Charles E. Morris III
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Affiliated Professor, LGBT Studies
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Charles E. Morris’ research interests are in rhetorical criticism, GLBTQ rhetorics, public memory, and social protest.
- Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
- 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
- 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)
- CRS 360 Public Memory
- CRS 360 Lincoln’s Rhetorical Worlds
- CRS 568 Rhetoric of Social Change
- CRS 600 Closet Cases