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Mimesis: Foot Washing From Luke To John, Keith Yoder 2016 University of Massachusetts

Mimesis: Foot Washing From Luke To John, Keith Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

In this draft paper I argue that the Foot Washing of John 13:1–17 is a creative imitation of the Foot Washing and Foot Anointing of Luke 7:36–50. Building on significant but neglected previous scholarship, I present many previously unexplored literary connections between these two texts. The density, order, distinction, and interpretability of the parallel connections establishes an intertextual relationship of innovative emulation, that combination of mimēsis and zēlōsis widely practiced by authors of the classical and late antique eras. The latent directionality of the parallels in the two narratives points to Luke's as the original ...


“Uh Oh. Cue The [New] Mommy Wars”: The Ideology Of Combative Mothering In Popular U.S. Newspaper Articles About Attachment Parenting, Julia Moore, Jenna Abetz 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Uh Oh. Cue The [New] Mommy Wars”: The Ideology Of Combative Mothering In Popular U.S. Newspaper Articles About Attachment Parenting, Julia Moore, Jenna Abetz

Papers in Communication Studies

Through critique of concordance, we argue that popular U.S. newspaper articles about attachment parenting perpetuate the ideology of combative mothering, where mothers are in continuous competition with one another over parenting choices. Specifically, article writers construct a new, singular metaphorical mommy war between pro-attachment parenting and anti-attachment parenting proponents by prepackaging attachment parenting and its debate, advocating for attachment parenting through instinct and science, and rejecting attachment parenting because of harm to children, relationships, and mothers. A minority of articles, however, avoided reifying this pro-/anti-attachment parenting mommy war by exploring the complexities of parenting beyond prepackaged philosophies. We ...


Conceding Composition: A Crooked History Of Composition's Institutional Fortunes, Ryan Skinnell 2015

Conceding Composition: A Crooked History Of Composition's Institutional Fortunes, Ryan Skinnell

Ryan Skinnell

First-year composition became the most common course in American higher education not because it could “fix” underprepared student writers, but because it has historically served significant institutional interests. That is, it can be “conceded” in multiple ways to help institutions solve political, promotional, and financial problems. Conceding Composition is a wide-ranging historical examination of composition’s evolving institutional value in American higher education over the course of nearly a century.
 
Based on extensive archival research conducted at six American universities and using the specific cases of institutional mission, regional accreditation, and federal funding, this study demonstrates that administrators and faculty ...


Write, Present, Create: Science Communication For Undergraduates, Mary Poffenroth 2015 San Jose State University

Write, Present, Create: Science Communication For Undergraduates, Mary Poffenroth

Mary Poffenroth

Write, Present, Create: Science Communication for Undergraduates helps non-science major students successfully complete papers, presentations, and new media projects in undergraduate science courses. This guide will help students create original work that is scientifically robust in content and structure, and encourage them to support their ideas with the best available scientific evidence.


The Rhetoric Of Law And The Epistle To The Hebrews, Theodore A. Holt IV 2015 Abilene Christian University

The Rhetoric Of Law And The Epistle To The Hebrews, Theodore A. Holt Iv

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Epistle to the Hebrews demonstrates a complex of what scholars label technical legal terms. Enlisting a series of word studies, this thesis attempts to uncover where the author learned the terminology in order to understand more about the anonymous author and the theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews. This thesis examines terms in Heb 2:2-4; 6:13-18; 7:11-19; 8:13; 9:15-18; 10:9.


Traditions Of Eloquence: The Jesuits And Modern Rhetorical Studies [Appendix], Cinthia Gannett, John Brereton 2015 Fairfield University

Traditions Of Eloquence: The Jesuits And Modern Rhetorical Studies [Appendix], Cinthia Gannett, John Brereton

Religion

This groundbreaking collection explores the important ways Jesuits have employed rhetoric, the ancient art of persuasion and the current art of communications, from the sixteenth century to the present. Much of the history of how Jesuit traditions contributed to the development of rhetorical theory and pedagogy has been lost, effaced, or dispersed. As a result, those interested in Jesuit education and higher education in the United States, as well as scholars and teachers of rhetoric, are often unaware of this living 450-year-old tradition. Written by highly regarded scholars of rhetoric, composition, education, philosophy, and history, many based at Jesuit colleges ...


