Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Rhetoric Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

1041 Full-Text Articles 749 Authors 475337 Downloads 103 Institutions

All Articles in Rhetoric

Faceted Search

1041 full-text articles. Page 1 of 35.

Unsustainable Oil: Facts, Counterfacts And Fictions By Jon Gordon, Pamela Banting 2017 University of Calgary

Unsustainable Oil: Facts, Counterfacts And Fictions By Jon Gordon, Pamela Banting

The Goose

Review of Jon Gordon's book Unsustainable Oil: Facts, Counteracts and Fictions.


On Archival Work In Digital Communication And Becoming Archival Ourselves, Krista A. Kennedy 2017 Syracuse University

On Archival Work In Digital Communication And Becoming Archival Ourselves, Krista A. Kennedy

Writing Program

Text of plenary talk given at Theorizing Communication in a Digitally Networked Age, Penn State Communication Arts and Sciences Summer Symposium, 14 June 2017, The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, University Park, PA.


The Authority Of The Ipcc First Assessment Report And The Manufacture Of Consensus, Jean Goodwin 2017 Iowa State University

The Authority Of The Ipcc First Assessment Report And The Manufacture Of Consensus, Jean Goodwin

Jean Goodwin

The word “consensus” does not appear in the first report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change back in 1989. It appears prominently, however, when scientists associated with Working Group I represented the report’s findings to the public. This early commitment to “consensus” talk legitimated opponents’ attacks on the existence of a scientific consensus, locked the scientific community in to defending a rigid position, and lead the public debate in unhelpful directions for twenty years. There were alternatives.


Dilemmas Of Expertise In Sustainable Agriculture, Jean Goodwin 2017 Iowa State University

Dilemmas Of Expertise In Sustainable Agriculture, Jean Goodwin

Jean Goodwin

Although housed in an English department, I'm originally a rhetorician trained in the Communication tradition. My main research projects have been in argumentation theory, with emphases on the underlying rationale of the appeal to authority, and on how citizens who disagree, often deeply, can nevertheless coordinate their argumentative process. I'm now extending these lines of work to give an account of the rhetorical force of expert authority, and in general to study discourse between scientists and citizens


Argument Has No Function, Jean Goodwin 2017 Iowa State University

Argument Has No Function, Jean Goodwin

Jean Goodwin

Douglas Walton has been right in calling us to attend to the pragmatics of argument. He has, however, also insisted that arguments should be understood and assessed by considering the functions they perform; and from this, I dissent. Argument has no determinable function in the sense Walton needs, and even if it did, that function would not ground norms for argumentative practice. As an alternative to a functional theory of argumentative pragmatics, I propose a design view, which draws attention to the way participants strategically undertake and impose norms on themselves in order for their arguments to have force.


Banksy, Rhetoric, And Revolution, Derek Tanios Imad Mkhaiel 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 ...


Rhetoric, Translation, And The Rhetoric Of Translation, Russell Scott Valentino, Jacob Emery, Sibelan Forrester, Tomislav Kuzmanović 2017 Indiana University, Bloomington

Rhetoric, Translation, And The Rhetoric Of Translation, Russell Scott Valentino, Jacob Emery, Sibelan Forrester, Tomislav Kuzmanović

Poroi

No abstract provided.


The Transcoding Of “Women Empowerment” As “Empoderamiento De La Mujer”: A Post-Colonial Translation Theory For Transnational Feminist Rhetorics, Cristina Sanchez-Martin 2017 Illinois State University

The Transcoding Of “Women Empowerment” As “Empoderamiento De La Mujer”: A Post-Colonial Translation Theory For Transnational Feminist Rhetorics, Cristina Sanchez-Martin

Poroi

In the work of transnational feminist scholars, there is a share interest in investigating the colonial practices that affect women’s lives around the globe. In “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses” (1986) Mohanty claims that scholars in the field should “detect (…) colonialist move(s) in the case of a hegemonic first-third world connection in scholarship” (349) in order to recognize the peculiarities of the cultures whose discourses are being created and thus, avoid the universalization and “homogenization of class, race, religious, cultural and historical specificities of the lives of women” (348). In this regard, Dingo touches upon ...


Skopos Theory As An Extension Of Rhetoric, Isabelle Collombat 2017 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (ESIT)

Skopos Theory As An Extension Of Rhetoric, Isabelle Collombat

Poroi

This essay, which pertains to translation studies, presents a reflection aiming at defining intersections between the areas covered respectively by rhetoric and by skopos theory, which, in the field of translation studies, is one of the most frequently used theoretical frameworks that structures practice, and therefore teaching. It aims to lay the foundations of a translatorial theoretical framework based on an extension of the skopos model including the stylistic elements of classical rhetoric, and perhaps also on an extension of the rhetorical model to embrace a wide range of text types.


Towards A Rhetoric Of Translation For The Postdramatic Text, Madeleine L. Campbell 2017 University of Edinburgh

Towards A Rhetoric Of Translation For The Postdramatic Text, Madeleine L. Campbell

Poroi

For the literary translator, the question arises as to how she might approach the delicate task of migrating texts that resort largely to “a purely intensive usage of language,” while acknowledging that such texts share a mode of expression that transcends historical or critical periodization. If one is to focus on fidelity or equivalence, the aim should not be the production of a text that translates some underlying meaning or sense where signification and representation are fixed. Rather, the aim should be the meticulous rendering of its surface expression so that the text’s performative capacity can be realized anew ...


