Adam Hodges-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Adam Hodges

A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Humanities Fellow

Address:
Department of English
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 259
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Bio

I did my doctoral work in linguistics at the University of Colorado with an interdisciplinary focus grounded in linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and discourse studies.  In my research, I take a critical approach to the study of language and communicative practices in social and cultural life.  My primary sites of study involve the domains of politics and mass media where I examine how public discourse builds shared cultural narratives, represents issues of ‘truth', and constructs identities.  By examining the construction of meaning and the role of language in relations of power, I aim to illuminate the way discourse shapes and influences sociopolitical reality.  My monograph, The ‘War on Terror' Narrative:  Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality, provides a comprehensive look at the Bush administration's discourse about terrorism from the events of 9/11 through the beginning of the Obama administration.  In addition to my research, I have taught at Stanford University for the Linguistics Department, at the University of Colorado for the Linguistics Department as well as the Program for Writing & Rhetoric, and at Colorado State University for the Anthropology Department.

Publications

Hodges, Adam.  In press.  The ‘War on Terror' Narrative:  Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality.  New York:  Oxford University Press. 

Hodges, Adam.  2010.  "Discursive Constructions of Global War and Terror."  In Handbook of Language and Globalization, Nikolas Coupland (ed.).  Wiley-Blackwell.

Hodges, Adam. 2008. "The Politics of Recontextualization: Discursive Competition over Claims of Iranian Involvement in Iraq." Discourse & Society 19(4): 479-501.

Hodges, Adam and Chad Nilep (eds.). 2007. Discourse, War and Terrorism. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Hodges, Adam. 2007. "The Political Economy of Truth in the 'War on Terror' Discourse: Competing Visions of an Iraq/al Qaeda Connection." Social Semiotics 17(1): 5-21.