Garnet C. Butchart, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
331 College Hall
Education:Ph.D., Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A., Communication, University of Calgary
B.A., School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
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.
Chang, B. G. & G. C. Butchart (Eds.). (2012). Philosophy of Communication. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Journal Articles (2010 - Present)
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. (in press, 2015). Classroom Projects as Embodied and Embedded Outcomes Assessment. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.
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
Butchart, G. C. (2010). The Exceptional Community: On Strangers, Foreigners, and Communication. Communication, Culture & Critique, 3:1, 21-25
Recent Honors and Awards
2015 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Journal Article of the Year.
2014 National Communication Association Visual Communication Division Top Paper Award.
2013 National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Journal Article of the Year.
Duquesne University Wimmer Family Foundation Research Grant, 2015.
Duquesne University Paluse Faculty Research Grant, 2014.
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
Executive Board Member, Semiotic Society of America, 2013-2016