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Brian Goss, Ph.D.


Department of Communication


Education

  • Ph.D. Politics and Media - Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)
    • Doctoral Thesis: "Teeth Gritting Harmony": The Ideology of Neoliberalism (defended 24 September 1999)
  • M.A. Psychology - University of Illinois (1993)
  • B.A. Psychology - Wesleyan University (1988)

Practice Areas

  • Politics and Media (Propaganda Model, Critical Studies of Journalism, New Media, Audiences, Theory of Ideology)
  • Film (International Cinemas, Auteurism)

Publications and Media Placements

Books – Author

(In preparation, contracted for completion in 2019). Political Ebola: The Rise of Flak, Theories and Case-Studies. New York: Peter Lang.

(2013) Rebooting the Herman & Chomsky Propaganda Model in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Peter Lang.

(2009) Global Auteurs: Politics in the Films of Almodóvar, Winterbottom and Von Trier. New York: Peter Lang.

Books – Editor

(2016). Talking Back to Globalization: Texts & Practices. New York: Peter Lang. Edited with Mary Rachel Gould & Joan Pedro Carañana

(2013). Identity: Between Tradition and McWorld Neoliberalism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Co-edited with Christopher A. Chávez.

Monographs

(2001) "All Our Kids Get Better Jobs Tomorrow: The North American Free Trade Agreement in the New York Times (1993)." Journalism and Communication Monographs, 3:1 (2001), pp.5-47.

Book Chapters – Refereed & Invited Texts

(2017). "Being Different Differently: The Tourism Discourse of Spain's Junta de Extremadura". In, Identity and Identification: Proceedings of the 14th International "Culture and Power" Conference, pp-97-110, edited by Ángel Mateos-Aparicio Martín-Albo and Eduardo de Gregerio Godeo. Cuenca: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

Brian Michael Goss, Joan Pedro Carañana & Mary Rachel Gould (2016). "Introduction". In Talking Back to Globalization: Texts, Practices & Interventions, pp.xxi-xxix. New York: Peter Lang. Edited by Brian Michael Goss, Mary Rachel Gould & Joan Pedro Carañana.

(2016). "‘Petting the Burning Dog' of Orientalism: Implications of Occupation (2009) and Generation Kill (2008) for Cosmopolitan Assumptions about Globalization". In Talking Back to Globalization: Texts, Practices & Interventions, pp.39-58. New York: Peter Lang. Edited by Brian Michael Goss, Mary Rachel Gould & Joan Pedro Carañana.

Brian Michael Goss & Christopher A. Chávez (2013). “Introduction. In, Identity: Beyond Tradition and McWorld Neoliberalism, Edited by Brian Michael Goss & Christopher A. Chávez. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

(2013). “’Yob Rule’: The Us and Them Binary In The Daily Telegraph ’s Coverage of the 2011 Riots. In, Identity: Beyond Tradition and McWorld Neoliberalism, Edited by Brian Michael Goss & Christopher A. Chávez. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

(2008). “Right-Wing Quack: Bruce Tinsley’s Mallard Fillmore”. In Estudis de Comunicació: El discurs del còmic. Universitat de València. Volume Edited by Carmina Gregori Signes, et al., pp.111-125.

Book Chapters – Conference Proceedings

(2010). “Sheffield Slumdogs: Reading The Full Monty (1997)”. In, Género e Culturas Mediáticas / Gender and Media Cultures” Edited by Maria João Silveirinha, Ana Teresa Peixinho and Clara Almeida Santos. Portugal: Mariposa Azual. ISBN: 978-972-8481-18-6.

Refereed Articles

(2017). "Veritable Flak Tactics: A Case Study of Project Veritas and a Call for Truth". Journalism Studies, 19:4, pp.548-563.

(2017). "Unmasking the Monster(s) in 28 Weeks Later". Film International, 15:2, pp.99-113.

(2017). "‘We're Off on Holiday' and Other Tropes: An Analysis of Movement in Michael Winterbottom's Road Movies". Journal of Communication Inquiry, 41:3, pp. 288-305.

(2017). "The Pain in Spain: An Analysis of Horror-Auteur Jaume Balagueró's Films". Studies in European Cinema, 14:1, pp.66-81. 

(2015). “Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days (2007) and Beyond the Hills (2012): Romanian Auteur Cristian Mungiu and the Paradoxes of ‘Anti-National National Cinema’”. Journal of European Popular Culture, 6:1, pp.33-47.

(2014) “Almodóvar Studies’: Embracing Brokenness in Abrazos rotos (2009), Lo piel que habito (2011) and Los amantes pasajeros (2013). Miríada Hispánica, 8 (April), pp.69-85.

(2014) “The World is Not Enough: An Analysis of Us and Them in International Herald Tribune/International New York Times”. Journalism Studies, 14.

(2013) “Ideology and Cold War Identity in Mission: Impossible. Communication, Culture and Critique, 6:1, pp.64-81.

(2009) “Rebel Yell: The Politics of The Celebration (1998)”. Studies in European Cinema, 6: 2 & 3, pp.215-227.

