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As If By Magic: Unleashing Critical And Expressive Voices Through A Rhetoric Of "This/And" In First-Year Composition, Nolan Chessman 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

As If By Magic: Unleashing Critical And Expressive Voices Through A Rhetoric Of "This/And" In First-Year Composition, Nolan Chessman

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation engages academic, creative, and student genres in conversation in order to challenge the strict discursive and stylistic boundaries placed around college writing, particularly in first-year composition. Because this project aims to thrust first-year writing pedagogy beyond the confines of fixed genre forms, its inquiry is multimodal, intermingling writing styles and research modes so that, in scholar-teacher Wendy Bishop’s words, “I can think in and through them all” (“Places to Stand” 17). The particulars—or “data”—informing this study are primarily archival, textual (often a combination of the two), experimental, and experiential. Broadly speaking, this inquiry consists of ...


Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden 2017 Brandeis University

Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden

CLCWeb Library

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Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir 2017 Ohio State University - Main Campus

Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir

CLCWeb Library

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What’S Creative About Creative Writing? Critical Pedagogy And Transversal Creativity, Erick Piller 2016 University of Connecticut, Storrs

What’S Creative About Creative Writing? Critical Pedagogy And Transversal Creativity, Erick Piller

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

As creative writing studies emerges as a field, scholars should interrogate the meanings and possibilities of creativity in the educational contexts of creative writing. This article draws from the ideas of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari to propose the concept of transversal creativity, which emphasizes agency and self-invention through a realized meshing of discourses and identities—ways of speaking, writing, thinking, and being that cut across and run between established discourses and subject positions. Conceived in this light, creativity can bring critical pedagogy into the creative writing course.


The Diary And Notes Of Marcus Christian As A Site Of Rhetorical Education, Entries 1924-1945, Nordette N. Adams, Nordette N. Adams 2016 University of New Orleans

The Diary And Notes Of Marcus Christian As A Site Of Rhetorical Education, Entries 1924-1945, Nordette N. Adams, Nordette N. Adams

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This thesis asserts that Marcus Bruce Christian (1900-1976), a New Orleans, Louisiana, black poet, writer, and historian, used his diary and notes as a site of rhetorical education and as a space in which he constructed and reinforced a Duboisian ethos, a particular type of black identity and character shaped by the political rhetoric of W. E. B. Du Bois. Maintaining this ethos, Christian, an autodidact throughout most of his life, negotiated a society strangled by white supremacist ideology and resisted being interpellated into the negative black identity constructed by a hostile and stifling Jim Crow South.


Collaborative Work And The Future Of Humanities Teaching, Michael Ullyot, Kate E. O'Neill 2016 University of Calgary

Collaborative Work And The Future Of Humanities Teaching, Michael Ullyot, Kate E. O'Neill

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This article explores the degree to which student collaborations on research and writing assignments can effectively realize learning outcomes. The assignment, in this case, encouraged students to contribute discrete parts of a research project in order to develop their complementary abilities: researching, consulting, drafting, and revising. The outcomes for students included appreciation for their individual expertise, and experience combining discrete contributions into a result that surpasses the sum of its parts. In the course, we gave students preliminary guidance for establishing team objectives and roles for the duration of this assignment and asked them to evaluate their learning experience at ...


Final Ma Portfolio, Jaclyn Wilt 2016 Bowling Green State University

Final Ma Portfolio, Jaclyn Wilt

Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects

This paper is submitted as the Final Portfolio for the Master of Arts in English degree. Included are three pedagogical papers and one research paper focusing mainly on developmental college composition and integrated reading and writing.


Stretching Beyond The Semester: Undergraduate Research, Ethnography Of The University, And Proposals For Local Change, Beth Godbee, Jessica Bazan, Megan Glise, Ariel Gonzalez, Katelyn Quigley, Brittany White 2016 Marquette University

Stretching Beyond The Semester: Undergraduate Research, Ethnography Of The University, And Proposals For Local Change, Beth Godbee, Jessica Bazan, Megan Glise, Ariel Gonzalez, Katelyn Quigley, Brittany White

Beth Godbee

This article focuses on undergraduate research and mentoring through the lens of an “Ethnography of the University” course that engages students in writing and researching for local change. At our institution (Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), “Ethnography of the University” is a writing-intensive English course in which students conduct semester-long, original, mixed-method research projects about some aspect of their undergraduate experience. Students move from asking questions of interest and importance to the campus community through stages of data collection and analysis and toward final reporting through multiple means: (1) article-length papers, (2) in-class presentations, and (3) research posters. Students present ...


