Prof. Gerald Thomas Goodnight

University of Southern California, USA




1977 Ph.D., University of Kansas

1974 M.A., University of Houston

1971 B.S., University of Houston, Political science

Publications (selected)

  1. 2011 "From the Great Depression to the Great Recession--The 1932 Hayek-Keynes Debate: A Study in Economic Uncertainty, Contingency, and Criticism, POROI Journal (with David B. Hingstman).
  2. 2011 “Drug advertising and clinical practice: establishing topics of evaluation,” Proceedings of the ISSA Conference on Argumentation (with Kara Gilbert Monash University, Australia). In Press.
  3. 2011 "Rhetorical Consciousness and the Telemachus," Festscrift for David Zarefsky, University of Michigan Press. In Press.
  4. 2011 “A Doctor’s Ethos Enhancing Maneuvers in Medical Consultation,” in Festschrift for Frans Van Eemeren, Springer (with Roosmaryn Pilgram, University of Amsterdam). In Press.
  5. 2010 "Rhetoric, Risk, and Markets: The Dot-Com Bubble," Quarterly Journal of Speech 96: 115-140 (with Sandy Green). Lead Article
  6. 2010 The Metapolitics of the 2002 Iraq Debate: Public Policy and the Network Imaginary” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 13: 65-94, Spring 2010.
  7. 2010 “Rhetoric, Reflection and Emancipation: Habermas and Farrell on Critical Studies of Communication in Erik Doxtader, ed. Inventing the Potential of Rhetorical Culture: The Work and Legacy of Thomas B. Farrell Penn St University Press, 2009. (Came out in 2010 from 2009 journal issue)
  8. 2010 “Work, Wealth, and Worry: The Benefits of Communication Study for Economic Literacy,” Communication Currents 5:6. (with Sandy Green).
  9. 2009 “The Presidential Debates of 2004: Contested Moments in the Democratic Experiment” (with Majdik and Kephart), Controversia 6: 13-38.
  10. 2009 "Review of the Bourgeois Public Sphere," Online the title reads: “The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce” Quarterly Journal of Speech 95: 346-351, Fall 2009.
  11. 2008 "China and the United States in a Time of Global Environmental Crisis," Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 5 (2008): 416-421. (with Jinfang Liu)
  12. 2008 "The Duties of Advocacy: Argumentation Under Conditions of Disparity, Asymmetry, and Difference," in van Eemeren and Garsen, eds., Pondering on Problems of Argumentation Springer.
  13. 2008 "Counterfactual Argumentation & Rhetorical Advocacy," Proceedings of the Third Bi-Annual Conference on Argumentation, Tokyo Japan.
  14. 2008 "Rhetoric, Reflection and Emancipation: Farrell and Habermas on the Critical Studies of Communication," Philosophy & Rhetoric 41 (2008): 421-439.
  15. 2008 "Strategic Maneuvering in Direct to Consumer Drug Advertising: A Study in Argumentation Theory and New Institutional Theory," Argumentation 22: 359-371.
  16. 2008 “Forensics as Scholarship: Testing Zarefsky’s Hypothesis in the Digital Age.” (With Gordan Mitchell) Argumentation and Advocacy 45: 80-97.
  17. 2008 Kerry vs. Bush, The 2008 Presidential Debates, Controversia 2008. (with Zoltan Majdik and John Kephardt).
  18. 2007 Communication and the Humanities: A White Paper Sponsored by the National Communication Association. NCA.
  19. 2006 “Shared Power, Foreign Policy, and Haiti, 1994: Public Memories of War and Race.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 9.7 (Winter, 2006): 601-634. (with Kathryn Olson).
  20. 2006 “Strategic Doctrine, Public Debate, and the Terror War” in Hitting First: Prevent Force in U.S. Security Strategy, 93-114. William W. Keller and Gordon Mitchell, ed. University of Pittsburgh Press. [Initially published on Ridgway Center for Security Studies
  21. 2006 “When Reasons Matter Most: Pragma-dialectics and the Problem of Informed Consent.” Considering Pragma-Dialectics. Agnes van Rees and Peter Houtlooser, eds. Erlbaum.
  22. 2006 “Smoking Guns, Cherry-Picking & Stove-Piping: On Critical Metaphors, Discourse Events and Argumentation Games.” Proceedings of the 13th Alta Conference on Argumentation. Patti Riley (ed.).
  23. 2006. "The Engagements of Communication: Jurgen Habermas on Discourse, Critical Reason, and Controversy." in Perspectives on Philosophy of Communication. Pat Arneson (ed). West Lafyette, IN: Perdue University Press, 112-142.
  24. 2005. "Rhetoric and Political Economy at the Aesthetic Nexus: A Study of Archbishop Whately." (with David Hingstman) In Rhetorical Agendas. Patricia Bizell (ed.) Mahwah, NJ: Ehrlbaum, 137-145.
  25. 2005 “Science and Technology Controversy: A Rationale of Inquiry,” Argumentation and Advocacy. v. 42: 26-29.