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  • Professor of Rhetoric in the Department of Communication. I teach courses in rhetorical theory & criticism, argumentation, and the history of American public address. I study American rhetoric of the 18th and 19th centuries, and have other research interests in Catholic and Irish topics. I've taught at UNH since 1988.

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  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Pretrial Publicity in 1830 Salem: Daniel Webster, New England News, and the Knapp-White TrialJournalism History.  44:138-147. 2019
    2018 Classical Rhetoric at Salem: Daniel Webster and the Murder of Captain WhiteInternational Journal of the Classical Tradition.  25:36-56. 2018
    2014 Dignity for the FreaksRhetoric and Public Affairs.  17:147-147. 2014
    2011 "Above all Greek, above all Roman fame": Classical Rhetoric in America during the Colonial and Early National PeriodsInternational Journal of the Classical Tradition.  18:415-436. 2011
    2008 The Rhetoric(s) of St. Augustine’s ConfessionsAugustinian Studies.  39:265-291. 2008
    2006 The writs of assistance and public memory: John Adams and the legacy of James OtisNew England Quarterly-A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters.  79:533-556. 2006
    2005 ‘Preserving Posterity from Tyranny’: John Adams and the Claremont Decision,”Historical New Hampshire.  59:130-137. 2005
    2004 Rhetoric and the Catholic ImaginationRhetoric and Public Affairs.  7:499-511. 2004
    2001 American Past as Irish Prologue: Immigration Rhetoric Then and NowIrish Literary Supplement.  20:3-4. 2001
    1996 Classical rhetoric in the legal speeches of John Philpot CurranInternational Journal of the Classical Tradition.  2:388-398. 1996
    1995 Letters and Political Judgment: John Adams and Cicero's StyleStudies in Eighteenth Century Culture.  24:137-153. 1995
    1993 Rhetoric, eloquence, and oratory in eighteenth‐century American periodicals: An annotated bibliographyRSQ-Rhetoric Society Quarterly.  23:72-80. 1993
    1993 The Ghost of Daniel WebsterIowa Journal of Communication.  25:10-19. 1993
    1992 New England's Cicero: John Adams and the Rhetoric of ConspiracyProceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society.  104:55-72. 1992
    1992 SYREN-TULLY AND THE YOUNG ADAMS,JOHNClassical Journal.  87:373-390. 1992
    1991 'PRO MILITIBUS ORATIO' - ADAMS,JOHN IMITATION OF CICERO IN THE BOSTON MASSACRE TRIALRhetorica.  9:233-249. 1991
    1990 AMES,FISHER AND POLITICAL JUDGMENT - REASON, PASSION, AND VEHEMENT STYLE IN THE JAY TREATY SPEECHQuarterly Journal of Speech.  76:415-434. 1990
    1989 ADAMS,JOHN 'AUTOBIOGRAPHY', THE CICERONIAN PARADIGM AND THE QUEST FOR FAMENew England Quarterly-A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters.  62:505-528. 1989
    1982 The dream world of film: A Jungian perspective on cinematic communicationWestern journal of speech communication : WJSC.  46:326-343. 1982

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2016 Reporting the Irish Famine in America: Images of "Suffering Ireland" in the American Press, 1845-1848.  67-84. 2016
    2008 "Report of the National Task Force on Presidential Rhetoric in Times of Crisis" 2008
    2006 'This Horrible Spectacle': Visual and Verbal Sketches of the Famine in Skibbereen.  66-89. 2006
    2002 John Adams's Autobiography: The Ciceronian Paradigm and the Quest for Fame.  25-34. 2002
    2002 Letters and Political Judgment: John Adams and Cicero's Style.  57-65. 2002
    1997 The Speech Within: Text and Performance in Daniel Webster's Eulogy to Adams and Jefferson.  15-37. 1997
    1995 John Adams.  18-27. 1995

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2002 Classical virtue and presidential fame: John Adams, leadership, and the Franco-American crisisPRESIDENCY AND RHETORICAL LEADERSHIP. 73-94. 2002

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    Teaching Activities

  • American Public Address Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Argumentation Taught course 2018
  • American Public Address Taught course 2017
  • Spc Top/Rhetorical Studies Taught course 2017
  • Great Speakers and Speeches Taught course 2017
  • Propaganda and Persuasion Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Rhetorial Crit Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Argumentation Taught course 2015
  • Propaganda and Persuasion Taught course 2015
  • Propaganda and Persuasion Taught course 2014
  • Propaganda and Persuasion Taught course 2014
  • Rhet of Anti-Slavery Movement Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Communication, Bridgewater State University
  • M.A. Speech Communication, University of Maine
  • Ph.D. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Full Name

  • James Farrell
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Communication

    20 Academic Way

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States