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Contesting The Dominance Of Neoliberalism: The Ideograph As A Force For Social Change, Jordan Tyler Becker 2015 Bates College

Contesting The Dominance Of Neoliberalism: The Ideograph As A Force For Social Change, Jordan Tyler Becker

Honors Theses

Recent scholars has challenged the notion that neoliberalism is a coherent, dominant, and monolithic ideology on the basis of its diverse, transnational intellectual origins and the varied ways it has been applied in practice across the world. Further, they call into question the usefulness of conceiving neoliberalism as an utterly hegemonic power, because such a conception precludes the possibility for any resistance or social change in the future. I use McGee’s (1980) theory of the ideograph to understand neoliberalism’s dominance and rise to power, positing that neoliberalism has ascended in the United States because it has appropriated and ...


Editing In America, Don W. Fruman 2015 Kennesaw State University

Editing In America, Don W. Fruman

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

A survey and discussion of modern copy editors that attempts to provide perspective on their role in the communications and publishing industry. This capstone compares past research perspectives on copy editors with new survey responses to create a modern context for professional copy editors, discussing their skills, work environment, outlook, and professional role. This research also discusses the influence of evolving technologies on the role of copy editors and their perspectives.


Representation Of The Mother’S Body As A Narrative Conduit For Wartime Themes In Saga, Bess Pallares 2015 Portland State University

Representation Of The Mother’S Body As A Narrative Conduit For Wartime Themes In Saga, Bess Pallares

Student Research Symposium

“Representation of the Mother’s Body as a Narrative Conduit for Wartime Themes in Saga” examines how both diagetic and extradiagetic art creates a visual syuzhet to convey themes of interdependence and transgenerational memory in the comic book series Saga. My method of research was a narrative analysis of volumes 1-4 of Saga, particularly focusing on the artistic representation of two mothers’ bodies within the narrative and on covers of the books, as related to the themes and story. As a result, I found in the artistic syuzhet that the representation of two characters’ bodies as they interact physically with ...


Vexed Tongues: A Translingual Approach To Eighteenth- And Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Literature, Emily Artiano 2015 Northeastern University

Vexed Tongues: A Translingual Approach To Eighteenth- And Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Literature, Emily Artiano

English Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on the phenomenon of "linguistic colonization" or colonization by way of language, as for instance, when colonized diasporic Africans and Native Americans were forced to abandon their mother tongues in favor of English. Yet rather than purporting a unidirectional story of conquering space and cohering place through language, my project seeks to make visible the nuances of linguistic colonization and the multidirectional influences of language through literature. To analyze the complex, "middle ground" effects of moving across languages, this project borrows the term "translingual" from contemporary writing studies—a term that describes how language is reshaped in ...


Three Case Studies On Digital Technology Implementation In Museums For Disabled Patrons, Leah Lapszynski 2015 Northeastern University

Three Case Studies On Digital Technology Implementation In Museums For Disabled Patrons, Leah Lapszynski

English Master's Theses

This thesis explores the interrelation between physical disability access and digital technology implementation through case studies of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Science, Boston, and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Specifically, this interrelation is examined through the frame of what new museum theorist Janet Marstine calls "guises," a form of what Jacques Derrida called "parergra." Using a case study approach in which each of the three museums studied represented on of the "guises," I explored the museums' physical and online opportunities. In doing so, I seek out ways in which each museum is (or is not) offering digital ...


Using Embedded Institutes As Professional Development To Create A Culture Of Writing Excellence, Melanie K. Farber 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Using Embedded Institutes As Professional Development To Create A Culture Of Writing Excellence, Melanie K. Farber

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

The following thesis addresses the problem of creating a culture of writing excellence at a large, urban school. I will show how the Embedded Institute model helped our school to reconsider our professional development model and to create writing leaders across the content areas. The thesis will make the argument for something larger than test scores through qualitative feedback from teacher participants.

