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Garnet C. Butchart

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies

331 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.2353
butchartg@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A., Communication, University of Calgary
B.A., School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Bio

GARNET C BUTCHART is Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University. He specializes in semiotics and philosophy of communication. His research appears in several academic journals, and he is co-editor of Philosophy of Communication (MIT Press). He has lectured on ethics and visual semiotics at the Jerusalem Center for Ethics in Israel. His current research examines the ideas of community and communication in recent movements in contemporary continental philosophy.

Scholarship

Recent Scholarship

Edited Book

Chang, B. G. & G. C. Butchart (Eds.). (2012). Philosophy of Communication. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Winner of the 2016 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Best Edited Book.

Journal Articles (2011 - Present)

Butchart, G. C. (2017). Communication and the Thesis of Intentionality in Husserl, Sartre, and Levinas. The Review of Communication, 17:1, 56-73.

Butchart, G. C. (2016). The Communicology of Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida: Reflections on the Sign-Body Experience of Communication. Visual Communication, 15:2, 199-219.

Butchart, G. C. (2015). Touch, Communication, Community: Jean-Luc Nancy's Semiotic Phenomenology. Metodo: International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, 3:1, 221-244.

Butchart, G. C. & Mullan, M. (2015). Classroom Projects as Embodied and Embedded Outcomes Assessment. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, vol 34, no. 1: 40-54.

Butchart, G. C. (2014). Haunting Past Images: On the 2006 Documentary Film Description of a Memory in the Context of Communicology. The American Journal of Semiotics, 30:1-2, 27-52.

Butchart, G. C. (2014). What Can a Philosophy and Ethics of Communication Look Like in the Context of Documentary Filmmaking? Semiotica, 199, 83-96.

Butchart, G. C. (2013). The Uncertainty of Communication as Revealed by Psychoanalysis. Review of Communication, 13:1, 66-84. Winner of the 2015 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Journal Article of the Year.

Butchart, G. C. (2013). Camera as Sign: On the Ethics of Unconcealment in Documentary Film and Video. Social Semiotics, 23:5, 675-690. Winner of the 2013 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Journal Article of the Year.

Butchart, G. C. (2011). An Excess of Signification: Or, What is an Event? Semiotica,187, 1:4, 333-349.

Book Chapters (2011 - Present)

Chang, B. G. & G. C. Butchart (2012). "Introduction." B. G. Chang & G. C. Butchart (eds.), Philosophy of Communication (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press), 1-10.

Honors/Awards

Recent Honors and Awards

Awards

2016 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Edited Book of the Year.

2016 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Top Faculty Paper.

2015 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Journal Article of the Year.

2014 National Communication Association Visual Communication Division Top Faculty Paper.

2013 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Journal Article of the Year.

Scholar, International Communicology Institute. Selected in 2013.

Grants

Duquesne University Wimmer Family Foundation Fellow, 2017.

Duquesne University Wimmer Family Foundation Fellow, 2016.

Duquesne University Wimmer Family Foundation Research Grant, 2015.

Duquesne University Paluse Faculty Research Grant, 2014.

Service

Service

Editorial Boards

Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 2014-pres.

Semiotics Society of America Yearbook, 2014-pres.

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 2007-pres.

Kaleidoscope: Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, 2004-13

Offices Held

Executive Board Member, Semiotic Society of America, 2013-2016

Faculty Co-Advisor: Duquesne University Ad Club, 2013-2015

Faculty Co-Advisor: PRSSA Duquesne University Chapter, 2013-2014