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Spyfall: Information Games And Scholarly Conversation, Nancy M. Foasberg 2017 CUNY Queens College

Spyfall: Information Games And Scholarly Conversation, Nancy M. Foasberg

Publications and Research

Social deduction games like Spyfall can be used to model the rhetorical concept of the Burkean parlor for students.


Visual Rhetoric Through The Years, Leah Kind 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Visual Rhetoric Through The Years, Leah Kind

Leah Kind

This exercise gives students an introduction to some of the language and terminology of visual rhetoric in a brief teacher-guided discussion. Following the discussion, students, in small groups, will find both a vintage print advertisement and a current print ad within the same general category and examine how different forms of appeals have evolved through time, how ads now target their specific audiences, and, in general, how ads have changed, and why. Groups will present their findings to the class. Having the opportunity to see what in advertising has changed (as well as what has not changed) will allow students ...


Science In The Sun: How Science Is Performed As A Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass 2017 University of South Florida

Science In The Sun: How Science Is Performed As A Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study analyzes how spatial organization impacts science communication at the St. Petersburg Science Festival in Florida. Through map analysis, qualitative interviews, and a close reading of evaluation reports, the author determines that sponsorship, logistics, exhibitor ambience, and map usability and design are the factors most affecting the spatial performance of science. To mitigate their effects, technical communicators can identify these factors and provide the necessary revisions when considering how science is communicated to the public.


Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman 2017 Niles West High School

Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

We offer specific materials and plans for teaching the structure and content of Ta-Nehisi Coates' persuasive essay, "The Case for Reparations," and building trustworthy relationships with and among students. By participating in this interactive session, you will practice teaching five specific high school appropriate lessons addressing requisite knowledge and skills for studying this essay, from real estate redlining to building academic vocabulary for rhetorical analysis.


Ted Talks As An Emergent Genre, Julia Ludewig 2017 Allegheny College

Ted Talks As An Emergent Genre, Julia Ludewig

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "TED Talks as an Emergent Genre" Julia Ludewig analyzes TED talks—short, informational, and entertaining presentations that are given during TED conferences in North America and abroad—as a hybrid and emerging genre. Based on a qualitative interpretation of 14 such talks, she offers a list of recurring thematic, argumentative, and rhetorical features, which she aligns with three parent genres—the sales pitch, the memoir, and the academic lecture. Comparing recent versions of TED talks with three older talks from the 1980s and 1990s, she suggests an historical trajectory, which emphasizes the professional performance character of recent ...


Apologies For Cross-Posting: Composing Disciplinary Affects And Conflicts On The Wpa Listserv, Zachary Beare 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Apologies For Cross-Posting: Composing Disciplinary Affects And Conflicts On The Wpa Listserv, Zachary Beare

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Drawing on theories of counterpublics, online communication, and affect, this dissertation argues that the Writing Program Administrators Listserv (WPA-L) functions as an important site of disciplinary knowledge-making and theory-building for the field of Composition and Rhetoric. The dissertation examines the WPA-L as a discursive space in which members of the discipline build community, debate pressing issues, and strategize how best to advocate for their individual and collective interests. At the same time that these qualities reveal how the listserv functions as counterpublic space for the discipline at large, the dissertation argues that sub-disciplinary counterpublics made up of individuals marginalized within ...


How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, John T. Gagnon 2017 Michigan State University

How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, John T. Gagnon

Poroi

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 ...


The Radical Insufficiency And Wily Possibilities Of Rstem, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke 2017 University of Rhode Island

The Radical Insufficiency And Wily Possibilities Of Rstem, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Creative Engagements: Community Management Roles For Rstem Praxis, Sara B. Parks 2017 Iowa State University

Creative Engagements: Community Management Roles For Rstem Praxis, Sara B. Parks

Poroi

Established roles for praxis beyond teaching are often missing from discussions of RSTEM engagement with the science community. Although it is important to ground engagement in identifiable roles, it may be that these roles are still being conceived or need to be re-created contextually for every engagement situation. This paper grounds RSTEM engagement in one identifiable field of practice: scientific community management. RSTEM's specialized attention to and understanding of how science communities and genre systems interact can provide insight into the forming of these communities and their management.


Rhetorical Principles On Uncertainty For Transdisciplinary Engagement And Improved Climate Risk Communication, Kenneth Walker 2017 University of Texas, San Antonio

Rhetorical Principles On Uncertainty For Transdisciplinary Engagement And Improved Climate Risk Communication, Kenneth Walker

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Symposium On Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering And Medicine, Carl G. Herndl 2017 University of South Florida, Tampa

Introduction To The Symposium On Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering And Medicine, Carl G. Herndl

Poroi

This article argues for an engaged rhetoric of science, technology, engineering and medicine (RSTEM) that collaborates with science in the development and execution of research projects. It traces the emergence of an engaged RSTEM through recent disciplinary history and identifies Bruno Latour and Harry Collins and Robert Evans’ work as watershed moments that influence this commitment to collaboration. In reviewing the history of critique in the discipline, it argues that we have practical and political common ground with science that can supersede the necessity of critique. Finally, it addresses the difficult questions of why we as a discipline and as ...


