Garnet C. Butchart

Associate 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 communication philosophy and visual semiotics. He is the author of Embodiment, Relation, Community: A Continental Philosophy of Communication (Penn State University Press) and co-editor of Philosophy of Communication (MIT Press). His research also appears in scholarly journals such as Communication Theory, Social Semiotics, Visual Communication, Journal of Communication and others. The National Communication Association's Philosophy of Communication Division has recognized this scholarly activity with three Distinguished Journal Article Awards (in 2013, 2015, and 2017) and one Distinguished Edited Book Award (in 2016). His current research focus is contemporary media theory.

Scholarship

Recent Scholarship

Books

Butchart, G. C. (2019). Embodiment, Relation, Community: A Continental Philosophy of Communication. College Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

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 Distinguished Edited Book Award

Journal Articles (2012 - Present)

Butchart, G. C. & Har-Gil, A. (2019). Reflection as Ethical Process in Documentary Film: Eight Decision-Making Issues. Journal of Media Ethics, 34:2.

Butchart, G. C. & Har-Gil, A. (accepted for publication, 2019). "Reflection as Ethical Process in Documentary Film: Eight Decision-Making Issues." Journal of Media Ethics.

Butchart, G. C. (2018). Echo: Or, on the Origin of Words. Moment Journal: Journal of Cultural Studies, 5:1, 1-14 (lead article)

Butchart, G. C. (2018). Answers to Questions that No One is Asking: A Report on Knowledge in Communicology (review essay). Journal of Communication, 68:6, E1-E7

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. Winner of the 2017 Distinguished Journal Article Award, National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division.

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 Award.

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 Award.

Honors/Awards

Recent Honors and Awards

Awards

2017 Distinguished Journal Article, National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division.

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.

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