My Publications


Updated January 2, 2018



Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, Hunt the Devil:  A Demonology of U.S. War Culture (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015).

Robert L. Ivie, Dissent from War (Bloomfield, CT:  Kumarian Press, 2007).


Robert L. Ivie, Democracy and America’s War on Terror (Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 2005).  Paperback edition, 2006.


Martin J. Medhurst, Robert L. Ivie, Philip Wander, and Robert L. Scott, Cold War Rhetoric: Strategy, Metaphor, and Ideology, rev. ed. (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1997).


Martin J. Medhurst, Robert L. Ivie, Philip Wander, and Robert L. Scott, Cold War Rhetoric:  Strategy, Metaphor, and Ideology (New York: Greenwood Press, 1990).


Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler and Robert L. Ivie, Congress Declares War:  Rhetoric, Leadership, and Partisanship in the Early Republic (Kent, Ohio:  Kent State University Press, 1983).


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Robert L. Ivie, "Democratic Spaces of Interdependence," China Media Research 12 (2017):  17-27.

Robert L. Ivie, "Trump's Unwitting Prophecy," Rhetoric & Public Affairs 20.4 (2017):  707-717.

Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, "Barack Obama at the Threshold of a New America," Reconsidering Obama: Reflections on Rhetoric, ed. Robert Terrill (New York: Peter Lang, 2017), 69-87.

Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, "A Democratic People's Dissent from War," Javnost--The Public 24.3 (2017):  199-217.

Robert L. Ivie, "Rhetorical Aftershocks of Trump's Ascendency: Salvation by Demolition and Deal Making," Res Rhetorica 4.2 (2017): 60-79.

Robert L. Ivie, "Kenneth Burke's Attitude Toward Rhetoric," Rhetorica Scandinavica 73 (June 2016): 13-29.


Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, "Waging Peace: Transformations of the Warrior Myth by U.S. Military Veterans," Journal of Multicultural Discourses 11.2 (2016): 199-213.


Robert L. Ivie, "Hegemony, Instabilities, and Interventions: A Special Issue on Discources of War and Peace," Journal of Multicultural Discourses 11.2 (2016): 125-134.


Robert L. Ivie, "Productive Criticism at the Crossroads: Interventions, Trajectories, and Intersections," Review of Communication 16.1 (2016): 104-107.


Robert L. Ivie and Jeffrey St. Onge, “Knowledge, Political,” in The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, ed. Gianpietro Mazzoleni (John Wiley & Sons, 2015), 617-627.


Robert L. Ivie, “Enabling Democratic Dissent,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 101.1 (2015): 46-59.


Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, "Mythic Incantations of American Emprire," Res Rhetorica 2.2 (2015): 1-15.


Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, "Old Man Coyote and the In-Between," China Media Research 11.2 (2015): 85-92.

Robert L. Ivie, “Telling the Stories of the War State,” Foreword to A Communication Perspective on the Military:  Interactions, Messages, and Discourses, ed. Erin Sahlstein Parcell and Lynne M. Webb (New York:  Peter Lang, 2015), xi-xiii.

Robert L. Ivie, “Cold War Dissent Revisited,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 17.1 (Spring 2014):  163-178. (Review Essay)

Robert L. Ivie, “Response to Dmitri Paranyushkin’s Text-Network Analysis of Russian Presidential Speeches,” Russian Communication Journal, 5.3 (2013): 281-283.

Robert L. Ivie, “Complementary Relations and Perspective Taking in Democratic Politics,” in Introduction to Communication Studies: Translating Scholarship into Meaningful Practice, ed. Alan Goodboy and Kara Shultz (Dubuque, IA:  Kendall/Hunt, 2012), 351-358.

Robert L. Ivie, “Democracy and Militarism,” in The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism, ed. Kostas Guliamos and Christos Kassimeris (New York:  Routledge, 2012), 87-106.

Robert L. Ivie, “Obama at West Point:  A Study in Ambiguity of Purpose,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 14.4 (2011): 727-759.