(2009) “’The Left-Media's Stranglehold’: Flak and Accuracy In Media Reports”. Journalism Studies, 10:4, pp.455-473.

(2008) "Te doy mis ojos (2003) and Hable con ella (2002): Gender in Context in Two Recent Spanish Films". Studies in European Cinema, 5:1, pp.31-44.

(2007) "The Politics of Apoliticality: ¡Qué me Dices! Celebrity, Gender Ideology and Surveillance." International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. 3:3, pp.271-287.

(2007) "On-line 'Looney Tunes': An Analysis of Reader Comment Threads On An Opinion - Editorial Blog In The Nation". Journalism Studies, 8:3, pp. 365-81.

(2007) "Taking Cover from Progress: Michael Winterbottom's Code 46". Journal of Communication Inquiry, 31:1, pp. 62-78.

(2006) "Sex Education Fantasies: Ideology and Right Wing Science". Southern Review, 39:1, pp. 8-24.

(2005) "Jeffersonian Poetry: An Ideological Analysis of George F. Will's Editorials (2002-04)". Journalism Studies, 6:4, pp. 417-29.

(2004) "Steven Soderbergh's The Limey: Implications for the Auteur Theory and Industry Structure." Popular Communication, 2:4, pp. 231-255.

(2004) "Foreign Correspondent: Spain in the Gaze of The New York Times and The Guardian". Journalism Studies, 5:2, pp.203-19.

(2003) "The 2000 US Presidential Election in Salon.com and The Washington Post". Journalism Studies, 4:2, pp.163-82.

(2002) "'Things Like This Don't Just Happen': Ideology and Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia." Journal of Communication Inquiry, 26:2, pp.169-90.

(2002) "'Deeply Concerned About the Welfare of the Iraqi People': The Sanctions Regime Against Iraq in the New York Times (1996-98)." Journalism Studies, 3:1, pp.83-99.

(2000) "Hail to the Subject: The Durability (for the Moment) of Neo-Liberalism". Cultural Studies: A Research Annual, 5:1, pp.363-93.

(2000) "Spectacular Recuperation: Alex Cox' Sid & Nancy". Journal of Communication Inquiry, 24:2, pp.156-76.

Refereed Articles in the Discipline of Psychology

(2018) William J. Gehring, Brian Goss, Michael G.H. Coles, David Meyer, and Emanuel Donchin. "The Error-Related Negativity". Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13:2, pp.200-204.

(1993) William J. Gehring, Brian Goss, Michael G. H. Coles, David E. Meyer, and Emanuel Donchin. "A Neural System for Error Detection and Compensation". Psychological Science, 4:6, pp.285-290.

Book Reviews

(2016). "Reviews: The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror by Bruce Bennett. Journal of European Popular Culture Journal of European Popular Culture, 7:1, pp.94-97.

(2015). Reviews: Contemporary Romanian Cinema: The History of an Unexpected Miracle by Dominique Nasta -and- From Communism to Capitalism: Nation and State in Romanian Cultural Production by Florentina C. Andreescu. Journal of European Popular Culture, 6:1, pp.72-76.

(2012). Review: Destination Dictatorship: The Spectacle of Spain’s Tourist Boom and the Reinvention of Difference by Justin Crumbaugh.  Journal of European Popular Culture, 2:1, pp.102-105.

(2010) "Review: 'What the Heck Are You Up to, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's 'Malaise' and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country by Kevin Mattson (2009). European Journal of American Culture, 29: 1, pp.69-72.

(2010) “Book Review: Planet Google: How One Company is Transforming Our Lives by Randall Stross (2008)”. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 34:1, pp.109-113.

(2008) "Book Review: The Cinema of Lars on Trier: Authenticity and Artifice" by Caroline Bainbridge. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 32:1, pp.313-318.

(2008) “Book Review: Pedro Almodóvar by Marvin D´Lugo. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 32:1, pp.83-87.

(2006) "Book Review: We the Media" by Dan Gillmor. Popular Communication, 4:2, pp. 155-157.

(2003) "Critical Essays and Reviews: Understanding Disney by Janet Wasko and Global Hollywood by Toby Miller, Nitin Govil, John McMurria and Richard Maxwell". Journal of Communication Inquiry, 27:2, pp. 215-23.

(2002) "Book Review: The Death of a Thousand Cuts by Jarod B. Mannheim". Journal of Communication Inquiry, 26:1, pp.102-106.

Comments

Brian Michael Goss (2012). “Shoveling Toward the Meaning of Fargo (1996)”. Bright Lights Film Journal, August, No.67.

(2010) “Watching Kubrick’s Corpus in Reverse: The Documentary Shorts Flying Padre (1951) and Day of the Fight (1951)". Bright Lights Film Journal, February, No.67.

Journal Editorial Boards

(2014 – ): Journalism Studies (Taylor & Francis / Routledge)

(2009 – ): Journal of Communication Inquiry (Sage)

(2009 – ): Journal of European Popular Culture (Intellect)

Conference Activity – Organizer

Audiovisualtopia. Madrid, Spain. October 2015.

