Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Affiliated Professor, LGBT Studies
Charles E. Morris' research interests are in rhetorical criticism, GLBTQ rhetorics, public memory, and social protest.
View a full list of his published work, some of which is available for download, at syr.academia.edu/CharlesEChuckMorrisIII.
Charles E. Morris III and John M. Sloop, “Other Lips, Whither Kisses?” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 14.2 (2017): 182-186.
Charles E. Morris III, “Context’s Critic, Invisible Traditions, and Queering Rhetorical History,” Quarterly Journal of Speech (2015): 225-243.
Charles E. Morris III, “Lincoln’s Queer Hands,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 18 (Spring 2015): 135-140.
Jason Edward Black and Charles E. Morris III, Eds. An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013. Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2014.
Charles E. Morris III, “Sunder the Children: Abraham Lincoln’s Queer Rhetorical Pedagogy,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 99 (November 2013): 395-422.
Charles E. Morris III, Ed. Remembering the AIDS Quilt. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011.
Charles E. Morris III, Ed. Queering Public Address: Sexualities in American Historical Discourse. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2007.
Awards and Honors
|2016||Distinguished Scholar Award, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association|
|2012||Inaugural Fellow, CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution, Waterhouse Institute for Social Justice of Villanova University, and Fielding University|
|2010||Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, National Communication Association (For “Hard Evidence: The Vexations of Lincoln’s Queer Corpus”)|
|2008||Randy Majors Award, Distinguished Scholarship in LGBTQ Studies, Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns, National Communication Association|
|2003||Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, National Communication Association (For “Pink Herring and the Fourth Persona: J. Edgar Hoover’s Sex Crime Panic”)|
|2001||Research Fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University (2001-02)|
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