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Returning To Imaginative Literary Texts In The Composition Classroom: A Case Study Of Greek Literature And Their Potential In First-Year Writing, Esther M. Gabay 2020 City University of New York (CUNY)

Returning To Imaginative Literary Texts In The Composition Classroom: A Case Study Of Greek Literature And Their Potential In First-Year Writing, Esther M. Gabay

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The basis for the argument—a return to literature in first-year college composition—stems from a composition debate that emerged in the 90s that suggested instructors of composition refrain from using literature in their writing courses. The thesis proposes that literature, specifically Greek literature, be re-purposed and integrated back into first-year writing college courses. Chapter one contextualizes the historical debate and proposes imaginative literary texts return to first-year writing. The second chapter presents cross-disciplinary advantages, looking closely at the value of teaching literature in composition classes as a tool for building prior knowledge, developing cross-disciplinary insights and access into other ...


"Tree Thinking": The Rhetoric Of Tree Diagrams In Biological Thought, Carolyn R. Miller, Molly Hartzog 2020 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

"Tree Thinking": The Rhetoric Of Tree Diagrams In Biological Thought, Carolyn R. Miller, Molly Hartzog

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Tree-like visualizations have played a central role in taxonomic and evolutionary biology for centuries, and the idea of a “tree of life” has been a pervasive notion not only in biology but also in religion, philosophy, and literature for much longer. The tree of life is a central figure in Darwin’s Origin of Species in both verbal and visual forms. As one of the most powerful and pervasive images in biological thought, what conceptual and communicative work has it enabled? How have the visual qualities and elements of the tree form interacted with biological thinking over time? This paper ...


Purposefully Forgetting: Surveying San Diego’S Founding Narrative During The City’S Bicentennial Celebrations Of 1969, Noah Pallmeyer 2020 University of San Diego

Purposefully Forgetting: Surveying San Diego’S Founding Narrative During The City’S Bicentennial Celebrations Of 1969, Noah Pallmeyer

Keck Undergraduate Humanities Research Fellows

The city of San Diego owes much its success and prosperity to the “victories associated with colonization.” This quote comes directly from the current National Park Service description of the San Diego Presidio. This project turns to the 1969 bicentennial celebrations of San Diego’s founding. This was a rhetorically powerful period in San Diego’s historical remembrance. This project argues that native and other marginalized populations were not properly considered in the narrative of San Diego’s founding during these celebrations. To understand why and how these populations failed to be properly considered, this project turns to the narratives ...


Apparatgeist And Mobile Communication: Considering Interpersonal Communication Practices, Lisa Enright 2020 Duquesne University

Apparatgeist And Mobile Communication: Considering Interpersonal Communication Practices, Lisa Enright

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Mobile communication is embedded into our daily life increasing our connection to social networks. The development of mobile communication occurred during the second half of the twentieth century and has become domesticated into everyday life. One consequence of the widespread adoption of mobile communication device use is an increase in connectivity. This increase in connection has led to a shift in interpersonal relationships. People now must be aware of when to connect and disconnect to develop meaningful relationships in private, public, and social realms. This project seeks an understanding of how the consequence of increased connectivity and the development of ...


Thomas Kent's Paralogic Rhetoric As A Framework For Analyzing Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse, Donald E. Penner 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Thomas Kent's Paralogic Rhetoric As A Framework For Analyzing Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse, Donald E. Penner

English Department Theses

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) scholarship increasingly uses rhetorical theory as a method for analyzing contested meaning between communicants. However, the classical and social constructivist rhetorical theories typically used for analysis do not address the primary cause of contested meaning – relativism. Conversely, such theories often contribute to a dualistic worldview by utilizing internally imagined conceptual schemes for analyzing texts. This thesis proposes Thomas Kent’s paralogic rhetorical theory as an alternative method of analyzing CSR texts, and focuses on three common areas typically utilized in rhetorical analyses of CSR texts: text reception, the rhetorical situation, and genre. Where paradigmatic rhetorical theories ...


Engl 306: Analysis Of Professional Writing Practices, Steve Smith 2020 University of Louisville

Engl 306: Analysis Of Professional Writing Practices, Steve Smith

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Engl 102: Researching Popular Culture, Brent Coughenour 2020 University of Louisville

Engl 102: Researching Popular Culture, Brent Coughenour

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Engl 102: Investigating Academic Writing, Charlotte Asmuth 2020 University of Louisville

Engl 102: Investigating Academic Writing, Charlotte Asmuth

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Engl 101: Communicating About Writing Or Language To The Public, Andrea Olinger 2020 University of Louisville

Engl 101: Communicating About Writing Or Language To The Public, Andrea Olinger

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Engl 101: Narrating The Argument Essay (Adapted From Rachel Rodriguez's Assignment), Olalekan Adepoju 2020 University of Louisville

Engl 101: Narrating The Argument Essay (Adapted From Rachel Rodriguez's Assignment), Olalekan Adepoju

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She Has It All: Love And Character Depth In Jane The Virgin, Samantha Lamkin 2020 University of Louisville

She Has It All: Love And Character Depth In Jane The Virgin, Samantha Lamkin

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Rosemary's Baby And The Cult Of Domesticity, Brooke Coughenour 2020 University of Louisville

Rosemary's Baby And The Cult Of Domesticity, Brooke Coughenour

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Witches On Surfboards: How Witch Media Has Ridden The Waves Of Feminism, Victoria Harris 2020 University of Louisville

Witches On Surfboards: How Witch Media Has Ridden The Waves Of Feminism, Victoria Harris

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Improving The Bicycle System On The University Of Louisville's Campus, Allan Bagley 2020 University of Louisville

Improving The Bicycle System On The University Of Louisville's Campus, Allan Bagley

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Always Ask Your Grandkids Before You Post (Video Essay), Peyton Kasper 2020 University of Louisville

Always Ask Your Grandkids Before You Post (Video Essay), Peyton Kasper

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Analysis Of Writing Practices: Business Writing In A Scientific World, Brandon Ryan 2020 University of Louisville

Analysis Of Writing Practices: Business Writing In A Scientific World, Brandon Ryan

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Reflective Writing Process Of L2 Students, Bulmaro Miguel Gonzalez Ortega 2020 University of Louisville

Reflective Writing Process Of L2 Students, Bulmaro Miguel Gonzalez Ortega

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Slang Words From A Teen (Video Essay), Kinsey Lewzader 2020 University of Louisville

Slang Words From A Teen (Video Essay), Kinsey Lewzader

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Reflective Habits Of College Freshmen In Different Majors, Gracie Saneii 2020 University of Louisville

Reflective Habits Of College Freshmen In Different Majors, Gracie Saneii

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Are You Born A Good Writer? (Video Essay), Parker Evans 2020 University of Louisville

Are You Born A Good Writer? (Video Essay), Parker Evans

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