Recent Publications

Keränen, Lisa. 2014. “This Weird, Incurable Disease”: Competing Diagnoses in the Rhetoric of Morgellons. Health Humanities Reader, edited by Therese Jones, Lester Friedman, and Delease Wear (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press): in press. Invited.

Keränen, Lisa. 2013. Technologies of Self at the End of Life: Pastoral Power and the Rhetoric of Advance Care Planning. The Language of our Biotechnological Future, edited by Michael Hyde and James Herrick (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press): 193-218. Invited.

Keränen, Lisa. 2013. Conspectus: Inventing the Future: The Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Challenges and Opportunities. POROI: An International Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention 9.1: Article 1, 1-9.

J. Blake Scott, Judy Z. Segal, and Lisa Keränen. 2013. Rhetorics of Health and Medicine: Inventional Possibilities for Scholarship and Engaged Practice. POROI: An International Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention 9.1: Article 17, 1-6.

Keränen, Lisa, ed. 2013. Special Issue on Medicine, Health, & Publics, Journal of Medical Humanities, forthcoming.

Keränen, Lisa, and Jennifer Malkowski. 2012. How Can A Rhetorical Perspective Help Us Understand the Role that Science and Medicine Play in Constructing our Views of Illness and Our Role as Patients? Introduction to Communication Studies: Translating Communication Scholarship into Meaningful Practice, edited by Alan Goodboy and Kara Shultz (Kendall Hunt). 

Keränen, Lisa. 2011. Concocting Viral Apocalypse: Catastrophic Risk and the Production of Bio(in)security. Western Journal of Communication 75.5:451-472.

Keränen, Lisa. 2011. Addressing the Epidemic of Epidemics: Germs, Security, and a Call for Biocriticism (9,000 word review essay).Quarterly Journal of Speech 97.2: 224- 244.

Keränen, Lisa. 2011. How Does a Pathogen Become a Terrorist? The Collective Transformation of Risk into Bio(in)security. In Rhetorical Questions in Health and Medicine, edited by Joan Leach and Deborah Dysart-Gale (New York: Lexington Books): 85-120.

Bean, Hamilton, Lisa Keränen, and Margaret Durfy. 2011. 'This is London': Cosmopolitan Nationalism and the Discourse of Resilience in the '7/7' Terrorist Attacks. Rhetoric and Public Affairs 14.3: 427-464.

Gruber, David, Jordan L. Jack, Lisa Keränen, John M. McKenzie, and Matthew B.
Morris. 2011. Rhetoric and the Neurosciences: Engagement and Exploration. POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Inventioni> 7.1, Article 11: 1-13.

Keränen, Lisa. 2010. Scientific Characters: Rhetoric, Politics, and Trust in Breast Cancer Research. (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press). Recipient of the 2011 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Public Address from the National Communication Association.

Keränen, Lisa. 2010. Competing Characters in Science-Based Controversy: A Framework for Analysis. Understanding Science: New Agendas in Communication, edited by LeeAnn Kahlor and Patricia Stout (New York: Routledge): 133-160.

Keränen, Lisa. 2010. Rhetoric of Medicine. In Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication, edited by Susanna Hornig Priest (New York: Sage): Vol. 2, 639-642.

Keränen, Lisa. 2008. Bio(In)Security: Rhetoric, Scientists, and Citizens in the Age of Bioterrorism. Sizing Up Rhetoric, edited by David Zarefsky and Elizabeth Benacka (Long Grove, IL: Waveland): 227-249.

Keränen, Lisa, Jason Lesko, Alison Vogelaar, and Lisa Irvin. 2008. "Myth, Mask, Shield, and Sword": Dr. John H. Marburger III's Rhetoric of Neutral Science for the Nation. Cultural Studies— Critical Methodologies 7: 159-186.

Keränen, Lisa, and Virginia Sanprie. 2008. 'Oxygen of Publicity' and 'Lifeblood of Liberty': Communication Scholarship on Mass Media Coverage of Terrorism for the Twenty-first Century. Communication Yearbook 32, edited by Christina Beck (New York: Routledge): 231-275.

Keränen, Lisa. 2007.“'Cause Someday We All Die”: Rhetoric, Agency, and the Case of the “Patient” Preferences Worksheet. Quarterly Journal of Speech 93: 179-211.

Scientific Characters

Rhetoric, Politics, and Trust in Breast Cancer Reseach

Recipient of the 2011 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Public Address from the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association.

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