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McClure, K. (2012). Media Coverage of Natural Disasters: Pentadic Cartography and the Case of the 1993 Great Flood of the Mississippi. Kenneth Burke Journal, 8.
McClure, K. (2011). The Rhetoric of Disaster: The Presidential Natural Disaster Address as an Emergent Genre. Relevant Rhetoric: A New Journal of Rhetorical Studies, 2, 1-16.
McClure, K. & Cabral, K. (2009) Clarifying Ambiguity and the Undecidable: A Comparison in Burkean and Derridian Thought. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 10, 72-80.
McClure, K. (2009). Resurrecting the Narrative Paradigm: Identification and the Case of Young Earth Creationism. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 39, 189-211
Anderson, F., King, A., & McClure, K. (2005). Kenneth Burke's Dramatistic Criticism, In James Kuypers (Ed.), The Art of Rhetorical Criticism (pp. 162-185). Boston, MA: Allyn/Bacon.
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Dr. McClure joined the faculty in 1996. He teaches courses in rhetoric, criticism, American public address, history of ideas, persuasion, and introduction to communication studies.
Dr. McClure's scholarly activities are primarily focused on analyzing communicative events in order to account for the potential influence and impact that these events may have politically, socially, or culturally. More specifically, his research involves developing and extending critical theories and methodologies for analyzing the dynamics of socio-cultural discourse with the intent of exploring the utility and refining the applicability of those theories and methodologies. His focus on communication’s role in human affairs intersects with such disciplines as philosophy, literary criticism, politics, history, sociology, psychology, postmodernism, film, poetry, music and religion.
Harrington School of Communication and Media Lecturer, Dr. Samara Anarbaeva, presents her paper exploring the construction of Second Life avatar's identity in terms of race, gender, and fashion.
Dr. McClure received the 2010 NCA Outstanding Article Award for "Kenneth Burke's Dramatic Form Criticism," coauthored with F. D. Anderson and A. King, in Rhetorical Criticism, edited by J. A. Kuypers.