*Research* | Teaching
Department of English
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Canada V5A 1S6
I am interested in the ways that writing and reading and speaking and listening contribute to our experience of situations and events, especially those associated with the rhetorical tradition and the study of argument. My recent work examines the contributions of journalists to public controversy, showing how their professional writing practices and textual artifacts help to constitute controversies for audiences.
Keywords: Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric, Writing, Argumentation
BackgroundAssociate Professor, Simon Fraser University, 2012-present
Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, 2006-2012
Ph.D. Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
Cramer, P., & Eisenhart, C. (2014). Examining Readers' Evaluations of Objectivity and Bias in News Discourse. Written Communication, 31(3), 280-303.
Cramer, P. (2013). The EBM Argument Hygiene Campaign. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 19(3), 447-453.
Cramer, P. (2013). Sick Stuff: A Case Study of Controversy in a Constitutive Attitude. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 43(2), 177-201.
Cramer, P. (2012). Recruiting and nominating participants for the Brooklyn Museum controversy: The contributions of New York City print journalists. In R. Howells, A. D. Ritivoi, & J. Schachter (Eds.), Outrage! art, controversy, and society. (pp. 66-98). Palgrave.
Cramer, P. (2011). Controversy as news discourse. Springer.
Cramer, P. (2008). Controversy as a media event category. In B. Johnstone & C. Eisenhart (Eds.), Rhetoric in detail: discourse analyses of rhetorical talk and text .(pp. 279-305). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Cramer, P. (2008). The frequency and discourse features of the public metonym. Critical Discourse Studies. 5(3), 265-280.
Cramer, P. (2008). Review of the book Investigating Media Discourse. Language in Society, 37(2), 281-310.