Introduction To Poroi 12.2, David Depew 2017 University of Iowa, emeritus

Introduction To Poroi 12.2, David Depew

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Becoming "Forces Of Change": Making A Case For Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Medicine, Lauren E. Cagle 2017 University of Kentucky

Becoming "Forces Of Change": Making A Case For Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Medicine, Lauren E. Cagle

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Uptaking Race: Genre, Msg, And Chinese Dinner, Jennifer L. LeMesurier 2017 Colgate University

Uptaking Race: Genre, Msg, And Chinese Dinner, Jennifer L. Lemesurier

Poroi

Scientific research demonstrates that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is neither solely found in Chinese food nor a cause for health panics. Nonetheless, such a narrative still persists in the public sphere. I conduct a rhetorical analysis of the original debate on MSG to illuminate how the process of genre uptake – the process of information selection and translation from medical discussion to popular news – facilitated this prejudiced understanding. In the original debate about MSG’s effects, doctors trivialized this issue via satire that was based on latent stereotypes of Chinese identity. Although performed as insider humor, these responses were sufficiently aligned to ...


Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham MacPhee 2017 West Chester University

Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham Macphee

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


On Making A Difference: How Photography And Narrative Produce The Short-Term Missions Experience, Joshua Kerby Jennings 2017 University of Kentucky

On Making A Difference: How Photography And Narrative Produce The Short-Term Missions Experience, Joshua Kerby Jennings

Theses and Dissertations--Community and Leadership Development

Short-term missions participants encounter difference in purportedly captivating ways. Current research, however, indicates the practice does not lead to long-lasting, positive change. Brian M. Howell (2012) argues the short-term missions experience is confined to the limitations of the short-term missions narrative. People who engage in short-term missions build assumptions, seek experiences, understand difference, and convey meaning, as a result of this narrative. The process of telling and retelling travel stories is integral to the short-term missions experience. Drawing upon literature on tourism, narrative, development, and photography, this study intends to evaluate the inefficacy of short-term missions through the stories which ...


The Fantasies Of Organ Transfer : An Ideological Analysis Of Pro-Organ Donation Advertisements, “Everyone Has Something Good” And “The World’S Biggest Asshole”, Nathaniel M. Gruenberg 2016 Whitman College

The Fantasies Of Organ Transfer : An Ideological Analysis Of Pro-Organ Donation Advertisements, “Everyone Has Something Good” And “The World’S Biggest Asshole”, Nathaniel M. Gruenberg

Honors Theses

This thesis examines the discourse of human organ transfer via an ideological analysis of two pro-organ donation advertisements. The first advertisement is a poster campaign by Felipe Franco—a Brazilian creative director who works in Hamburg, Germany. The second advertisement is a video commissioned by Donate Life—the largest non-profit in America dedicated to increasing the number of organ donors in the United States. This thesis argues that this particular set of pro-organ donation advertisements further embed the ideological fantasies already produced in the discourse of organ transfer. These ads, concretized by unconscious social desires, simultaneously occlude troubling aspects associated ...


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 ...


Whitman College As A Dispositif In Excess : Living Higher Education From Disciplinarity To Post-Disciplinarity, Ari S. Appel 2016 Whitman College

Whitman College As A Dispositif In Excess : Living Higher Education From Disciplinarity To Post-Disciplinarity, Ari S. Appel

Honors Theses

This paper maps the promotional literature of Whitman College at two historical junctures, 1952 and 2016, into a Deleuzian history of capitalism. By analyzing the changing formation of promotional discourse, differences in governmentality between the two junctures become clear. In 1952, Whitman disciplines student subjectivities, while in 2016, Whitman regulates student access to mobility. Continuities in the relationship between knowledge-power and excess serve as a starting point for resistance.


Fracturing Fantasy : Liberal Communism, Consumption, And Identity In The "Get A Mac" Campaign, Emma T. Newmark 2016 Whitman College

Fracturing Fantasy : Liberal Communism, Consumption, And Identity In The "Get A Mac" Campaign, Emma T. Newmark

Honors Theses

In this paper I analyze the widely successful ”Get a Mac” campaign spanning from 2006-2008. The “Get a Mac” advertisements were very financially successful, but the effects on their consumer have yet to be analyzed through a rhetorical lens. I argue that understanding the impact of the ad on the consumer is imperative to understanding the full implications of the campaign because this impacts how corporations compel their audience to not only buy a product, but also subscribe to a lifestyle that the company has created. I will analyze this campaign through the lens of Žižek’s theory of the ...


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