The Very Stones Would Cry Out: A Study Of The Gospel Of Christ In Luke 19:37-40, James Gregory Gardner 2015 University of South Carolina

The Very Stones Would Cry Out: A Study Of The Gospel Of Christ In Luke 19:37-40, James Gregory Gardner

Senior Theses

My senior thesis project is a Sunday School series to be used for the high school ministry at Shandon Baptist Church. I've been an intern for the Shandon youth ministry for a year and a half, including the current semester, and have been involved in the ministry in some other capacity for nearly six years. Through my experiences with the youth ministry there, it has become my desire to pursue vocational ministry myself, and this project has become a great practical way for me to do research and learn what it will be like to be a youth pastor ...


Leaders’ Response To Terrorism: The Role Of Epideictic Rhetoric In Deliberative Democracies, Eirik Vatnoey 2015 Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen

Leaders’ Response To Terrorism: The Role Of Epideictic Rhetoric In Deliberative Democracies, Eirik Vatnoey

Journal of Public Deliberation

New initiatives in deliberative democracy theory allow for a broader understanding of the different rhetorical practices that influence deliberation in real life settings. This solves the “problem” rhetoricians have long had with deliberative theory: that political communication is reduced to rational deliberation, disregarding a lot of non-deliberative forms of communication that are essential for the formation of public opinion and political decisions. This article elaborates on the role of epideictic rhetoric and provides an example as to how we might benefit from combining the two theoretical traditions. Often reduced to ceremonial practice, the epideictic genre has long been overlooked in ...


The Rhetorical Work Of Science Diplomacy: Border Crossing And Propheteering For U.S.-Muslim Engagement, Karen Walker 2015 Independent Scholar

The Rhetorical Work Of Science Diplomacy: Border Crossing And Propheteering For U.S.-Muslim Engagement, Karen Walker

Poroi

This essay critiques science diplomacy discourse generated by President Obama’s “New Beginning” speech at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, which launched a program of action in education, science, technology, and innovation to build trust between Muslim-majority countries and the United States. I contend that the Cairo Agenda sparked parallel dialogues, carried out in two separate loci of discourse: the official public sphere through which the Cairo Agenda was promoted, and a reticulate public sphere dedicated to Muslim science. My critique explores the quality and substance of the border crossings between these two arenas. I introduce science diplomacy’s ...


Turning The Prophetic Into Civil Religion: Barack Obama's March 4, 2007 Sermon In Selma, Alabama, Jason R. Moyer 2015 Malone University

Turning The Prophetic Into Civil Religion: Barack Obama's March 4, 2007 Sermon In Selma, Alabama, Jason R. Moyer

Poroi

This essay analyzes Barack Obama’s March 4, 2007 sermon in Selma, Alabama that helped to position his candidacy for president in relationship to the civil rights movement. I argue that Obama’s sermon helped to move black theology from its prophetic orientation to serve the model of radiant whiteness that black liberation theologian James Cone attributes to U.S. civil religion.


Knowing Your Place: The Impact Of Public Sphere Rhetoric On Face-To-Face Communities, And The Rhetorics That Support Racial Equality, Laura Hanson Ells 2015 Bridgewater State University

Knowing Your Place: The Impact Of Public Sphere Rhetoric On Face-To-Face Communities, And The Rhetorics That Support Racial Equality, Laura Hanson Ells

Master’s Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Revisiting Biblical Translation, Dominique Rideout 2015 Abilene Christian University

Revisiting Biblical Translation, Dominique Rideout

Honors College

Since the Reformation, translation into the vernacular has been a significant part of interpretation of biblical texts. In modern English, it seems as though new translations are created all the time, and Christians often take for granted this valuable tool of the faith. However, there are many ways in which translation can—and should—be done better. This project discusses the theory and methodology of translation, with particular attention to formal and functional equivalence translations. Additionally, it looks at key issues in translation such as semantic range and contextualization of the text. Then, it reviews new research in translation relating ...


Preaching Through Philippians: How To Advance The Gospel In The Worst Of Times, Amanda Rigby 2015 Abilene Christian University

Preaching Through Philippians: How To Advance The Gospel In The Worst Of Times, Amanda Rigby

Honors College

The Christian church has been influenced by the institution of preaching since its inception in the first century. Preaching has developed over time into the practice encountered most often today: sermons addressed and preached to congregations of Christians of all different denominations and geographical locations. Contemporary preaching has the power to shape the church in the emerging postmodern era. As someone studying to become a pastor who preaches to a church, I realize the importance as well as the significance of the task I have chosen to undertake. I use this space to enter into the practice of sermon preparation ...


