- Regularly Taught Courses
- Political Communication
Rhetoric and Persuasion
What’s So Funny? An Inquiry into Humor and Laughter (First Year Seminar)
- Research Interests
Dr. Phillips-Anderson is concerned with the role of public discourse in the
creation of active citizenship. His teaching and writing examine historical and
contemporary public address, new media and political rhetoric, and the
strategic use of humor. He is currently writing a book about comedians who have
performed satirical presidential campaigns.
- Scholarly Articles
Phillips-Anderson, Michael, and Rachel Phillips-Anderson. “Writing a Love Letter to Your (Perceived) Enemy: Thích Nhất Hạnh and the Rhetoric of Nonviolence.” ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies 10, no. 1 (2017): 73-90. http://www.essachess.com/index.php/jcs/article/view/366
Phillips-Anderson, Michael. “Missing the Joke: Interviews with Presidential Candidates on The Daily Show.” Texas Speech Communication Journal 38, no. 1 (2014): 46-61.
Harris, Mary, and Michael Phillips-Anderson. “Social Media, Lobbying, and Political Influence.” In Dirty Deals: Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence and Corruption, edited by Amy Handlin, 64-88. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014.
Phillips-Anderson, Michael and Marina Vujnović. “Watchdogs and Fact Checkers: Contemporary Journalism and Political Influence.” In Dirty Deals: Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence and Corruption, edited by Amy Handlin, 229-246. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014.
“Sojourner Truth, ‘Address at the Woman’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio,’ (29 May 1851).” Voices of Democracy 7(2012): 21-46. http://bit.ly/1R5KYCa
“Working the Room.” Lapham’s Quarterly 5, no. 4 (2012): 179-186. http://bit.ly/1LCACcG
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