Faking The News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump, 2018 San Jose State University
Faking The News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump, Ryan Skinnell
The Rhetoric Of The Civil War: Literary Devices Of The North And South, 2017 Liberty University
The Rhetoric Of The Civil War: Literary Devices Of The North And South, Kelsey Williams
Senior Honors Theses
While both Northern and Southern antebellum writers employed religious imagery for their persuasive purposes, their specific rhetoric differed: Timrod pictured the South romantically, as the revival of Camelot even after the Confederacy’s death; Stowe, heavily influenced by her personal background, enacted emotion accompanied by an appeal to ethics in her fictional apologetic for the end of slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Although history handed both authors the opportunity to affect the nation’s trajectory, only Stowe achieved this feat, and she owes her triumph over Timrod, the victory of the North over the South, to her emotional rhetoric ...
Implicaciones De La Citación En La Voz Del Autor En El Discurso Académico Universitario: La Memoria De Máster Escrita En Español Por Estudiantes Españoles Y Filipinos, 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology
Implicaciones De La Citación En La Voz Del Autor En El Discurso Académico Universitario: La Memoria De Máster Escrita En Español Por Estudiantes Españoles Y Filipinos, David Sánchez-Jiménez
Publications and Research
La investigación desarrollada en este artículo tiene por objeto explorar las conexiones que mantienen las funciones de las citas con el concepto de la voz para conocer cómo estas contribuyen a la construcción de la identidad del escritor en el texto. Con este fin, se analizan las funciones retóricas de las citas de 16 memorias de máster escritas en español por 8 posgraduados españoles y 8 filipinos. El procedimiento metodológico utilizado ha sido el del análisis textual del contexto lingüístico en el que aparecen las citas, mediante el cual se han clasificado las funciones retóricas de las citas en una ...
Banksy, Rhetoric, And Revolution, 2017 California State University - San Bernardino
Banksy, Rhetoric, And Revolution, Derek Tanios Imad Mkhaiel
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
This thesis examines the projects outlined by the Situationist philosophers and their impact on revolutionizing consciousness. Alongside of this examination this thesis demonstrates how the appropriate rhetorical means in conjunction with street art—specifically the work of Banksy—may lead to the successful implementation and execution of the Situationist's projects. This thesis examines the concept of the spectacle as developed by the Situationists as its object of critique and the concepts of culture, unitary urbanism, psychogeography, détournement and dérive as the framework in which the spectacle can be successfully critiqued in order to foster a more critical consciousness. In ...
The Intersectionality Between Blm And Muslim Communities: An Analysis Of The Black Lives Matter Movement In Relation To Sapelo Square And Muslimarc, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Intersectionality Between Blm And Muslim Communities: An Analysis Of The Black Lives Matter Movement In Relation To Sapelo Square And Muslimarc, Noreen Premji
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Hard To See Through The Smoke : Remembering The 1912 Hillsville, Virginia Courthouse Shootout., 2017 University of Louisville
Hard To See Through The Smoke : Remembering The 1912 Hillsville, Virginia Courthouse Shootout., Travis A. Rountree
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This dissertation examines rhetorical rememberings of the 1912 Hillsville, Virginia courthouse shootout. It begins with an overview of the historical event, then through four chapters focuses on different rememberings that take up the event. Using Burke’s terministic screens, the study presents several lenses through which to view these rememberings. Chapter One presents the national and local newspaper constructions of the shootout in three terministic screens: the violent mountaineer, the gangster, and the uncolonized other. These three screens predate what is now the hillbilly image of the mountaineer. Chapter Two analyzes performative actions of the shootout. The ballads about the ...
A Curriculum Of Civic Responsibility : Transitioning Black American Students To College-Level Writing., 2017 University of Louisville
A Curriculum Of Civic Responsibility : Transitioning Black American Students To College-Level Writing., Jamila M. Kareem
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This dissertation considers how racialized differences educational experience transition with Black students as they perform the expectations of college writing curriculum. I address the question: in what ways can a first-year writing curriculum centered on civic responsibility aid in smoother transitions from secondary to postsecondary academic writing for Black students at predominantly White institutions? My study applies racial and critical race methodologies framed within the tenets of critical race theory, institutional whiteness, and the absent presence of race in composition studies. I apply the methodologies in three key ways: analyzing transition practices through racialized perspectives; evaluating general education writing curriculum ...
Final Ma Portfolio, 2017 Bowling Green State University
Final Ma Portfolio, Mary O'Hara
Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects
This portfolio contains four essays primarily focused upon composition and rhetoric.
The Parables Of Matthew 13, 2017 University of Massachusetts
The Parables Of Matthew 13, Keith L. Yoder
Keith L. Yoder
Revision Crítica Del Concepto De Género En El Discurso Escrito Y Su Aplicación Didáctica A La Enseñanza De Las Lenguas Con Propósitos Específicos. Critical Review Of The Genre Concept In Written Discourse And Its Pedagogical Application To Language Teaching For Specific Purposes, 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology
Revision Crítica Del Concepto De Género En El Discurso Escrito Y Su Aplicación Didáctica A La Enseñanza De Las Lenguas Con Propósitos Específicos. Critical Review Of The Genre Concept In Written Discourse And Its Pedagogical Application To Language Teaching For Specific Purposes, David Sánchez-Jiménez
Publications and Research
This paper provides a theoretical review of how the concept of academic and professional discursive genres has evolved, from a linguistic perspective when it first emerged to its current sociocognitive perspective. The stage it has reached is due to intertextuality and interdiscursivity processes caused by the contact between different disciplines. Similarly, the paper discusses some of the most current didactic recommendations on genre teaching proposed by the languages for specific purposes (lps) approach. The discursive genre has been regularly used in lps since learning how to develop the typical genres of a discourse community is a fundamental requirement to succeed ...
