Faculty & Staff - Eric E. Peterson
414 Dunn Hall
Phone: (207) 581-1934
Fax: (207) 581-1286
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1980
Professor Peterson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that explore the influence and use of mass communication in daily life–what we do in reading magazines, watching television, listening to rock ‘n’ roll, using the Internet, and talking about media events. He teaches additional undergraduate courses in nonverbal communication, advertising and society, and sexualities in mass communication. Currently, he is conducting research on storytelling in weblogs and on the integration of media consumption, interpersonal play, games, and narrative practices. He is co-author (with Kristin M. Langellier) of a series of publications on narrative including such topics as family storytelling, women’s storytelling, and the politics of storytelling.
- Langellier, K. M., & Peterson, E. E. (2004). Storytelling in daily life: Performing narrative. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University.
- McCauley, M. P., Peterson, E. E., Artz, B. L., & Halleck, D. (Eds.). (2002). Public broadcasting and the public interest. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
Selected Journal Articles:
- Peterson, E. E. (2011). How conversational are weblogs? Language@Internet, 8, article 8. [Special issue on Computer-Mediated Conversation, Part II, ed. S. C. Herring.] http://www.languageatinternet.org/articles/2011/Peterson
- Peterson, E. E. (2008). My body lies over the keyboard: Agency and efficacy in weblog storytelling. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 16, 149-163.
- Peterson, E. E., & Langellier, K. M. (2006). The performance turn in narrative studies. Narrative Inquiry, 16, 173-180.
- Peterson, E. E. (2000). Narrative identity in a solo performance: Craig Gingrich-Philbrook’s “The First Time.” Narrative Inquiry, 10 , 229-251.
- Peterson, E. E., & Langellier, K. M. (1997). The politics of personal narrative methodology. Text and Performance Quarterly, 17, 135-152.
- Peterson, E. E. (1995). Ethnicity and the new racism in the basic interpersonal communication course. Women and Language, 18, No. 1, 41-44.
- Peterson, E. E. (1994). Nonsexist language reform and “political correctness.” Women and Language, 17, No.2, 6-10.
- Peterson, E. E. (1994). Diversity and Franco-American identity politics. Maine Historical Society Quarterly, 34, 58-67.
- Peterson, E. E. (1991). Moving toward a gender balanced curriculum in basic speech communication courses. Communication Education, 40, 60-72.
- Peterson, E. E. (1988). The technology of media consumption. American Behavioral Scientist, 32, 156-168.
- Peterson, E. E. (1987). Media consumption and girls who want to have fun. Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 4, 37-50.