Robert L. Ivie, “Krigen Mod Terror Giver Amerikanerne Frelse,” Retorik Magasinet 81 (September 2011): 14-17.  [This translates from the Danish as “The War on Terror Redeems Americans”]


Robert L. Ivie, “Hierarchies of Equality:  Positive Peace in a Democratic Idiom,” in The Handbook on Communication Ethics, ed. George Cheney, Steve May, and Debashish Munshi (New York:  Routledge, 2011), 374-386.


Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, “Genealogy of Myth in Presidential Rhetoric,” The Sourcebook for Political Communication Research:  Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques, ed. Erik P. Bucy and R. Lance Holbert (New York: Routledge, 2011), 300-320.


Robert L. Ivie and Timothy William Waters, “Discursive Democracy and the Challenge of State Building in Divided Societies:  Reckoning with Symbolic Capital in Bosnia and Herzegovina," Nationalities Papers 38.4 (July 2010):  449-468.


Robert L. Ivie, “Depolarizing the Discourse of American Security:  Constitutive Properties of Positive Peace in Barack Obama’s Rhetoric of Change,” in Philosophy After Hiroshima, ed. Edward Demenchonok (Newcastle, UK:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 233-261. 


Robert L. Ivie, “Breaking the Spell of War:  Peace Journalism’s Democratic Prospect,” Javnost—The Public 16.4 (December 2009): 5-22.


Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, “American Exceptionalism in a Democratic Idiom: Transacting the Mythos of Change in the 2008 Presidential Campaign,” Communication Studies 60.4 (September 2009):  359-375.


Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, “More Good, Less Evil:  Contesting the Mythos of National Insecurity in the 2008 Presidential Primaries,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 12.2 (Summer 2009): 279-301.


Robert L. Ivie, “Speaking Democratically in the Backwash of War:  Lessons from Brigance on Rhetoric and Human Relations,” in Rhetoric and Democracy, ed. Todd McDorman and David Timmerman (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2008), 265-280.


Robert L. Ivie, “Toward a Humanizing Style of Democratic Dissent,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 11.3 (Fall 2008): 454-458.


Robert L. Ivie, “Finessing the Demonology of War:  Toward a Practical Aesthetic of Humanizing Dissent,” Javnost—The Public 14.4 (2007):  37-54.


Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner, “Hunting the Devil:  Democracy’s Rhetorical Impulse to War,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 37.4 (December 2007): 580-598.


Robert L. Ivie, “Shadows of Democracy in Presidential Rhetoric:  An Introduction to the Special Issue,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 37.4 (December 2007):  577-579.


Robert L. Ivie, “Fighting Terror by Rite of Redemption and Reconciliation,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 10.2 (2007):  221-248.


Robert L. Ivie, “Academic Freedom and Antiwar Dissent in a Democratic Idiom,” College Literature 33.4 (2006):  76-92.


Robert L. Ivie, “Web-Watching for Peace-Building in the New Communication Order,” Javnost—The Public 12 (October 2005):  61-78.


Robert L. Ivie, “Democratic Dissent and the Trick of Rhetorical Critique,” Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies 5 (August 2005): 276-93.


Robert L. Ivie, “A Presumption of Academic Freedom,” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 27.1 (2005): 53-85.


Robert L. Ivie, “Savagery in Democracy’s Empire,” Third World Quarterly 26.1 (2005):  55-65.


Robert L. Ivie, “Prologue to Democratic Dissent in America,” Javnos—The Public 11 (June 2004):  19-35.


Robert L. Ivie, “The Rhetoric of Bush’s ‘War’ on Evil,” KB Journal 1 (Fall 2004): On line


Robert L. Ivie, “Democracy, War, and Decivilizing Metaphors of American Insecurity,” in Metaphorical World Politics, ed. Francis A. Beer and Christ'l de Landtsheer (East Lansing:  Michigan State University Press, 2004), pp. 75-90.


Robert L. Ivie. "Den onde fienden vs. Den agonistiske andre," in Jens E. Kjeldsen & Siri Meyer, ed, Krig, rett & retorikk. En bok om kommunikasjonsregimer, trans. Eivind Lilleskjæret (Åstorp:  Rhetor Förlag, 2004), pp. 57-77.  [This translates from the Norwegian to:  Robert L. Ivie, "Evil Enemy v. Agonistic Other," in Jens E. Kjeldsen & Siri Meyer, ed., War, Law & Rhetoric. A Book About Regimes of Communication (Åstorp, Sweden:  Rhetor Förlag, 2004), pp. 57-77].


