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June 4th, 2007

about the authors

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Robert Hariman is a professor in the program in rhetoric and public culture, department of communication studies, Northwestern University. His publications include Political Style: The Artistry of Power (Chicago, 1995), three edited volumes, Popular Trials: Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law (1990), Post-Realism: The Rhetorical Turn in International Relations (1996, co-edited with Francis A. Beer), and Prudence: Classical Virtue, Postmodern Practice (2003), as well as book chapters and journal articles in several disciplines. He is on the editorial board of a several journals and book series. His work has been recognized by awards for both teaching and scholarship, and by numerous invitations to lecture. He also knows how long that lasts.

Click here for Hariman’s CV at his Northwestern University web page.


John Louis Lucaites is professor of rhetoric and public culture, department of communication and culture and adjunct professor of American studies, Indiana University. He is a 2006-2007 Fellow at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions. His publications include Crafting Equality: America’s Anglo-African Word (1993, Chicago, co-authored Celeste Michelle Condit); Martin Luther King Jr. and Sermonic Power of Public Discourse (1993, Alabama, co-authored with Carolyn Calloway Thomas), No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy (2007, Chicago, co-authored with Robert Hariman); and Rhetoric, Politics, and Materiality (2009, Peter Lang, co-edited with Barbara Biesecker), as well as numerous book chapters, journal articles, and book reviews. He is also the co-editor (with Celeste Michelle Condit) of Contemporary Rhetorical Theory: A Reader (1999, Guilford Press). He is also Senior editor of the University of Alabama’s book series “Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique,” and past editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech. He serves on numerous other editorial boards. In 2001 he co-hosted national and international conferences on visual rhetoric at the University of Iowa and Indiana University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on rhetoric and social theory, visuality, and public culture. He is also a contributing editor at BagnewsNotes, a blog dedicated to politics and visual culture.

Click here for Lucaites’s Indiana University web page and CV.


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  1. on September 13th, 2007 at 9:49 am

    […] Conference: Durham University, UK 20-22 September 2007. Looks interesting, especially since Robert Hariman of the rather magnificent No Caption Needed is one of the keynote speakers. Am currently in the […]

  2. on September 23rd, 2007 at 8:53 am

    […] Hariman and Lucaites are collecting boots and hands as examples of visual metonyms of political action. Here are a couple more examples: . […]

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    on June 23rd, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    […] Hariman and Lucaites are collecting boots and hands as examples of visual metonyms of political action. Here are a couple more examples: […]

  4. on August 2nd, 2009 at 4:03 am

    […] politics and opinion that swills about their own cast-iron-think-piece cauldron. Last year, NCN (Robert Hariman & John Louis Lucaites) posted thoughts on America’s Prison Industrial […]

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