Here you will find scholarly and other professional works of faculty specializing in Media, Rhetoric, & Culture.

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Submissions from 2016

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Television in America, Gary R. Edgerton

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Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film, Casey R. Kelly

Submissions from 2015

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The Countdown to Y2KTV and the Arrival of the New Serialists, Gary R. Edgerton

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Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric of the New Culinary Male, Casey R. Kelly

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Exoticizing Poverty in Bizarre Foods America, Casey R. Kelly

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Shaved or Saved? Disciplining Women’s Bodies, Casey R. Kelly and Kristen Hoerl

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“I’m Here to Do Business. I’m Not Here to Play Games.” Work, Consumption, and Masculinity in Storage Wars, Mark A. Rademacher and Casey R. Kelly

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Being in Common: In Celebration of Ronald W. Greene's Woolbert Award, Kristin A. Swenson

Submissions from 2014

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50 Years Ago, As '1964' Reminds Us, Beatles and Hillbillies Reigned on TV, Gary Edgerton

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Remembering Radical Black Dissent: Traumatic Counter-Memories in Contemporary Documentaries about the Black Power Movement, Kristen Hoerl

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Bizarre Foods: White Privilege and the Neocolonial Palate, Casey R. Kelly

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Détournement, Decolonization, and the American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969–1971), Casey R. Kelly

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Feminine Purity and Masculine Revenge-Seeking In Taken (2008), Casey R. Kelly

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Strange/Familiar: Rhetorics of Exoticism in Ethnographic Television, Casey R. Kelly

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True’ Love Waits: The Construction of Facts in Abstinence-Until- Marriage Discourse, Casey R. Kelly

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“We Are Not Free”: The Meaning of in American Indian Resistance to President Johnson's War on Poverty, Casey R. Kelly

Submissions from 2013

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Smash Cut to Black, Gary Edgerton

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Terror, Torture, Soldier, Spy, Gary Edgerton

Submissions from 2012

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Brody Must Die, Gary Edgerton

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JFK, Don Draper, and the New Sentimentality, Gary Edgerton

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The ‘Most Interesting Man in the World', Gary Edgerton

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The Tragic Beauty of Ken Burns's The Dust Bowl (2012), Gary Edgerton

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Neocolonialism and the Global Prison in National Geographic's Locked Up Abroad, Casey R. Kelly

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Genesis in Hyperreality: Legitimizing Disingenuous Controversy at the Creation Museum, Casey R. Kelly and Kristen Hoerl

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Selective Amnesia and Racial Transcendence in News Coverage of President Obama’s Inauguration, Casey R. Kelly and Kristen Hoerl

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Lifestyle Drugs and the Neoliberal Family, Kristin A. Swenson

Submissions from 2011

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Blood-Speak: Ward Churchill and the Racialization of American Indian Identity, Casey R. Kelly

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Affective Labor and Governmental Policy: George W. Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Kristin A. Swenson

Submissions from 2010

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Review of Olympic Industry Resistance, by Jefferson Lenskyj, H. (2008), Allison Harthcock

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Orwellian Language and the Politics of Tribal Termination (1953-1960), Casey R. Kelly

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Review of Redesigning Women: Television after the network era, Ann M. Savage

Submissions from 2009

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Falling Man and Man Men, Gary R. Edgerton

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Burning Mississippi into Memory? Cinematic Amnesia as a Resource for Remembering Civil Rights, Kristen Hoerl

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Deranged Loners and Demented Outsiders? Therapeutic News Frames of Presidential Assassination Attempts, 1973-2001, Kristen Hoerl, D. L. Cloud, and S. E. Jarvis

Submissions from 2008

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The Contemporary Television Series/Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting, Kenneth C. Creech

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Let the domination begin: Sports fans’ construction of identity in on-line message boards, Allison Harthcock

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Pretty in pink, Allison Harthcock

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Sixteen candles, Allison Harthcock

