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Christopher Darr
Christopher Darr,  Ph.D.
Chair of Communication and Performing Arts, Associate Professor of Communication Arts

Research

Publications

Darr, Christopher R., “Debating Diversity: Ethics and Controversial Public Issues.” Communication Teacher, 30, (2016): 147-152.

---. “A ‘Dialogue of the Deaf’: Obama, His Congressional Critics, and Incivility in American Political Discourse.” Invited book chapter for Clarke Rountree (Ed.), Venomous Speech, Praeger, 2013.

---. "Partisan Rhetoric is Not an Obstacle to Democracy or the Democratic Process." American Government. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 17 May 2013.

---. “Adam Ferguson's Civil Society and the Rhetorical Functions of (In)Civility in United States Senate Debate,” Communication Quarterly, 59 (2011): 603-624.

White, Eva Roa, Heath, Sarah E., Darr, Christopher R., & Finkler, Michael S. “Turning a Plague into a Posy: Team Teaching Graduate Courses at a Small Campus,” Currents in Teaching and Learning, 3 (2010): 14-24.

Darr, Christopher R., & Strine, Harry C. “A Pentadic Analysis of Celebrity Testimony in Congressional Hearings,” KB Journal, 6 (2009).

Darr, Christopher R. “Civility and Social Responsibility: ‘Civil Rationality’ in the Confirmation Hearings of Justices Roberts and Alito.” Argumentation & Advocacy, 44 (2007): 57-74.

---. “Civility as Rhetorical Enactment: The John Ashcroft ‘Debates’ and Burke’s Theory of Form,” Southern Communication Journal 70 (2005): 316-328.

Representative Conference Papers and other Presentations at Professional Meetings

Darr, Christopher R. Media Reports, Hostile Witnesses, and Accusations: Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and the Reasonable Nonpartisan Persona.” Paper presented at the National

Communication Association annual convention, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

---. “‘Pinks, Reds, Liberals, Socialists, Communists, Marxists, Anarchists, Trotskyites, and so forth: Wander’s Third Persona and the Confirmation Hearings of US Supreme Court Justices.” Presentation. National Communication Association annual convention, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

---. “‘Embracing Kenneth Burke as Pedagogical Equipment for Living: Burkean Pedagogy in the Next Century of NCA.” Roundtable discussion. National Communication Association annual convention, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

---. Competitive Papers in Political Communication: Political Public Address.” Respondent. National Communication Association annual convention, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

---. Senate Rhetoric and the Partisan Media Spectacle: The Role of Ideology in Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings.” Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI, April 2015.

---. Celebrity Culture: A Discussion on Communication Scholarship and Celebrity. Roundtable discussion. Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI, April 2015.

Strine, Harry C., & Darr, Christopher R. “Hurricanes, Floods, and Earthquakes: The Politics of Natural Disasters.” Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, Hawaii, January 2014.

Darr, Christopher R. & Strine, Harry C., “Partisanship, Ideology and Advice and Consent: A Content Analysis of Incivility in Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, Orlando, FL, November 2012.

Darr, Christopher R. “A ‘Dialogue of the Deaf’: Obama and His Congressional Critics. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.


Last updated: 08/25/2017