** NOTE; Professor Parry-Giles is on sabbatical but available to media.
Book Titles: 1) The Rhetorical Presidency, Propaganda, and the Cold War, 1945-1955; 2) Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics; 3) The Prime-Time Presidency: The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism.
My current book project focuses on the media coverage of Hillary Rodham Clinton from 1992-2000, centered on the television news coverage of political women with Clinton serving as the case study.
I am also involved in a research project that traces the history of presidential war discourse.
In addition, I am working on a project that examines Fahrenheit 9/11.
I am also the Director of the Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership where we received an NEH Education Grant to support the Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project. This project will provide on-line speeches as well as background information and teaching materials for incorporating such public oratory into humanities classrooms. It is an interdisciplinary project involving scholars from Communication, English, History, Political Science, Religion, and Women's Studies. The project period spans from 2005-2008.
My work with the Center also is focused on student civic engagement and understanding rhetoric's role in promoting democracy and citizenship. I work with undergraduate and graduate students to promote civic engagement activities on campus.
The Center also sponsors the Political Advertising Resource Center. In 2004, we provided on-line analyses of presidential campaign ads. PARC will be operational for the 2006 mid-term election where faculty and graduate students from the University of Maryland will post analyses of campaign advertisements, focusing on how meaning is created visually, verbally, and aurally within political advertisements.