Dave Tell

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
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Dr. Tell's work focuses on the intersections of rhetorical theory and political culture. His first book, Confessional Crises: Confession and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America, argued that the genre of confession has shaped (and been shaped by) six of America's most intransigent issues: sexuality, class, race, violence, religion, and democracy. His more recent work asks how the perception of regional identity impacts the same issues of cultural politics.


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