Dr. Duncan has published work in style, early Christian rhetoric, rhetorical theory and history, informal logic, and professional writing genres.
Edited Book Collections
The Centrality of Style. Eds. Duncan, Mike and Star M. Vanguri. West Lafayette, ID: Parlor Press, 2013.
Essays & Book Reviews
Duncan, Mike. “Understanding The Paragraph and Paragraphing by Ian McGee.”
Composition Studies 48.3 (2020): 155-157.
Duncan, Mike. “The Three Types of Peer Reviewers.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education. 19 June 2018.
Articles and Chapters
Duncan, Mike. "The Danger of Using Style to Determine Authorship: The Case of Luke and Acts." In Style and the Future of Composition Studies, Eds. Paul Butler, Star Vanguri, and Brian Ray. Utah State UP, 2020.
Ozaki, Naoko, Jillian Hill and Mike Duncan. "The Rhetoric of a Kamikaze Manual."
Technical Communication 67.3 (2020): 61-79.
Joswiak, Regan and Mike Duncan. "Inform or Persuade? An Analysis of Technical Communication Textbooks."
Technical Communication 67.2 (2020): 29-41.
Duncan, Mike. "Knives in the Air: Argumentative Arrangement in Demosthenes's 330 BCE
On The Crown and Donald Trump's October 10, 2019 Minnesota Rally Speech." Relevant Rhetoric 11 (2020): 1-33.
Sciullo, Nick J. and Mike Duncan. "Professionalizing Peer Review: A Suggestion for a More Ethical and Pedagogical Review Process."
Journal of Scholarly Publishing 50.4 (2019): 248-264.
Duncan, Mike. "The Missing Rhetorical History Between Quintilian and Augustine."
Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 33.4 (2015): 349-376.
Duncan, Mike and Adam Ellwanger. "The Rhetoric of Moderation in Deliberative Discourse: Barack Obama's December 1, 2009 Speech at West Point."
Cogency 6.1 (2014): 63-90.
Duncan, Mike and Jillian Hill. "Termination Documentation."
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly 77.3 (2014) 297-311.
Duncan, Mike. "The New Christian Rhetoric of Origen."
Philosophy & Rhetoric 46. 1 (2013): 88-104.
Duncan, Mike. "The Research Paper as Stylistic Exercise." In
The Centrality of Style. Eds. Duncan, Mike and Star M. Vanguri. West Lafayette, ID: Parlor Press, 2013. 161-173.
Duncan, Mike. "The Curious Silence of the Dog and Paul of Tarsus: Revisiting the Argument from Silence."
Informal Logic 32.1 (2012): 51-82.
Duncan, Mike. "Polemical Ambiguity and the Composite Audience: Bush's September 20, 2001 speech to Congress and the Epistle of 1 John."
Rhetoric Society Quarterly 41.5 (2011): 455-471.
Duncan, Mike. "Questioning the Auditory Sublime: A Multisensory-Organic Approach to Prose Rhythm."
JAC (Journal of Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture) 31.3-4 (2011): 579-608.
Duncan, Mike. "Whatever Happened to the Paragraph?"
College English 69.5 (2007): 470-495. Rpt. in Style in Composition and Rhetoric: A Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Paul Butler. Bedford St. Martin's: Boston, 2009.
McCarthy, Phillip, and Adam Renner, Michael Duncan, Nicholas Duran, Erin Lightman, & Danielle McNamara. "Identifying Topic Sentencehood."
Behavioral Research Methods 40.3 (2008): 647-664.
Duncan, Mike. “Expanding Ethical Pedagogy in Technical Communication: Learning from Killer Nanobots.” Perspectives article,
Technical Communication Quarterly, 2021.