Identity-Based Assignments And Student Disinterest In Fyc, Benjamin F. Pearce 2015 Kennesaw State University

Identity-Based Assignments And Student Disinterest In Fyc, Benjamin F. Pearce

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

This project attempts to investigate the position of identity-based assignments in FYC and identify the student response to these assignments. If individuals teaching and studying FYC can determine that identity-based assignments raise first-year student interest in academic writing then we should intensify the study and use of these assignments.


Introduction To Poroi 11.2, David J. Depew 2015 University of Iowa

Introduction To Poroi 11.2, David J. Depew

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Recalibrating The State Of The Union: Visual Rhetoric And The Temporality Of Neoliberal Economics In The 2011 Enhanced State Of The Union Address, James A. McVey 2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recalibrating The State Of The Union: Visual Rhetoric And The Temporality Of Neoliberal Economics In The 2011 Enhanced State Of The Union Address, James A. Mcvey

Poroi

For the first time in the history of the address, the 2011 State of the Union was accompanied online by an enhanced version, which gave viewers the option of experiencing the speech alongside a display providing images, charts, graphs, outlines, and data visualizations. This paper examines the visual rhetoric of President Barack Obama’s 2011 enhanced State of the Union, locating this rhetoric in an aesthetic regime of neoliberal temporality. I argue that the visual rhetoric of the Enhanced Address articulates between conservative and progressive temporalities in order to promise a future economic victory prefigured by the economic logics of ...


Rhetoric, Ebola, And Vaccination: A Conversation Among Scholars, Jennifer L. Scott, Kristin E. Kondrlik, Heidi Y. Lawrence, Susan L. Popham, Candice A. Welhausen 2015 Shawnee State University

Rhetoric, Ebola, And Vaccination: A Conversation Among Scholars, Jennifer L. Scott, Kristin E. Kondrlik, Heidi Y. Lawrence, Susan L. Popham, Candice A. Welhausen

Poroi

Five scholars who study the rhetoric of health and medicine share our diverse perspectives on the Ebola outbreak that began in West Africa in March 2014. Using a unique multi-vocal approach, we raise questions for future research on the rhetoric of vaccines and vaccination, such as the role of visualizations in risk perception, the individuation of blame, the role of genres in vaccine development, and the rhetorical presence of material conditions that promote disease transmission. Our overall goal is to initiate scholarly conversation about Ebola specifically and about outbreaks and vaccine development generally. Through our conversation, we explore subjects such ...


Critical Affects: Laughter As Inquiry In First-Year Writing Courses, Nicholas James Learned 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Critical Affects: Laughter As Inquiry In First-Year Writing Courses, Nicholas James Learned

Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

CRITICAL AFFECTS: LAUGHTER AS INQUIRY IN FIRST-YEAR WRITING COURSES

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Nicholas J. Learned

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2015

Under the Supervision of Professor Dennis Lynch

In this dissertation, I work to rethink our current approaches to teaching critical thinking and writing in attempt to collapse the distance between the critical/rhetorical methods we teach in Rhetoric and Composition and the ways students interact rhetorically in their everyday lives. I am prompted to this line of inquiry by a problem I note in both theory and practice: the critical methods we teach in our writing courses rarely translate to real-world ...


The Right Time: Building The Learning Community Movement, Deborah Mutnick Dr. 2015 Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

The Right Time: Building The Learning Community Movement, Deborah Mutnick Dr.

Learning Communities Research and Practice

The author argues that the current conjuncture is a kairotic moment for their own learning community program as well as the national movement to support the development of learning communities in universities and colleges and the array of pedagogical approaches associated with them. With Barbara Leigh Smith (2013), they recognize a link between the social justice movements of the 1960s and the learning community movement both in their commitments to democracy and their organizing strategies. Through relating the story of their own experience as co-directors of the LIU Brooklyn Learning Community program, specifying different inventions, audiences, and purposes driving that ...


Recommendations From The Field: Creating An Lgbtq Learning Community, Kathryn S. Jaekel 2015 Northern Illinois University

Recommendations From The Field: Creating An Lgbtq Learning Community, Kathryn S. Jaekel

Learning Communities Research and Practice

This article details the creation of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) learning community. Created because of research that indicates chilly campus climates (Rankin, 2005), as well as particular needs of LGBTQ students in the classroom, this learning community focused upon LGBTQ topics in and out of the classroom. While overall the learning community was successful, recommendations of increasing partnerships with other campus offices is detailed. In addition, critical questions of reframing learning communities as being essential for identity are outlined.


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