Robert L. Ivie, “What Are We About?” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 1 (June 2004):  125-26.


Robert L. Ivie, “Evil Enemy Versus Agonistic Other:  Rhetorical Constructions of Terrorism,” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 25 (2003):  181-200.


Robert L. Ivie, “Distempered Demos: Myth, Metaphor, and U.S. Political Culture,” in Myth:  A New Symposium, ed. Gregory A. Schrempp and William F. Hansen (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002), pp. 165-79.


Robert L. Ivie, “Rhetorical Deliberation and Democratic Politics in the Here and Now,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 5 (Summer 2002):  277-85.


Robert L. Ivie, “Democratizing for Peace,” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 4 (Summer 2001):  309-22.


Robert L. Ivie, “Productive Criticism Then and Now,” American Communication Journal 4 (Spring 2001): On line


Robert L. Ivie, “The Threat of a Democratic Peace,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 3 (Fall 2000):  455-59.


Robert L. Ivie, “A New Democratic World Order?” in Critical Reflections on the Cold War: Linking Rhetoric and History, ed. Martin J. Medhurst and H.W. Brands (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000), pp. 247-65.


Robert L. Ivie, “Fire, Flood, and Red Fever:  Motivating Metaphors of Global Emergency in the Truman Doctrine Speech,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 29 (September 1999): 570-591.


Robert L. Ivie, “Democratic Deliberation in a Rhetorical Republic,” The Quarterly Journal of Speech 84 (November 1998): 491-505. (Review Essay)


Robert L. Ivie, "Dwight Eisenhower's ‘Chance for Peace’:  Quest or Crusade?"  Rhetoric & Public Affairs 1 (Summer 1998): 227-243.


Robert L. Ivie, “Franklin Roosevelt’s Crusade Against Evil: Rhetorical Legacy of a War Message,” in Great Speeches for Criticism and Analysis, ed. Lloyd Rohler and Roger Cook, 3rd and 4th ed. (Greenwood, IN: Alistair Press, 1998, 2001), pp. 106-113.


Robert L. Ivie, "George Kennan's Political Rhetoric:  Realism Masking Fear," in Post-Realism: The Rhetorical Turn in International Relations, ed. Francis A. Beer and Robert Hariman (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1996), pp. 55-74.


Robert L. Ivie, "Tragic Fear and the Rhetorical Presidency:  Combating Evil in the Persian Gulf," in Beyond the Rhetorical Presidency, ed. Martin J. Medhurst (College Station:  Texas A&M University Press, 1996), pp. 153-178, 246-249.  This volume won the 1997 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Public Address, presented by the National Communication Association’s Public Address Division.


Robert L. Ivie, "Figurative Language," Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition:  Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age, ed. Theresa Enos (New York:  Garland Publishing, 1996), pp. 267-269.


Robert L. Ivie, "The Interdependence of Teaching and Research in a Learning Culture," Iowa Journal of Communication 27 (Spring 1995): 69-73.


Robert L. Ivie, a series of nine research editorials in The Quarterly Journal of Speech:  "Rhetorical Innovations," 81 (November 1995); "What's at Stake for Public Discourse?" 81 (August 1995); "The Social Relevance of Rhetorical Scholarship," 81 (May 1995); "Productive Criticism," 81 (February 1995); "A Question of Significance," 80 (November 1994); "Scrutinizing Performances of Rhetorical Criticism," 80 (August 1994); "The Performance of Rhetorical Knowledge," 80 (May 1994); "Criticizing Rhetorical Architecture," 80 (February 1994); "Where Are We Headed?" 79 (November 1993).


Robert L. Ivie, "Tragic Fear in the Rhetorical Republic:  American Hubris and the Demonization of Saddam Hussein," Argumentation and Values:  Proceedings of the Ninth SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation (Annandale:  Speech Communication Association, 1995), pp. 489-492.


