Texas Tech University

Brian L. Ott

Professor / Department Chair
Communication Studies

Email: brian.ott@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.2928

Office: 1017

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., George Mason University

Brian Ott

Classes Taught:

COMS 4310 - Special Topics in Rhetoric: Media & Society

Research:

Rhetorical Studies: public memory, museum studies, American West, space and place, affect, materiality.
Media Studies: film and television studies, media ecology, critical theory, equipment for living, intertextuality, pleasure, transgression.

 

Leadership/Awards:

Top Paper, Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2015.

Wrage-Baskerville Award, Public Address Division, National Communication Association, 2014.

Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, National Communication Association, 2012.

Top Four Paper, Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2008.

Top Four Paper, Media Studies Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2007.

Award for Excellence in Visual Communication Research, Visual Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2006.

Lambda Pi Eta Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Communication Studies, Colorado State University, 2006.

Diane Furno-Lamude Award, Media Studies Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2005.

Outstanding Article Award, Critical & Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2003.

2nd Best Professor on Campus, voted by readers of The Collegian: Best of CSU (10/28/03), Colorado State University, 2003.

Top Four Paper, Media Studies Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2003.

Outstanding Communication Alumnus, Department of Communication, George Mason University, 2001.

Top Competitive Paper, Media Studies Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2000.

Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996.

Top Three Paper, Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, 1996.

Top Three Paper, Mass Communication Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, 1996.

Top Three Paper, Political Communication Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, 1996


Publications:


Books

Ott, B. L., & Mack, R. L. (2014). Critical media studies: An introduction (2nd ed.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 392 pp.

Ott, B. L., & Dickinson, G. (Eds.). (2013). The Routledge reader in rhetorical criticism. New York: Routledge. 826 pp.

Dickinson, G., Blair, C., & Ott, B. L. (Eds.). (2010). Places of public memory: The rhetoric of museums and memorials. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 282 pp.

Leverette, M., Ott, B. L., & Buckley, C. L. (Eds.). (2008). It's not TV: Watching HBO in the post-television era. New York: Routledge. 256 pp.

Ott, B. L. (2007). The small screen: How television equips us to live in the Information Age. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 199 pp.

 

Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters

Ott, B. L., & Sci, S. A. (2015). The many moods of Michael Moore: Aesthetics and affect in Bowling for Columbine. In B. Snee & T. W. Benson (Eds.), Michael Moore and the rhetoric of documentary: Art, argument, and affect (pp. 74-100). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Ott, B. L., & Domenico, M. (2015). Conceptualizing meaning in communication studies. In P. J. Gehrke & W. M. Keith (Eds.), A century of communication studies: The unfinished conversation (pp. 234-60). New York: Routledge.

Ott, B. L., & Aoki, E. (2015). Science fiction as social consciousness: Race, gender, and sexuality in Star Trek: The Next Generation. In D. Brode & S. T. Brode (Eds.), The Star Trek universe: Franchising the final frontier (pp. 53-63). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Ott, B. L. (2014). My two bytes [WSCA presidential address]. Western Journal of Communication, 78(3), 378-381. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2014.910311 (Invited)

Ott, B. L., & Lazic, G. (2013). The pedagogy and politics of art in postmodernity: Cognitive mapping and The Bothersome Man. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 99(3), 259-282. doi: 10.1080/00335630.2013.806816 (Lead Article)

Ott, B. L., & Burgchardt, C. (2013). On critical-rhetorical pedagogy: Dialoging with Schindler's List. Western Journal of Communication, 77(1), 14-33. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2012.719659

Dickinson, G., & Ott, B. L. (2013). Neoliberal capitalism, globalization, and lines of flight: Vectors and velocities at the 16th Street Mall. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 13(6), 529-535. doi: 10.1177/1532708613503780 (Invited)

Aoki, E., Dickinson, G., & Ott, B. L. (2013). Memory and the West: Reflections on place, practice, and performance [Introduction to special issue]. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 13(1), 3-5. doi: 10.1177/1532708612464631 (Invited)

Dickinson, G., Ott, B. L., & Aoki, E. (2013). (Re)imagining the West: The Whitney Gallery of Western Art's sacred hymn. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 13(1), 21-34. doi: 10.1177/1532708612464633

Ott, B. L., & Dickinson, G. (2013). Entering the unending conversation: An introduction to rhetorical criticism. In B. L. Ott & G. Dickinson (Eds.), The Routledge reader in rhetorical criticism (pp. 1-13). New York: Routledge.

Ott, B. L. (2012). Unnecessary roughness: ESPN's construction of hypermasculine citizenship in the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 12(4), 332-334. doi: 10.1177/1532708612446433 (Invited)

Ott, B. L., & Keeling, D. M. (2012). Transborder politics: The embodied call of conscience in Traffic. In D. R. DeChaine (Ed.), Border rhetorics: Charting enactments of citizenship and identity on the U.S.-Mexico frontier (pp. 181-196). Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Ott, B. L., & Keeling, D. M. (2011). Cinema and choric connection: Lost in Translation as sensual experience. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 97(4), 363-386. doi: 10.1080/00335630.2011.608704 (Lead Article)

Ott, B. L. (2011). Assessing rhetorics of social resistance [Review essay]. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 97(3), 334-347. doi: 10.1080/00335630.2011.585171 (Invited)

Bonnstetter, B. E., & Ott, B. L. (2011). (Re)writing Mary Sue: Ecriture feminine and the performance of subjectivity. Text and Performance Quarterly, 31(4), 342-367. doi: 10.1080/10462937.2011.602706

Ott, B. L., Aoki, E., & Dickinson, G. (2011). Ways of (not) seeing guns: Presence and absence at the Cody Firearms Museum. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 8(3), 215-239. doi: 10.1080/14791420.2011.594068 (Lead Article)

Ott, B. L., Aoki, E., & Dickinson, G. (2011). Collage/montage as critical practice, or how to “quilt”/read postmodern text(ile)s. In C. E. Morris (Ed.), Remembering the AIDS Memorial Quilt (pp. 101-131). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.

Ott, B. L. (2010). The visceral politics of V for Vendetta: On political affect in cinema. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 27(1), 32-47. doi: 10.1080/15295030903554359

Blair, C., Dickinson, G., & Ott, B. L. (2010). Introduction: Rhetoric, memory, and place. In G. Dickinson, C. Blair, & B. L. Ott (Eds.), Places of public memory: The rhetoric of museums and memorials (pp. 1-54). Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Aoki, E., Dickinson, G., & Ott, B. L. (2010).The master naturalist imagined: Directed movement and simulations at the Draper Museum of Natural History. In G. Dickinson, C. Blair, & B. L. Ott (Eds.), Places of public memory: The rhetoric of museums and memorials (pp. 238-265). Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Ott, B. L., & Dickinson, G. (2009). Visual rhetoric and/as critical pedagogy. In A. Lunsford (Ed.), The SAGEhandbook of rhetorical studies (pp. 391-405). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ott, B. L. (2008). The pleasures of South Park (an experiment in media erotics). In J. A. Weinstock (Ed.), Taking South Park seriously (pp. 39-58). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Ott, B. L. (2008). (Re)framing fear: Equipment for living in a post-9/11 world. In T. Potter & C. W. Marshall (Eds.), Cylons in America: Critical studies in Battlestar Galactica (pp. 13-26). New York: Continuum.