Marilyn (Bordwell) DeLaure teaches courses in rhetoric, criticism, and social movements. Her research investigates how people effect social change, focusing especially on embodied performance. She has published essays on dance, civil rights rhetoric, and environmental activism, and is co-editor of Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance (NYU Press). She is also a producer of the award-winning documentary film MOTHERLOAD about the cargo bicycling movement.
- Co-Director, USF 101
- PhD/MA, Communication Studies, University of Iowa
- BA, Speech Communication, Drake University
- Social movements
- Bodily performance
- Environmental rhetoric
- Civil rights and public memory
- Culture jamming
- Selected Publications
DeLaure, M. "Televisuality and the Performance of Citizenship on NBC’s ‘Sit-In’." In Like a Fire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins. Edited by Sean Patrick O’Rourke and Lesli K. Pace. University of South Carolina Press (forthcoming).
DeLaure, M. and Fink, M., eds. Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance. NYU Press 2017.
DeLaure, M. "Discourse Design: The Art of Rhetoric and the Science of Persuasion." The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design. Edited by Rachel Beth Egenhoefer. London: Routledge, 2017.
DeLaure, M. “Environmental Comedy: No Impact Man and the Performance of Green Identity.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 5.4 (December 2011): 447-66.
DeLaure, M. “Peace Profile: The San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 23.3 (September 2011): 404-09.
DeLaure, M. “Remembering the Sit-Ins: Performing Public Memory at Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Center and Museum.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies 7.2 (2011): 1-28.
DeLaure, M. “Planting Seeds of Change: Ella Baker’s Radical Rhetoric.” Women’s Studies in Communication 31.1 (Spring 2008): 1-28.
DeLaure, M. “Vulnerable Bodies, Burdens of Proof: The Anti-Nuclear Activism of Mothers for Peace.” In Communication at the Intersection of Nature and Culture: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, edited by Barbara Willard and Chris Green. Chicago: College of Communication, DePaul University, 2008.
DeLaure, M. and Duffy, B. “Martin Luther King, Jr.” In American Voices: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Orators, edited by Bernard K. Duffy and Richard Leeman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.
DeLaure, M. and Duffy, B. “John Kerry.” In American Voices: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Orators, edited by Bernard K. Duffy and Richard Leeman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.
Bordwell, M. “Jamming Culture: Adbusters’ Hip Media Campaign Against Consumerism.” In Confronting Consumption, edited by Ken Conca, Mike Maniates, and Tom Princen. Boston, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Bordwell, M. “Performing Culture Through Embodied Rhetoric: Dancing Where the Buffalo Roam.” Theatre Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies 53 (Winter 2000): 15-36.
Bordwell, M. “Dancing With Death: Performativity and Undiscussable Bodies in Still/Here.” Text and Performance Quarterly 18 (October 1998): 369-79.
- Awards & Distinctions
USF Faculty Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 2018
USF College of Arts and Sciences Service Award, 2018