Robert L. Ivie, "Eisenhower as Cold Warrior," in Eisenhower's War of Words:  Rhetoric and Leadership, ed. Martin J. Medhurst (East Lansing:  Michigan State University Press, 1994), pp. 7-25.  This volume won the 1995 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Public Address, presented by the Speech Communication Association's Public Address Division.


Robert L. Ivie, "Commentary:  The Metaphor of Force in Prowar Discourse," Critical Questions: Invention, Creativity, and the Criticism of Discourse and Media, ed. William L. Nothstine, Carole Blair, and Gary A. Copland (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994), pp. 259-263.


Robert L. Ivie, "Declaring a National Emergency: Truman's Rhetorical Crisis and the Great Debate of 1951," in The Modern Presidency and Crisis Rhetoric, ed. Amos Kiewe (Westport, Connecticut:  Praeger Publishers, 1993), pp. 1-18.


Robert L. Ivie, "Metaphor and Campaign '84:  Strategic Options on Foreign Policy Issues," in Rhetorical Dimensions in Media:  A Critical Casebook, ed. Martin J. Medhurst and Thomas W. Benson, 2nd ed. (Dubuque, Iowa:  Kendall/Hunt, 1991), pp. 89-105.


Robert L. Ivie, “AIM’s Vietnam and the Rhetoric of Cold War Orthodoxy,” in Cultural Legacies of Vietnam:  Uses of the Past in the Present, ed. Richard Morris and Peter Ehrenhaus (Norwood, New Jersey:  Ablex Publishing Co., 1990), pp. 27-38.


Robert L. Ivie, "A New Cold War Parable in the Post-Cold War Press," Deadline 5:1 (1990): 1-2, 8-9.  


Robert L. Ivie and Kurt Ritter, "Whither the ‘Evil Empire’?  Reagan and the Presidential Candidates Debating Foreign Policy in the 1988 Campaign," American Behavioral Scientist 32 (1989): 436-450.


Robert L. Ivie, "Metaphor and Motive in the Johnson Administration's Vietnam War Rhetoric," in Texts in Context:  Critical Dialogues on Significant Episodes in American Political Rhetoric, ed. Michael Leff and Fred Kauffeld (Davis, CA: Hermagoras Press, 1989), pp. 121-141.


Dan Hahn and Robert L. Ivie, "’Sex’ as Rhetorical Invitation to War," ETC:  A Review of General Semantics 45 (1988): 15-21.


Robert L. Ivie, "The Ideology of Freedom's ‘Fragility’ in American Foreign Po­licy Argument," Journal of the American Forensic Association 24 (1987): 27-36.


Robert L. Ivie, "Metaphor and the Rhetorical Invention of Cold War ‘Idealists,’" Communication Monographs 54 (1987): 165-182.  Reprinted in Sonja K. Foss, ed., Rhetorical Criticism:  Exploration and Practice (Prospect Heights, Illinois:  Waveland Press, 1989), 197-217.  Reprinted in Carl R. Burgchardt, ed. Readings in Rhetorical Criticism (State College, Pennsylvania:  Strata Publishing Co., 1995), 347-364.


Robert L. Ivie, "The Complete Criticism of Political Rhetoric," Quarterly Journal of Speech 73 (1987): 98-107.  (Review Essay)


Robert L. Ivie, "Literalizing the Metaphor of Soviet Savagery:  President Truman's Plain Style," Southern Speech Communication Journal 51 (1986): 91-105.


Robert L. Ivie, "Introduction to a Special Issue on the Rhetoric of Foreign Affairs," Western Journal of Speech Communication 50 (1986):  305-306.


Robert L. Ivie, "Rhetoric, Tradition, and Contemporary Motives," Conference in Rhetorical Criticism 19 (1984): 1-2, 6-9.


Robert L. Ivie, "Speaking ‘Common Sense’ About the Soviet Threat:  Reagan's Rhetorical Stance," Western Journal of Speech Communication 48 (1984): 39-50.