A Look Back And Continued Commitment To "Community Building In Online Writing Centers", Beth Godbee 2016 Marquette University

A Look Back And Continued Commitment To "Community Building In Online Writing Centers", Beth Godbee

Beth Godbee

This blog post looks back at one of my first publications, “Community Building in Online Writing Centers,” which was published in 2005 (a decade earlier), at a time when the use of online chat forums, wikis, and Skype were just emerging for online writing centers. In this reflective post, I not only address how the technology has changed over a decade, but I also reiterate my interest in online writing centers: that is, to prioritize relations and the people who are often ignored when talking about technology. This post underlines the commitment to equity in education, arguing that we must ...


Implementing Vocational Training At Escuela Quiteña De Estudios Bíblicos, Joshua K. Marcum 2016 Operation Ecuador

Implementing Vocational Training At Escuela Quiteña De Estudios Bíblicos, Joshua K. Marcum

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This DMin project addressed the problem of the absence of a viable training model to equip graduates of EQEB (Escuela Quiteña de Estudios Biblicos) for self-sustaining ministry. Based upon a theology of vocation, the project implemented and evaluated the inclusion of a technical-skills component to EQEB’s current seminary training. The project followed the integration of sixteen EQEB students in the vocational program implemented during the 2015-2016 school year. Qualitative research data gathered from five group interviews with these students, my own field notes, and a faculty interview provided the substance upon which I based the project´s findings. Over ...


Images Of Sexually Deviant Women In French Film, Lara Fox 2016 Chapman University

Images Of Sexually Deviant Women In French Film, Lara Fox

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

This research explores representations of sexually deviant women in French film beginning with the New Wave film movement of the1960s and continuing to present day. This work examines the extent to which the gender of a film’s director affects the presentation of female nudity, infidelity, homosexuality, BDSM, and pornography onscreen. Through the lens of scholarly articles of film theorists and feminists such as Laura Mulvey, Simone de Beauvoir, and Hélène Cixous; and of both feministic and anti-feministic works of famous French directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Catherine Breillat, and Emmanuelle Bercot, this capstone work identifies filmic triumphs and failures ...


Measuring Writing Engagement And Emotional Tone In L2 Creative Writing: Implications For Interdisciplinarity, Justin Nicholes 5361162 2016 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Measuring Writing Engagement And Emotional Tone In L2 Creative Writing: Implications For Interdisciplinarity, Justin Nicholes 5361162

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

In response to calls for systematic exploration of the creative writing field, this study employed a quantitative design to address two research questions: Do second language (L2) writers who enjoy creative writing in English feel different levels of narrative-writing engagement between autobiographical and critical consciousness-raising creative writing? and Does autobiographical creative writing evoke a different emotional tone from critical consciousness-raising creative writing? Statistical and computational-linguistic analysis of short story and survey data of 30 multilingual creative writers at one U.S. public university answered each question. The data presented show narrative-writing engagement for autobiographical creative writing (M = 5.35, SD ...


Rewriting The Sentence In First-Year Composition: Pedagogies And Perspectives, June G. Newton 2016 Kennesaw State University

Rewriting The Sentence In First-Year Composition: Pedagogies And Perspectives, June G. Newton

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Many college students arrive in first-year composition classrooms lacking sufficient sentence-level proficiency. Although syntactically challenged writers are often evaluated harshly in academic, professional, and other writing contexts, sentence-based pedagogies that can help students write more clearly and effectively have been sidelined in composition studies amid grammar debates and theoretical divergences within the discipline. This capstone examines how writing instructors have recognized the rhetorical function of sentence-based pedagogies from the classical era to the present, including those extolled by Robert Connors in “The Erasure of the Sentence”: Francis Christensen’s generative rhetoric, classical imitation practices, and sentence-combining exercises. These methods, used ...


