Faculty Experts

Kendall Phillips

Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Kendall Phillips’ research and teaching interests are in contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism. His work engages broad theoretical questions of advocacy, controversy, dissent, and public memory. He explores these concepts through a variety of rhetorical artifacts, including comic books, film, political speeches, and scientific controversies. Phillips is the author of “Testing Controversies: A Rhetoric of Educational Reform” and “Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture.” He is the editor of “Framing Public Memory.”

In the fall of 2017, Professor Phillips is teaching a class on President Donald Trump as a pop culture figure. Professor Phillips explains in the video below.

Professor Kendall Phillips

Selected Publications:

Phillips, Kendall (2012). Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Phillips, Kendall, & Reyes, Mitchell (2011). Global Memoryscapes: Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age. Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press.

Phillips, K. R. (2008). Controversial Cinema: The Films that Outraged America. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Phillips, K. R. Ed. (2005). Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

Phillips, K. R. Ed. (2004). Framing Public Memory. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Phillips, K. R. (2004). Testing Controversy: A Rhetoric of Educational Reform. Cresskill, N. J.: Hampton Press.