Adviser: Robert Brooke


Redeeming Rhetoric: Augustine's Use Of Rhetoric In His Preaching Ministry, John A. Sypert 2015 Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

Redeeming Rhetoric: Augustine's Use Of Rhetoric In His Preaching Ministry, John A. Sypert

Eleutheria

The art and practice of rhetoric occupied a fundamental place in the ancient Roman world. It is thus not surprising that Augustine (354-430 AD) was deeply committed to the art of speaking well. He spent his youth mastering the theory of rhetoric, putting into practice what he had learned during a preaching career of almost forty years. This essay examines elements of rhetoric in Augustine’s preaching, arguing that he purposely appropriated common rhetorical elements in his preaching for the purpose of making Scripture both plain and compelling to his audience. Augustine’s training in rhetoric is summarized, followed by ...


Intertwining Discourse: An Examination Of Suffrage And Antisuffrage Rhetoric, Emilee L. Cutright 2015 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Intertwining Discourse: An Examination Of Suffrage And Antisuffrage Rhetoric, Emilee L. Cutright

Honors Theses

Throughout the progression of history and human life, individuals have used rhetoric to convey emotions, dictate meaning, persuade others, and better lives, empowering ideas, individuals, communities, nations, and the entire world. In stark contrast, women have consistently experienced extreme oppression that has hindered their right to speak. The expansion and reconstruction of the United States during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century parallels the fact that “women were reconstructing their lives in these years as well” (DuBois and Dumenil 325). These years created an era for women defined by female assertion, unparalleled ...


Was Feinstein’S Response To Netanyahu’S Speech Too Blunt?, Debra Johanyak 2015 University of Akron

Was Feinstein’S Response To Netanyahu’S Speech Too Blunt?, Debra Johanyak

The Actual

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In(Di)Visible Dream: Rhetoric, Myth, And The Road In America, Raymond Blanton 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In(Di)Visible Dream: Rhetoric, Myth, And The Road In America, Raymond Blanton

Communication Studies Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This dissertation takes a rhetorical approach in exploring the mythology of the road in American culture, and in particular the road as an encounter with the other. Specifically, I argue for the road as a mythic archetype, developing an ultimate vocabulary of the road as an Upward/Downward Way in an effort to transcend the dialectical tensions inherent in extant discourse of the road as rebellion. I begin by situating the road as psychagogic rhetoric, a leading of the soul, in Plato’s Phaedrus, to delineate a fixed and reasoned progression of an ultimate order of the road. Then, I ...


Writing In The Community: A Georgia State Outreach Program, Katherine Teems 2015 Georgia State University

Writing In The Community: A Georgia State Outreach Program, Katherine Teems

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Negotiating A Professional Identity As An International Tutor At The Writing Center, Heejung Kwon 2015 Purdue University

Negotiating A Professional Identity As An International Tutor At The Writing Center, Heejung Kwon

Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Graduate Student Presentations

The ethos of international teaching assistants or non-native speaker professionals in the field of writing studies has been researched with a specific focus on teacher identity in classroom settings. The status of international tutors can become a topic of discussion in terms of their credibility, language proficiency, writing competence, and self-efficacy. In this presentation, I discuss how I situate myself as an international tutor at a writing center and ways to self-train and professionalize myself as a better tutor, as well as explore ways to think about mentoring relationships for prospective international tutors.


To Correct Or Not To Correct: The Ethics Of Addressing Grammar In Writing Center Tutorials, Vicki R. Kennell 2015 Purdue University

To Correct Or Not To Correct: The Ethics Of Addressing Grammar In Writing Center Tutorials, Vicki R. Kennell

Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Presentations

Although students often ask for grammar help, writing center tutors are conflicted over whether and how much to provide such help because of how they internalize the tutoring mandates found in training manuals, tutoring literature, and writing center policies. This results in disconnects between what happens in tutorials and what tutors and writers think happens, with grammar being prioritized regardless of stated agendas or document needs. Solutions to this problem include educating writers and instructors, as well as educating tutors to address grammar productively when and if it is warranted.


"A Short Burst Of Inconsequential Information": Networked Rhetorics, Avian Consciousness, And Bioegalitarianism, Damien S. Pfister 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"A Short Burst Of Inconsequential Information": Networked Rhetorics, Avian Consciousness, And Bioegalitarianism, Damien S. Pfister

Papers in Communication Studies

This essay uses the concept of “avian consciousness” to reconsider assumptions about human communication and theorize networked rhetorics. By adopting an ornithomorphic frame, I critically read Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist as an exploration of overlaps between human and avian consciousness. I then argue that avian consciousness provides a richer metaphor for understanding networked rhetorics than autistic consciousness, which is an increasingly dominant trope for explaining interaction with digitally networked media. I explore how Twitter, explicitly modeled on avian communication, can be understood as circulating information in ways analogous to the contact and assembly calls of birds. The essay ...