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Cinematic Jujitsu: Resisting White Hegemony through the American Dream in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, Kristen Hoerl

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Mississippi’s Social Transformation in Public Memories of the Trial Against Byron de la Beckwith for the Murder of Medgar Evers, Kristen Hoerl

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Fashion and the College Transition: Liminality, Play, and the Structuring Power of the Habitus, Mark A. Rademacher

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Women film directors and producers, Ann M. Savage

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Capitalizing on Affect: Viagra (in)Action, Kristin A. Swenson

Submissions from 2007

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Televising 9/11 and Its Aftermath: The Framing of George W. Bush’s Faith-Based Politics of Good and Evil, Gary Edgerton

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Mario Van Peebles’s Panther and Popular Memories of the Black Panther Party, Kristen Hoerl

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Rhetorical Counterinsurgency: The FBI and the American Indian Movement, Casey R. Kelly

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Capital, Consumption, Communication, and Citizenship: The Social Positioning of Taste and Civic Culture in the United States, Mark A. Rademacher

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Downshifting Consumer = Upshifting Citizen?, Mark A. Rademacher

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Reviews the film Hoxie: The First Stand (2003), Ann M. Savage

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Supremes, Ann M. Savage

Submissions from 2006

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Review of "Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context," by Carol Vernallis., Ann M. Savage

Submissions from 2005

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Where the Past Comes Alive’: Television, History and Popular Memory, Gary Edgerton

Submissions from 2004

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Representing Byron de la Beckwith in Film and Journalism: Popular Memories of Mississippi and the Murder of Medgar Evers, Kristen Hoerl

Submissions from 2003

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High Concept, Small Screen: Reperceiving the Industrial and Stylistic Origins of the American Made-for-TV Movie, Gary Edgerton

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Public Argument as Self-Preservation: A Critique of Argumentation Theory as a Democratic Practice, Kristen Hoerl

Submissions from 2002

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Chalk, Talk, and Videotape: Utilizing Ken Burns’s Television Histories in the Classroom, Gary Edgerton

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The Multiplex: The Modern American Motion Picture Theatre as Message, Gary Edgerton

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Monstrous youth in suburbia: Disruption and recovery of the American dream, Kristen Hoerl

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Re(de)fining Narrative Events: Examining Television Narrative Structure, M. J. Porter, D. L. Larson, Allison Harthcock, and K. B. Nellis

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Underground, Ann M. Savage

Submissions from 2001

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Big Voices of the Air, Kenneth C. Creech

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Pain and Public Deliberation: Citizens, Victims, Advocates, Activists., Kristen Hoerl

Submissions from 2000

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Ken Burns’s Rebirth of a Nation: Television, Narrative, and Popular History, Gary Edgerton

Submissions from 1999

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Functions of the great debates: Acclaims, attacks, and defenses in the 1960 presidential debates, William L. Benoit and Allison Harthcock

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Attack on the Tobacco Industry, William L. Benoit and Allison Harthcock

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A Communications Cornucopia: Markle Foundation Essays on Information Policy, Kenneth C. Creech and Lee Wilkins

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Revisiting the Recordings of Wars Past: Remembering the Documentary Trilogy of John Huston, Gary Edgerton

Submissions from 1997

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Broadcast Indecency, Kenneth C. Creech

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Film Language and the Persistence of Racial Stereotyping in The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Gary Edgerton

Submissions from 1995

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Integrating Students into the Operation of a University-Owned Television Station, Christine Taylor

Submissions from 1992

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The Murrow Legend as Metaphor: The Creation, Appropriation, and Usefulness of Edward R. Murrow's Life Story, Gary Edgerton

Submissions from 1989

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A Visit to the Imaginary Landscape of Harrison, Texas: The Filmed Stories of Horton Foote, Gary Edgerton

Submissions from 1983

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The Influence of the Paramount Decision on Network Television in America, Gary Edgerton and Cathy Pratt