Robert L. Ivie, "The Metaphor of Force in Prowar Discourse:  The Case of 1812," Quarterly Journal of Speech 68 (1982): 240-253.  Reprinted in Critical Questions:  Invention, Creativity, and the Criticism of Discourse and Media, ed. William Nothstine, Carole Blair, and Gary A. Copeland (New York:  St. Martin's Press, 1994), pp. 264-280.


Robert L. Ivie, "Images of Savagery in American Justifications for War," Communication Monographs 47 (1980): 279-294.


Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler and Robert L. Ivie, "Justifying the War of 1812:  Toward A Model of Congressional Behavior in Early War Crises," Social Science History 4 (1980): 453-477.


Robert L. Ivie, "Progressive Form and Mexican Culpability in Polk's Justification for War," Central States Speech Journal 30 (1979): 311-320.


Robert L. Ivie and Joe Ayres, "A Procedure for Investigating Verbal Form," Southern Speech Communication Journal 43 (1978): 129-145.


Joe Ayres and Robert L. Ivie, "Constructs for the Analysis of Interact Patterning," Journal of the Northwest Communication Association 8 (1978): 55-61.


Robert L. Ivie and Joe Ayres, "Meaning in Discourse," Journal of the Northwest Communication Association 7 (1976): 6-10.


Joe Ayres and Robert L. Ivie, "Verbal Patterns in Dyadic Interactions Between Strangers and Friends," Canadian Speech Communication Journal 7 (1975): 1-20.


Robert L. Ivie, "Presidential Motives for War," Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 337-345.


Robert L. Ivie, "William McKinley:  Advocate of Imperialism," Western Journal of Speech Communication 36 (1972): 15-23.


Roger Kuhrt and Robert L. Ivie, "A Response to Bower," Interchange 1 (1971): 45-46.



Book Reviews


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Power, Discourse and Victimage Ritual in the War on Terror, by Michael Blain.  Crime, Law and Social Change 60.4 (2013): 461-463.

Robert L. Ivie. Rev. of Moving Bodies:  Kenneth Burke at the Edges of Language, by Debra Hawhee. The Communication Review 14.1 (2011):  68-71.


Robert L. Ivie, “U.S. Aggression in the Guise of Self-Defense,” Rev. of Hitting First:  Preventative Force in U.S. Security Strategy, ed. by William Keller and Gordon Mitchell.  Review of Communication 7.4 (October 2007): 352-355.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Liars! Cheaters! Evildoers! Demonization and the End of Civil Debate in American Politics, by Tom De Luca and John Buell.  Perspectives on Politics 4.2 (2006): 381-382.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of  International Communications:  A Media Literacy Approach, by Art  Silverblatt and Nikolai Zlobin. Publizistik 51:1 (2006): 117-118.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Another Such Victory:  President Truman and the Cold War, 1945-1953, by Arnold A. Offner.  Rhetoric and Public Affairs 7 (2004):  236-38.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Containment Culture:  American Narratives, Postmodernism, and the Atomic Age, by Alan Nadel. Quarterly Journal of Speech 83 (1997): 379-381.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Broadcasting Propaganda:  International Radio Broadcasting and the Construction of Political Reality, by Philo C. Washburn.  Armed Forces and Society 20 (Spring 1994):  490-492.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Flights of Fancy, Flight of Doom:  KAL 007 and Soviet–American Rhetoric, by Marilyn J. Young and Michael K. Launer.  Argumentation and Advocacy 26 (1989): 83-84.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Search for Security:  American–Soviet Relations, 1933-1939, by Edward M. Bennett.  Presidential Studies Quarterly 18 (1988): 859-861.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of War Without Mercy:  Race and Power in the Pacific, by John W. Dower, and Faces of the Enemy:  Reflections of the Hostile Imagination, by Sam Keen.  Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 120-122.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Communicating Ideas:  The Crisis of Publishing in a Post–Industrial Society, by Irving Louis Horowitz.  Southern Speech Communication Journal 53 (1988): 203-205.


Robert L. Ivie, Rev. of Lying Down Together:  Law, Metaphor, and Theology, by Milner S. Ball.  Quarterly Journal of Speech 72 (1986): 472-473.