Globalization: Texts · Performances · Practices. Madrid, Spain. April 2014.

Identity, Communication, and Culture. Madrid, Spain. April 2012.

Representation Now Conference. Madrid, Spain. April 2010.

Conference Activity - Keynote Address

Comparativism, Identity & Communication Conference. Craiova, Romania. October 2017.

Conference Activity – Paper & Address Delivered

World in Flux Conference. London, United Kingdom. June 2018.

International Conference on Space and Cinema. Lisbon, Portugal. November 2016.

Minding the Senses / Sensing the Mind. Madrid, Spain. May 2016.

Audiovisualtopia. Madrid, Spain. October 2015.

Space and Place in European Cinema Conference. Galway, Ireland. July 2015.

Rhetoric of War International Conference. Madrid, Spain. May 2014.

Globalization: Texts · Performances · Practices. Madrid, Spain. April 2014.

Changing Times: Performances and Identities On Screen. Lisbon, Portugal. November 2012.

Authority versus Alterity. Lisbon, Portugal. September 2012.

Crossroads. Paris, France. July 2012.

Identity, Culture & Communication. Madrid, Spain. April 2012.

International Communication Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, May 2011.

Culture & Power Conference: Identity & Identification. Ciudad Real, Spain. April 2010.

Representation Now Conference. Madrid, Spain. April 2010.

Gender, Media, and the Public Sphere International Conference. Coimbra, Portugal. October 2009.

International Communications Association Conference. Dresden, Germany. June 2006.

Crossroads of History and Culture Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. April, 2006.

Media and Belief in an Interdependent World International Conference. Paris, France. March 2005.

International Conference on Discourse Analysis. Valencia, Spain. May 2004.

Cultural Studies in the World Today Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. November 2003.

International Communications Association Conference. Washington, District of Columbia. May 2001.

Midwest Graduate Communications Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 2000.

National Communications Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. November 1999.

International Communications Association Conference. San Francisco, California. May 1999.

Midwest Graduate Communications Conference. Iowa City, Iowa. April 1999.

Contemporary American Media Conference: Visual/Virtual Reality. West Lafayette, Indiana. April 1999.

Border Subjects Conference. Normal, Illinois. October 1998.

Intercultural Communications Conference. Miami, Florida. February 1998.

Midwest Graduate Communications Conference. St. Paul, Minnesota. April 1997.

Midwest Journalism History Conference. Urbana, Illinois. April 1996.

Conference Activity – Panel Chair/Respondent

International Conference on Space and Cinema. Lisbon, Portugal. November 2016.

Audiovisualtopia. Madrid, Spain. October 2015.

Space and Place in European Cinema Conference. Galway, Ireland. July 2015.

Rhetoric of War International Conference. Madrid, Spain. May 2014.

Globalization: Texts · Performances · Practices. Madrid, Spain. April 2014.

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature Conference. Madrid, Spain. May, 2013.

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature Conference. Madrid, Spain. May, 2012.

Identity, Culture & Communication. Madrid, Spain. April 2012.

Forming Identity, Transforming Space. Madrid, Spain. April 2011.

Currency and Consumption Conference. Madrid, Spain. May 2010.

Representation Now Conference. Madrid, Spain. April 2010.

Voices and Vision Conference. Madrid, Spain. June 2009.

Love and Conquest. Madrid, Spain. May 2008.

Midwest Graduate Communications Conference. Urbana, Illinois. April 1998.

Honors and Awards

At Saint Louis University - Madrid campus (Standards for recognition codified since 2010):

  • Citations for "Outstanding" Teaching: "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Autumn 2017), "International Cinema" (Spring 2015), "Political Communication" (Spring 2015), "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Autumn 2013), "International Cinema" (Spring 2013), "International Cinema" (Spring 2011), "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Autumn 2010)
  • Citations for "Excellent" Teaching: "International Cinema" (Spring 2018), "Global Media & Culture" (Spring 2018), "International Cinema" (Spring 2017), "Communication Research" (Autumn 2016), "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Autumn 2016), "International Cinema" (Spring 2016), "Communication Research" (Autumn 2015), "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Autumn 2015), "Global Media & Culture" (Summer 2015), "Global Media & Culture" (Summer 2013), "Communication Research" (Spring 2013), "Political Communication" (Autumn 2012), "Communication Research" (Autumn 2012), "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Autumn 2012), "Political Communication" (Autumn 2011), "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Spring 2010)
  • Certificates of Merit: "Political Communication" (Autumn 2017), "Global Media & Culture" (Spring 2017), "Communication Research" (Autumn 2014), "Introduction to Film Criticism" (Autumn 2014) "Communication Research" (Spring 2014), "Communication Research" (Autumn 2013), "Communication Research" (Autumn 2011), "Communication Theory" (Autumn 2010)

At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Incomplete List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent by Their Students: Outstanding Citation. “Introduction to Film”: Spring 1998, Spring 2000.
  • Incomplete List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. “Introduction to Film”: Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Spring 2001.
  • Incomplete List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. “Social and Cultural Foundations of Communication”: Fall 1994, Fall 1996.