Final Ma Portfolio, Rebecca L. Sims 2016 Bowling Green State University

Final Ma Portfolio, Rebecca L. Sims

Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects

This portfolio consists of four projects I selected from various courses I took while completing my Master of Arts in the field of English. The first piece featured in my portfolio is titled “I’m Not Being “Short” With You: Providing Effective Feedback Efficiently Using a Computer Program.” I completed this piece in English 6200: Teaching Writing with Dr. Lee Nickoson. In this essay, I explore the role that feedback plays in the English classroom from both a student and faculty perspective. The second piece in my portfolio is a project I wrote for Teaching Grammar in the Context of ...


Formulating A Covenant Of Discipleship For The Membership Of The Gwinnett Church Of Christ, David Chisholm 2016 Abilene Christian University

Formulating A Covenant Of Discipleship For The Membership Of The Gwinnett Church Of Christ, David Chisholm

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project addressed the lack of a covenant of discipleship for the membership of the Gwinnett Church of Christ (GCC). The purpose of the project was to develop such a covenant document to help all the members of GCC better live out the process of becoming more like Jesus. To provide a theological foundation for this project, I explored discipleship in the exhortation sections of the book of Hebrews, which specifically addresses the need for greater commitment and intentionality amongst a community of faith. I also explored the theoretical framework of how formulating a discipleship covenant document could create progress ...


Infusing The Arts Into Science And The Sciences Into The Arts: An Argument For Interdisciplinary Steam In Higher Education Pathways, Christopher W. Thurley 2016 Gaston College

Infusing The Arts Into Science And The Sciences Into The Arts: An Argument For Interdisciplinary Steam In Higher Education Pathways, Christopher W. Thurley

The STEAM Journal

This case study and analysis presents an argument for the integration of science into English courses in order to emphasis the usefulness of a Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education. The idea for this approach arose after the implementation of a divisional initiative to create learning communities with a STEM cohort of students called Student Persistence and Retention via Curricula, Cohorts, and Centralization (SPARC³). This program and its purpose will be explored in relation to how and why the sciences should learn from the humanities and the humanities should learn from the sciences. The class detailed in this ...


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

Mimesis: Foot Washing From Luke To John, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

In this paper I argue that the Foot Washing of John 13:1–17, as literary composition, is a creative imitation of the Foot Washing and Anointing of Luke 7:36–50. Comparison of the respective settings, action descriptions, dialogs, and transitions brings to light a large array of mostly unexplored literary connections between these two texts. Analysis of the parallel features reveals a high level of density, order, and distinctiveness that clearly establishes an intertextual relationship of creative imitation, that combination of mimēsis and zēlōsis widely practiced by authors in antiquity. Key markers of directionality arising from the evidence ...


Diary Of A White Ally In The Pacific Northwest, Sloan Cidney Strader 2016 University of Puget Sound

Diary Of A White Ally In The Pacific Northwest, Sloan Cidney Strader

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

Abby Williams Hill's visit, to the Tuskegee Institute in 1902 as recorded in her diary entries, provides information regarding her support for the black community during the Progressive Era. This paper analyzes said diary entries to examine Hill's experience at Tuskegee and identify instances where Hill succeeds and fails to perform as an ally. Overall, Hill can be considered an ally during this time period becuase her writing shows that she appreciates and learns from the black community during a time when black Americans were considered inferior and white Americans superior. This trip left a lasting impression on ...


Visual Rhetoric: A Case For Visual Literacy In The Classroom, Kaitlyn J. Tomlinson 2016 Cedarville Univiersity

Visual Rhetoric: A Case For Visual Literacy In The Classroom, Kaitlyn J. Tomlinson

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

We live in a visual age in which we find visual information surrounding us on every side. The persuasive power of the visual has long been recognized by scholars, but there is a lack of emphasis in the classroom on how to effectively create an effectively persuasive visual. Professors at the collegiate level need to teach their students to be visually literate, to make them responsible users and creators of images.


Four College-Level Writing Assignments: Text Complexity, Close Reading, And The Five-Paragraph Essay, Elizabeth Brockman, Marcy Taylor 2016 Central Michigan University

Four College-Level Writing Assignments: Text Complexity, Close Reading, And The Five-Paragraph Essay, Elizabeth Brockman, Marcy Taylor

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

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