VPA’s Bradford Vivian to be honored by National Communication Association
The National Communication Association (NCA) has announced that Bradford Vivian, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will receive its James A. Winans-Herber A. Wichlens Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.
Vivian, who is on the faculty of VPA’s Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, won the award for his book “Public Forgetting: The Rhetoric and Politics of Beginning Again” (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010). He will receive the award at the NCA’s annual convention, which will be held Nov. 17-20 in New Orleans.
In 2008, Vivian received the NCA’s Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award, which is given to foster and promote philosophical, historical or critical scholarship in rhetoric and public discourse. He holds a Ph.D. from Penn State and conducts research in rhetorical theory and criticism. His work has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy and Rhetoric, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Rhetoric and Public Affairs and the Western Journal of Communication. He is also the author of “Being Made Strange: Rhetoric Beyond Representation” (SUNY Press, 2004).