In the news: Professor Nick Marx’s new book

Earlier this month, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Nick Marx’s new book, That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them, coauthored with Boston College Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Department Matt Sienkiewicz, was published by University of California Press. (Our blog post about the book can be found […]

“The Refractive Comic: Nanette and Comedy From Inside Identity”

Kiah Bennett’s paper published in Television & New Media Ph.D. student Kiah Bennett has published the paper “The Refractive Comic: Nanette and Comedy From Inside Identity” in Television & New Media. Abstract: This essay theorizes a millennial-era iteration of stand-up comedy: refractive comedy. Through close textual analysis of Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette (2018), I argue refractive […]

“That’s not funny: How the right makes comedy work for them”

Nick Marx’s new book published by University of California Press Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Nick Marx and Boston College Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Department Matt Sienkiewicz have published the book That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them. About the book: A rousing call for liberals […]

“(W)reckoning dual pandemics through food and hip-hop topoi: An analysis of Ghetto Gastro’s Afrocentric PCI rhetoric”

Mitch Combs and Kristen Herring’s article published in Popular Culture Studies Journal Ph.D. students Mitch Combs and Kristen Herring have published the article “(W)reckoning dual pandemics through food and hip-hop topoi: An analysis of Ghetto Gastro‘s Afrocentric PCI rhetoric” in Popular Culture Studies Journal. Excerpt: Contemporary chefs are pushing the boundaries of their work beyond the kitchen, […]

“A transcription system for nonverbal listening behavior”

Elizabeth Parks and Kiah Bennett’s article published in International Journal of Listening Assistant Professor Elizabeth Parks and Ph.D. student Kiah Bennett have published the article “A transcription system for nonverbal listening behavior” in International Journal of Listening. Abstract: Nonverbal communication behavior is central to the communicative performance of listening. Yet listening scholarship has primarily been […]

“Home economics: Sitcom capitalism, conservative comedy, and media conglomeration in post-network television”

Nick Marx’s article published in Communication, Culture & Critique Associate Professor Nick Marx has published the article “Home economics: Sitcom capitalism, conservative comedy, and media conglomeration in post-network television” in Communication, Culture & Critique, volume 16, issue 1, March 2022. Abstract: This article argues that conservative comedy has become a considerable cultural force in the service […]

“Austria at the crossroads of history: Choosing between comfort and conscience during the war in Ukraine”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s article published in EuropeNow Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager and Evgeniya Pyatovskaya, Ph.D. Candidate in Communication at the University of South Florida, have published the article “Austria at the Crossroads of History: Choosing between Comfort and Conscience during the War in Ukraine” in EuropeNow as part of their Ukraine series. Excerpt: Complex cultural relationships […]

“Shielding Democracy from Putin’s S/Words”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s article published in Field Studies Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager has published the essay “Shielding Democracy from Putin’s S/Words” in the National Communication Association’s Field Studies series. Excerpt: During the Cold War, Soviet Russia employed self-glorifying rhetoric to create a master narrative that was used to justify expanding Soviet hegemony and communism. Having previously […]

“Listening skills in dementia care”

Elizabeth Parks and Bentley Porterfield-Finn’s article published in Communication & Medicine Assistant Professor Elizabeth Parks and recent MA in Communication Studies graduate Bentley Porterfield-Finn have published the essay “Listening skills in dementia care: Cultivating a more inclusive conceptualization of active listening verbal processes” in Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society. […]

“How Joe Rogan became podcasting’s Goliath”

This article by Nick Marx originally appeared in The Conversation. Editor’s note: Nick Marx, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Colorado State University, and Matt Sienkiewicz, Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies, Boston College, wrote this piece for The Conversation in February 2022. Colorado State is a contributing institution to The Conversation, an […]