Translation As A Rhetoric Of Meaning, Jose M. Davila-Montes 2017 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Translation As A Rhetoric Of Meaning, Jose M. Davila-Montes

Poroi

From early romanticism to more recent post-structuralist and post-colonial studies, all the possibilities and impossibilities that are inherent in translation have fueled debate about authorship, intent, readership, functional equivalence, world view, the building of national literatures, power differentials, ethics, and gender issues—among many others. And, of course, about the nature of “meaning,” as the alleged sole legal tender of “all things translation.” Translation has less often been scrutinized as a form of rhetorical transaction: fundamentally, all translations are attempts, in and of themselves, to persuade their readership about some degree of correspondence with their source. However, the relationship between ...


Code-Switching In Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera And Walcott’S Omeros: A Literary Device For “New Readability”, Anastasia Lakhtikova 2017 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Code-Switching In Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera And Walcott’S Omeros: A Literary Device For “New Readability”, Anastasia Lakhtikova

Poroi

No abstract provided.


A Dialogue On Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Jacob Emery, Alexander (Sasha) Spektor 2017 Indiana University, Bloomington

A Dialogue On Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Jacob Emery, Alexander (Sasha) Spektor

Poroi

In October of 2016, an international symposium was held on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, devoted to the belatedly emerging work of the early twentieth-century author Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky. The phenomenon of Krzhizhanovsky’s re-discovery and introduction to English readers as a major figure of European Modernist literature, hidden from the world until the last decade of the twentieth century, provides an ideal scenario for how the institutions of publishing—through selection, translation, editing, design, and marketing—help to shape our understanding of which texts are included within the category of “world literature,” along with the very idea of what ...


After The Shoe Fits: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Four Versions Of The Cinderella Narrative, Faith L. Boren 2017 Abilene Christian University

After The Shoe Fits: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Four Versions Of The Cinderella Narrative, Faith L. Boren

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Fairy tales hold the power to influence societies and to challenge societal injustices, and the story of Cinderella exemplifies both of these roles. In this study, I conduct a rhetorical analysis of four different versions of the Cinderella narrative: Charles Perrault’s “Cendrillon,” the Brothers Grimm’s “Ascenputtel,” Anne Sexton’s "Cinderella,” and Disney’s Cinderella (2015). I examine Perrault’s “Cendrillon” and the Grimms’ “Aschenputtel” using constitutive rhetoric. This theory operates around the basic premise that rhetoric holds the power to aid in the shaping of societies. While analyzing “Cendrillon” and “Aschenputtel,” I specifically look for themes of classism ...


An Exploratory Study Of The Impact Of Language On The Transition And Success Of Students In Their First College Year, Kathryn B. Wilhite 2017 Kennesaw State University

An Exploratory Study Of The Impact Of Language On The Transition And Success Of Students In Their First College Year, Kathryn B. Wilhite

Masters of Science in First Year Studies

ABSTRACT

In a time where colleges and universities are taking strides to consider their communication strategies with incoming students there appears to be a lack of attention on the language within communication pieces and what messages that language conveys to students. This study sought to examine this language through inductive analysis of four research questions which explored what the communication pieces are, what relationship they build, the discourse language present, and the strategies of empowerment language within the communication pieces distributed to all incoming first-year students at a large, public comprehensive four-year university in the Southeastern United States. Research on ...


Bound To A Brothel: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Institutional And Non-Institutional Anti-Trafficking Training Curriculum And Awareness-Raising Material, Kaylen Runyan 2017 Abilene Christian University

Bound To A Brothel: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Institutional And Non-Institutional Anti-Trafficking Training Curriculum And Awareness-Raising Material, Kaylen Runyan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores various facets of human trafficking ranging from signs of victims to recruitment methods of traffickers, focusing specifically on the inherent connection of complex trauma as an effect of experiencing exploitation. Trauma serves as the overarching theme throughout this paper as I analyze anti-trafficking institutional organizations and their training curricula as well as non-institutional organizations and their awareness-raising material. The questions I focus on are: How do institutional texts and training curriculum prepare individuals to interact with victims of trauma? And how do non-institutional awareness-raising materials educate audiences who do not work directly with victims of trafficking on ...


The Intersectionality Between Blm And Muslim Communities: An Analysis Of The Black Lives Matter Movement In Relation To Sapelo Square And Muslimarc, Noreen Premji 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

No abstract provided.


Communicating And Cultivating: Exploring The Phenomenology Of The Extracurricular Writing Relationship Through Narrative, Melanie Glennon 2017 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Communicating And Cultivating: Exploring The Phenomenology Of The Extracurricular Writing Relationship Through Narrative, Melanie Glennon

Theses and Dissertations (All)

This phenomenological study about extracurricular writing relationships is comprised of a collection of stories told through epistles, written notes and interviews. My story is also woven into this study in the form of reflections. This study explores and describes what it’s like to write in an out-of-school writing relationship. It also illuminates the nature of how writing as a particular literacy practice and lived sociocultural event was experienced within relationships fostered and co-constructed outside of school—within the extracurricular. The phenomenological framework used to interpret this data carries a set of assumptions about how to understand the world. It ...


Hard To See Through The Smoke : Remembering The 1912 Hillsville, Virginia Courthouse Shootout., Travis A. Rountree 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 ...


Color-Blind Stancetaking In Racialized Discourse, Abigail Christine Tobias-Lauerman 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Color-Blind Stancetaking In Racialized Discourse, Abigail Christine Tobias-Lauerman

Masters Theses

In this thesis, I examine how language constructs and constrains racialized discourse in post-Jim Crow contemporary America. Drawing on rhetorical and sociolinguistic work set forth by Booth, Shotwell, Bonilla-Silva, Omi and Winant, and others, it is apparent that racial organization— and racial identities and categorization— in the US is reliant upon specific markers that signify racial meaning. Such markers are assimilated into wider, unconscious discourse through what Shotwell and Booth describe as seemingly inherent— yet ultimately constructed— matters of “common sense,” and are expressed through evaluative stance acts. I explore the origins and construction of these markers and the relationship ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress