Stephen Lucas

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  • Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities
  • Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
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My major areas of scholarship are rhetorical criticism, social movements, and the history of American political discourse. In recent years, my thinking and writing have become increasingly intercultural as I have worked with Chinese universities in the development of English public speaking and rhetorical studies more generally.

Articles

  • 2008. "On Trial: Conflicting Versions of Emma Goldman's Address to the Jury." Rhetoric and Public Affairs , 11: 47-86 [with Kathryn Palmer] .
  • 2007. "The Legacy of Edwin Black." Rhetoric and Public Affairs , 10: 509-519 .
  • 2002. "Speechmaking, Pedagogy, and Civic Responsibility." American Communication Journal , 5 (Winter 2002) , http://acjournal.org/holdings/vol5/iss2/special/lucas.htm .
  • 1998. "The Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence." Rhetoric and Public Affairs , 1: 143-184 .
  • 1990. "The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence." Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives , 22: 25-43 .
  • 1988. "The Renaissance of American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism." Quarterly Journal of Speech , 74: 241-260 .
  • 1986. "Genre Criticism and Historical Context: The Case of George Washington's First Inaugural Address." Southern Speech Communication Journal , 51: 345-370 .
  • 1981. "The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship." Quarterly Journal of Speech , 67: 1-20 .
  • 1980. "Coming to Terms with Movement Studies." Central States Communication Journal , 31: 255-266. .
  • 1973. "Theodore Roosevelt's 'The Man with the Muck-Rake': A Reinterpretation." Quarterly Journal of Speech , 59: 452-462 .