Visiting Professor of Communication Studies 2012-2013
Phone: (805) 565-6837
Office Location: Deane Hall 103
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a. m. - 12:30 p.m.
and by appt
Professor Graves Teaches:
- Communication Criticism
- Great Discourse
- Public Speaking
- Argumentation and Advocacy
- Mass Communication
- Ph. D. University of Southern California
- M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
- B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
- Quaker preaching, visual rhetoric, film and the spiritual jouney, and the rhetoric of popular music
Selected Publications & Presentations:
Preaching the Inward Light: Theory and Practice of Early Quaker Impromptu Preaching. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-60258-240-8. Awarded 2010 Book of the Year from Religious Communication Association
More Than Precious Memories: The Rhetoric of Southern Gospel Music, Michael P. Graves and David Fillingim, eds. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2004. Recipient of the 2005 Ray and Pat Brown Award from the Popular Culture Association for the best edited book in Popular Culture Studies.
“The British Quaker Sermon, 1689-1901.” In Oxford Handbook of the Modern British Sermon, 1688-1901. William Gibson and Keith Francis, eds. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2012.
“The Marginalization of Traditional Southern Religion in the Film The Grass Harp.” In Mediated Images of the South: The Portrayal of Dixie in Popular Culture. Alison Miller, ed. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012.