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Camille Kaminski Lewis

Visting Professor, Furman University

Camille Kaminski Lewis is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her book, Romancing the Difference: Kenneth Burke, Bob Jones University, and the Rhetoric of Religious Fundamentalism, was a scholarly attempt to stretch the boundaries of both Kenneth Burke’s rhetorical theory on tragedy and comedy as well as stretch conservative evangelical’s separatist frames. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Klandamentalism: Dysfunction and Violence in America’s Most Romantic Religious Movements and an anthology called White Nationalism and Faith: Statements and Counter Statements.

Featured Publications

White Nationalism and Faith: Statements and Counter-Statements on American Identity, Peter Lang Publishers, Under Contract. 2020.

“‘I Come From Georgia!’: Andrew Cobb Erwin’s Southern Resistance to the Ku Klux Klan,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Fall 2020. [forthcoming].

“‘Remove Not the Ancient Landmarks’: Making the Confederate Distortions of Religion Apparent.”  Was Blind But Now I See: Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings, Lexington Books, 2019.