How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, 2017 Michigan State University
How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, John T. Gagnon
Rhetoric, as a discipline, can and should play a part in helping (re)formulate and (re)frame approaches to human trafficking because of the potential for such change to ripple through cultural discourse, leading to shifts across public understanding, law, and policy. Specifically, I argue that a Cultural Rhetorics approach is both necessary for and best suited to initiate the building of new communication spaces to address the issue of human trafficking. Indeed, the lens of Cultural Rhetorics reveals new priorities for scholarly intervention. This work must be rooted in and driven by attentiveness to and careful handling of stories ...
Connecting Theory And Evidence: A Closer Look At Learning In The Writing Center, 2017 University of Central Florida
Connecting Theory And Evidence: A Closer Look At Learning In The Writing Center, Alexandra M. Valerio
Honors in the Major Theses
This study seeks to explore ideas about learning and how it happens in writing center tutorials. The questions posed for this research are the following: 1) What does learning look like in writing center consultations? and 2) What moves do tutors make to prompt learning moments? The study was created by video recording nine writing center consultations over the course of a single semester. The researcher conducted the sessions herself and worked with the same writer each time. Segments of sessions were transcribed to reveal patterns of learning at work. Reflective memos were also collected, as well as a final ...
On The Same Page: Theory, Practice & The Ela Common Core State Standards, 2017 Michigan Technological University
On The Same Page: Theory, Practice & The Ela Common Core State Standards, Jessica Lauer
Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports
This research sought to examine how writing was happening in high schools. States across the country, including Michigan, began implementing the Common Core State Standards in 2010. The standards place a heavy focus on informational texts particularly as a student reaches high school. The standards also suggest that writing should be a shared responsibility among teachers, acknowledging the importance of cross-disciplinary writing skills. Using a grounded theory approach to analyze the semi-structured interviews conducted with eight English teachers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, this research revealed a disconnect between theory and practice when it comes to how educational standards ...
Reimagining The Stacks: Classroom Technology And Library Collaboration For Writing In The Disciplines, 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Reimagining The Stacks: Classroom Technology And Library Collaboration For Writing In The Disciplines, Jossalyn Larson, Daniel C. Reardon
The Journal of Student Success in Writing
This article details the process by which one university redesigned a first year writing course to better promote discipline-specific and best-practice research techniques. The program offers experiential learning activities through scholarly collaboration, using library staff as mentors, producing an open-access peer-reviewed student journal, and emphasizing face-to-face interaction of peer research communities. It has the potential to establish for students in high school, community colleges and universities that research writing is fundamentally about joining and contributing to a conversation.
How Native American Rappers Communicate And Create A Modern Identity, 2017 James Madison University
How Native American Rappers Communicate And Create A Modern Identity, Hannah J. Berge
Current research concerning identity and Native Americans is sparse outside the realm of expressly Native American scholarship. While most conversations about identity and Native Americans focuses on historical and political aspects, many sources do not explore alternative avenues of contemporary identity creation. This thesis uses Kenneth Burke’s pentad to analyze the lyrics for “AbOriginal” by Frank Waln. The pentad is used to analyze each line of the rap. A new term, alter-agent, is used to identify agents who the agent either associates with or who the agent views as hindering his progress. There is then a count of the ...
Issues Of Universal Design And The Relational Model Of Disability In Avatar: The Last Airbender, 2017 James Madison University
Issues Of Universal Design And The Relational Model Of Disability In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mackenzie K. Kelley
Disability issues are prevalent throughout the animated series Avatar the Last Airbender. This thesis focuses specifically on issues of universal design throughout the show, while also understanding disability through the relational model. In particular, two episodes are rhetorically analyzed for their representation of universal design philosophies and the body-environment relationship.
Images Of Sexually Deviant Women In French Film, 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, 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 ...
Final Ma Portfolio, 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 ...
Rhetoric As Inquiry: Personal Writing And Academic Success In The English Classroom, 2016 University of Nebraska
Rhetoric As Inquiry: Personal Writing And Academic Success In The English Classroom, Erica E. Rogers
Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English
Holistic and critical pedagogy, an approach to learning and teaching, integrates the everyday realities students live, with the systemic and institutional objectives of education itself. Working with theories from composition, rhetoric, feminist studies, and cognitive psychology from a teacher-researcher perspective, this dissertation explores and theorizes holistic, critical pedagogy within the composition classroom while outlining the use of personal writing as a means to develop critical consciousness. Student study participants kept “Inquiry Notebooks,” semester-long personal writing projects that served as receptacles for practical and theoretical engagement with a variety of texts and ideas, then interviewed after the course to discuss their ...