[KB] Sad News: Dave Tietge
dcwill at fau.edu
Fri Dec 1 12:09:03 EST 2017
I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I always liked Dave and appreciated his insights. Years ago I interviewed at Monmouth, and Dave served as my guide and host. It was a pleasure getting to know him better then and, as Dave B pointed out, to see him again last summer at the KB conference and at Andover.
From: KB [mailto:kb-bounces at kbjournal.org] On Behalf Of Clarke Rountree
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 11:44 AM
To: David Blakesley <dblakes at clemson.edu>
Cc: kb at kbjournal.org
Subject: Re: [KB] Sad News: Dave Tietge
That is sad news. He will be missed.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 1, 2017, at 9:40 AM, David Blakesley <dblakes at clemson.edu> wrote:
> Dear Friends and Colleagues:
> I'm sorry to have to report the news that Dave Tietge passed away
> unexpectedly on Monday after a short illness. Dave started as my
> student at SIU Carbondale in the 1990s and became a friend and
> colleague for the rest of the way.
> Dave presented at the Burke Conference this past summer. I was
> fortunate enough to spend my last day with him on a road trip to KB's
> farm in Andover and then onward to NYC. We couldn't have scripted that any better.
> Those of you who knew him know that Dave was an original. He was
> passionate about KB and rhetoric. He was a brilliant writer,
> completing two books, both of which focused on the rhetoric of science
> in popular media, including film. His first book, *Flash Effect:
> Science and the Rhetorical Origins of the Cold War *(2002, Ohio
> University Press) extended arguments from his award-winning
> dissertation. His second, *Rational Rhetoric: The Role of Science in
> Popular Discourse *(Parlor Press, 2008)*, *received the JAC Award for
> best book in rhetorical theory. He had nearly completed his latest
> book, *Knowing Nature: Popular Representations of the Natural World
> through Visual Media*, for Marguerite Helmers's Visual Rhetoric
> series, also with Parlor Press. We're going to do our best to publish
> this book posthumously. Dave served on *KB Journal's* editorial board since its beginning.
> You can read his obituary here:
> So, the discussion goes on. We'll miss you, Dave.
> Dave is on the right, next to Steve Mailloux, Jim Zappen, and Clarke
> Rountree, at KB's farm this past summer.
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