Sounding The Horn: Howling About The Moral Outrage Of The Politics Of The Gray Wolf, Paul H. Veridian 2015 Utah State University

Sounding The Horn: Howling About The Moral Outrage Of The Politics Of The Gray Wolf, Paul H. Veridian

Browse All Undergraduate research

In this paper I will show how through the use of a moral argument, the article titled “OR-7’s Sister Dies Grisly Death…..” is used to persuade the audience about the moral outrage being perpetrated upon the gray wolf population by the state of Idaho. I will show how the author uses the tactics of vilify and ennoble, melodrama, naming, god and devil terms, and the tragic frame to get this done. The use of the moral argument creates moral outrage in the audience, which polarizes the issue.


Interview Of Margot Soven, Ph.D., Margot Soven Ph.D., Rebecca Goldman 2015 La Salle University

Interview Of Margot Soven, Ph.D., Margot Soven Ph.D., Rebecca Goldman

All Oral Histories

Dr. Margot Iris Soven was born in the early 1940s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She spent her early life in New York City, attending public schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She received her bachelor’s in English from Brooklyn College. After college, she married her husband, Paul, and moved with him to Chicago, where she taught at a high school while earning her master’s in English at DePaul University. She enrolled in an English literature PhD program at Rutgers while living in New Jersey and completed a PhD in rhetoric at the University of Pennsylvania after ...


A Survey Of Civic Engagement Education In Introductory Canadian Politics Courses, Stephanie Bell, JP Lewis 2015 York University

A Survey Of Civic Engagement Education In Introductory Canadian Politics Courses, Stephanie Bell, Jp Lewis

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

In recent years, the pressure for educators to cultivate civic participation among Canada’s apathetic youth voters has been mounting. Between 1998 and 2007, a national wave of curriculum reform introducing or enhancing civic engagement education occurred at the secondary level. In this study, we explore the role and place of civic engagement in the Canadian university curriculum. We have chosen to focus on curriculum in political science programs because calls to increase civic engagement originated with the goal of increasing participation in voting by young people, and because civic engagement is widely espoused as a central value in the ...


Superheroes Unmasked, Jillian M. Malone 2015 University of Dayton

Superheroes Unmasked, Jillian M. Malone

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

In this assignment, I was asked to analyze one rhetorical strategy in the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. I was also asked to consider the Catholic Intellectual Tradition as a rhetorical context. As the class read the book, we had in-class writing assignments that helped us trace our strategy throughout the text and develop our analysis that would eventually become the backbone of our papers. I used these in-class assignments along with my notes on the book to create a comprehensive list of every flashback in the novel. I used this list to develop my thesis ...


Rhetorical Analysis On "It's Not As Simple As It Seems", Nathan Machel 2015 University of Dayton

Rhetorical Analysis On "It's Not As Simple As It Seems", Nathan Machel

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

I wrote this essay as an assignment for my English class, themed Remix Culture. Throughout the course, we examined the originality and even legality of numerous "remix" art forms from music mash ups to a classic novel. Delving further into the legality aspect, we examined the extent to which different works were plagiarized. Did Robin Thicke steal the beat for "Blurred Lines"? Did Harriet Beecher Stowe write Uncle Tom’s Cabin? Or did God write it, as she claimed? Is anything truly original? Or is everything a derivative of some pre-existing elements? In "It's Not as Simple as It ...


Texts Tell Truths, Emma R. Venetis 2015 University of Dayton

Texts Tell Truths, Emma R. Venetis

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

The assignment for this essay was to provide a close reading analysis of a writing or visual strategy in the novel Watchmen by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore, while making connections to how this strategy relates (or doesn't) to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT). To get started on this essay, I looked through various in-class writings we had done regarding rhetorical strategies in this novel. I also reviewed information about the CIT and typed a two-page-long brainstorm of all the rhetorical strategies I found that interested me, and the connections I could find between those and CIT. After deciding ...


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