Scholarly Publications

2021

Samoilenko, S. A. (2021). The cocreational view of character assassination. In C. H. Botan (Ed.), The handbook of strategic communication (pp. 76-90). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Samoilenko, S. A. (2021). The applied social theory of character assassination. Journal of Applied Social Theory, 1(3), 1-6.

Samoilenko, S. A. (2021). Character assassination: The sociocultural perspective. Journal of Applied Social Theory, 1(3), 186-205.

Journal of Applied Social Theory, Vol. 1, No. 3. (2021). Special Edition: Character Assassination and Applied Social Theory: https://socialtheoryapplied.com/journal/jast/index

2020

Icks, M., Shiraev, E., Keohane, J., & Samoilenko, S.A., (2020). Character assassination: Theoretical framework. In S.A. Samoilenko, M. Icks, E. Shiraev, E., & J. Keohane. J. (Eds.), Routledge handbook of character assassination and reputation management (pp. 11-24).New York, NY: Routledge.

Icks, M. (2020, June/July). Poisoned ink: Character assassination of Roman emperors. Ancient History Magazine no. 28, pp. 18-23.

Icks, M., & Shiraev, E. (2020). Character assassination and scandalogy: How and why character attacks cause scandals. In A. Haller & H. Michael (Eds.), Scandalogy 2: Cultures of Scandals – Scandals in Culture (pp.104-123). Halem: Cologne.

Icks, M. (2020). Agrippina, Theodora and Fredegund as evil empresses in the historiographic tradition. In S.A. Samoilenko, M. Icks, J. Keohane & E.B. Shiraev (eds.), Routledge handbook of character assassination and reputation management. Routledge, 183-195.

Samoilenko, S.A. (2020). Character assassination in the context of mediated complexity. In K. Sriramesh & D. Verčič (Eds.), The global public relations handbook: Theory, research, and practice (3rd Ed.). London and New York: Routledge.

Samoilenko, S.A., & Karnysheva, M. (2020). Character assassination as modus operandi of Soviet propaganda. In P. Baines, N. O’Shaughnessy, & N. Snow (eds), The SAGE handbook of propaganda. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Samoilenko, S. A., & Laruelle, M. (2020). Character assassination as strategic communication in EU-Russia relations. In E. Pashentsev (Ed.), Strategic communication in EU-Russia relations: Tensions, challenges, and opportunities (pp. 135-160). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Samoilenko, S.A. (2020). Character assassination as a structurational phenomenon. In S.A. Samoilenko, M. Icks, E. Shiraev, E., & J. Keohane. J. (Eds.), Routledge handbook of character assassination and reputation management (pp. 45-62). New York, NY: Routledge.

Shiraev, Eric & Makhovskaya, Olga (2020). The Traumatic Psychological Impact of Character Attacks on Targets. In S. Samoilenko, M. Icks, J.Keohane, & E. Shiraev (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management. (pp. 36-44). New York/London: Routledge.

Shiraev, Eric (2020). Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Character Assassination. In S. Samoilenko, M. Icks, J.Keohane, & E. Shiraev (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management (pp. 63-72). New York/London: Routledge.

2019

Icks, M., & Shiraev, E. (2019). Character Assassination in Ancient Rome: Defamation in Cicero’s First Catilinarian Oration from a Historical-Psychological Perspective. The Journal of Psychohistory, 46 (4), 270-289.

2018

Samoilenko, S. A. (2018). Strategic deception in the age of “truthiness.” In I. Chiluwa (Ed.). Deception: Motivations, Recognition Techniques and Behavioral Control. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Samoilenko, S.A. (2018). Subversion practices: From coercion to attraction. In E.J. Bridgen, & D. Verčič, D. (Eds.), Experiencing Public Relations: International voices (pp. 174-193). Routledge, London, UK.

Samoilenko, S. A., Icks, M., Shiraev, E., & Keohane, J. (2018). Character assassination. In A. V. Ledeneva and International Board (Eds.), The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality (Vol. 2, pp. 441-445). London, UK: UCL University Press.

2017

Icks, M. (2017). ‘“Adorned by fancy and blackened by prejudice”’: The “vices and follies” of Elagabalus in modern historical research’, in: L. de Arrizabalaga y Prado (ed.), Varian Studies, Volume 3: A Varian Symposium (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne ) 185-204.

Icks, M. (2017). ‘Cross-dressers in control: Transvestism, power and the balance between the sexes in the literary discourse of the Roman Empire’, in: D. Campanile, F. Carlà-Uhink & M. Facella (eds.), TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World (Routledge: London – New York), 65-82.

Icks, M. (2017). ‘Turning victory into defeat: Negative assessments of imperial triumphs in Greco-Roman literature’, in: F. Goldbeck & J. Wienand (eds.), Der römische Triumph in Prinzipat und Spätantike (De Gruyter: Berlin – Boston 2017) 317-333

Samoilenko, S. A., Erzikova, E., Davydov, S., & Laskin, A. (2017). Different media, same messages: Character assassination in the television news during the 2014 Ukrainian crisis. International Communication Research Journal, 52(2), 31–55.

2016

Samoilenko, S. A. (2016). Ad hominem argument. In C. Carroll (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation. (Vol. 1 pp. 16-19). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Samoilenko, S. A. (2016). Character assassination. In C. Carroll (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation. (Vol. 1, pp. 115-118). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

2015

Icks, M. (2015). ‘The depraved devotion of Elagabalus: Images of the priest-emperor in the visual and performing arts’, in: F. Carlà & I. Berti (eds.), Ancient Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and Performing Arts (Bloomsbury: London – New York) 211-224.

2014

Icks, M. (2014). ‘‘Creating tyrants in ancient Rome: Character assassination and imperial investiture’, in: M. Icks & E.B. Shiraev (eds.), Character Assassination throughout the Ages (Palgrave Macmillan: New York) 83-100.

Icks, M. (2014). ‘De triomf van de tiran. Triumphials kritiekmiddel in Romeinse literatuur’, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 127, 1-19

Shiraev, E. (2014). How Political Psychologists Can Assist Historians. In: Shiraev, Eric & Icks, Martijn. (Eds). Character Assassination Throughout the Ages (pp. 15-36). London/New York: Macmillan.

Shiraev, E. & Smart, J. (2014).  Character Attacks and American Presidents. In Shiraev, Eric & Icks, Martijn. (Eds). Character Assassination Throughout the Ages (pp. 215-236). London/New York: Macmillan.

Shiraev, E. & Yang, Z. (2014). The Gao-Rao Affair. A Case of Character Assassination in Chinese Politics in the 1950s. In Shiraev, Eric & Icks, Martijn. (Eds). Character Assassination Throughout the Ages (pp. 237-252). London/New York: Macmillan.

2012

Icks, M. (2012). ‘Bad emperors on the rise: Negative assessments of imperial investitures, AD 284-395’, Klio. Beiträge zur alten Geschichte, 94,  462-481.

2011

Icks, M. (2011). ‘Elevating the unworthy emperor: Ritual failure in Roman historiography’, in: A. Chaniotis (ed.), Ritual Dynamics in the Ancient Mediterranean: Agency, Emotion, Gender, Representation (Steiner: Stuttgart) 347-376.