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The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy: A Metaphorical Look At Life, The Universe, And Everything, Thomas David Thompson 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy: A Metaphorical Look At Life, The Universe, And Everything, Thomas David Thompson

Communication Studies

A look at the integral use of metaphor as a heuristic in the process of human learning.


"Indians Are Not Mascots": Using Critical Race Theory To Examine The Documentary In Whose Honor, Karina Greek 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

"Indians Are Not Mascots": Using Critical Race Theory To Examine The Documentary In Whose Honor, Karina Greek

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Mad To Be Sincere: Authenticity, Irony, And Kerouac’S Response To Modern Reality, Jonathan Michael Devin 2015 Liberty University

Mad To Be Sincere: Authenticity, Irony, And Kerouac’S Response To Modern Reality, Jonathan Michael Devin

Masters Theses

This project explores the qualities of sincerity, authenticity, and irony in Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. The thesis asserts that that On the Road is neither ironic nor authentic, but, rather, that it both possesses aspects of traditional sincerity and anticipates the New Sincerity movement in contemporary literature. Through observing the characteristics of traditional sincerity and New Sincerity in the novel, the thesis amends the novel's critical position by showing a level of complexity, foresight, and nuance in the text. Ultimately, the thesis shows Kerouac's response to modern reality, presenting the limitations of authenticity and irony ...


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 ...


Ellen Degeneres' Tulane Commencement Speech: Is She Getting Through To Anybody?, Ashley V. Sigl 2015 Western Oregon University

Ellen Degeneres' Tulane Commencement Speech: Is She Getting Through To Anybody?, Ashley V. Sigl

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In this paper, I analyze the commencement speech given by Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane University in 2009. I argue that through identifying with her audience and employing a rhetorical style consisting of a careful balance between humor and tragedy as an additional factor to her use of the commencement genre style presented in Margaret LaWare’s essay, "Redefining The 'Good Life': Life Lessons And Virtues In Commencement Speeches By Women,” DeGeneres is able to establish enough ethos to be seen as a highly credible source on the subject of life, and is able to resonate with her audience and make ...


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 ...


Analysis Of Political Language Manipulation: Changing Public Perceptions Of The Poor Through The War On Poverty And Popular Literary Fiction, Sarah McGuire 2015 Bridgewater State University

Analysis Of Political Language Manipulation: Changing Public Perceptions Of The Poor Through The War On Poverty And Popular Literary Fiction, Sarah Mcguire

Honors Program Theses and Projects

I propose to explore the rhetoric and language surrounding poor people of color both through common culture in literature and political speeches and documents of contemporary politicians between the years 1965 and 1992. I am particularly interested in the evolution of the Johnson administration’s War on Poverty between the 1970s and 1990s. Additionally, the Reagan administration’s tear down of the welfare system in the 1980s is another area of interest. I will specifically be examining how images of the poor have been manipulated in order to preserve the power of the elite and how portrayals of poverty shift ...


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


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 ...


Evaluating An Oral Draft Of Luke 8:4-15 In Uduk, Jeremy N. Harrison 2015 Abilene Christian University

Evaluating An Oral Draft Of Luke 8:4-15 In Uduk, Jeremy N. Harrison

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This doctor of ministry thesis presents the findings of a project in which I led a group of immigrants from South Sudan through the process of generating and evaluating an oral draft of Luke 8:4-15 in Uduk. The aim of this project was to provide a substantive field test of an oral translation methodology conducted among immigrants living in the United States who speak a language that lacks a translation of the entire Bible. The project involved facilitating basic translation training and conducting an oral drafting process with a team of three Uduk speakers. This project also involved evaluating ...


Cultivating The Practice Of Missional Hospitality For Small Groups At West Houston Church Of Christ, Kevin Stewart 2015 Abilene Christian University

Cultivating The Practice Of Missional Hospitality For Small Groups At West Houston Church Of Christ, Kevin Stewart

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This doctor of ministry thesis presents the results of a project in which I led a team to develop a plan to cultivate the practice of missional hospitality for small groups at West Houston Church of Christ. I used missional theology as a framework to give shape to the practice of hospitality. The project team met for nine weeks in the fall of 2014. The team practiced lectio divina focused on Luke 10, participated in theological reflection on missional hospitality, and fulfilled assignments to practice missional hospitality. These activities helped form the group spiritually and informed the development of a ...


Fostering Healing Through Reconciliation In The Abernathy Church Of Christ, Randall K. Carr 2015 Abilene Christian University

Fostering Healing Through Reconciliation In The Abernathy Church Of Christ, Randall K. Carr

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project is an exercise in addressing anxiety as a result of unresolved conflict in the Abernathy Church of Christ. In 2009 emotions escalated to a climactic point, leading a group of participants to separate from the Abernathy Church of Christ. The events surrounding this episode have played an influential role in shaping the narrative of the Abernathy Church of Christ. This project seeks to identify areas of residual pain in the existing narrative and move the congregation into a narrative of hope for the future of the Abernathy Church of Christ. The central theme is reconciliation and results from ...


Introduction To Poroi 11.1, David Depew 2015 University of Iowa

Introduction To Poroi 11.1, David Depew

Poroi

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Introduction To Reports From The Arst Preconference “Articulating Risk”, John Lynch 2015 University of Cincinnati

Introduction To Reports From The Arst Preconference “Articulating Risk”, John Lynch

Poroi

No abstract provided.


The Rhetoric Of Food: Precedent Food Texts As Inventio, Adrienne Lamberti 2015 University of Northern Iowa

The Rhetoric Of Food: Precedent Food Texts As Inventio, Adrienne Lamberti

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Rhetorical Agency In The Face Of Uncertainty, Lora Arduser, Lucia Dura, Jennifer Malkowski 2015 University of Cincinnati

Rhetorical Agency In The Face Of Uncertainty, Lora Arduser, Lucia Dura, Jennifer Malkowski

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Risk And Vulnerable, Medicalized Bodies, Amy Koerber, Lora Arduser, Jeannie Bennett, Lauren Kolodziejski, Shaunak Sastry, L. Paul Strait 2015 Texas Tech University

Risk And Vulnerable, Medicalized Bodies, Amy Koerber, Lora Arduser, Jeannie Bennett, Lauren Kolodziejski, Shaunak Sastry, L. Paul Strait

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Discourses Of Environment And Disaster, William J. White, Philippa Spoel, Lisa Keränen, Rowan Howard-Williams 2015 Penn State Altoona

Discourses Of Environment And Disaster, William J. White, Philippa Spoel, Lisa Keränen, Rowan Howard-Williams

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Expertise And Data In The Articulation Of Risk, Ashley Rose Kelly, Carolyn R. Miller, Shannon N. Fanning, Molly M. Kessler, S. Scott Graham, Daniel J. Card 2015 University of Waterloo

Expertise And Data In The Articulation Of Risk, Ashley Rose Kelly, Carolyn R. Miller, Shannon N. Fanning, Molly M. Kessler, S. Scott Graham, Daniel J. Card

Poroi

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