Jonathan Stephen Carter

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Assistant Professor of Communication

Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts

607B Pray Harrold

734.4870382

jonathan.carter@emich.edu

Biography

Jonathan Carter is an Assistant Professor of Political Rhetoric in the School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts. His research focuses on the ways than new communication technologies, particularly the digital, change the ways that individuals see themselves in political events and as part social communities.

Education

Ph.D. University of Nebraska - Rhetoric and Public Culture
M.S, Illinois State University - Communication Studies
B.S. Northwestern University - Communication Studies and History

Interests and Expertise

Digital and Networked Rhetorics
Critical/Cultural Studies
Political Communication

Courses

CTAC 350 Persuasion
CTAC 440W Analyzing Communication in Civic Life
CTAC 460 Rhetorical Criticism
CTAC 643 Communication Activism and Change
CTAC 681 Political Communication

Publications and Presentations

Carter, J.S. (2019) “Transindividuating Nodes: Rhetoric as the Architechnical Organizer of Networks.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 49 no. 5.

Carter, J.S. (forthcoming) Memes as Commonplace: Ted Cruz, Serial Killers, and the Making of Networked Multitudes. In C. K. Winkler (Ed.), Networking Argument. New York: Taylor and Francis.

 Carter, J.S. (2019) Debating Memes: Networked Democracy and the Politics of Cynical Laughter. In E. Hinck (Ed.) Presidential Debates in a Changing Media Environment: Volume II--The Citizens Talk Back. New York: Praeger. 

 Duncan, A. M. & Carter, J.S. (2017). The Comedic Prince: The Organic Intellectualism of Bill Hicks. In M.R. Meier and C.R. Schmitt (Eds.) Standing Up, Speaking Out: Stand-Up Comedy and the Rhetoric of Social Change. New York, NY: Routledge. 

 Carter, J.S. (2017). Modal Ethos: Scumbag Steve and the Establishing of Ethos in Memetic Agents. In M. Folk and S. Apostel (Eds.) Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

 

Advising

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Tues 9AM -Noon
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