Isaac. “Performing Resistance in/from the Kitchen: The Practice of Maternal Pacifist Politics and La WISP’s Cookbooks.” Women’s Studies in Communication, 30.3 (2007): 358-383.

Bennett, Jeffrey. “In Defense of Gaydar: Reality Television and the Politics of the Glance.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 23 (2006): 408-425.

Bennett, Jeffrey. “A Queer Anxiety: Assimilation Politics and Cinematic Hedonics in Relax ... It’s Just Sex. The Journal of Homosexuality 52 (2006): 101-123.  Reprinted in: Yep, Gust, Karen Lovaas, and John Elia, editors. LGBT Studies and Queer Theory: New Conflicts, Collaborations, and Contested Terrain. Binghamton:  Harrington Park Press, 2007.

Bennett, Jeffrey. “Seriality and Multicultural Dissent in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 3 (2006): 141-161.

Butterworth, Michael L., “The Rhetoric of Baseball: Citizenship and the Public Speaking Classroom,” in Baseball in the Classroom: Teaching America's National Pastime, ed. Edward J. Rielly (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006), 145-151.

Butterworth, Michael L., “Pitchers and Catchers: Mike Piazza and the Discourse of Gay Identity in the National Pastime,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues 30 (May 2006): 138-157.

Enck-Wanzer, Darrel. “Trashing the System: Social Movement, Intersectional Rhetoric, and Collective Agency in the Young Lords Organization’s Garbage Offensive.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 92.2 (2006): 174-201.

Butterworth, Michael L., “Ritual in the ‘Church of Baseball’: Suppressing the Discourse of Democracy after 9/11,” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 2 (June 2005): 107-129.

Moscowitz, David. “Coroners, We Are Not: Getting the Word Out Through Publicity and Recruitment.” National Forensics Journal 23 (2005): 61-64.

King, Claire Sisco. “The Poetics and Praxis of Enclosure: Julian of Norwich, Motherhood, and Rituals of Childbirth.” Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 35 (2004): 71-82.

Bennett, Jeffrey. “Love Me Gender: Normative Homosexuality and ‘Ex-Gay’ Performativity in Reparative Therapy Narratives.” Text and Performance Quarterly 23 (2003): 331-352.

Moscowitz, David. “Does ‘Radical Jewish Culture’ Produce Radical Jewish Rhetoric?”  Studies in American Jewish Literature 21 (2002): 162-171.

Welsh, Scott. “Deliberative Democracy and the Rhetorical Production of Political Culture.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 5.4 (2002): 679-708.